Trending Boy Names
New parents — those who haven't spent much time around today's babies — may not be up on today's trending boy names. Does this sound like you? You might be shocked to learn the hottest boy names right now.
What are trendy boy names? Trendy boy names are more popular than ever before — or at least are at a recent peak. They move fast and cover a wide range of styles.
These names may be more or less trendy depending on where you live, but taking the US as a whole, here are some unexpectedly trendy boy names:
Surprisingly Trendy Boy Names
This Greek name with a strong meaning ("fearless") was one of the fastest-rising boy names of last year.
Bellamy is a unisex choice that we initially thought would go to the girls. To our surprise, it's pretty evenly split between the sexes, and boys have the edge.
Baby Bjorn! This classic Scandinavian name is finally catching on in the US — it is currently Number 766 and rising.
Colter jumped over 300 spots between 2020 and 2021. It's gaining favor as a fresher alternative to Colton.
Despite the recent trend of place names, Denver isn't as modern as you think! It reached its peak in 1919 at Number 424, but today at Number 505 it could very well set a personal record. Denver is currently on the rise for both sexes.
Video game names for boys are a surprising new microtrend, and Jiraiya is the king of them all. This fantastical name from Naruto broke into the Top 1000 last year.
Along with many other Leo names, Leonidas has risen substantially over the past decade. Leonidas is arguably the most grandiose of them all, with the connection to the famous Spartan warrior.
Cowboy name McCoy is the new Mackenzie. Mac and Mack are rising in their own rights, but parents looking for something more substantive are turning to McCoy.
This smart surname feels geek-chic in all the right ways! The trend of W surnames for boys (think Weston and Waylon) along with Watson's myriad of associations has it jumping onto parents' lists.