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Baby Boy Names

It’s a boy! Congratulations. Choosing the right name for your baby boy in 2019 is a huge responsibility. Whether you want a popular or a unique name for your son, Nameberry is here to help!

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Browse Unique Names for Boys

Unique names are becoming more fashionable for baby boys. These lists of rare and unusual names for boys can help you get started in your search.

More Baby Boy Name Lists

Browse cool names and classic names, Biblical choices and bold new coinages, preppy surnames, peppy nicknames, and everything in between! Here are our top lists of baby names for boys:

Top 1000 Boy Names on Nameberry

We calculate our own list of most popular boy names in real time, so you can get an updated look at which boys’ names are favored by Nameberry readers for 2019. We see parents becoming more adventurous with their choices of boy names in 2019, with several unique names for boys ranking near the top of our popularity list.

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Most Popular Boy Names 2019

The list of popular boy names has been changing more in recent years than ever before. Classic names for boys such as Robert and John that once dominated the popularity list are making way for unique names from the bible or mythology, international choices, or surnames and nicknames turned into popular first names for boys.

Liam is the Number 1 name for boys in the US, followed by the biblical boys’ name Noah and the classic male names William and James. Boy names attracting interest in 2019 include Atticus, Milo, Jasper, Asher, Jack, and Theodore. The names climbing the popularity list the fastest include Amos, Atlas, Caspian, Elio, Otter, Wilder, the surname Wells, the re-spelled place-name Kairo, and the star name Nova, which means new.

Popular categories of boy names in 2019 include mythological and ancient Roman names, nature names, and literary names. Classic boy names such as Henry, Oliver, and James are still favored, but many unusual names for boys from Maverick to Magnus are also in style.

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