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Boy Names Trendier Than You Think

The trendiest baby boy names may be a very different group than you'd guess, especially for the first-time parent new to recent baby-naming fads and trends. Here, some surprisingly trendy baby names for boys.

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  • Lucas

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Lucas is steadily inching up in popularity with parents who want something similar to but more substantial than Luke, and occupies a high rank on the charts.

    Lucas has long been a... Read More 

  • Luke

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Luke is a cool-yet-strong New Testament name, with a relaxed cowboy feel, which has been on the rise since the advent of Luke Skywalker.

    The most famous bearer of the name is the... Read More 

  • Malachi

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    An Old Testament name with a Gaelic lilt, Malachi entered the list in 1987.

    In the Bible, Malachi (pronounced with the final syllable as EYE), was the last of the twelve Hebrew... Read More 

  • Micah

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Micah is a biblical name that growing numbers of parents are looking at as a more unusual alternative to Michael, projecting a shinier, more lively image.

    Micah is the name of a... Read More 

  • Miles

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Miles, which took on a permanent veneer of cool thanks to jazz great Miles Davis, is a confident and polished boy name starting with M that... Read More 

  • Milo

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Milo has long been a highly recommended author favorite boys' name, now getting some well deserved appreciation. Milo combines the strength of the... Read More 

  • Oscar

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Oscar, a round and jovial choice, is a grandpa name that's fast taking over from such urban trendies as Max and Sam. Actors Hugh Jackman and Gillian Anderson chose Oscar for their sons. ... Read More 

  • Owen

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Owen, a resonant Celtic name, jumped 400 places between 1993 and 2003 -- and has continued to soar since then. Why do so many parents love Owen? It's a classic with a genuine history, yet it's... Read More 

  • Preston

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Britney Spears put this old-fashioned surname name back on the map when she chose it as her son Sean's middle name, which the family uses as his first.

    One of the most Read More 

  • Roman

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Roman -- a surprise hit name of recent years -- owes much of its popularity to Cate Blanchett and Debra Messing, who almost simultaneously chose Roman for their sons, as Molly Ringwald did... Read More 

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