Boy Names ALWAYS in the Top 1000
There are just over 200 baby boy names that have been on the Top 1000 since 1880, when the U.S. Social Security office began tracking baby names. The classic boy names here are included among that elite that has been perennially popular. For the full group plus analysis, see our blog on perennially popular boy baby names.
Robert was Number 1 in both 1925 and 1950, and in fact was in the Top 25 for an entire century, giving it true classic status. Though no longer stylish, Robert is still widely used as a family... Read More
Simon is pure and simple (not in the nursery rhyme sense), and an appealingly genuine Old and New Testament name that's not overused -- making Simon a stylish choice.
In the Bible,... Read More
Thomas has been one of the most commonly used classic baby names in both England and the U.S. over time, and is still given to more than 7,000 American boys each year. From the original apostle... Read More
A second-tier classic, the New Testament Timothy moves in and out of fashion more than John and James. But though it peaked in the 1960s, many modern parents -- almost 3,000 last year -- still... Read More
William has been among the most enduring of classics. It currently stands at a solid Number 3, up two spots from the rank it held in the previous four years, chosen by almost 16,000 American... Read More
Wilson is a substantive presidential choice far less prevalent than Taylor or Tyler, and with the advantage of being a new route to friendly nickname Will. We see Wilson growing in popularity as... Read More
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