Top Boy Names 2021

The top boy names for 2021 so far on Nameberry feature the surprise newcomer Arlo in the Number 1 spot, with the Scandinavian newcomer Soren in second place. Longtime Nameberry favorite boys' name Milo is in third place.

Other boy names popular for 2021 include the Irish mythological Finn, the ancient Roman Atticus, the Biblical Silas and the buttoned-up Theodore. Some major trends in boys' names affecting the boys' popular names list right now include:

Boy Names Ending in O

Along with Arlo and Milo, top boy names ending in O include Leo, Hugo, Theo, Enzo, and Otto. Other vowel-ending boy names popular right now include Luca and Kai.

Ancient Names

Ancient names might be mythological but don't have to be. Along with Atticus, other centuries-old names ranking high for boys include Felix, Atlas, Orion, and Cassius. Along with Jude, Biblical names we're seeing more of include Silas, Asher, and Levi., And Lucifer also is in this group.

Word Names

Are parents really giving their sons word names like Danger? Yes, especially when they have a connection to nature. Top boy names in this class include River, Archer, Phoenix, and Beau.

Nameberry's top boy names are updated monthly to give you an (almost) real-time look at the names that are most popular among our visitors. If you want to know what parents will be naming their boys this year -- or next! -- check out this list of most popular boy names.

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