Favorite Boy Names! :)

  1. Asher
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "fortunate, blessed, happy one"
    • Description:

      Asher—an excellent, soft and sensitive Old Testament choice—is a baby boy name on the rise, and is a Nameberry biblical favorite.
  2. Chandler
    • Origin:

      English from French occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "candle maker"
    • Description:

      For a generation, this name will always be linked to 1990s hit TV series Friends. Whether this is a positive or a negative will depend on your fondness for the show, and character Chandler Bing, but this name deserves consideration beyond these connotations: Chandler is a fresh take on the professional surname names.
  3. Chord
    • Duncan
      • Origin:

        Scottish
      • Meaning:

        "dark warrior"
      • Description:

        Duncan is jaunty, confident, and open, a Scottish royal name that's brimming with friendly charm and makes it into our golden circle of names that are neither too popular nor too strange. Popularity aside, Duncan is one of the most classic Scottish names for boys.
    • Ellis
      • Origin:

        English surname derived from Elijah or Elias or Welsh
      • Meaning:

        "benevolent"
      • Description:

        Ellis is a former Old Man Name turned gender-neutral choice for the 21st century. It's one of the less used names in the currently popular El-family.
    • Grayson
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "the son of the bailiff"
      • Description:

        Grayson, which you might think of as a Jason-Mason substitute, has been rising through the US Top 1000 since 1984 and has ranked in the Top 100 since 2011.
    • Griffin
      • Origin:

        Welsh, variation of Griffith
      • Meaning:

        "strong lord"
      • Description:

        Griffin is one of the newer and most appealing of the two-syllable Celtic surnames. In English, griffin is the name of a mythological creature, half eagle, half lion. It re-entered the list in 1983 after an absence of 75+ years.
    • Holden
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "hollow valley"
      • Description:

        Holden is a classic case of a name that jumped out of a book and onto birth certificates--though it took quite a while. Parents who loved J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye are flocking to the name of its hero, Holden Caulfield -- not coincidentally in tune with the Hudson-Hayden-Colton field of names. (Trivia note: Salinger supposedly came up with the name while looking at a movie poster promoting a film starring William Holden and Joan Caulfield, though other sources say he was named after Salinger's friend Holden Bowler.) Another impetus was provided by a soap opera character introduced in 1985.
    • Jaron
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "to sing out"
      • Description:

        Not a biblical name, but one with authentic Hebrew roots that's used in Israel; would fit in with the current trend for two-syllable J names. Jaaron, Jairon, Jaran, Jaren, Jarin, Jarone, Jarran, Jarren, Jarrin, Jarron, Jaryn, Jayron, Jayronn, Je Ronn, J'ron.
    • Kai
      • Origin:

        Hawaiian
      • Meaning:

        "sea"
      • Description:

        Kai is an internationally flexible name with many possible origins and meanings, growing in popularity in the US and a diverse range of European countries.
    • Kieran
      • Origin:

        Irish
      • Meaning:

        "little dark one"
      • Description:

        Long popular in Ireland and England, Kieran, the name of Ireland's first-born saint and twenty-five other saints, has been building its U.S. fan base thanks to its strong and attractive sound, and its fashionable Irish brogue. While Ciaran is the more authentic Irish spelling, Kieran is more popular this side of the Atlantic.
    • Nico
      • Origin:

        Italian diminutive of Nicholas, Greek
      • Meaning:

        "people of victory"
      • Description:

        Nico is one of the great nickname names, full of charm, energy and effortless cool -- a neo Nick.
    • Noel
      • Origin:

        French
      • Meaning:

        "Christmas"
      • Description:

        Noel is British, fey, and sophisticated, connoting wit and creativity, much like namesake Noel Coward. Noel has also been a character on Felicity and Pretty Little Liars. Thanks to their association with Christmas, Noel and Noelle make ideal names for December babies and names for Christmas babies.
    • Sterling
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "of the highest quality"
      • Description:

        A name with some sterling qualities, most associated with the British currency and silver markets. Sterling has several recent TV associations, with characters Roger Sterling (on Mad Men) and Sterling Archer (on Archer), and actor Sterling K. Brown (on This is Us).
    • Tate
      • Origin:

        English from Norse
      • Meaning:

        "cheerful"
      • Description:

        A strong single-syllable surname with a joyful meaning, Tate is finding a place on more and more birth certificates.