The Top 1,000 Baby Boy Names, From the Most Popular to the Most Unique

See the current trendiest names, along with those that are up-and-coming.

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Whether you’re looking for a modern name, a unique name, a classic name or a trendy name, choosing a baby name is one of the first — and most important — decisions you’ll make as a parent.

When looking for a name for your baby boy, one thing that will definitely factor into your decision is the popularity of the name. Do you want your child to be the only one in his class with that name, or do you want it to feel very of-the-moment?

The first thing to check is the Social Security Administration (SSA), which keeps a list of the top baby boy names every year. Not only do they have lists of the most popular boys’ names, they also keep data about names that are rising and falling in rank, so you can see how the use of a name has changed over time. From there, we can also see trends, which are confirmed through lists made by baby-naming sites.

So, what names are we seeing more of in early 2022? There are some current trends bubbling up. Looking for more baby boy name inspiration? Check out our list of top Indian/Hindu boy names, Irish boy names, Hispanic boy names and short boy names, along with baby girl names and gender-neutral names for good measure. No matter which one you choose, your son is sure to find a way to make that name embody his own, unique personality.

These are currently the most popular baby names for boys.

The SSA released its list of the most popular names of 2021, and these are the names used most often, as of the end of 2021.

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elijah
  5. James
  6. William
  7. Benjamin
  8. Lucas
  9. Henry
  10. Theodore

    They should look pretty familiar — almost all of them were in the top ten in the previous year, too. The only newcomer is the last one, Theodore, which ousted Alexander from the tenth spot. Welcome to all the baby Theos out there!

    These baby boy names are becoming trendy.

    In addition to keeping track of the most-often-used names, the SSA also looks at which names took the biggest leaps in popularity. These names are rising fastest through the ranks:

    1. Amiri
    2. Eliam
    3. Colter
    4. Ozzy
    5. Loyal
    6. Khai
    7. Evander
    8. Camilo
    9. Mac
    10. Jiraiya
    11. Banks
    12. Gian
    13. Wylder
    14. Elio
    15. Kylian
    16. Cillian
    17. Bridger
    18. Onyx
    19. Zyair
    20. Koen

      As you can see, Kylian/Cillian made it on there twice, and variant spelling Killian also made it onto the SSA Top 1,000 (in place No. 347). Could it be a nod to Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy?

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      Boy names that have decreased most in popularity, however, include Jaxtyn, Karsyn, Xzavier, Willie, Tristan, Aldo, Hakeem, Bentlee, Marley and Korbyn. It seems that once variant spellings of popular names were having a moment, but that moment has passed.

      Cute names are the future of baby boy names.

      What about the trends that are so new, they haven't shown up on the SSA list yet? Nameberry, a baby-naming site that keeps track of interest in baby names among its users, has called "playful names" one of the biggest naming trends going into 2022. These are names that sound like they could be terms of endearment, like Buddy, Lucky, Sonny, Bear or Teddy.

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      These names actually bring together a few trends that have been going strong for a while now. The first is using nicknames as full first names, like Ace or Billy (as seen most prominently in the royal baby name, Archie). The second is going back to so-called "old man" names, or retro names, like Gus and Otis. Put those together, and you've got yourself cute names like Teddy.

      Everyone wants to get in the great outdoors with unique, nature-inspired names.

      Has 2021 made everyone feel cooped up? Boy names are looking more and more to the great outdoors. Both Nameberry and BabyCenter, which also keeps track of the baby names its users pick, have found an uptick in names that feel at home in the wilderness, like Forest (or Forrest), River, Everest, Ocean, Reef and Woods. Maybe it's time to plan that trip you've been putting off? Or go even further: The Bump dug into its baby-name data and found a rise in space-themed names, like Orion, Apollo and Atlas.

      Pop culture still inspires baby names.

      A name that just squeaked onto the SSA list? Neo, a moniker familiar to any fan of The Matrix movies. (Keanu has been bouncing on and off the list since the year 2000, but it's been a steady presence since 2016.)

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      Star Wars fans have also claimed spots on the list, with Kylo (No, 526), Anakin (No, 644) and Cassian (No. 969) making the top 1,000. (No Obi-Wans yet.) Even Rocky gets some love, with Creed, Adonis, and, yes, Rocky himself all making the list. And could the fast-rising Bridger be inspired by Bridgerton? It's entirely possible!

      Gender-agnostic names make gender-neutral names more modern.

      There's been a rise in unisex and gender-neutral names for a while now, and the trend shows no signs of stopping. But both Nameberry and BabyCenter also see that parents don't care if a name is traditionally a boys' name, a unisex name or girl's name. If they like it, they're going for it. BabyCenter has seen names like Tatum, Finley and Eden — usually more popular on their girls' list — rise on the boys' side. And Nameberry has seen more and more boys with "goddess names like Artemis, Echo and Nyx; nature names like Indigo, Sunny and Wren and unisex names that previously leaned female, like Blair, Laurie and Sasha."

      However you feel about those trends, if you're looking for baby boy name inspiration, something might jump out at you from scanning the SSA's list — for good or for bad.

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      The Current Top 1,000 Baby Boy Names

      According to the Social Security Administration, these are the most popular names for baby boys in the United States.

      1. Liam
      2. Noah
      3. Oliver
      4. Elijah
      5. James
      6. William
      7. Benjamin
      8. Lucas
      9. Henry
      10. Theodore
      11. Jack
      12. Levi
      13. Alexander
      14. Jackson
      15. Mateo
      16. Daniel
      17. Michael
      18. Mason
      19. Sebastian
      20. Ethan
      21. Logan
      22. Owen
      23. Samuel
      24. Jacob
      25. Asher
      26. Aiden
      27. John
      28. Joseph
      29. Wyatt
      30. David
      31. Leo
      32. Luke
      33. Julian
      34. Hudson
      35. Grayson
      36. Matthew
      37. Ezra
      38. Gabriel
      39. Carter
      40. Isaac
      41. Jayden
      42. Luca
      43. Anthony
      44. Dylan
      45. Lincoln
      46. Thomas
      47. Maverick
      48. Elias
      49. Josiah
      50. Charles
      51. Caleb
      52. Christopher
      53. Ezekiel
      54. Miles
      55. Jaxon
      56. Isaiah
      57. Andrew
      58. Joshua
      59. Nathan
      60. Nolan
      61. Adrian
      62. Cameron
      63. Santiago
      64. Eli
      65. Aaron
      66. Ryan
      67. Angel
      68. Cooper
      69. Waylon
      70. Easton
      71. Kai
      72. Christian
      73. Landon
      74. Colton
      75. Roman
      76. Axel
      77. Brooks
      78. Jonathan
      79. Robert
      80. Jameson
      81. Ian
      82. Everett
      83. Greyson
      84. Wesley
      85. Jeremiah
      86. Hunter
      87. Leonardo
      88. Jordan
      89. Jose
      90. Bennett
      91. Silas
      92. Nicholas
      93. Parker
      94. Beau
      95. Weston
      96. Austin
      97. Connor
      98. Carson
      99. Dominic
      100. Xavier
      101. Jaxson
      102. Jace
      103. Emmett
      104. Adam
      105. Declan
      106. Rowan
      107. Micah
      108. Kayden
      109. Gael
      110. River
      111. Ryder
      112. Kingston
      113. Damian
      114. Sawyer
      115. Luka
      116. Evan
      117. Vincent
      118. Legend
      119. Myles
      120. Harrison
      121. August
      122. Bryson
      123. Amir
      124. Giovanni
      125. Chase
      126. Diego
      127. Milo
      128. Jasper
      129. Walker
      130. Jason
      131. Brayden
      132. Cole
      133. Nathaniel
      134. George
      135. Lorenzo
      136. Zion
      137. Luis
      138. Archer
      139. Enzo
      140. Jonah
      141. Thiago
      142. Theo
      143. Ayden
      144. Zachary
      145. Calvin
      146. Braxton
      147. Ashton
      148. Rhett
      149. Atlas
      150. Jude
      151. Bentley
      152. Carlos
      153. Ryker
      154. Adriel
      155. Arthur
      156. Ace
      157. Tyler
      158. Jayce
      159. Max
      160. Elliot
      161. Graham
      162. Kaiden
      163. Maxwell
      164. Juan
      165. Dean
      166. Matteo
      167. Malachi
      168. Ivan
      169. Elliott
      170. Jesus
      171. Emiliano
      172. Messiah
      173. Gavin
      174. Maddox
      175. Camden
      176. Hayden
      177. Leon
      178. Antonio
      179. Justin
      180. Tucker
      181. Brandon
      182. Kevin
      183. Judah
      184. Finn
      185. King
      186. Brody
      187. Xander
      188. Nicolas
      189. Charlie
      190. Arlo
      191. Emmanuel
      192. Barrett
      193. Felix
      194. Alex
      195. Miguel
      196. Abel
      197. Alan
      198. Beckett
      199. Amari
      200. Karter
      201. Timothy
      202. Abraham
      203. Jesse
      204. Zayden
      205. Blake
      206. Alejandro
      207. Dawson
      208. Tristan
      209. Victor
      210. Avery
      211. Joel
      212. Grant
      213. Eric
      214. Patrick
      215. Peter
      216. Richard
      217. Edward
      218. Andres
      219. Emilio
      220. Colt
      221. Knox
      222. Beckham
      223. Adonis
      224. Kyrie
      225. Matias
      226. Oscar
      227. Lukas
      228. Marcus
      229. Hayes
      230. Caden
      231. Remington
      232. Griffin
      233. Nash
      234. Israel
      235. Steven
      236. Holden
      237. Rafael
      238. Zane
      239. Jeremy
      240. Kash
      241. PrestonRowan
      242. Kyler
      243. Jax
      244. Jett
      245. Kaleb
      246. Riley
      247. Simon
      248. Phoenix
      249. Javier
      250. Bryce
      251. Louis
      252. Mark
      253. Cash
      254. Lennox
      255. Paxton
      256. Malakai
      257. Paul
      258. Kenneth
      259. Nico
      260. Kaden
      261. Lane
      262. Kairo
      263. Maximus
      264. Omar
      265. Finley
      266. Atticus
      267. Crew
      268. Brantley
      269. Colin
      270. Dallas
      271. Walter
      272. Brady
      273. Callum
      274. Ronan
      275. Hendrix
      276. Jorge
      277. Tobias
      278. Clayton
      279. Emerson
      280. Damien
      281. Zayn
      282. Malcolm
      283. Kayson
      284. Bodhi
      285. Bryan
      286. Aidan
      287. Cohen
      288. Brian
      289. Cayden
      290. Andre
      291. Niko
      292. Maximiliano
      293. Zander
      294. Khalil
      295. Rory
      296. Francisco
      297. Cruz
      298. Kobe
      299. Reid
      300. Daxton
      301. Derek
      302. Martin
      303. Jensen
      304. Karson
      305. Tate
      306. Muhammad
      307. Jaden
      308. Joaquin
      309. Josue
      310. Gideon
      311. Dante
      312. Cody
      313. Bradley
      314. Orion
      315. Spencer
      316. Angelo
      317. Erick
      318. Jaylen
      319. Julius
      320. Manuel
      321. Ellis
      322. Colson
      323. Cairo
      324. Gunner
      325. Wade
      326. Chance
      327. Odin
      328. Anderson
      329. Kane
      330. Raymond
      331. Cristian
      332. Aziel
      333. Prince
      334. Ezequiel
      335. Jake
      336. Otto
      337. Eduardo
      338. Rylan
      339. Ali
      340. Cade
      341. Stephen
      342. Ari
      343. Kameron
      344. Dakota
      345. Warren
      346. Ricardo
      347. Killian
      348. Mario
      349. Romeo
      350. Cyrus
      351. Ismael
      352. Russell
      353. Tyson
      354. Edwin
      355. Desmond
      356. Nasir
      357. Remy
      358. Tanner
      359. Fernando
      360. Hector
      361. Titus
      362. Lawson
      363. Sean
      364. Kyle
      365. Elian
      366. Corbin
      367. Bowen
      368. Wilder
      369. Armani
      370. Royal
      371. Stetson
      372. Briggs
      373. Sullivan
      374. Leonel
      375. Callan
      376. Finnegan
      377. Jay
      378. Zayne
      379. Marshall
      380. Kade
      381. Travis
      382. Sterling
      383. Raiden
      384. Sergio
      385. Tatum
      386. Cesar
      387. Zyaire
      388. Milan
      389. Devin
      390. Gianni
      391. Kamari
      392. Royce
      393. Malik
      394. Jared
      395. Franklin
      396. Clark
      397. Noel
      398. Marco
      399. Archie
      400. Apollo
      401. Pablo
      402. Garrett
      403. Oakley
      404. Memphis
      405. Quinn
      406. Onyx
      407. Alijah
      408. Baylor
      409. Edgar
      410. Nehemiah
      411. Winston
      412. Major
      413. Rhys
      414. Forrest
      415. Jaiden
      416. Reed
      417. Santino
      418. Troy
      419. Caiden
      420. Harvey
      421. Collin
      422. Solomon
      423. Donovan
      424. Damon
      425. Jeffrey
      426. Kason
      427. Sage
      428. Grady
      429. Kendrick
      430. Leland
      431. Luciano
      432. Pedro
      433. Hank
      434. Hugo
      435. Esteban
      436. Johnny
      437. Kashton
      438. Ronin
      439. Ford
      440. Mathias
      441. Porter
      442. Erik
      443. Johnathan
      444. Frank
      445. Tripp
      446. Casey
      447. Fabian
      448. Leonidas
      449. Baker
      450. Matthias
      451. Philip
      452. Jayceon
      453. Kian
      454. Saint
      455. Ibrahim
      456. Jaxton
      457. Augustus
      458. Callen
      459. Trevor
      460. Ruben
      461. Adan
      462. Conor
      463. Dax
      464. Braylen
      465. Kaison
      466. Francis
      467. Kyson
      468. Andy
      469. Lucca
      470. Mack
      471. Peyton
      472. Alexis
      473. Deacon
      474. Kasen
      475. Kamden
      476. Frederick
      477. Princeton
      478. Braylon
      479. Wells
      480. Nikolai
      481. Iker
      482. Bo
      483. Dominick
      484. Moshe
      485. Cassius
      486. Gregory
      487. Lewis
      488. Kieran
      489. Isaias
      490. Seth
      491. Marcos
      492. Omari
      493. Shane
      494. Keegan
      495. Jase
      496. Asa
      497. Sonny
      498. Uriel
      499. Pierce
      500. Jasiah
      501. Eden
      502. Rocco
      503. Banks
      504. Cannon
      505. Denver
      506. Zaiden
      507. Roberto
      508. Shawn
      509. Drew
      510. Emanuel
      511. Kolton
      512. Ayaan
      513. Ares
      514. Conner
      515. Jalen
      516. Alonzo
      517. Enrique
      518. Dalton
      519. Moses
      520. Koda
      521. Bodie
      522. Jamison
      523. Phillip
      524. Zaire
      525. Jonas
      526. Kylo
      527. Moises
      528. Shepherd
      529. Allen
      530. Kenzo
      531. Mohamed
      532. Keanu
      533. Dexter
      534. Conrad
      535. Bruce
      536. Sylas
      537. Soren
      538. Raphael
      539. Rowen
      540. Gunnar
      541. Sutton
      542. Quentin
      543. Jaziel
      544. Emmitt
      545. Makai
      546. Koa
      547. Maximilian
      548. Brixton
      549. Dariel
      550. Zachariah
      551. Roy
      552. Armando
      553. Corey
      554. Saul
      555. Izaiah
      556. Danny
      557. Davis
      558. Ridge
      559. Yusuf
      560. Ariel
      561. Valentino
      562. Jayson
      563. Ronald
      564. Albert
      565. Gerardo
      566. Ryland
      567. Dorian
      568. Drake
      569. Gage
      570. Rodrigo
      571. Hezekiah
      572. Kylan
      573. Boone
      574. Ledger
      575. Santana
      576. Jamari
      577. Jamir
      578. Lawrence
      579. Reece
      580. Kaysen
      581. Shiloh
      582. Arjun
      583. Marcelo
      584. Abram
      585. Benson
      586. Huxley
      587. Nikolas
      588. Zain
      589. Kohen
      590. Samson
      591. Miller
      592. Donald
      593. Finnley
      594. Kannon
      595. Lucian
      596. Watson
      597. Keith
      598. Westin
      599. Tadeo
      600. Sincere
      601. Boston
      602. Axton
      603. Amos
      604. Chandler
      605. Leandro
      606. Raul
      607. Scott
      608. Reign
      609. Alessandro
      610. Camilo
      611. Derrick
      612. Morgan
      613. Julio
      614. Clay
      615. Edison
      616. Jaime
      617. Augustine
      618. Julien
      619. Zeke
      620. Marvin
      621. Bellamy
      622. Landen
      623. Dustin
      624. Jamie
      625. Krew
      626. Kyree
      627. Colter
      628. Johan
      629. Houston
      630. Layton
      631. Quincy
      632. Case
      633. Atreus
      634. Cayson
      635. Aarav
      636. Darius
      637. Harlan
      638. Justice
      639. Abdiel
      640. Layne
      641. Raylan
      642. Arturo
      643. Taylor
      644. Anakin
      645. Ander
      646. Hamza
      647. Otis
      648. Azariah
      649. Leonard
      650. Colby
      651. Duke
      652. Flynn
      653. Trey
      654. Gustavo
      655. Fletcher
      656. Issac
      657. Sam
      658. Trenton
      659. Callahan
      660. Chris
      661. Mohammad
      662. Rayan
      663. Lionel
      664. Bruno
      665. Jaxxon
      666. Zaid
      667. Brycen
      668. Roland
      669. Dillon
      670. Lennon
      671. Ambrose
      672. Rio
      673. Mac
      674. Ahmed
      675. Samir
      676. Yosef
      677. Tru
      678. Creed
      679. Tony
      680. Alden
      681. Aden
      682. Alec
      683. Carmelo
      684. Dario
      685. Marcel
      686. Roger
      687. Ty
      688. Ahmad
      689. Emir
      690. Landyn
      691. Skyler
      692. Mohammed
      693. Dennis
      694. Kareem
      695. Nixon
      696. Rex
      697. Uriah
      698. Lee
      699. Louie
      700. Rayden
      701. Reese
      702. Alberto
      703. Cason
      704. Quinton
      705. Kingsley
      706. Chaim
      707. Alfredo
      708. Mauricio
      709. Caspian
      710. Legacy
      711. Ocean
      712. Ozzy
      713. Briar
      714. Wilson
      715. Forest
      716. Grey
      717. Joziah
      718. Salem
      719. Neil
      720. Remi
      721. Bridger
      722. Harry
      723. Jefferson
      724. Lachlan
      725. Nelson
      726. Casen
      727. Salvador
      728. Magnus
      729. Tommy
      730. Marcellus
      731. Maximo
      732. Jerry
      733. Clyde
      734. Aron
      735. Keaton
      736. Eliam
      737. Lian
      738. Trace
      739. Douglas
      740. Junior
      741. Titan
      742. Cullen
      743. Cillian
      744. Musa
      745. Mylo
      746. Hugh
      747. Tomas
      748. Vincenzo
      749. Westley
      750. Langston
      751. Byron
      752. Kiaan
      753. Loyal
      754. Orlando
      755. Kyro
      756. Amias
      757. Amiri
      758. Jimmy
      759. Vicente
      760. Khari
      761. Brendan
      762. Rey
      763. Ben
      764. Emery
      765. Zyair
      766. Bjorn
      767. Evander
      768. Ramon
      769. Alvin
      770. Ricky
      771. Jagger
      772. Brock
      773. Dakari
      774. Eddie
      775. Blaze
      776. Gatlin
      777. Alonso
      778. Curtis
      779. Kylian
      780. Nathanael
      781. Devon
      782. Wayne
      783. Zakai
      784. Mathew
      785. Rome
      786. Riggs
      787. Aryan
      788. Avi
      789. Hassan
      790. Lochlan
      791. Stanley
      792. Dash
      793. Kaiser
      794. Benicio
      795. Bryant
      796. Talon
      797. Rohan
      798. Wesson
      799. Joe
      800. Noe
      801. Melvin
      802. Vihaan
      803. Zayd
      804. Darren
      805. Enoch
      806. Mitchell
      807. Jedidiah
      808. Brodie
      809. Castiel
      810. Ira
      811. Lance
      812. Guillermo
      813. Thatcher
      814. Ermias
      815. Misael
      816. Jakari
      817. Emory
      818. Mccoy
      819. Rudy
      820. Thaddeus
      821. Valentin
      822. Yehuda
      823. Bode
      824. Madden
      825. Kase
      826. Bear
      827. Boden
      828. Jiraiya
      829. Maurice
      830. Alvaro
      831. Ameer
      832. Demetrius
      833. Eliseo
      834. Kabir
      835. Kellan
      836. Allan
      837. Azrael
      838. Calum
      839. Niklaus
      840. Ray
      841. Damari
      842. Elio
      843. Jon
      844. Leighton
      845. Axl
      846. Dane
      847. Eithan
      848. Eugene
      849. Kenji
      850. Jakob
      851. Colten
      852. Eliel
      853. Nova
      854. Santos
      855. Zahir
      856. Idris
      857. Ishaan
      858. Kole
      859. Korbin
      860. Seven
      861. Alaric
      862. Kellen
      863. Bronson
      864. Franco
      865. Wes
      866. Larry
      867. Mekhi
      868. Jamal
      869. Dilan
      870. Elisha
      871. Brennan
      872. Kace
      873. Van
      874. Felipe
      875. Fisher
      876. Cal
      877. Dior
      878. Judson
      879. Alfonso
      880. Deandre
      881. Rocky
      882. Henrik
      883. Reuben
      884. Anders
      885. Arian
      886. Damir
      887. Jacoby
      888. Khalid
      889. Kye
      890. MustafaValery
      891. Jadiel
      892. Stefan
      893. Yousef
      894. Aydin
      895. Jericho
      896. Robin
      897. Wallace
      898. Alistair
      899. Davion
      900. Alfred
      901. Ernesto
      902. Kyng
      903. Everest
      904. Gary
      905. Leroy
      906. Yahir
      907. Braden
      908. Kelvin
      909. Kristian
      910. Adler
      911. Avyaan
      912. Brayan
      913. Jones
      914. Truett
      915. Aries
      916. Joey
      917. Randy
      918. Jaxx
      919. Jesiah
      920. Jovanni
      921. Azriel
      922. Brecken
      923. Harley
      924. Zechariah
      925. Gordon
      926. Jakai
      927. Carl
      928. Graysen
      929. Kylen
      930. Ayan
      931. Branson
      932. Crosby
      933. Dominik
      934. Jabari
      935. Jaxtyn
      936. Kristopher
      937. Ulises
      938. Zyon
      939. Fox
      940. Howard
      941. Salvatore
      942. Turner
      943. Vance
      944. Harlem
      945. Jair
      946. Jakobe
      947. Jeremias
      948. Osiris
      949. Azael
      950. Bowie
      951. Canaan
      952. Elon
      953. Granger
      954. Karsyn
      955. Zavier
      956. Cain
      957. Dangelo
      958. Heath
      959. Yisroel
      960. Gian
      961. Shepard
      962. Harold
      963. Kamdyn
      964. Rene
      965. Rodney
      966. Yaakov
      967. Adrien
      968. Kartier
      969. Cassian
      970. Coleson
      971. Ahmir
      972. Darian
      973. Genesis
      974. Kalel
      975. Agustin
      976. Wylder
      977. Yadiel
      978. Ephraim
      979. Kody
      980. Neo
      981. Ignacio
      982. Osman
      983. Aldo
      984. Abdullah
      985. Cory
      986. Blaine
      987. Dimitri
      988. Khai
      989. Landry
      990. Palmer
      991. Benedict
      992. Leif
      993. Koen
      994. Maxton
      995. Mordechai
      996. Zev
      997. Atharv
      998. Bishop
      999. Blaise
      1000. Davian
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