Whether you’re a traditionalist or want something modern, there are plenty of great baby boy names to choose from. Liam, Noah, Oliver and Mason are among the favorites, while a name like Dylan can be a cute nod to your favorite country music artist. Other popular choices include Charlie, Fletcher and Emmanuel. For a religious name packed with power, consider Elijah. Or if you want your son to have a dignified image, choose Apollo, a name influenced by the space mission or even God’s light.
There’s also a lot of classic boy names that are still quite popular, such as William, Henry and James. And you’ll find some names that are trending, such as Dai (pronounced DYE), which is perfect for families with Welsh or Japanese roots. Another new name that’s climbing the ranks is Simon, a name that could be a nod to Pippa Middleton or to author Simone de Beauvoir.
There’s also a trend toward more unique names for boys, as evidenced by the huge jump in popularity of Dutton (up 986 spots), Kayce and Chosen from 2021 to 2022. But there are also some names that dropped dramatically, including Julian, which fell 410 places in just one year. So when it comes to finding the perfect name for your little one, remember that you can always choose a timeless name that will make him feel special. The most important thing is to decide what kind of person you want him to be, and the name will help you achieve that.