A baby boy name is one of the first decisions a new parent makes. The name will stay with him for life and may influence his future success and happiness. So when it comes to selecting the perfect name for your little man, it’s important that you consider both his personality and what you want him to achieve in life.
If you’re looking for a fresh and modern baby boy name, there are plenty of options to choose from. The Social Security Administration publishes the top names for boys and girls, which are based on data from U.S. birth certificates. Additionally, BabyCenter (Opens in new window) collects data from real parents to create their list of the most popular boy names each year.
Some of the most popular baby boy names include:
*David – A classic baby boy name that’s been used in many cultures over the years, this masculine moniker means ‘beloved’. Plus, it’s also a biblical name.
*Josiah – This Hebrew name means God Will Save. It’s a great choice for religious parents who want their son to feel special and loved. It can be shortened to Jos or pronounced Cai.
*Ezekiel – This biblical name is often shortened to Zeke but some parents prefer the longer version that means ‘God Strengthens’. It’s a good choice for religious parents who want their son to know that they are never alone in their struggles.
*Levi – This cool and trendy baby boy name is of Hebrew origin meaning ‘joined, attached.’ It has become a favorite thanks to the famous Levi brand of jeans and is associated with the star of “Top Gun.” Pictured above is Tom Cruise in a publicity photo from the film.