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News, features, and analysis on naming a baby boy today, including updates on name popularity, usage, and studies on boys' names around the world. Learn about all the baby boy names in the news.

Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)
Mon Jun 27 2022

Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

These unique boy names are largely unknown, but totally usable. Test your name knowledge with our A-Z of super rare boy names from all over the world.
Dad Names: The Next Generation
Sat Jun 18 2022

Dad Names: The Next Generation

Today's Dad Names were the coolest boy names of the 1980s and 1990s (and no doubt are now the coolest dads!). How many of these did you go to school with?
Flower Names for Boys Are Blooming
Mon Jun 13 2022

Flower Names for Boys Are Blooming

Flower names for boys are a fresh take on nature names, far rarer and more unexpected than their female counterparts. Discover some of our favorite floral boy names here.
Unique Boy Names A to Z
Sat Jun 11 2022

Unique Boy Names A to Z

A selection of our favorite boy names that have roots and history, but are unique (or at least rare!) on kids today.
Transforming Top to Uncommon Boy Names
Fri Jun 10 2022

Transforming Top to Uncommon Boy Names

If you like popular boy names but not, well, their popularity, consider one of the uncommon boy names that can be used as a substitute.
I Named My Son Liam Before It Got Popular
Sat Jun 04 2022

I Named My Son Liam Before It Got Popular

Many parents worry that our favorite name is about to be the Next Big Thing. That's exactly what happened to Kathleen Donohoe and her husband, who named their son Liam shortly before it shot to the top of the charts. Find out why they have no regrets, and how Liam's name fits perfectly into the story of their family.
The Boys of Summer: Apollo, Elio and Leo
Thu May 19 2022

The Boys of Summer: Apollo, Elio and Leo

A diverse menu of name possibilities for your summertime son.
How I Named My Baby: Aden Parker
Wed May 18 2022

How I Named My Baby: Aden Parker

Artists Maxi and Austin wanted something a little different when looking for a name for their son. They ultimately decided on an uncommon spelling of a common name: Aden. For these aesthetes, the visual change gave Aden a new and unique style.
Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide
Sat May 14 2022

Strong Boy Names: The Ultimate Guide

Strong boy names are a powerful trend right now. We round up 100+ of the boldest and best strong names for boys.
100+ Best Boy Names Below the Top 1000
Fri May 13 2022

100+ Best Boy Names Below the Top 1000

Unique boy names – from the uncommon to the truly unconventional – have boomed in recent years. We take a systematic look at a selection of the best boy names to suit all tastes, ranking below the Top 1000.
Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning
Mon May 02 2022

Muslim Baby Names Are Full of Meaning

Good meanings are a fundamental principle of all Muslim baby names. Explore some of the most popular Muslim names for boys and girls, as well as some rare Muslim baby names with great meanings.
Soft Boy Names Are Sensitive And Strong
Mon Apr 25 2022

Soft Boy Names Are Sensitive And Strong

Soft boy names are the antidote to the hyper-macho names that have been trending in recent years. The new softer sound in male names reflects society's changing perception of masculinity.
How I Named My Baby: Lark Berens Hall
Wed Apr 20 2022

How I Named My Baby: Lark Berens Hall

Chef and author Abra Berens and musician Erik Hall set up benchmarks for success in baby naming. They wanted a rare name, something androgynous, and ideally related to nature. Inspiration struck, and they landed on the perfect name for their son: Lark. Abra shares his name story with us.
European Boy Names Have Effortless Style
Sat Apr 02 2022

European Boy Names Have Effortless Style

European boy names don't stop at Leo and Lucas! Here are our favorite stylish, sophisticated, under-the-radar European baby names for boys.
O Boy! The Hottest Boy Names Ending in O
Wed Mar 02 2022

O Boy! The Hottest Boy Names Ending in O

With boy names ending in O from Milo to Makaio to Maximiliano, there's something for every style.
40+ Unisex Names for Boys
Mon Feb 28 2022

40+ Unisex Names for Boys

Unisex baby names trending male don't get a lot of press, but they should! We've crunched the numbers to uncover 40+ cool names heading further toward the boys' side – as well as several more we're watching.
How I Named My Baby: Cyrus Canyon
Wed Feb 23 2022

How I Named My Baby: Cyrus Canyon

Lauren and Amir chose the perfect name for their daughter, Jasper Julietta. How could they follow it up, especially when great boy names are so hard to come by? A nod to Dad's Persian heritage and their new hometown in Arizona led to the ideal name for their son: Cyrus Canyon. Lauren shares Cyrus's name story with us.
Baby Name Wolf is Nameberry’s New #1!
Tue Feb 22 2022

Baby Name Wolf is Nameberry’s New #1!

Nameberry’s new top boy name is a quirky wild nature name with serious starpower. Welcome to the stage, Wolf! We explore 15 of the hottest wild animal names now.
How I Named My Baby: Osric Theo Peregine
Wed Feb 09 2022

How I Named My Baby: Osric Theo Peregine

After three girls, Anna and Ian knew their first — and only — son's name had to be special. They named him Osric Theo Peregrine, a name with ties to history, heritage, and hobbies. Anna gave us all the details when we spoke about Osric's name story.
Transforming Top to Uncommon Male Dog Names
Wed Feb 02 2022

Transforming Top to Uncommon Male Dog Names

100 cooler substitutes for the most popular male dog names. Kenji for Benji!
How I Named My Baby: True Luck
Wed Jan 12 2022

How I Named My Baby: True Luck

Chelle and Chris knew they wanted a word name for their third son, but went into his birth with 1000 names they didn't like very much — hardly a shortlist! After a lucky birth en caul, his name soon became clear — True Luck. Chelle tells us more about True's name story.
How I Named My Baby: John Aidan
Wed Dec 22 2021

How I Named My Baby: John Aidan

Young man with a common name (John) marries young woman with an uncommon name (Beau). She wants to give the children original, uncommon names. He wants conventional names that will fit in on the playground. She thinks that's boring. He won't budge. After 21 years of marriage and name compromises, she names the baby John, in honor of the love of her life, but doesn't know what she is actually going to call him.
Earthy Boy Names: 100+ Friendly and Grounded Ideas
Sat Dec 11 2021

Earthy Boy Names: 100+ Friendly and Grounded Ideas

Earthy boy names encompass many styles: old-school "salt of the earth" names, friendly "down-to-earth" names, and ones inspired by nature and the planet we live on. Guest author Brooke Cussans digs up 100+ ideas for your little earthling.
How I Named My Baby: Hollis Benjamin Ash
Wed Dec 08 2021

How I Named My Baby: Hollis Benjamin Ash

Mandy and Courtney have a special formula for naming their sons. A masculine name with a girly nickname + a classic name + a tree name = the perfect choice! For their third son, the formula gave them Hollis Benjamin Ash. We speak with Mandy about the process of finding his name.
Can I Name My Child After Myself?
Mon Dec 06 2021

Can I Name My Child After Myself?

Mom's name is Rebecca — can she have a son named Beckett? Or is it arrogant to name a child after herself? The Name Guru weighs in on the situation.