These Are 2015’s Most Popular Boy Baby Names
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These Are 2015’s Most Popular Boy Baby Names

While we’re major fans of unique baby names, there’s really no way to go wrong with a crowd favorite — especially not in 2015. We tapped the baby name experts at Nameberry to share 2015’s top baby boy names. According to Nameberry, the Biblical Ezra zoomed to the top of the list to become Nameberry’s new number one boys’ name of 2015. Last year, Ezra made it onto Nameberry’s Top 10 for the first time. On the US list, Ezra is nearing the Top 100, and we expect it to be among the new generation of Biblical names — which includes Asher, Silas, Jude and Levi — destined to take over from current favorites such as Noah, Jacob and Ethan.

Asher, number one for the past two years, slipped to second place. The only new name in our boys’ Top 10 is Jude, which replaces Finn, a name that had been Number 1 for boys on Nameberry for several years, but has slid to Number 22. Boys’ names new to Nameberry’s Top 100 are: Jayden, Eli, Logan, Luca, Charlie, Connor, David, Joseph, Hunter, Rhett, Evan, Aryan, Maddox, Harry, Cohen and Cole. Kai, which stands just outside the Top 10, is our furthest rising boys’ name, up 55 places. Scroll on for the hottest names for boys, with the number of places they’ve risen.

Nameberry’s Top 10 Furthest Rising Baby Names for Boys

  1. Kai, +55
  2. Austin, +53
  3. Lachlan, +50
  4. Graham, +47
  5. Everett, +34
  6. Theo, +33
  7. Elliot, +29
  8. Matthew, +23
  9. Lincoln, +22
  10. Axel, +21

The Nameberry popularity list gauges interest levels of visitors in names, measuring which name pages received the most views of the total 300 million to the site this year. The majority of people searching Nameberry are looking for names for their babies, so the popularity list predicts which names parents are likely to be naming their children in 2015 and 2016, versus the official US popularity list, which looks at which names parents chose in 2014. Nameberry’s searches also register ups and downs in interest due to news or pop culture events, such as the fall from grace of fictional lawyer Atticus Finch.

In 2015, two royal names, George and Charles, fell off the boys’ Top 100. And eight of the 13 boys’ names that have vanished either start or end — or both — with the trendy n sound: Nathan, Nolan, Nicholas, Nash, Holden, Simon, Tristan and Knox.

Nameberry’s Top 100 Names for Boys

  1. Ezra
  2. Asher
  3. Atticus
  4. Declan
  5. Oliver
  6. Silas
  7. Milo
  8. Jude
  9. Henry
  10. Jasper
  11. Kai
  12. Levi
  13. Jack
  14. Leo
  15. Wyatt
  16. Caleb
  17. Liam
  18. Miles
  19. Austin
  20. James
  21. Sebastian
  22. Finn
  23. Theo
  24. Ryker
  25. Andrew
  26. Zachary
  27. Everett
  28. Oscar
  29. William
  30. Felix
  31. Ethan
  32. Owen
  33. Beckett
  34. Theodore
  35. Benjamin
  36. Thomas
  37. Axel
  38. Jayden
  39. Ronan
  40. Archer
  41. Graham
  42. Callum
  43. Eli
  44. Logan
  45. Luca
  46. Bodhi
  47. Luke
  48. Lachlan
  49. Soren
  50. Grayson
  51. Jacob
  52. Sawyer
  53. Elijah
  54. Alexander
  55. Isaac
  56. Ryder
  57. Jackson
  58. Elliot
  59. Lucas
  60. Arthur
  61. Josiah
  62. Roman
  63. Emmett
  64. Nathaniel
  65. Dashiell
  66. Rhys
  67. Beau
  68. Jonah
  69. Hudson
  70. Lincoln
  71. Harrison
  72. Julian
  73. Charlie
  74. Noah
  75. Rowan
  76. Samuel
  77. Matthew
  78. Xavier
  79. Christian
  80. Connor
  81. David
  82. Gabriel
  83. Joseph
  84. Zane
  85. Hunter
  86. Rhett
  87. Weston
  88. Evan
  89. Arlo
  90. Aryan
  91. Maddox
  92. John
  93. Maxwell
  94. August
  95. Daniel
  96. Harry
  97. Griffin
  98. Tobias
  99. Cohen
  100. Cole

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This post was previously published on Nameberry.

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