Top 10 Boys Names for 2017 (So Far)

As a country, we’ve definitely gotten more adventurous when it comes to choosing baby names. But here’s the thing about baby boy names: the popular ones really stick around. Think back to your elementary school days and we bet you had a Michael, and a Matthew, and maybe even a William or Jacob in your class. Those are among the most popular boys names of all time. And they are still in the top 10 most popular boys names right now!

Through our relationship with thousands of hospitals our most popular baby names list is updated daily. And what we’re seeing so far for top boys names for 2017 is looking very similar to the most popular boys names of 2016. Noah is again in the top spot. Parents everywhere love the smoothness of the name. Like last year, Liam, Mason, Elijah, and Michael are rounding out the top five, though Elijah did sneak past Michael.

The bottom five are mixing it up a bit. Aiden, Jacob, and James are all charting pretty much as before, with a little shuffling. But Ethan and Benjamin have dropped off to make way for two “newcomers” to the top 10. Of course these new guys aren’t surprising new names — it’s Matthew and William back to the party! You just can’t beat a classic name.

Whether you are looking for popular baby boy name or want to know which names to avoid because you feel they are too common, this list of the top boys names of 2017 (so far) can provide guidance as to who’s who in the top most popular boys names.

The Top 10 Boys Names of 2017 (So Far)

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Elijah
  5. Michael
  6. Aiden
  7. Jacob
  8. James
  9. Matthew
  10. William

What do you think of this list? Does the popularity of a name affect whether or not you might choose it for your baby?

About Katie Quirk Dunyon

I'm a married mom of two living in Seattle, WA. I have a seven-year-old little boy, a first grader! He's a fairly reserved kid and all about Legos and building sets. I also have a little girl who turned three at the end of February. She's a tiny thing but a big ham; we call her our clown. They're a lot of work but also a ton of fun. I love to eat, cook, and run (in that order). But at the end of the day, give me a spot on the couch and a little bit of TV or a good book, I'm done!
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