Most Popular Boys’ Names of 2016

2016 written with sparkles, silhouette of a boy jumping in the sun

Finding the perfect baby name is no easy feat. With so many different resources at your fingertips, you may be overwhelmed by all of the options. You may know about some of the most popular boys names for 2015. However, what about 2016? Here are some of the predictions for most popular boys’ names for 2016:

Boys names tracking well so far in 2016

Although it’s only the beginning of the year, this could potentially set the tone for what names take over the rest of 2016. As it turns out, some of these boy names moved their way past January, too. Our list of baby boy names at Mom365 is based on accumulated data from the current year and updated every day from our network of over 1,500 hospitals across the U.S.

Here’s our top 20 list of baby boys names trending in 2016 so far:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Ethan
  5. Michael
  6. Jacob
  7. Elijah
  8. Aiden
  9. Alexander
  10. Jayden
  11. William
  12. James
  13. Logan
  14. Matthew
  15. Daniel
  16. Anthony
  17. Carter
  18. Joseph
  19. Lucas
  20. Jackson
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Potential boy names

If you’re looking for a name that’s on the rise, look no further than our baby name list where there are plenty of boy names to choose from. If you’re looking to go the more traditional route, Matthew, Joseph and Jonathan are on the top 100 list. On the other hand, there are also some unique names that may work for you and your family like Sebastian, Landon or Oliver.

In addition to the name itself, each entry has the pronunciation, the meaning and the origin, so you have all the facts that go into the decision-making process.

The best part? The list is always changing, so a new name can pop up every day. Be sure to check out the updated baby boy name list on a regular basis so you have plenty of names to choose from for your little boy.

Also check out the top trending baby girl names for 2016 so far.

When was the last time you met a pair of kids named John and Mary? The traditional names that ruled America for centuries are vanishing. Parents are obsessing over creative name choices, and celebrities are branding and re-branding themselves like products. Even surnames have burst wide open, as couples rethink the whole concept of family names.
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