Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Top 100 Boys' Names for 2010


I don't know why I find this interesting - but I do. My name (William) is at #14 (up from the last list) - and I did not put the ! in there, it was in the original post.

Where is your name on the list? And if you have recently had or are having a new son, do you look at lists like this for ideas? Or for what NOT to name your boy?

This was posted at Huffington Post, but it comes from nameberry's top 100 boys' names.

Top 100 Boys' Names of 2010

Pamela Redmond Satran

Earlier we looked at the most popular girls' names on nameberry so far this year; now we turn our attention to nameberry's top 100 boys' names for 2010.

The top seven names remain the same from the first quarter count, with Henry, Finn, and Oliver holding strong at numbers 1, 2, and 3. This greater stability on the boys' side echoes the pattern in the overall U.S. popularity list, where boys' names tend to maintain their places longer than girls' names.

The fastest riser is Sawyer, with Declan, Simon, Micah, Graham, and Landon also making big leaps. Names that slid the furthest are Kyle and Caleb.

New to the Top 100 from the first quarter (and marked with an asterisk*) are Satchel, Nico, Nicholas, Xavier (number 101 in the last count), Micah, Graham, and Landon. No-shows this quarter include Hugh, Griffin, and Liev.

But don't read too much into which names are moving up and down the list compared with the first quarter. Most shifts are slight and temporary, and it's hard to find any pattern behind them. Some classic boys' names like Michael and Alexander are heading down, for instance, but others such as John, Joseph, and Robert are trending up. Luke and Luca are slipping down, but Lucas is up. These won't necessarily translate into long term trends.

­­As we said with the girls' list, this roster is vastly different than the official list of Most Popular Names in the U.S. The Social Security list is based on all actual births and name choices in the country, while the nameberry list measures which names our relatively style-conscious visitors are most curious about.

Plus nameberry searches come from around the globe -- about a third of our visitors are from outside the US -- and the nameberry list is up-to-the-minute, while the most recent Social Security list is for 2009. Consider this, then, a look at which names may be more popular in the months and years ahead.

The boys' Top 100 baby names 2010 are:

1. HENRY =
2. FINN =
4. JAMES =
5. ASHER =
6. JACK =
7. MAX =
8. JASPER up
9. LIAM up
10. ATTICUS up
11. JUDE down
12. OWEN up
13. FELIX down
14. WILLIAM up!
15. KAI up
16. MILO up
17. NOAH up
18. JOHN up
19. LEO up
20. SAWYER up
22. MICHAEL down
23. HUDSON up
24. SATCHEL up*
25. LEVI =
26. THEO up
27. ALEXANDER down
28. AUDEN up
30. ROWAN up
31. AUGUST down
33. PHINEAS down
34. RYAN down
35. RHYS down
36. BECKETT up
37. MILES down
38. ELI down
39. ELLIOT down
40. RILEY down
41. LUCAS up
42. ETHAN up
43. SILAS down
44. ANDREW up
45. OSCAR up
46. JACOB up
47. LOGAN up
48. DAVID up
49. ISAAC up
50. MASON down
51. EVAN down
52. JACKSON down
53. DECLAN up
54. THOMAS down
55. DANIEL =
56. ROMAN down
57. KYLE down
58. EDWARD down
59. EZRA up
60. CHARLIE down
61. CHARLES down
62. GEORGE down
63. GUS down
64. GABRIEL up
65. LUKE down
66. TOBIAS up
67. COLE down
68. SIMON up
69. SAMUEL up
70. LUCA down
71. DYLAN down
72. WYATT down
73. NATHAN down
74. PETER down
76. AIDAN up
77. DEXTER =
78. JOSEPH up
79. EVERETT up
80. JULIAN up
81. MATTHEW down
82. ROBERT up
83. IAN up
84. JONAH up
85. NICO up*
86. CALEB down
87. SAM up
88. CARTER up
89. ASH down
90. EMMETT up
91. CALLUM down
92. NICHOLAS up*
93. XAVIER up*
94. HOLDEN down
95. GAVIN up
96. ORION up
97. MICAH up*
98. GRAHAM up*
99. LANDON up*
100. RUFUS =

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