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Naming a baby boy has never been more exciting than it is right now. Baby boys have traditionally been given family names, expected to carry on the family lineage and culture. More recently the majority of the population has stepped away from this custom. They have begun to name baby boys with the same characteristics and style trends as baby girls. This has created a time like no other and parents are looking at more and more unique places for their baby boy names.
The time of cute, quirky, fresh and trendy baby boy names is upon us. We have searched far and wide for a list of the trendiest names that are sure to be skyrocketing to the top of every chart in 2019. Whether you are interested in keeping up with the highly American trend of presidential inspired names, seeking to sink your grip into a mythological or literary name, or simply looking for a chart-topper, we are sure to have something for you. The names that follow in this list are sure to be note-worthy and are highly on-trend. If you are pregnant and seeking inspiration or you just want to check out the popularity of a name, continue reading for a list of the trendiest baby boy names.
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This name has been at the top of charts for several years in a row, making it no surprise that it is on this list. Its rise in popularity is not expected to slow down anytime soon and chances are if your child has this name, there will be several others on the playground. It is ranked at number three in popular baby name charts and is right up there with its more feminine version, Olivia. The name is expected to hit number one in ranks within the next year and has risen three spots already since 2017. Highly on-trend, we expect this name to continue in popularity for the next year.
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Milo is a super trendy one syllable name that follows the popular letter o factor. Its meaning is soldier or merciful and has Greek origins. Although it is the name of an extraordinary wrestler, Milo of Croton, we believe its jump in popularity and rising cool factor come from the rising popularity of the television series This is Us, and its heartthrob actor Milo Ventimiglia. Despite still being out of the top 100 baby boy names ranking in at number 163, this name has risen a whopping 43 spots since last year, making it a sure bet to be trending even higher in 2019.
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Mason tops in at number six in our most popular baby name lists. It is a strong name meaning worker in stone and has both English and French origins. Once thought to be a highly unique name, Mason has steadily been on the rise since 2009 when Kourtney Kardashian chose the name for her son, which no doubt has played a high role in its rise in popularity. It is also the name of the werewolf in a popular children's show Wizards of Waverly Place. No matter where parents have chosen the name from it is highly obvious that this name is not going anywhere and is sure to continue being a chart topper in 2019.
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This name with its quirky sound and ability to just roll of your tongue is rising in popularity. It is up seven spots already since last year and is expected to continue its upward trend. As parents are seeking fresh biblical names this name will continue to be a trendy choice. Ezra is ranked at number 69 in our baby name lists and continuing to climb. It has Hebrew origins and its meaning is "helper". There is no question that its rise in popularity can also be contributed to its ties to the television series Pretty Little Liars, and its fictional character Ezra Fitz.
This strong name is an excellent choice for your next little one and plenty of parents agree. Ford, of Old English origin and meaning "river crossing", has landed in at number 711 this year. It has shot up 56 spots since just last year- making it an obvious choice for trendy names of 2019. This name will only continue to climb as American parents adhere to their trend of presidential names. It also follows the continuing trend of surnames as a first name, which only adds to its popularity. The name is simple with a strong core, appealing to parents all across the United States.
This name coming in at number 134 on our popularity charts may not seem like an obvious choice but it has skyrocketed 51 spots in the last year. This quick jump in popularity means you may be seeing it more and more in the next year. It is of English origin and means simply "kings town". Its rise in popularity began back in 2006 when Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rosedale chose it for their son, giving the name an obvious "starbaby" effect. This hipster baby name choice is set to become a highly trendy name and hit the top of the charts in 2019.
This is another highly trendy hipster name as mythological names continue to be a popular and trendy choice for parents. Coming in at number 351, it is up seven spots from last year. The name comes from the Norse god of art, culture, and law who was handsome and charming. It is a popular choice for parents as its meaning shows strength and power. While there are several other names for Odin including Yggr, Sigfodr, and Alfodr- none of these are expected to hit the top of the charts anytime soon. The name's popularity is at least partly contributed to the popular Marvel movies.
This name is not only trendy it is also a classic. William means "strong-willed warrior", and has Old German origins. William has been a popular name for many years and is now at the top of the charts coming in at number 3. It is considered the most popular W name of all time. Its rise in popularity is not expected to end anytime soon with its ties to news and Prince William. This name’s strong roots make it a popular choice for parents who want to follow trends and yet give a name that is also timeless. You can expect to see several little Williams running around in 2019.
Leo is a super simple name with a strong yet friendly appeal. It has several characteristics that make it a popular choice for parents throughout the world. A zodiac reference makes it a popular choice for new agers and it is currently trending internationally. The letter o ending gives the name plenty of energy. The name is highly popular in France, England, Wales, Scottland, and Sweden. Leo means "lion" and has Latin origins. It is currently up 39 spots since last year, coming in at number 22 on our popular baby name charts and is currently expected to hit the top ten by next year.
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This Latin name meaning "light-giving" is currently a super trendy choice for parents coming in at number five on our lists. If you haven't come across this name yet, you will be soon. It is steadily inching up the list and is a popular choice for many parents. It is also another internationally trendy choice as well coming in popular in Sweden and the Netherlands. Lucus has the familiar feel of its similar form Luke and yet has a more substantial sound to it, perhaps contributing to its rise in popularity as parents are opting for this choice more and more.
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Lincoln is another trending presidential name that is inching its way up in the charts. Even more popular than Ford, sitting in at number 40 on our popular baby name charts. Lincoln is of Latin origins and means "town by the pool", although its ties to Abe Lincoln are what it is most known for. The name has a distinctive strong feel to it and appeals to American parents as they follow the American trend of presidential names for their children. Names Carter, Jackson, and Tyler also rank high in the charts. Perhaps we will see little Trumps and Baracks running around in the future?
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Gender-neutral names are high on the rise and Frankie is no exception. Used almost equally between girls and boys this name is climbing the charts. This name broke the top 100 in 2015 and is only expected to rise. Frankie has Latin origins and means "free man". It is extremely popular in both England and Wales, and also has a pop culture appeal here in the United States. Actress Drew Barrymore named her daughter this, contributing to its popularity. So while all the little Frankies you see running around may not be boys, it will no doubt be trending and seen everywhere in 2019.
It is no doubt that names with mythological and literary connections are dominating the trendiest baby names this year and will be soaring to the top of the charts by 2019. The baby name Atticus has ties to both of these, making it a no-brainer that it will be one of the top trendiest names next year and years to follow. Atticus is the name of a Roman literary figure and is also inspired by To Kill a Mocking Bird's , Atticus Finch. It has Latin origins and is currently sitting at number 350 on our list but will no doubt continue to rise.
Shooting up the ranks 19 spots and coming in at number 185 is this popular, trendy, hipster name, Jasper. It is of Persian origin and is rocketing up lists everywhere as it is a popular choice for hipster parents who want a J name with a more new-age feel. The meaning of Jasper is "treasurer", but its rise in popularity is no doubt being contributed to the Twilight Series naming trend, that we just do not think will be over anytime soon. Jasper is currently predicted to continue rising and hit the top 100 within the next year, as parents continue seeking trendy names for their new little ones.
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Jack and Jill, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Jack Horner- all popular English nursery rhymes that make this name familiar to all who hear it. The name Jack has even been coined as a name for men in general as it was so common in the middle ages. It is a short, punchy name that has English origins, meaning "God is Gracious". Jack was actually at the number one spot until Oliver booted him out. It still continues to be one of the most popular baby names with the letter J. Its current trendiness and rise in popularity is undoubtedly from the television series, This is Us and its quirky lead male character Jack.
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The popularity of this name is entirely contributed to its ties to the popular television series The Walking Dead and one of its leading characters, Daryl Dixon. Parents wanting to choose names based on this comic turned television series wanted to choose something a little more unique than Daryl while still staying true to one of their favorite characters. The name also has a few other characteristics going for it including the cool "x" factor and it follows the trend of surname turned first name, like a few others on our list. While the name is still low on popularity lists coming in down in the 3,000 range, the number of parents currently choosing this name is expected to cause a dramatic rise within the next year.
Luca is a simple name with a unique sound, making it a popular choice for parents and causing its rise in popularity. It is up 13 slots from last year and has skyrocketed up a whopping 350 points since 2000 with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. It is considered a hipster name and was derived from another trending name, Lucas. Luca currently sits at number 83 on our popularity lists and is currently a popular choice all throughout Europe as well. It is another of our trending names with ties to pop culture as Colin Firth and his wife chose the name for one of their sons, as did Hillary Duff.
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One syllable names seem to be on the rise as our trendiest names of this year, and Nyle is no exception. It has risen a dramatic 657 spots since last year showing us that it is destined to be a chart-topper in 2019. The name is a Scandinavian variation of the name Neil, and means "cloud", although this name also has English ties meaning "island". You may not see many Nyle's running around at the present time, but its sudden and dramatic jump up the popularity lists is a clear indication that we shouldn't count this name out just yet and will see it popping up everywhere in the next year.
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Another one syllable name the baby name Kylo is the fastest rising baby boys name of 2018 according to social security records. Kylo has gained its sudden popularity from the Star Wars movies and its villain Kylo Ren. It also takes on the fashionable "o" ending, giving it another point in trending popularity. It is an American name and currently sits at number 741 on lists, but will no doubt continue to rise throughout the ending of this year and 2019. Like Nyle, it may not be a name you are currently hearing, but its fast and furious race to the top of lists shows us that will soon be changing.