Thanks to the popularity of the bestselling books (and movies!) The Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, names from these books are tops. Classic novels like To Kill a Mockingbird are also popular choices for parents looking for a more unique name — and let's not forget about the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey!
Raising a musical baby? Perhaps you should consider naming your son one of these popular names from songs!
These biblical boy names have spiritual meaning, but they are also great old-fashioned names as well. Boy names from the Bible are always a popular choice for parents.
Celebrity baby names often turn out to be the hottest names of the year! In fact, many baby name trends start with celebrity babies. Here are the most popular baby boy names:
Each year, the Social Security Administration releases a list of the most popular baby names of the year, taken from birth certificates in the United States. For the 13th year in a row, Jacob was the most popular baby boy name of 2011. Mason was the only newcomer to the top 10 list, kicking off Anthony. The name Brantley was the biggest mover of the year.
Jacob was the top baby boy name of 2010, with Aiden creeping into the top 10 for the first time taking the place of Joshua. Anthony was in the top 10, however the rest of the names remained the same as above. The name Bentley was the biggest mover of the year. What other boy names were popular in 2010? Check them out below:
You know which baby boy name was number one in 2009 — that’s right, Jacob! Christopher was on the list this year, however the rest of the names stayed put.
Jacob was the most popular boy name of the year (are we sounding like a broken record yet?) followed by Michael, Ethan, Joshua and Daniel. Max was a popular name, as both Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez had boys this year with this name. Check out more popular baby boy names for 2008!
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