You’ve got a lot on your mind when preparing for the birth of your new baby boy, and we know that finding the perfect name is a big decision. Start your search by consulting our comprehensive list of popular boy names.

The choice of boy names doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With our guides, you can have some fun in the process, whether this is your first baby naming or you’re adding to your growing family.

It’s always a toss up between those cute names you’ve always had in mind or a family name with history and significance. And then there are those classic, strong names that you hope will reflect your son’s personality and character.

Our list below features all of the classics, plus some of the more popular names of the moment.

With so many cool names to choose from, we’re sure you’ll have no trouble choosing the perfect one (or two!).

Here are the most popular boy names of the past few years. Click on any name to read more about its origin and meaning*:

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Still undecided on the perfect name? Don’t forget to check our list of international baby names and our interactive Baby Name Generator. Use the Generator to search for the perfect name by gender, popularity, meaning, and more.

*The list of names in this article was obtained from the US Social Security Administration website.