Category Archives: boys names

30 Sensational Boys Names

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Last week I brought you 30 Stunning Girls Names and now its time to shine the spotlight on the fellas! Are you a fan of an up-and-coming name? A rare handsome choice? Or maybe like me, you’re a fan of the surname trend? We’ll here are 30 great names for you little guy!

Rising Handsome Names
10 Handsome choices climbing the charts!

Arlo
Current Ranking: # 278
A literary name and a place name, Arlo may also be a spin-off of the Italian and Spanish name Carlo.

Asher
Current Ranking : #47
A Hebrew name Asher means happy, fortunate, and blessed.

Atticus
Current Ranking: 326
Latin meaning from Attica, Atticus may also mean fatherly.

Elias
Current Ranking: #67
Elias is a Greek form of Elijah meaning Yahweh is God.

Ezra
Current Ranking: 59
A Hebrew name meaning help, Ezra is on the rise or both sexes.

Henry
Current Ranking: #16
A classic German name Henry means estate ruler.

Holden
Current Ranking: 216
Holden is a literary name and an English surname meaning hollows valley.

Milo
Current Ranking: 178
Milo has German and Latin roots meaning merciful or solider.

Orion
Current Ranking: #300
Orion is a Greek mythological and astrological name.

River
Current Ranking: #197
A well-loved nature name, River is rising for both sexes.

Rare Handsome Names
These 10 uncommon names are not ranked in the U.S. Top 1,000

Alaric
A strong name, Alaric is German in origin and fittingly means all-powerful ruler.

Boaz
Boaz is a Biblical and Hebrew name meaning swiftness.

Caspian
A place name, you may also recognize Caspian as a literary name.

Everest
A unique place name, Everest is the name of the worlds tallest mountain.

Lorcan
Lorcan is an underused Irish name meaning little and fierce.

Lysander
A bold Greek name, Lysander means liberator.

Macsen
A Welsh variation of Maximus, Macsen also means greatest.

Noam
Noam is a Hebrew name meaning pleasant, charm, and tenderness.

Stellan
Stellan is a Swedish name which may possibly mean calm.

Tobin
A surname derived from Tobias, Tobin means God is gracious.

Handsome Surname Names
10 Surnames worthy of the first name spot!

Archer
Current Ranking: #239
An English occupational name, Archer fittingly means bowman.

Beckett
Current Ranking: #227
Beckett has both English and Irish roots and means bee cottage.

Brooks
Current Ranking: #161
Brooks is a nature surname meaning man of the brook or dweller of the brook.

Cullen
Current Ranking: #589
An Irish name, Cullen has nature ties as well and means holly tree.

Graham
Current Ranking: #181
A Scottish name with a ghoulish name, Graham means gravelly homestead.

Hayes
Current Ranking: #343
Hayes is an English surname and nature name meaning hedged area.

Jameson
Current Ranking: #91
An English surname, Jameson fittingly means son of James.

Nash
Current Ranking: #256
Another great surname with nature ties, Nash means by the ash tree.

Sullivan
Current Ranking: #387
A familiar hearty Irish name, Sullivan means black-eyed one.

Winston
Current Ranking: #402
Winston is an English name meaning wine’s town.

Hear my thoughts and insights on these names:

 

Newsworthy Names – End of September

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It’s nearly October and Fall is here so let’s fall in love with a new batch of baby names! Today we’ll look at names that premiered this week on TV as well as some names celebrities picked for their little ones recently.

Abishola
Chuck Lorre’s new comedy Bob ❤ Abishola introduced us to the beautiful Nigerian Abishola. I predict Abishola, like Daenerys and other distinctive character names, will rise in popularity within the year.

Beverly Rose
Becky Conner became a Mom in The Conners season premiere. Becky went with Beverly Rose, a name rich in familial ties. Little Beverly Rose was named for her Great-Grandmother Beverly, and late Grandma Roseanne. Beverley is an English name meaning dweller near the beaver stream.

Piper
A little girl without a name emerges in Emergence. The name world sat on the edge of their sofas awaiting the name that would be bestowed upon the little girl and she was age-appropriately named Piper. Piper is an English occupational name for a pipe or flute player.

Poppy & George
Modern Family aired its final season premiere this week and debuted Haley and Dylan’s twins names – Poppy and George! Poppy was named for her Mom’s favorite flower. Poppy is more popular across the pond but it is an adorable flower name to watch. George was named for Boy George and has long been a favorite among the royals. A Greek name meaning farmer, George is another name expected to rise. A lovely British-inspired set right on trend!

Jackson
CBS crowned Jackson Michie as the Season 21 winner of Big Brother last Wednesday. Jackson is a popular name in the U.S. especially when you add up all the spellings in the Top 1k. Jackson is an English name which fittingly means son of Jack.

Now let’s highlight a few non-fictional names…

Winter Mercy
Alanis Morissette and Mario “Souleye” Treadway welcomed baby Number 3, son Winter Mercy, on August 8th. Winter joins older brother Ever Imre and older sister Onyx Solace. Winter is more popular with girls but is a delightful word and seasonal name.

Giovanna Ines
Daphne Oz and John Jovanovic are wonderful namers and on August 14th they welcomed baby Number 4, Giovanna Ines “Gigi.” Little Gigi joins older siblings Philomena Bijou, Jovan, and Domenica Celine. Giovanna is an Italian name meaning God is gracious.

Carolina Dorothy
Eric and Lara Trump welcomed their second child, Carolina Dorothy, on August 19th. Carolina joins older brother Eric Luke “Luke.” A beautiful place name and variation of Caroline, Carolina means freeman.

Delilah
Keira Knightley and James Righton welcomed their second daughter in September 2018. Rumor has it Keira and James, parents to Edie, selected Delilah for their second daughter. Delilah is a Hebrew and Arabic name meaning delight and flirt.

Remi Leigh
Sean Paul and Jodi Stewart welcomed daughter Remi Leigh on September 3rd. Little Remi joins older brother Levi Blaze. Remi is a French name meaning oarsman that has been on the rise for boys and girls in the U.S.

Marli
Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley welcomed second daughter Marli into their family on September 6th. Marli joins older sister Kensli. Marli is a spelling variation of Marley, an English name meaning pleasant seaside meadow.

Hudson London
Flip or Flop star Christina and husband Ant Anstead welcomed son Hudson London on September 6th. Hudson joins older half siblings Taylor and Brayden. Hudson is an English name on the rise meaning Hugh’s son.

Maverick Nicolas
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson welcomed their third son Maverick Nicolas on September 9th. Maverick joins older brothers Boomer Robert and Beckett Richard. Maverick is a word name used to describe a nonconformist.

Kinsey Sioux
Kieran Culkin and Jazz Charton welcomed their first child, daughter Kinsey Sioux on September 13th. Kinsey is an English name meaning kings victory.

Rellie Evangeline
James and Kelsie Dupre welcomed their first child together Rellie Evangeline on September 20th. Rellie has an unknow meaning but Evangeline has significance to the family as James is from Evangeline Parish in Louisiana.

You can hear me chat more about these names here:

25 Rad REN Names

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Do you love the “Ren” sound? Here are 25 Rad “Ren” names to inspired!

Brendan
Brenna
Brennan
Carenza
Ceren
Daren
Efren
Eiren
Evren
Farren
Florence
Lorena
Maren
Mirren
Oren
Renato
Renley
Seren
Serenity
Tamren
Taren
Toren
Trent
Wren
Xyren

Alternatives to the Top Baby Names

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Some great alternatives to the TOP 10 Baby Names

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11liam

8olivia

9noah

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7william

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5sophia

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charlotte

16ben

7mia

7elijah

8amelia

8lucas

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The Best Celeb Baby Names of 2019 (so far)

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Who doesn’t love or love to hate a Celeb baby name? Each month I post a Celeb Baby Name recap on my YouTube channel to dish on the names used the previous month. So let’s highlight some of the best names famous folks used for bouncing babes the first half of this year!

Eleanor Louise
Elizabeth Potthast and Andrei Castvet welcomed little Eleanor Louise on January 23, 2019. Could Eleanor Louise be any classier? Two names rich in history come together here. I love how Eleanor Louise sounds very ladylike and proper but lends itself to sweet nicknames like Ellie-Lou.

Winston Roy
Winston is definitely a name to watch! Son of Lily Aldridge and Caleb Followill welcomed little Winston Roy on January 28, 2019. Winston is sure to make many of us think of Winston Churchill. It’s a grounded name while still feeling vintage and hipster. Winston Roy joins older sister Dixie Pearl.

Clara Elise
If I had to describe the combo Clara Elise in just one word it would be “pretty.” Clara Elise is the daughter of Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer born on April 21, 2019. Simple, sweet, extremely usable, and a bit underrated, Clara Elise has a warm feminine ring to it.

Hayes Singleton
Whitney Bischoff and Ricky Angel welcomed their first son, Hayes Singleton on May 4, 2019. There’s something very cowboy-esk and handsome about Hayes in the first name spot. Hayes Singleton feels a little bit country and a little bit sophisticated wit a whole lot of handsome.

Archie Harrison
How could I not include the first child of the of Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan’s little Archie? A name buzzed around the world little Archie Harrison entered the would on May 6, 2019. Admittedly it’s not my favorite, but I do love the nod to Dad in the middle name spot and that the couple veered just enough from tradition.

Ivy Jane
With boys named Spurgeon Elliot and Henry Wilberforce I really wasn’t sure what to expect next from Jessa and Ben Seewald. On May 26, 2019 the Seewald’s welcomed little Ivy Jane. I feel the need to stand and applaud for this sweet name combo. Ivy Jane has a sensible-sweet sound and would sound lovely as a double barrel name.

Ruby Kate
Ruby Kate should be friends with Ivy Jane, both names have similar styles! On June 5th Abby Huntsman and Jeffrey Livingston welcomed twins – Ruby Kate and William Jeffrey. While William Jeffrey is very classic and timeless and I do love that he bears his Dad’s name in the middle, I just love the sweet Ruby paired with the classy middle name Kate. Little Ruby also joins older sister Isabel Grace.

Let me know which names you’ve loved and hated so far this year? Yes, I know Psalm didn’t get a shout out here. You’ll have to check my May 2019 Celeb Baby Names video for my thoughts on the Kardash-a-sibling-set!

Marvelous M Names of June

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June is in bloom and this month we’ll look to celebrities for a beautiful batch of M Names!

Mae
Child star Mae Whitman is all grown up now. The actress, born Mae Margaret Whitman, celebrates her birthday on June 9th. Mae is a simple sweet little diminutive of Margaret meaning pearl. Ranked at 554 in popularity, Mae is one we see more frequently in the middle name spot. Actor Mae West gave this wholesome name a sultry spin.

Mary-Kate
Child star turned fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen shares her June 13th birthday with twin sister Ashley. Mary-Kate is a double barrel name, two names pronounced together. Mary is a Hebrew name meaning biter and Kate is a Greek name meaning pure, two very different meanings but very timeless names.

Monroe
Film star Marilyn Monroe has become more iconic in her death than in her life. Monroe was born Norma Jean Mortenson on June 1st. Monroe is a unisex Scottish surname meaning mouth of the river roe and currently ranks at Number 603 for girls in the U.S. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon choose the name Monroe for their little star born in 2001.

Morgan
Actor, director, and legendary voice Morgan Freeman celebrates his birthday on June 1st. A Welsh name meaning sea circle, Morgan took the lead as a girls name through the 80’s and 90’s. Currently Number 744 for boys and 164 for girls, Morgan could be prime for a revival amungst the fellas. Imagine a schoolyard of little male Kelly’s and Morgan’s running around.

Miller
With a name like Wentworth its easy to overlook Miller as a surname. Actor Wentworth Miller was born on June 2nd. Miller is one of those very normal surname names that makes for a more unusual and interesting first name. If the beer association doesn’t both you, you may love Miller in a sea of Connor and Parker’s. Miller is and English occupational name for a grain grinder that currently ranks at Number 871.

Minka Kelly
Actor Minka Kelly, born June 24th, is one of the few people who has such a distinct first name that she could go by it alone – think Beyonce, Whoopi, Adele, Drake, you get where I’m going here. Minka is a Polish name rarely seen in the US that means strong. Less common than Mila or Mika, Minka has a spunky vibe.

Which of these M names delight you?

Easy Breezy Baby Names

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Psst.. I have a confession to make. I like regular, simple, straight forward names. Names that are easy to say and spell and still have substance. As a name fanatic I’m always on the hunt for new exotic and beautiful names, but today I thought we’d focus on some names that are easy to wear.

Cole
Short and sweet, Cole is a strong name that could be a nickname for Nicholas or stand all on his own. English derived from coal, Cole currently ranks at Number 118. Cole may remind you of the nursery rhyme Old King Cole or the little boys who saw ghosts in the film Sixth Sense.

Eve
The first Biblical name given to a woman, Eve is a strong Hebrew name meaning life. Eve may be just three letters long but she’s still striking and not overly used at Number 442 in popularity. Eve may remind you of the rapper and host of The Talk who bears this name or of the budding actress who climbs her way to the top in the film All About Eve.

Finn
Oh those Irish names how the make me swoon! Finn is derived from the name of an Irish mythological hero, Fionn MacCool, and means white or fair. Finn is on the rise, currently ranked at Number 166. You can also get Finn from numerous longer names like Finley, Finnigan, Finton, Finnick, or Griffin.

Henry
Henry is a name to watch, I predict he’ll be a Top 10 name in the next few years. A German name meaning estate ruler, Henry currently ranks at Number 16 in popularity. Henry is a name well loved by the British monarchy. Recent father Prince Harry’s given name is Henry.

Hope
A lovely virtuous name Hope currently ranks at Number 255 in popularity. Hope fits in with her sister-names Charity, Grace, and Faith, but manages to feel less tied to its Puritanical roots. American soccer player Hope Solo is a bearer of this lovely little name.

Jack
Jack is English in origin but it is definitely a name tied to the image of an All-American-boy. A diminutive of John, meaning God is gracious, Jack currently ranks at Number 28 in popularity. You may hear Jack quite a bit though because Jackson and its many spelling variations, are also quite popular.

Kate
I love how crisp, clean, and classic Kate is. A variant of Katherine, meaning pure, Kate ranks at Number 285 in popularity. You may associate this timeless name with actor Kate Winslet, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, or the musical Kiss Me Kate.

Lily
Lily is the most popular of the flower names. English in origin, Lily ranks at Number 28 in popularity. A sweet flower and symbol of purity, Lily also works as a nickname to Lillian, Lilia, Lilias, Liliane, Liliana, Lilith, and a slew of other lovely names.

Miles
Miles is a name a boy can really grow into. An English form of Milo, meaning solider of merciful, Miles currently ranks at Number 98. Jazz fans are sure to associate this handsome name with musician Miles Davis.

Nora
Another great Irish name to end our list today! Nora is an Irish form of Honora meaning light and currently ranks at Number 30 in popularity. Nora may remind you of the late talented Nora Ephron or writer Nora Roberts.

Here are ten of my personal favorite simple baby names: