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20 Of The Most Attractive Boy Names

20 Of The Most Attractive Boy Names

Expectant parents can spend hours pouring over baby name books in search of the perfect moniker for their future baby. It can be fun to imagine what their child might be like one day but it can also be complicated to pick just the right name. It seems like everyone has an opinion. From well-meaning friends to over-demanding grandparents, everyone gives unsolicited advice. Well, the time comes to shut out all the noise.

There is a lot to consider when making this important decision. Does it pass the playground test or will some mean child tease them with a nasty nickname? Do you name them after a family member? If so, which one? You don’t want to offend your mother-in-law, now do you? Should you name them after a famous person? What if that celebrity freaks out and ends up in rehab?

If you’re expecting a boy, it’s important to pick one that will grow with him as he makes his way into adulthood. What may sound cute for a little boy might not translate well when he becomes a grown man. Picking out just the right name can make a parent’s head spin but it doesn’t have to overly-complicated. Simply close your eyes and envision saying a specific name a million times over the course of your life. If you’re still feeling stumped, I’ve compiled a list of the 20 most attractive boy names. Hopefully, they will roll off your tongue and find their way into your heart.

20 Gideon

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Gideon is a biblical name and would make a good choice for the more spiritually minded parents. It is of Hebrew origin, and it means “Great Warrior”. In the Old Testament, God called called Gideon to rescue the Jewish people from he Midianites. The name was popular among the Puritans and has grown in popularity, finally making it to the Top 400. It was given a spike by the TV series Gideon’s Crossing, and was heard as the character, Gideon Prewett as Molly Weasley’s brother in Harry Potter Series.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,624 babies born with the name Gideon in the United States. The highest recorded use of the name “Gideon” was in 2015 with a total of 1,042 babies. According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Gideon” ranks #100 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Montana.

19 Griffin

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The name Griffin is a strong name that makes a statement. It is of Welsh origin, and means “From Gryphon – a Fabled Monster”. In English, griffin is the name of a mythological creature, half eagle, half lion. It entered the list in 1983 after an absence of 75+ years, and has been climbing ever since, now at Number 236. Celebrities such as Brenden Fraser, Teri Polo, and Joey McIntyre all chose to name their sons Griffin.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,441 babies born with the name Griffin in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Griffin” was in 2012 with a total of 1,651 babies. There have been 35K boy given this name in the US since 1880.

18 Jacob

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The name “Jacob” is of Hebrew origin, and it means “Supplanter”. It is a biblical name that was given to the son of Isaac, who saw a vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven. More recently, the name has been made popular by by the Twilight phenomenon. Jacob Black was a character of Native American descent who transformed into a werewolf and protected Bella from freaky vampires. So, the moniker can remind people of bravery and warmth. A common nickname for boys with this name is “Jake”.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 893,643 babies born with the name Jacob in the United States. The highest recorded use of the name “Jacob” was in 1998 with a total of 36,007 babies. According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Jacob” ranks #7 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in South Dakota.

17 Clint

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The name “Clint” is of English origin, and it means “Diminutive form of Clinton”. Boys given this name may be seen to have an extra dose of male mojo because they would share the same name with “tough guy”, Clint Eastwood. Another celebrity with this moniker is country singer, Clint Black. So, it seems like this would be the perfect name for a cowboy. Go ahead, make their day.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,777 babies born with the name Clint in the United States The highest recorded use of the name “Clint” was in 1980 with a total of 1,274 babies. According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Clint” ranks #97 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Kansas. Across the entire United States a total of 1,033 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

16 Blake

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Blake is a rather sophisticated name of English origin, and it means “Pale blond one or dark”. It originated as a surname in England and was derived from a nickname. Much of its masculine image was influenced by the wealthy, silver-haired character Blake Carrington in the massively popular 80s TV series Dynasty.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 173,953 babies born with the name Blake in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Blake” was in 2012 with a total of 6,029 babies. According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Blake” ranks #54 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Michigan. There have been 174K boys given this moniker in the United States since 1880.

15 Bradley

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Bradley is of English origin, and it means “From the Broad Meadow”. It has a long history, dating way back to at least the year 1086. Charles Dickens used it in his novel Our Mutual Friend. An ultra cool nickname for boys with this moniker is Brad. Maybe I find this name to be attractive because some super hot and popular actors bear this name. Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper, just to name a few.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 301,867 babies born with the name Bradley in the United States. The highest recorded use of the name “Bradley” was in 1980 with a total of 7,215 babies. According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Bradley” ranks #41 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Utah. There have been 302K boys given this name in the United States since 1880.

14 Dean

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Dean is of English origin, and it means “From the valley”. This moniker recalls images of the late actor, James Dean draped across his motorcycle while looking aloof. You really can’t get much more attractive than that. For decades it was associated with Brat Pack crooner, Dean Martin. A kid with this name is just destined to be cool. More recent celebrities that bear the name include Dean Cain, Dean McDermott and Dean Koontz

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 172,725 babies born with the name Dean in the United States. The highest recorded use of the name “Dean” was in 1961 with a total of 4,927 babies. According to the 1962 United States. Social Security Administration data, the name “Dean” ranks #56 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Maine. There have been 173k boys given this moniker in the United States since 1880.

13 Tristan

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The name “Tristan” is of Welsh origin, and it means “Tumult”. It is a somewhat gallant and wistful name. Tristan is a dragon-slaying hero of Celtic legend, whose story was incorporated into Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, in which Tristan is one of the Knights of the Round Table, consumed by his doomed love affair with Queen Isolde. Given this literary history, this name might be selected by parents who are book lovers.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 108,171 babies born with the name Tristan in the United States. The highest recorded use of the name “Tristan” was in 2008 with a total of 5,654 babies. According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Tristan” ranks #72 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Montana. There have been 108K boys given the name Tristan in the United States since the year 1880.

12 Holden

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The name “Holden” is of English origin, and it means “From the hollow in the Valley”. It is a classic name that J.D. Salinger gave to his protagonist in his novel, The Catcher in the Rye. His beloved character, Holden Caulfield, has inspired many “brainy” parents to give their son this smart moniker.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,634 babies born with the name Holden in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1902 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Holden” was in 2015 with a total of 1,246 babies. According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Holden” ranks #96 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Vermont. The name has been given to 19k boys in the US since 1880.

11 Christian

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The name “Christian” is of English origin, and it means “Follower of Christ”. In the middle ages, this was a female name but made the switch to a male moniker with the influence of John Bunyan’s hero in the novel, Pilgrim’s Progress. It has long been considered a pious name but has recently shown secular appeal with the influence of actors Christian Slater and Christian Bale.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 419,380 babies born with the name Christian in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 43 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Christian” was in 2000 with a total of 16,054 babies. According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Christian” ranks #27 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Colorado.

10 Logan

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The name “Logan” is of Irish origin, and it means “From the hollow”. Parents who are fans of comic books and pop culture will totally love this name for their baby. Wolverine, better known as Logan, is a mutant character based on the X-men comics. The fact that super cool actor, Hugh Jackman, portrays Wolverine in the film versions has made this name gain popularity.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 317,574 babies born with the name Logan in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 13 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Logan” was in 2007 with a total of 15,312 babies. According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Logan” ranks #95 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Hawaii.

9 Wesley

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The name “Wesley” is of English origin, and it means “From the west field”. I find this name to be a romantic choice because I associate it with the hero in the film, The Princess Bride. Wesley is the name of a farm boy that falls in love with Princess Butttercup. If you’re not familiar with this movie, go watch it right now. Seriously, you’ll totally want to name your son Wesley after you watch it.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 207,675 babies born with the name Wesley in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 123 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Wesley” was in 1977 with a total of 4,304 babies. There have been 208K boys given the name in the US since 1880.

8 Harrison

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The name “Harrison” is of English origin, and it means “Son of Harry”. The name is very attractive due to the influence of the actor Harrison Ford, who played two important roles in popular movies in the 1980’s. First, he played Han Solo in the Star Wars Trilogy. Then he portrayed Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones Trilogy. Really, you can’t get much cooler than that.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 66,852 babies born with the name Harrison in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 65 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Harrison” was in 2015 with a total of 3,316 babies. According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Harrison” ranks #93 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Indiana.

7 Trent

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The name “Trent” is of English origin, and it means “Thirty”. It isn’t as common as others but has been represented by strong characters and people. One famous person with this moniker is musician Trent Reznor, who is the lead singer of the 1990’s band Nine Inch Nails. Vince Vaughn also played a character named Trent in the cult classic film, Swingers. Actor Trent Ford has been seen on Gosford Park, The West Wing and Vampire Diaries.

The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Trent” was in 2001 with a total of 1,719 babies. According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Trent” ranks #97 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Nebraska. There have been 49K boys named Trent in the US since 1880.

6 Dylan

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The name “Dylan” is of Welsh origin, and it means “Son of the sea”. It is a poetic and romantic moniker. Dylan was a legendary sea god who prompted all the waters of Britain and Ireland to weep when he died. The name came to prominence via the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Luke Perry also portrayed the ever-so-cool Dylan Mckay in the popular 1990’s show 90210.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 352,189 babies born with the name Dylan in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Dylan” was in 2001 with a total of 16,491 babies.According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Dylan” ranks #8 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in North Dakota.

5 Andrew

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The name “Andrew” is of Greek origin, and it means “Manly”. It’s a very appealing classic boy name. Nicknames inspired by this moniker include the friendly, Andy or the more sophisticated, Drew. Famous people with this name range from historical figures to modern day actors. Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. More recently, actor Andrew Garfield portrayed the comic book character Spiderman in the film franchise.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,270,972 babies born with the name Andrew in the The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 644 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Andrew” was in 1987 with a total of 36,199 babies. According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Andrew” ranks #5 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in California.

4 Oliver

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The name “Oliver” is of English origin, and it means “Elf army”. It is Number 1 name in England, Australia and New Zealand. It entered the Top 100 in the U.S. for the first time in 2009, but has already jumped to Number 19. Famous people with this name include filmmaker Oliver Stone and former United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, Oliver North. In fiction, there is Oliver Twist, and is also a character in the Harry Potter series.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 127,192 babies born with the name Oliver in the United States.The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 234 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Oliver” was in 2015 with a total of 11,592 babies. There were 127K boys given this name in the US since 1880.

3 Aiden

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The name “Aiden” is of Irish origin, and it means “Little fire”. It was originally a pet form of the Irish name Aodh (pronounced ‘ee’), who was the old Celtic god of the sun and fire. Most recently, the name Aiden surged after a character carried this moniker on the popular television show, Sex and the City. Actor John Corbin portrayed Aiden, who was Carrie Bradshaw’s boyfriend.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 173,193 babies born with the name Aiden in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Aiden” was in 2009 with a total of 16,010 babies. According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Aiden” ranks #28 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Nebraska.

2 Gabriel

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The name “Gabriel” is of Hebrew origin, and means “God is my Strength”. It is a biblical name that would be an appealing choice for religious parents. Gabriel was the name of the archangel who shared the news of Jesus’ birth. The moniker appears in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim texts. Beyond this spiritual significance, a super laid back nickname is “Gabe”, which sounds like everyone’s cool friend.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 324,700 babies born with the name Gabriel in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 15 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Gabriel” was in 2008 with a total of 13,019 babies. According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Gabriel” ranks #27 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Rhode Island.

1 Sebastian

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The name “Sebastian” is of Greek origin, and it means “Venerable”. It is another name that might attract literary-minded parents. First, Sebastian was the name of crab hero in The Little Mermaid. The same moniker was given to the protagonist of the children’s book, The Neverending Story. Then Sebastian was the name of memorable characters in many of Shakespeare’s works such as Twelfth Night and The Tempest.

From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 124,137 babies born with the name Sebastian in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name “Sebastian” was in 2015 with a total of 9,569 babies. According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name “Sebastian” ranks #79 in popularity as a baby boy’s name in Oregon.

Sources: names.org, nameberry.com

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