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25 Baby Boy Names Set To Take Over The Next Decade

For the mom who are reading this, congratulations on finding out that a little baby boy is on the way home. The first gift a mom gives her son on the day he is welcomed into this world is his name. It is something that he will take with him and keep as he grows up and gets older year by year.

The gift of a name is something that your little guy can cherish even long after you are gone. That is why it is so important to choose wisely and to make sure that you know as much as possible about this gift that you will give your son. There are certain names that will outlast this decade and take over the next 10 years simply because of how amazing they are.

We have compiled a list of 25 baby boy names that are set to take over the next decade. There is something for everyone on this list. Even if you are unsure of what you are having at the moment, and just want to run through some awesome baby names, you are sure to find something that you love as much as we do. Continue reading to find out what these amazing boy’s name are!

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25 Mason

Mason is a very adorable baby boy name. It is pronounced May-son. It is of French origin and means stone worker. It has held steady at number five on the popularity chart for most modern baby boy names, according to Names.org, and we believe it will make it into the next decade and still hold onto its popularity. There is one formerly well-known rapper who used to go by the name Mase. The reason he chooses that name was most likely because his birth name is Mason Durell Betha and he was the most active from 1993 until 1999. Many millennial moms will most likely still remember him. Mase is a very cute nickname for any little boy who has this beautiful name.

24 Jayden

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Jayden is such a sweet name for any little boy. This name is of American origin and is a spelling variation to the more popular and commonly used Jaden. We can think of one famous person right off the top of our heads who has this lovely name; The eccentric son of the actor and musician Will Smith – Jaden Smith. It is pronounced just like it is spelled, Jay-den or Jay-din if that makes it a bit easier. A nickname that you could give your son if you would choose this for his name would be Jay. According to Babycenter.com, Jayden is also a mashup of the names Jay and Hayden. Jayden is at number 15 for the fastest rising boy’s names, according to Names.org. That is why we believe this name will stick around for another decade. If it is quickly rising now, imagine where it will be three, four, five, even 10 years from now!

23 Wyatt

I have always loved the name Wyatt ever since I heard it on the once popular TV series called Charmed. Wyatt is pronounced as Why-it. It is of English origin and means son of guy. We believe this name would be suitable for any little boy because it is so stunning. For all of you English literature majors out there, Sir Thomas Wyatt (sometimes spelled Wyat) was an English poet who introduced the sonnet to English literature, according to Names.org. Your son could really have an amazing name with so much history to it if you were to choose this name.

In the United States, Wyatt is the most popular in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.

This name is at number 40 of baby names of the 2010s and we believe that it will make it well into the 2020s as well. It is also at number 13 for popular modern baby boy names. It is the 507th most popular name of all time, according to Names.org.

22 Ayden

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Ayden is such a cute baby boy name, and we love the modern spelling variation compared to the traditional spelling Aiden. It is of Irish origin and happens to mean fiery, which can go to describe any little boy. In the United States, Ayden is the most popular in Nevada, North Carolina, and Florida. Ayden is at number 12 for modern baby boy names, number 25 for Irish baby boy names, and number 18 for boy names unique to Nevada, according to Names.org. Since this name is within the top 25 boy names on each list, we believe it is safe to say that this spelling variation of Aiden is going to be around for another decade.

21 Christian

Christian is an absolutely gorgeous name for a little boy that became very popular with the widely known 50 Shades of Grey series. This is a stunning name you could choose for your little guy and it is of English origin and means follower of Christ. So, if any mom out there is looking for a boy name that has a religious meaning to it, this name is they to go. Christian happens to be the 78th most popular boy's name and the 30th most popular English boys name, according to Names.org. So, for both categories, it is still within the top 100 boy names. This is why we see no sign of it going away anytime soon.

20 Caleb

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Caleb sounds go sweet and innocent and we are sure you will agree once you learn the meaning of this name. It is of Hebrew origin and means whole hearted. Any little boy who is gifted this name by his mother is sure to grow up following the meaning on his name.

Caleb is the 122nd most popular boy name in the United States.

It is also at number 61 for the most popular modern boy names, and it is also at number 22 for the most popular Hebrew boy names, according to Names.org. We believe this is one of those names that is going to continue to grow in popularity throughout the next decade.

19 Landen

Landen is a great name to choose for your son. It is a very strong sounding name for a little boy. It is of English origin and means from the long hill. While it may not have the best meaning in the world, you should try saying this two syllable name out loud because it has a nice ring to it. Landen is on the modern boy names list at number 72, which means out of all the baby boy names there are, this name is within the top 100, according to Names.org, and we believe it will continue to climb the social ladders and make its way into the next decade.

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18 Brayden

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Brayden is a fabulous American baby name that simply means son of Bradan. Bradan is just a different spelling variation of this great name. This three syllable name is pronounced as br-a-din. Brayden seems like the name of a little sports star or football player. There are actually three different hockey plays with this as their first name according to Names.org. In the United States, is the most popular in Kentucky, Utah, and Wyoming. Brayden is at number 47 for the boy names of the 2010s, number 6 for modern baby names and number 8 for American boy makes, according to Names.org, really making this name a popular hit. That is why we can see this name as being set to take over the next decade.

17 Bryson

Bryson is a fantastic name for a little boy that is of American origin and happens to simply mean son of Brice. If a mom were to choose this name for her son, she would also be able to switch the spelling of this name a bit to Brysen if she wanted to make it a bit more unique. This name is at number 40 on the modern boy names list, and number 19 on the American boy names list, according to Names.org. Bryson is the 934th most popular name of all time. From 1880 to 2016, there were 54,418 people with this special name.

The oldest recorded birth with someone with the name Bryson, according to Names.org, was on Thursday, March 25, 1875.

16 Logan

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Logan is a cute name for a little guy to have. It is an Irish baby boy name that means from the hollow. But from the Webster’s Dictionary, it means a rocking or balanced stone, according to Names.org. Logan is actually a gender neutral name, so even if you are unsure of what you having, this name would be absolutely perfect. In the United States, Logan is the most popular in Nevada, Idaho, and Alaska. This name happens to be at number 104 on the most popular baby names list, number 7 on the modern boy names list, number 12 for unisex names, number 4 for Irish boy names, and number 12 for unisex names.

15 Xavier

Xavier is a gorgeous name for a handsome baby boy that Latin origin and means the new house. Since it holds that as its meaning it should be safe to say that Xavier brings new beginnings and welcoming a brand new baby boy into your life would really be a new beginning. This name is at number 85 on the modern boy names list and number 17 for latin boy names list. This name is also the 554th most popular name of all time, according to Names.org.

14 Grayson

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Grayson is such a stunning name that you could choose to gift to your little boy. It is of English origin and means son of the gray-haired one. It doesn’t have the most popular meaning of all time since a lot of us millennial moms are scared of getting in those pesky gray hairs, to those of us that don’t have some yet. Grayson is at number 19 on the modern boy names list and number 89 for gender neutral names.

From 1880 to 2016, there were 65,876 people with this beautiful name, according to Names.org.

13 Jaxon

Jaxon is a fabulous boys name that is set to take over the next decade. It is of American origin and means son of Jack. A spelling variation of this name is Jackson, and an adorable nickname would be Jax. Jaxon is at number 9 on the modern boy names list and number 14 on the American boy names list. It is the 852nd most popular name of all time. From 1880 to 2016, there were 64,479 people with this name in the United States. This name was first recorded by the Social Security Administration on Friday, March 10th, 1882, according to Names.org.

12 Leo

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Leo is a fantastic name for a little boy. It is the short and sweet version of Leonardo and it doesn’t even require a nickname for this one syllable name. It is of Italian origin and means Lion. It would be the perfect name for a baby boy who will be born in August under the Zodiac sign Leo. It would complete the whole Leo the Lion thing. Leo’s are typically very generous, brave, and creative individuals – just like the zodiac sign, according to Sevenreflections.com.

11 Jace

Jace is a great baby boy name that is a shorter version is Jason. This one syllable name does not even need a nickname, perhaps that’s because this is an American baby name that literally means nickname, according to Names.org.

Jace is at number 22 on the modern boy names list and number 16 on the American boy names list.

From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration recorded 58,538 people who were given this name. It was the most popular in 2013 with a record-breaking 6,381 babies born with this name. The oldest birth record that was found with the name Jace was way back on Saturday, March 15th, 1879, according to Names.org.

10 Liam

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Liam is such a strong masculine name that we will surely be seeing in the next decade. It is an Irish baby name that means strong-willed warrior. We can think of three very famous Liam’s and we have to admit one or two of them are awfully handsome! You have Liam Hemsworth, Liam Payne, and the action movie hero Liam Neeson. Liam is standing strong at number 5 on the boy names of the 2010s list and number 3 for modern boy names, according to Names.org. It’s safe to save this very popular name will be around for a while.

9 Kayden

Kayden is actually a very adorable gender neutral name, like a few others on this list. This name is of Arabic origin and means friend and companion. A little boy who is gifted with this name at birth is sure to be very popular and we know he would make friends with absolutely anyone. Just look at what this name means after all. Kayden is at number 21 on the modern boy names list, at number 109 on the unisex names list, and at number 3 for Arabic boy names, according to Names.org. That makes this name very popular and likable. It is set to take over the next decade for sure.

8 Bentley

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Bentley is such a cute name but it always reminds me of those cars with the same name. It is an English name that means from the bent-grass fields. That is a pretty unique meaning.

Bentley is actually another gender-neutral name that could be used for a little girl as well

It is more predominantly a boy’s name, however. Bentley is at number 32 on the modern boy names list and number 131 for unisex names list. The most popular year for this name was in 2012 when 5,867 babies were given this beautiful name, according to Names.org.

7 Kingston

This next name is set to take over the next decade for sure. It’s actually still fairly unique to most of us but somehow managed to land at number 32 on the modern boy names list. When you first hear of Kingston, you may assume that it is just a last name but it really isn’t anymore. It is of English origin and means from the King’s town. It is the 1,635th most popular name of all time, making it still a bit rare. Kingston was at the height of its popularity, so far, in 2016 when there were 3,109 babies born with this fabulous name, according to Names.org.

6 Dominic

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Dominic is an adorable name to give your little boy when he is when he is finally welcomed into this world after his long awaited arrival. This name is commonly associated with Vin Diesel's character in The Fast and The Furious movies with his leading role as Dom. This name is of Latin origin and means belonging to God. So, if mom or dad are looking for a name with a religious meaning, this name is definitely the way to go. This name is at number 15 on the Latin boy names list, according to Names.org.

5 Carter

Carter is a cute name that has risen in popularity over the last decade, and we are sure that it will continue to rise of the next decade as well.

It is of English origin and means a driver of carts. Carter is another name like Kingston, where you mainly hear of it as a last name. This name is at number 32 in the boy names of the 2010s, number 15 for modern boy names, and number 100 in the English boy names list, according to Names.org.

4 Colton

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Colton is such an adorable name for a mom to gift her son with upon delivery name. We think it just sounds so sweet and innocent like. It is of English origin and simple means Cole’s Town. Colton is at number 27 on the modern boy names list and number 17 on the boy names unique to the Rockies. It is the 596th most popular name of all time. From 1880 to 2016 there were 111,372 people recorded to have this name, according to Names.org.

3 Jayson

Jayson is such a cute spelling variation to the tradition Jason. It is of Greek origin and means healer. That is the perfect meaning for a little boy who may one day grow up to be a doctor or some other type of healer. This name has gone up and down in popularity, but we believe it will continue to be on the rise because it is at number 34 for Greek boy names, according to Names.org. Any name that can make it within the top 40 of anything has real potential. Not many people think to put a “Y” in Jason, but we believe it makes the name that much more gorgeous.

2 Ian

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Ian is a very stunning one syllable name for a little guy to be given on the day he is born. It is of Scottish origin and means God is Gracious. This is another name with a very beautiful religious meaning for any parent looking for this type of name. This name falls in at number 10 in the Scottish boy names list.

It is the 331st most popular name of all time, according to Names.org, which is how we know that it is set to take over the next decade.

1 Nolan

Nolan is such an adorable name to give to a newborn baby boy. It is an Irish name and means descendant of the famous one. This name slides in at number 21 for Irish boy names and number 30 for unique boy names to Wisconsin, USA. It is the 688th most popular name of all time. I mean, just take notice to how wonderful it sounds when you say it out loud. The most popular year for this name, so far, was in 2015 with 5,731 babies born to this name, according to Names.org.

References: Babycenter.com, Names.org, Sevenreflections.com,

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