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30 Baby Boy Names Moms Wish They Would Have Used First

There are thousands upon thousands of adorable baby names for little boys in this world... if not more. Sometimes when people choose a name for their children, they might pick a lovely name that they instantly fell in love with at the time. But as time goes by, they might find something else that they adore even more than the original name they chose.

At times, since there are so many names out there, we may have simply forgotten about some boys names because they completely slipped our mind.

Other times, we may have learned of a new name that takes us by surprise, leaving us thinking, “Wow, where in the world was this name hiding when I was picking my son's name?” Some moms may even end up having regrets about the name they finally chose shortly after their baby boy was born.

Today, we have an amazing list of 30 baby boy names that moms wish they would have used first. If you are an expectant mom-to-be who is pregnant with a son, the names on this list are definitely worth checking out. It doesn't matter if you are having your first, second, or third baby boy either.

This list could possibly save you some regret in the future when it comes to choosing a name for your child. These names are so fabulous you may even wish that you would have chosen one of these names first. Continue reading to see what they are!

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30 Liam

Liam is a very beautiful name. There are even a total of 174,095 babies who were born since 1880 in the United States who have this great name. It is of Irish origin and means strong-willed warrior or protector.

It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as LEE-uhm. It is at number 5 on the Boy Names Of The 2010s list, number 3 on the Modern Boy Names list, and at number 11 on the Irish Boy Names list.

There are even quite a few celebrities with this name such as Liam Payne, Liam Hemsworth, and Liam Neeson.

29 Grayson

Grayson is a lovely yet unique boy’s name. There are a total of only 65,876 babies who were born with this first name since 1880 in the United States.

Considering all the people that live in the US, that is not very many people with this name. While Grayson is technically a gender-neutral name, it is more commonly used as a boy’s name.

This name is of English origin and means son of a steward. It is two-syllables and is pronounced GRAY-suhn. Grayson is at number 19 on the Modern Boy Names list, and number 89 on the Unisex Names list.

28 Wyatt

This name is absolutely gorgeous, don’t you agree There is a grand total of 138,054 babies who were born with this lovely first name since 1880 in the United States.

It is of American, English, and French origin and it happens to mean tough in war. It is a two-syllable name, and it is pronounced as WHY-et. This name is at number 40 on the Boys Names Of The 2010s list, and number 13 on the Modern Boy Names list.

27 Hudson

Hudson is no longer just a river and a last name; it also happens to be a boy’s first name too. There are a total of only 49,363 babies who have been given this first name since 1880 in the United States alone. That is not very many people named Hudson.

It is of English and Scottish origin, and it means heart, mind, spirit or power, strong, hardy. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as HUHD-suhn. Hudson is at number 79 on the Vintage Boy Names list, and number 34 on the Modern Boy Names list.

26 Jaxon

Jaxon is such an adorable name for a little guy, and it is a spelling variation to the name Jackson. There are 63,479 people in the United States who have been given this first name since 1880. It is of American and English origin, and it means Son of Jack.

It is a two-syllable boy’s name pronounced as JAX-en. Jaxon is at number 9 on the Modern Boy Names list, and number 14 on the American Boy Names list.

25 Kai

Kai is a very attractive name that anyone would be able to fall in love with. Who wouldn’t want this name for their son? It is actually gender-neutral.

So, if mom doesn’t know whether or not she is having a boy or a girl, this name would actually be the perfect fit.

There are a total of 35,510 babies who were born with Kai is their first name in the United States since 1880. It is of Hawaiian origin and means ocean, the sea. It is a one-syllable name that is pronounced as K’EYE.

24 Dominic

Dominic is a fantastic name for a little boy. It always reminds me of Vin Diesel’s character, Dom, in the Fast And The Furious movies.

There are a grand total of 158,694 people who were born with this lovely first name in the United States since 1880, which is not as many people as you would think.

I know in my state, Dominic is a pretty popular name. It is of Latin origin and means belonging to God. It is a three-syllable name that is pronounced as DOM-en-ik. Dominic is at number 15 on the Latin Boy Names list.

23 Jace

Jace sounds like such a sweet and unique name for a little boy. There are a total of only 58,531 babies who were born with this lovely first name in the United States since 1880.

It is of American origin and means the healer. This is a one syllable name, and it is pronounced as JAYSE. Jace is a number 22 on the Modern Boy Names list, number 8 on the Boy Names Unique To The Rockies list, and number 16 on the American Boy Names list.

22 Brayden

Brayden is a very wonderful name for a baby boy. There is a grand total of 109,484 babies who were given Brayden as their first name in the United States since the year 1880. It is of American and Irish origin, and it happens to mean Salmon.

Even though this name doesn’t have the most attractive meaning out there, it is still fabulous, and there are tons of moms out there who love this name too.

Brayden has two syllables and is pronounced as BRAY-din. It on multiple lists and charts such as coming in at number 47 on the Boy Names Of The 2010s, number 6 on the Modern Boy Names list, and number 8 American Boy Names.

21 Bryson

Bryson is a beautiful name that you can’t help but fall in love with the first time you hear it. There are a total of 54,418 babies who were given this great name at birth in the United States alone since 1880.

It is of American, Irish, and Welsh origin and happens to mean vigorous sea or Ardor, passion. Bryson has two syllables and is pronounced BREYE-sen.

This name is at number 40 on the Modern Boy Names list and number 19 on the American Boy Names list.

20 Jameson

Jameson is such an adorable name, don’t you think? This is the type of name that may slip your mind when you’re choosing a name for your son because it is different and unique.

It is not a very common name, which is why some moms may wonder where this name been when she named her son. There are only 24,841 babies with the first name Jameson. It is of English origin and means son of James. It is a three-syllable name that is pronounced JAY-meh-suhn. Jameson is at number 83 on the Modern Boy Names list.

19 Ian

Ian is a lovely name to give a little boy. There is a grand total of 217,913 babies who were given this first name on that the day they were born in the just the United States since the year 1880.

Ian is of Scottish origin and means God is gracious. It is a two-syllable name and it is pronounced as EE-in. It is at number 10 on the Scottish Boy Names list. Even though Ian was at its peak in use back in 2005, it does not mean that the name isn’t cute today!

18 Parker

 

Parker is actually a gender-neutral name, and it sounds so sweet and innocent. There are a total of 109,381 babies who were given this wonderful first name in the United States since the year 1880.

English in origin, it means park keeper or gamekeeper. It is a two-syllable name and is pronounced PAHR-ker. Parker is at number 65 for the Modern Boy Names list, number 98 on the Modern Girl Names list, and number 36 on the Unisex Name list.

17 Micha

Micha is a very unique and uncommon name, which is also a gender-neutral name. There are only a total of 2,087 babies who were given this name at birth in the United States since 1880.

It is of Russian origin and means Who is like the lord? Micha is a two-syllable name that is easy to fall in love with, especially if you're looking for something a bit different.

Pronounced as MIH-kuh, this name was the most popular back in 2011 when there were a total of 39 babies who are born with the name Micha.

16 Rowan

Rowan is a lovely name for a little boy. Although this name is technically a gender-neutral name, that shouldn’t matter much because it is fantastic anyway. There are only 27,351 babies who were given the name Rowan at birth within the United States since the year 1880.

It is of English origin and means little red-haired one. But don't worry, it doesn’t matter what color hair your child son has in order to have this great name.

You may know not have even known about this was a name when you were considering a name for your son. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as ROW-an. It is at number 90 on the Modern Boy Names list, and number 175 on the Unisex Names List.

15 Kingston

We love the name Kingston, and we are sure that you will learn to like it too. Just try saying the name, it rolls off of the tongue so well!

There are a total of only 20,765 babies who were born with this incredible name in the United States since the year 1880.

Kingston is an English name that means settlement of the king and the royal manor. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as KING-stuhn. This name is at number 49 on the Modern Boy Names list as well.

14 Chase

Chase is an adorable name for a baby boy to have. A lot of people might not think about this name when they are originally choosing a name for their son. There are 158,441 babies who have this same exact name in the United States since 1880.

It is of English origin and means Huntsman or Hunter. Chase only has one syllable, and it is pronounced as CHAYSE.

This name is at number 81 on the Modern Boy Names list, and number 90 on the English Boy Names list.

13 Ryker

Ryker is a different, unique, and fabulous name for a little boy. Some moms may even be jealous that they didn’t think of this name first when they were running down their list of names.

There are only about 27,000 babies who were born with the first name Ryker in the United States since the late 19th century. It is of American origin and means becoming rich. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as RYE-ker.

12 Braxton

Can you picture yourself holding a little Braxton in your arms and he is all yours? If not, you may have overlooked this lovely name when you were naming your son.

As a rare and unique name, there are only about 43,000 babies born in the United States since 1880 who were named Braxton. It is of English origin and means Brown’s Settlement. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as BRAKS-tuhn. It is at number 37 on the Modern Boy Names list.

11 Silas

Silas is a very beautiful and unique name that I fell in love with this first time I heard it. It also happens to be my youngest Godson’s name. You may even fall in love with this name too and wish that you would have known about Silas before you named your own son.

There are about 41,000 babies who were born with this lovely first name just in the United States alone since 1880.

It is of Latin and Greek origin and means of the forest or woods. Silas is a two-syllable name, and it is pronounced as SY-lus. It is at number 14 on the Vintage Boy Names list, and number 25 on the Latin Boy Names list.

10 Kaiden

Kaiden is such a great name for a little boy as it sounds so sweet and innocent. There are about 33,000 babies who were born with Kaiden as their first name in the United States since the year 1880.

It is of Celtic and American origin, and it means warrior, earth, and ground. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as KAY-din.

It is at number 39 on the Modern Boy Names list. It is still considered to be a unique name as well since there are not many people with this same exact first name.

9 Camden

Camden is a beautiful name, but it also happens to be gender-neutral as well. It is more predominantly a male name than a female name. There are only about 42,000 babies who have the first name Camden in the United States since 1880.

It is of English origin and means Valley with camps. It is a two syllable name that is pronounced as KAM-din. It is at number 38 on the Modern Boy Names list, and number 122 on the Unisex Names list.

8 Zion

Zion is a great, unique, and gender-neutral name that you can’t help but see the beauty in it. There are a total of only about 30.000 people who were given the name Zion at birth in the United States since 1880. It is of Hebrew origin and means utopia and promised land.

It’s only natural that people with this name usually turn out to be very ambitious individuals. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as ZYE-on. It is number 67 on the Modern Boy Names list, number 163 on the Unisex Names list, and number 60 on the Hebrew Boy Names list.

7 Xander

Xander is such a cute name that moms can’t help but adore. It is such a unique name that there have only been about 23,000 people who were given this name in the United States since 1880.

It is of English, Greek, and Latin origin and means Defender of the people and warrior. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as ZAN-der. Xander is at number 58 on the Modern Boy Names list, and number 37 on the Greek Boy Names list.

6 Riley

Riley is yet another gender-neutral name, but it just sounds so sweet. There are about 186,000 people who have this lovely name in just the United States alone since the year 1880. Riley is os Irish, Celtic, English, and Gaelic origin and means courageous.

That is such a great meaning for a little boy, don’t you agree? It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as RYE-lee.

Rilee is on tons of lists including being at number 11 on Names Inspired By Disney, number 80 on the Vintage Boy Names list, number 30 on the Unisex Names list, number 90 on the Last Name First Name list, and number 19 on the Irish Boy Names list.

5 Giovanni

Giovanni is a fantastic name for a little guy. There are only about 64,000 people who were born with the name Giovanni in the United States since the year 1880. It is of Italian and Latin origin and means God is gracious.

It is a three-syllable name that is pronounced as either geo-VAHN-ee or Joh-VAHN-ee. It is at number 74 on the Modern Boy Names list, and number 7 on the Italian Boy Names list. Giovanni is the 846th most popular name of all time.

4 Zane

Zane is a wonderful and unique name for a baby boy. This is another name that sometimes slips the mind when people are choosing names for their sons. There are only about 44,000 people in the United States who were given the name Zane in the United States since 1880.

That is not a lot at all. It is of American origin and means God is gracious. It is a one syllable name that is pronounced as ZAYN. It is at number 24 on the American Boy Names list.

3 Jasper

Jasper is such a great name. There are only about 39,000 who were born with this lovely first name. It is of English and Greek origin and means the treasure or bringer.

Jasper is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as it sounds – JAS-per. It is at number 9 on the Vintage Boy Names list.

This name has the perfect meaning because babies are really an amazing treasure. Jasper’s are also said to grow up very family-oriented and loving.

2 Bryce

Bryce is a fabulous name for a little guy. Some moms may overlook this name at first since it is the 591st most popular name of all time; it’s not exactly in the top 100’s.

But that doesn’t make this name any less fantastic. There close to 113,000 people who have the first name Bryce in the United States since 1880. It is of English origin and means speckled, zealous, and alert. It is one syllable long and is pronounced just as it sounds – BRYCE.

1 Preston

Preston is a cute name that some moms wish they would have used first when naming their son. There is a total of 109,819 babies who were born with the first name Preston in the United States since the late 19th century.

It is of English origin and means From the priest’s town. It is a two-syllable name that is pronounced as PRESS-tin. It is at number 22 on Boy Names Unique to the South, and number 21 on the Boy Names Unique to Virginia list.

References: BabyCenter.com, Names.org, OhBabyNames.com, PronounceNames.com

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