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30 Stunning Boy Names Millennials Aren’t Choosing Anymore

Some names gracefully flow on and off the popularity charts once parents start to view them as being outdated, especially millennial names. A lot of the names that were extremely popular when we were growing up aren't really being used anymore. That doesn't mean that these baby names aren't still fantastic names because they truly are. It's just that names like these were very common and slightly overused in the 80s and 90s, so millennials are no longer choosing these names anymore, and when they do it seems to only be on rare occasions.

Now that we know it’s been a while since most of these names have been very popular, maybe it’s time to start bringing some of them back. Nothing usually goes out of style forever, and that includes names. Today, we have 30 fantastic boy names that millennials aren’t choosing anymore for you to check out. Maybe these names will send you down memory lane, or maybe you will be able to find something worthy enough to give to your own child.

If you would like to see which great millennial names we have for you, please continue reading below. We promise that you won’t be disappointed!

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30 Gary

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Gary may be a name that was at its height in popularity way back in 1952 when there were a total of 38,376 babies born in that single year with this as their first name, but that doesn’t mean that it still isn’t a great choice. It is at number 93 on the Classic Boy Names list. Gary is the 49th most popular name of all time. It was so common that from 1880 to 2016 there were 902,815 babies in total born with the name Gary.

29 Keith

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Keith is a name that seemed like so many boys had when I was growing up, I even went to school with a few. Now, it seems like it is rarely if ever, used anymore. Although this name was at its height in popularity well before us millennials were even born. Its most popular year was back in 1957, and there were a whopping 12,424 babies born with this first name that year alone. Keith is at number 59 on the Classic Boy Names list. It is also the 149th most popular name of all time.

28 Brian

Brian was a name that almost every boy had in all my classes. There were too many to count. After this name spiked in 1972, with 36,325 babies born that year with this name, it started to decline slowly, and then suddenly in popularity. When a millennial does choose this name for their child, they tend to alter the spelling to make it a bit more unique. A newer spelling variation of this name is Bryan. There were a total of 1,166,766 babies born with Brian as their first name within the past 136 years! That is a lot of people named Brian in the United States!

27 Cody

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Cody is a wonderful name that a lot of millennials had back in the 90s. In fact, this name was at its height in popularity back in 1992 with there were 19,874 babies born with this first name. After that, it had a drastic drop in use. This is definitely a name that millennials are not really choosing anymore. Cody is so underused now that it is considered unique and is even at number 7 on the Unique Boy Names list.

26 Kyle

Kyle saw its best days in 1990 when it was at its height in popularity with 22,699 babies born with this first name in that single year. Kyle is the 130th most popular name of all time. From the years 1880 to 2016, there were a total of 484,523 babies born with this great first name. Millennials don’t seem to be choosing this name very often anymore. The earliest recorded birth for someone with the first name Kyle was back on May 12, 1875.

25 Jamie

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Jamie is a great gender-neutral name that millennials are not really choosing anymore. This name was at its height in popularity back in 1977 when there were 12,901 babies born with this first name. It is the 192nd most popular name of all time. This name has lost a lot of popularity with being a boy’s name, but it was also very common in the 90s. This is a name that millennials should think about adding to the list of possibilities when they are searching for a name for their baby; and since it is gender-neutral, it wouldn’t even matter if the parents were having a little boy or girl.

24 Jeremy

Jeremy is the 151st most popular name of all time. There are a total of 434,507 babies who were born in the United States with this fabulous first name, but Millennials don’t seem to be choosing it anymore which is a shame. This name is very masculine, and it also happens to be my brother’s name and he was a millennial who was born in the 90s. Jeremy was at the height in popularity in 1977 when there were 21,614 babies born with this first name in that single year.

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23 Zachary

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Zachary was a very popular name in 1993 when it was its highest ranking with a total of 25,534 babies born in the single year with this name. It has been on a steady decline in popularity since then. It really is a fantastic name that millennials are not choosing for their own children anymore. This name was so popular that in the United States that from 1880 to 2016 there were 529,371 babies born with Zachary as their first name.

22 Matthew

Matthew was a highly popular name for a very long time, but it appears to have gradually fallen in popularity since its most popular year in 1983. It was so popular that in one single year, 1983, there were 50,207 babies born with this as their first name. That doesn’t even count all the times that Matthew was used as a middle name. There were a whopping 1,584,209 babies born in total with this name from 1880 to 2016. That is more than enough Matthew’s to take over the entire population of the country of Guinea-Bissau. Maybe we should start bringing this amazing name back.

21 Jonathan

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Jonathan was another very popular name that was frequently chosen from 1982 to 1990, but millennials no longer seem to be choosing anymore. It was at its height on popularity in 1988 with a total of 24,345 babies born in that single year with this first name. It is no surprise that from 1880 to 2016 there were a total of 830,826 babies born with Jonathan as their first name. This name is at number 61 on the Classic Boy Names list.

20 Andrew

Andrew was a widely used name that we millennials heard a lot when we were in school, but we don’t seem to be using it much anymore. It was at its height in popularity in 1987 when there were 36,199 babies born with this first name. Andrew has gone up and down in popularity, but it did start to decline in use right after its highest point. Andrew is at number 13 on the Classic Boy Names list. There were of a total of 1,208,459 Andrew’s born from 1880 to 2016.

19 Jared

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Jared is a name that wasn’t very popular, to begin with, but it is a name that millennials are not choosing anymore. It’s so underused that it is now considered to be a unique name. It is at number 134 on the Unique Boy Names list. It was at its peak in popularity back in 1998 when there were a total of 7,461 babies born with this first name in just this one year. There are actually only a total of 199,306 babies who were given the first name Jared between the years 1880 to 2016 in the United States.

18 Anthony

Anthony was a name that was everywhere. No matter where you went there was always someone named Anthony, but millennial moms no longer seem to be choosing this name for their kids. It is such a common name that was given to us millennials that in the United States, from the years 1880 to 2016 there was a whopping 1,430,880 babies born with this first name. That is a lot of people. This name was at its height in popularity back in 1990 when there was a grand total of 25,074 babies born in that one year who had this name.

17 Samuel

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Samuel has been all over the charts and has constantly risen and fallen in popularity since the late 19th century. It is now considered to be a classic name that millennials are not choosing anymore. It is actually at number 12 on the Classic Boy Names list. It was at its peak in use in 2001 when there were a total of 14,788 babies born with this name Samuel in that single year. This is also a name that may rise up in use once again.

16 Richard

Richard is an older name that was the most popular way back in 1946 when there was a total of 58,862 babies who were born with this name. That is a lot of Richard’s in that year alone. It also happens to be my grandfather’s name. Richard has been used so many times that there are an astonishing 2,570,304 babies in the United States with this as their first name between the years 1880 and 2016. It really is a nice classic name, and it also happens to be at number 14 on the Classic Boy Names list. Richard has really plummeted in use and millennials are not really choosing this name anymore.

15 Alexander

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Alexander is a fantastic boy’s name that millennials are really choosing for their children much anymore. Almost all of us know someone with this name that we may have gone to school with. This name was at its peak in popularity back in 1993 when there were 20,522 babies born with this first name. It is even now considered a classic name is at number 53 on the Classic Boy Names list. Alexander is also the 87th most popular name of all time.

14 Justin

Justin was a very popular name in the 1980s, and it is still a very beautiful name today. Millennials no longer seem to be using this name for their own children anymore, which is a shame because this is an absolutely gorgeous name for a little boy. It was at its height in popularity in 1988 when there were 35,034 babies born that one year with this first name. From 1880 to 2016 there were a total of 773,697 babies born with Justin as their first name.

13 Kevin

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Kevin is a name that has gone up and down in popularity since 1963 but started to really decline in popularity after 1989. 1963 was the best year for this name when there were 30,744 babies born who were named Kevin. In the United States from 1880 to 2016, there were a total of 1,168,242 babies born with this fantastic name. Kevin is now considered a classic name and is it at number 46 on the Classic Boy Names list.

12 Christopher

Christopher was a very popular name that had started to plummet in popularity after its highest peak of use back in 1984 when they were 60,023 babies born with this first name. This name was so widely used that there were over two million Christopher’s born in the United States between 1880 and 2016. It is no longer a name that is often used by millennials anymore. That could be because of its overuse when we were growing up. Christopher is still a lovely name. This name is now considered a “classic name” and is at number 34 on the Classic Boy Names list.

11 Joseph

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Joseph has gone up and down in popularity but somehow managed to stick around. However, millennials are using this name less and less as a first name for their children and more of a middle name. This name was at its peak in popularity back in 1956 with 32,707 babies born with this first name. If you think that’s a lot; there were a total of 2,603,475 babies born with Joseph as their first name in the United States from 1880 to 2016.

10 Steven

Steven was a once popular name that millennials no longer seem to be choosing for their children. It was at its height in popularity back in 1956 with 38,459 babies born in that single year with this first name. It was used to much that from 1880 to 2016 in the United States there were a total of 1,282,770 babies born names Steven. It is not considered to be a classic name and is at number 16 on the Classic Boy Names list.

9 Howard

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It is rare to hear of a millennial naming their child Howard. It was never widely as popular as some of the other names on this list to begin with, but now it is as if this great name has just disappeared. It is at number 13 on the Old-Fashioned Boy Names list, and it was at its peak almost 100 years ago back in 1921. During that year, there was a total of 7,711 babies born who were named Howard. As of 2016, there were only a little over 200 babies with this first name!

8 Joshua

Joshua was a popular name when us millennials were growing up. That could explain why it had reached its peak back in 1989 when there were 44,089 babies born with this first name. This is a name that millennials are not choosing much anymore, but that doesn’t make it any less fantastic. There are a total of 1,198,955 babies born in the United States from 1880 to 2016 who were given the name Joshua at birth. The earliest document used of Joshua was back in 1866.

7 Daniel

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How many Dan’s or Danny’s did you know when you were growing up? I know I knew quite a few. Daniel was once a very popular name that has fallen in use over time and millennials no longer seem to be choosing this as a first name for their children anymore. It was at its height in popularity back in 1985 when there were a total of 38,826 babies born with this first name. Even on rare occasions, some females were given this name at birth.

6 David

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David was a widely used name back in its prime. This may be the name that was used the most on our list with an astonishing 3,613,916 babies who were born with this first name just in the United States alone between the years 1880 and 2016. It reached its peak way back in 1955 with 86,211 people who were born with David as their first name in that one single year. Millennials are not really choosing their name for their babies anymore.

5 Brandon

Brandon was extremely popular between 1985 and 1994. It was at its height in use back in 1992 when there were a total of 29,618 babies who were given this as their first name at birth. Millennials no longer seem to like this name as much anymore since they aren’t really choosing it for their children these days. From 1880 to 2106 in the United States, there was a total of 754,252 babies born with Brandon as their first name.

4 Robert

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Robert was actually more popular than the name David back in the day. In the United States alone, from 1880 to 2016, there was a whopping total of 4,829,274 babies born with the first name Robert. That is enough Robert’s to take over the population of Ireland! Millennial moms no longer seem to be choosing this name for their children anymore. It was at its peak in popularity back in 1947. It is at number 9 on the Classic Boy Names list.

3 William

William has gone up and down in popularity throughout the years, but millennials aren’t choosing this fantastic name anymore. It was so popular that there are over 4 million babies with this first name in the United States. It was at its highest use back in 1947 when there were over 67,000 William’s born in that single year alone. This name was first documented in the United States on Tuesday, December 18, 1804! It’s safe to say that there is a lot of history with the name William.

2 Michael

Who doesn’t know someone with the name Michael? It was so popular that in the United States from 1880 to 2016 there a total of 4,359,802 babies born with this first name. It was at its peak in use back in 1957 with a total of 92,716 Michael’s born in that one year. This name is now considered to be a classic and is at number 2 on the Classic Boy Names list. There are enough Michael’s in the world to take over the country of Costa Rica. Millennials no longer seem to be choosing this name anymore, however.

1 Tyler

Tyler is a name that millennials no longer seem to be giving to their own children anymore. It was at its peak in use back in 1994 when there was a total of 31,531 babies born with this fantastic first name. There is a grand total of 596,630 babies born with the first name Tyler between in the years 1880 and 2016 in the United States. This name was first documented back on March 2, 1877. While this name is not the most popular name on our list, to begin with, it is still pretty awesome.

References: Mother.ly, Names.org.

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