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Avoiding the Top Ten Boys' Names

Some parents-to-be find it useful to use the list of top ten boys' names as a process of elimination because they want to choose a name for their son that is uncommon. If the name you're considering doesn't appear on the list of the top ten boys names for the past five years or so, it most likely won't be one of the top ten names for the current year. This is because names usually work their way up (and down) in popularity over several years. Most names will not just suddenly appear in the top ten.
Also keep in mind the trends that baby names usually follow. For example, in some years, names that rhyme (such as Cayden, Jayden, and Aidan) are among the most popular. In other years, names that have a similar ending (like Kaylee, Hayley, and Ashley) are at the top of the list. So while some names may remain popular for ten years or more, others that were popular a few years ago may not be all that common today.

Final Thoughts

As you search for the perfect name for your son, it is important to remember that no matter if you choose a name from the list of the top ten boys' names or not, your son's name will be unique because of what it means to you. When you are thinking of what to name your baby boy, keep in mind how you envision your son. What does he mean to you? What characteristics do you see him having? All of these thoughts you have about your hopes for your child can be incorporated into the meaning of the name you choose for him.
Using the BabyBuilder's list of top ten names is just a starting point. Once you have determined whether you want a name from the list, you can use the BabyBuilder tool to search more than 75,000 names, their meanings, and their origins. The perfect name for your little boy is out there -- and finding it may be easier than you think.
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