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Searching the Top 100 Boys' Names With eMedTV's BabyBuilder

Once you've started your list, take it to eMedTV's BabyBuilder. BabyBuilderTM is a name creation tool that allows you to search over 75,000 baby names, along with their meanings and origins. This tool lists the top 100 names for both genders by year -- all the way back to 1880.
To access the top 100 boys' names, simply click this BabyBuilder link and follow these instructions:
  • On the BabyBuilder main page, click the Boys tab, and then click Top 100. This will bring up the most recent year available.
  • Scroll through the Year tab (on the left side of the screen), and then select the desired year. A list of the top 100 boys' names for that year will instantly appear. BabyBuilder automatically searches for names in the United States, but you can also view names from several other countries.
  • As you explore the different names that appeal to you, click each name to learn its meaning, origin, and variations.
As you look at the top 100 baby names, you may find it interesting to see how certain names have cycled through popularity over the years. You might even want to see how popular your name was the year you were born.
Note: If you come across a name you like, but would prefer something a little more unique and less commonly used, be sure to look at the variations of the name. These may give you some good ideas.

Closing Thoughts on the Top 100 Boys' Names

Although this list of 100 top boys' names may not seem like a lot of choices, it is a great place to start to either get some ideas or to eliminate others. And if you'd rather learn about unique baby names, BabyBuilder provides more than 75,000 additional names. Although there are thousands of names for baby boys, the number both you and your partner agree upon will probably be small, so narrowing down the list may be easier than you expect.
One of the main things to keep in mind when searching for a name for your son is to think about the man you hope he will become. Each name carries a meaning, and you will be the one who decides what that meaning will be. With a little time and research, you'll be able to discover the perfect name for your new baby boy. Regardless of whether your baby has a name among the top 100, your son's name will be unique to you because of the meaning associated with it.
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