Personal Favorites from the Top 1000 (Boys)

Earlier I posted my favorite girls’ names from the 2015 American top 1000.  Here are the boys’ names!  Within the parentheses are their respective ranks out of 1000 – not their ranks on my personal lists (admittedly, I don’t rank them that way at all).

  • Jacob (#4)
  • William (#5)
  • Ethan (#6)
  • James (#7)
  • Alexander (#8)
  • Michael (#9)
  • Benjamin (#10)
  • Daniel (#12)
  • Matthew (#15)
  • David (#18)
  • Oliver (#19)
  • Samuel (#23)
  • John (#26)
  • Luke (#28)
  • Henry (#29)
  • Andrew (#30)
  • Isaac (#31)
  • Christopher (#32)
  • Joshua (#33)
  • Sebastian (#35)
  • Julian (#45)
  • Jonathan (#48)
  • Charles (#50)
  • Thomas (#51)
  • Eli (#53)
  • Josiah (#57)
  • Adrian (#58)
  • Adam (#73)
  • Leo (#91)
  • Ezra (#92)
  • Nathaniel (#97)
  • Theodore (#99)
  • Elias (#100)
  • Tristan (#101)
  • Leonardo (#103) – Think this will start dropping in popularity now that Leo DiCaprio’s finally won an Oscar? 😉
  • Micah (#108)
  • Harrison (#119)
  • George (#135) – Easily in my top 10.  I’d go so far as to call a son George, though it might officially be in a middle spot. 
  • Emmett (#139)
  • Jonah (#143)
  • Timothy (#147)
  • Ezekiel (#148)
  • Emmanuel (#150)
  • Steven (#154)
  • Richard (#155)
  • Edward (#158)
  • Joel (#159)
  • Patrick (#164)
  • Alan (#167)
  • Abraham (#170)
  • August (#195)
  • Mark (#196)
  • Maximus (#197)
  • Dean (#204)
  • Peter (#206)
  • Jasper (#215)
  • Simon (#234)
  • Stephen (#246)
  • Francisco (#247)
  • Felix (#262)
  • Martin (#276)
  • Arthur (#292)
  • Hector (#303)
  • Tobias (#316)
  • Edgar (#317)
  • Joaquin (#321)
  • Gideon (#328)
  • Gregory (#346)
  • Atticus (#350)
  • Desmond (#351)
  • Fabian (#356)
  • Nehemiah (#362)
  • Orion (#368)
  • Noel (#373)
  • Solomon (#376)
  • Rory (#377)
  • Leland (#381)
  • Brendan (#388)
  • Finnegan (#405)
  • Armando (#413)
  • Zachariah (#422)
  • Enrique (#428)
  • Philip (#434)
  • Maximilian (#437)
  • Scott (#455)
  • Sullivan (#459)
  • Rodrigo (#460)
  • Pierce (#466)
  • Augustus (#467)
  • Moses (#471)
  • Francis (#482)
  • Atlas (#490)
  • Sterling (#495)
  • Lawrence (#497)
  • Rhys (#511)
  • Frederick (#517)
  • Leonidas (#519)
  • Winston (#524)
  • Asa (#531)
  • Otto (#543)
  • Matthias (#555)
  • Lewis (#569)
  • Roland (#586)
  • Byron (#597)
  • Quincy (#599)
  • Orlando (#614)
  • Samson (#622)
  • Lucian (#634)
  • Lionel (#643)
  • Cassius (#646)
  • Forrest (#659)
  • Zechariah (#662)
  • Morgan (#674)
  • Hezekiah (#678)
  • Lee (#679)
  • Thaddeus (#703)
  • Zeke (#704)
  • Jedidiah (#716)
  • Ares (#723)
  • Amos (#732)
  • Apollo (#751)
  • Elisha (#778)
  • Enoch (#788)
  • Alfonso (#792)
  • Felipe (#798)
  • Stefan (#800)
  • Blaise (#805)
  • Harold (#809)
  • Gordon (#812)
  • Augustine (#820)
  • Hugh (#849)
  • Cedric (#856)
  • Magnus (#860)
  • Justus (#866)
  • Reginald (#875)
  • Alfred (#920)
  • Ignacio (#925) – This is new to the top 1000!  I’d love to see an Ignatius even more, though…
  • Ephraim (#928)
  • Seamus (#948)
  • Ernest (#956)
  • Achilles (#968)
  • Robin (#973)

What do you think of these names?  I realize many of these are Biblical; many classic or traditional American boys’ names come from the Bible, saints, or theologians. There are also quite a few Greek and Roman historical and mythological names in this set.

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