Top Boys Babies Names (2016)

Hello everyone wasn’t it great when you’d tell people your pregnant and they’d reply “Congratulations! When are you due?” It’s a much easier question to answer than “What name have you chosen?”

Picking a name can be a little tricky and many parents opt for something that isn’t too out there - after all, the name will stick with your child for life! To make choosing a baby name easier, we’ve compiled the top 100 baby names for boys in 2016. Over 350,000 mums have helped create this list so you can be sure of an on trend name when you pick one of these for your little one.

The top 10 boy’s names of 2016 saw popular names including Jack and Oliver continuing to come out on top. Big movers further down the list in 2016 include Hugo climbing 12 places to 75, and Kian moving up from 97 to an impressive 44!

Biblical boy’s names also continue to do well, with traditional names such as Jacob and Noah featuring in the top 10 for consecutive years. Some new entries for top boy’s names in 2016 include Carter, Mohammed, Austin and Cody.

Top Boys Babies Names (2016)

Here is the list

  1. Jack - A variant of the name 'Jackson' and a pet name for the name 'John'. In the middle ages it was so common it became a term to mean 'man' or 'boy'.
  2. Oliver - From Germanic origin meaning "elf warrior" or "olive tree". Famous Oliver's include the late movie actor Oliver Hardy and the fictional character Oliver Twist.
  3. Charlie - This name means 'free man' and has many variants.
  4. Harry - Used sometimes as a girl name,meaning 'army', 'warrior', 'to rule', 'house owner' and 'lord of the manor'.
  5. Jacob - This name has several derivatives, including James. It means 'Yaweh (God) will protect' in Hebrew.
  6. Alfie - Mainly used in the English and Spanish languages, the name 'Alfie' means 'noble and ready'.
  7. Noah-A biblical name meaning 'comfort' or 'rest'.
  8. Oscar - Derived from Old Norse origin meaning 'gentle friend' and is a popular boys name in England and Ireland and variations include Oskar, Ossie, Ossy, Ozzie and Ozzy. Famous Oscar's include the Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde and fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.
  9. George- A pet name for the name Georgia, meaning 'farmer' or 'earthworker'
  10. James -From Hebrew origins meaning 'supplanter or follower'. James is the English form of Jacob,
  11. Thomas- Derived from the Aramaic 'taom' meaning 'twin'.
  12. Leo-A powerful name meaning 'lion' or 'brave and hardy'.
  13. William-Derived from the two German words "wil" and "helm" which mean will or desire and protection.
  14. Joshua-A biblical name meaning 'Yahweh (God) is salvation'.
  15. Logan- Originated in Celtic language from the word 'lagan' meaning 'little hollow'. Originally a Scottish family name, is a popular first name now.
  16. Freddie- Of Old German origin meaning 'peace', it is a pet form of Frederica.
  17. Archie- Of Germanic origin meaning 'truly brave', a pet form of the English and Scottish Archibold.
  18. Max-Shortened form of Maximillian meaning in Latin 'greatest' and the Old English name meaning 'Mack's pool'.
  19. Henry-Usually a boys name , Henry means 'house owner' or 'lord of the manor'.
  20. Ethan-Of Hebrew origin and derived from the Hebrew word 'eitan' meaning 'eternal', 'long-lived' and 'enduring'. May also have the variant spellings of Ethen and Etham.
  21. Mason- From the French for 'house' or from the surname traditionally given to stone masons.
  22. Lucas- Derived from Latin origin meaning 'born at daybreak' it is a variant form of the English Lucy. May also mean 'from Luciana' refering to a region in Italy.
  23. Riley- Riley comes from the Old English for "rye clearing" which is also a place name. It is also a variation of the Irish surname Reilly.
  24. Daniel -Daniel has the meaning of 'God is my judge'. Variation in spelling of the name Danielle
  25. Joseph- Unknown
  26. Jake-A pet form of Jacob or Yakob, meaning 'God will protect' or 'supplanter'.
  27. Harrison-Derived from the boy's name Harrison meaning 'son of Harry' . Harry meaning 'lord of the manor' .
  28. Theo-A pet name for Theodora , meaning 'Gift from God', can also be used a boys name.
  29. Alexander-Derived from the Old Greek meaning 'defender of men', the name was first borne by Paris the prince of Troy, who was given the nickname by herdsmen whom he had defended.
  30. Samuel-Variation on the name Samuel. From the Hebrew schama, to hear thus meaning 'heard by God'
  31. Isaac-From the Hebrew name and word Yitzchak, meaning 'to laugh' or 'rejoice'.
  32. Dylan-Dylan has a meaning of 'sea' or 'great flood'. There are many variant spellings of this name.
  33. Finley-Finley means 'fair warrior' or 'fair hero'. It a variation of Finlay.
  34. Edward-Of Old English origin meaning wealthy or fortunate guardian, a compound name composed of the elements ēad (prosperity, wealth) and weard (guardian, protector). The pet forms of Ted or Ned may also be used. Edward is a very royal name, having been the name of three Anglo-Saxon kings and eight kings of England. Currently, the name is borne by Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II.
  35. Adam-Of Hebrew origin meaning 'man'. The name Adam comes from the biblical name for the first man created by God, and thus the father of mankind.
  36. Benjamin-Made of the elements ben meaning 'son' and 'yamin' meaning 'right', the whole means 'son of my right hand' or 'favorite' or 'son of my old age'.
  37. Lewis-A variant spelling of the name Louis, or a pet name for Llewellyn, meaning 'fame' or 'warrior'.
  38. Harley-Of Old English origin it means 'hare clearing, hare meadow'
  39. Tyler-From Old English origin meaning 'tiler' and is used mainly in English.
  40. Sebastian-From the Latin surname meaning 'from Sebaste', refering to people from an area in what was then known as Asia Minor (Turkey). Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of Soldiers and athletes.
  41. Luke-Originally a boys name of Greek origin meaning 'man from Luciana'. Also means 'light'.
  42. Toby-Derived from the biblical name Tobias or , in Hebrew, Tuvia, meaning 'God is good' it is more commonly used as a baby boy's name.
  43. Jayden-From the biblical name Jotham, meaning 'thankful'.
  44. Kian-A varaint of the name Cian ,, from Irish mythology, meaning 'ancient'.
  45. Tommy-From the word 'taom' meaning 'twin'. This is a pet name of Thomas.
  46. Alex-Shortened version of the name Alexander, which is derived from the Greek meaning 'defender of men'. It is more popular as a boys name.
  47. Ollie-From the Latin name Olive, referring to the olive tree, also means 'elf warrior' or 'elf army'. It is often used as a nickname for those called Oliver.
  48. Harvey-More popular as a boys name, the name means 'battle worthy'.
  49. Matthew-The name Matthew is a biblical name and means 'gift of Yahweh' or 'gift of the Lord'.
  50. Blake-A name with two opposing possible meanings: 'fair' from the Old English 'blac' or 'dark' and 'black' from the Old English 'blaec'. The confusion stems from the different possible pronounciations.
  51. Frankie- A form of the English Frances meaning Frenchwoman, free one.
  52. Nathan-Nathan is a short form of Nathenial meaning 'God has given'. It is a biblical boys name from the Old Testament in which Nathan was a prophet who served King David and his son.
  53. Jenson-The Anglicised form of the Scandinavian surname Jensen, meaning 'son of Jan'. Jenson is an unusual forename but is growing in popularity.
  54. Ryan-From Celtic origin meaning 'descendant of Rian', Rian meaning 'little King'.
  55. Teddy-A diminutive form of the name Edward or Theordore, meaning 'wealthy guardian'. The teddy bear was named after Teddy (Theodore) Roosevelt, the U.S. President.
  56. Zachary-A biblical name derived from the Hebrew 'zachar' - remembered, meaning 'God has remembered'.
  57. Arthur-From the words 'art' - means 'stone' or 'artus' which means 'bear'.
  58. Luca-Originally a surname , meaning 'man from Lucania', which is a region in Italy. May also derive from the Latin lux, meaning 'light'.
  59. David-A biblical name meaning 'beloved' or 'favorite'.
  60. Kai-This name has many disperate origins and meanings: Latin for 'to rejoice'; meaning 'victorious' or 'beginning' in Chinese; from the Germanic 'brave with spear'; from Hawaiian origins meaning 'the sea'.
  61. Liam-The Irish version of the Germanic name William that contains the elements 'wil' meaning desire and 'helm' meaning 'helmet'.
  62. Bobby-A pet name for Roberta meaning 'bright famous one' and also 'foreign woman' in Latin.
  63. Micheal-A biblical name derived from the Hebrew name Mikhael, meaning 'Who is like God', associated with the archangel Michael who was the patron saint of soldiers.
  64. Jude-Of Hebrew origin meaning 'woman from Judea' it is a variant form of the name Judith.
  65. Connor-Of Celtic origin, Connor is predominatly a boys name meaning 'dog lover' or 'high desire', but rising in popularity as a girls name.
  66. Jamie-Derived from the names James and Jacob, meaning 'supplanter' and 'holder of heel'.
  67. Callum-Derived from the Scottish name Columba, meaning 'dove'.
  68. Stanley-This name was originally a surname based on a place name, meaning ' stoney clearing'.
  69. Louis-One of the many spelling variations of this name , meaning 'famous warrior'. A popular French name .
  70. Finlay-More commonly a boys name, Finlay means 'fair warrior' and is originated in Celtic language.
  71. Louie-The French variant of the name Louis, meaning 'loud' or 'famous warrior'.
  72. Aaron-Of Hebrew origin and meaning 'exalted' or 'mountain of strength'. Aaron was the elder brother of Moses in the Old Testament and the name is associated with the first high priests of Judaism.
  73. Dexter-Meaning 'dyer' or 'skilled' it derives from traditional surnames that originated in job titles and occupations. It is now growing in popularity as a first name.
  74. Elijah-Of Hebrew origin and derived from the word 'eliyahu' which means 'Johovah is God'.
  75. Hugo-From the Germanic meaning 'heart, mind, spirit'
  76. Rory-The name Rory is usually used as a masculine name. It means 'red' or 'red king'.
  77. Ben-Meaning 'son' or 'child of my old age'.
  78. Leon-Of Latin origin and derived from the name Leonie meaning 'lion' a pet form of the European name Leo.
  79. Elliott-A variant spelling of Elliott, this being a French derivative of the Hebrew name Elijah, which itself means 'Johovah is God'.
  80. Sam-A pet form of the biblical name Samuel meaning 'God has Heard'. Can also be a girls name.
  81. Elliot-Of French origin and a derivative of the Hebrew name Elijah, which itself means 'Johovah is God'. Originally made popular following its use in the film E.T the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), with the main character bearing the name.
  82. Ronnie-A variant of the English name Ronald, meaning 'enlightened' or 'well advised ruler'. It is largely used in the English and Spanish languages.
  83. Kayden-Derived from Celtic origin meaning 'son of Cadan' , which is a version of the Irish Cathan meaning 'Battle'.
  84. Reuben-This is a Christian name meaning ' to behold a son' , and was a biblical name of one of Jacob's twelve sons.
  85. Jackson-From the surname meaning 'son of Jack', or from Scottish origin meaning "God has been gracious". Most famously associated with Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.
  86. Seth-From the Hebrew word 'sheth' meaning 'appointed', the name of Adam and Eve's third son, born after the murder of Abel by Cain.
  87. Evan-A Celtic or Anglicised form of the Gaelic name Eoghan, which itself means 'born of yew', derived from 'iúr' meaning 'yew tree'.
  88. Joey-Deriving from Hebrew origin meaning Yahweh will add (another son), Yahweh is God.
  89. Caleb-From the Hebrew 'kelev' meaning 'dog'. The name was given to one of Moses' devoted companions on the journey to the promised land, therefore it is associated with loyalty and devotion to God.
  90. Aiden-A variant spelling of the Gaelic name Aidan, which itself means 'little fire'.
  91. Cameron-Meaning 'crooked nose; this was originally a surname borne by a famous Scottish clan thought to have a common ancestor who had a crooked nose.
  92. Carter-Means "Cart Driver" or "Son of Antair", was originally a surname.
  93. Owen-The name Owen means 'young warrior'. It is also a popular Welsh name meaning 'noble' or 'well born'.
  94. Mohammed-This name means 'praiseworthy' and is the most popular Muslim name, which is given in honour of the prophet Mohammed.
  95. Austin-Derived from 'augustus' meaning 'to increase' or 'dignified'.
  96. Cody-Derived from Celtic origins, meaning 'son of otto' or 'son of the helpful one'.
  97. Zac-From Hebrew origin meaning 'remembrance of God', it is a pet form of the English Zachariah.
  98. Bailey-The Bailey can be used as both a male or female name and has the meanings "baliff" and "berry wood". This meaning comes from the job title "baliff"
  99. Ellis-Of Hebrew origin and a derivative of the Greek name Elias, this being derived from the Hebrew name Elijah, which itself means 'Johovah is God'.
  100. Kyle-From Celtic origin meaning 'narrow, slender' it is chiefly used in Yiddish and English.