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Top 10 Most Popular Boy Names

        Lifestyle | Babies

Regardless what you decide to name your boy, you'll likely refer to him most frequently as "Stop that!" or the ever-popular "No!"
Regardless what you decide to name your boy, you'll likely refer to him most frequently as "Stop that!" or the ever-popular "No!"
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I'm not an expert at much, but I've got naming baby boys down pat. As the mother to three strapping little guys, my husband and I have spent countless hours over the years scouring baby name lists looking for the perfect monikers for our children. Like us, many parents weigh the pros and cons of unique versus traditional names. Since mine is both difficult to spell and pronounce, we were more inclined to assign our kids names that are easy for people to grasp, but not too common. Plenty of other parents opt for traditional, classic baby names, whereas many select biblical or pop culture-influenced choices.

Fortunately, there are plenty of naming options out there to go with every last name and still suit parents' styles and beliefs. Keep reading to learn more about 10 of the most popular baby boy names in recent years.


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