Hottest New Boy Names

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Hottest New Boy Names

What are the hottest new boy names? From sophisticated to edgy, here's a list (thanks to Social Security Administration data) of male monikers that are likely to become the hottest names of the year. While "Noah" unseated "Jacob" from a 13-year run as the most popular name in absolute terms (followed by the names Liam, Jacob, Mason, William, Ethan, Michael, Alexander, Jayden and Daniel), there was plenty of movement among the ranks. The following baby boy names are undergoing the greatest rise in popularity year over year. Is your son's name among them?

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The Hottest New Boy Name Is...

Jayceon is the hottest new trending boy name

The biggest mover of the year, the name Jayceon, jumped 845 spots to be ranked at number 206. While "Jason" is still ranked at a respectable 79, a recent trend among prospective parents for choosing creatively spelled names seems to have helped catapult this "yceon" version into the realm of the year's big movers and shakers.

Related: The Hottest Baby Girl Names

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Sophisticated Boy Names

Sophisticated or preppy boy names are a huge trend among today's parents.
These names are often longer and have an old fashioned sound to them. Examples: Langston, Valentino, Princeton, Brantley, and Sterling.
We're also seeing a literary influence on the list, with the name Atticus, as in Atticus Finch from the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Edgy Boy Names

On the flip side, edgy or modern-sounding names are another big trend, with parents embracing boy names that contain an "x" or "z". Examples: Zayn, Kase, Xander, Jaxon (the name chosen by our cover star, Kristin Cavallari, and her husband, Jay Cutler for their second boy), Dexter and Zayden, as well as futuristic sounding names that include Iker, Yair, Nico, Jayce and Kason.

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Tough Boy Names

Today's parents are also picking boy names that have a tough and strong sound to them, including Lennox, Samson, Mack, Duke, and Atlas

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Top 25 Hottest New Boy Names

According to the Social Security Administration, these are the top 25 baby boy names that are climbing the charts the fastest:

  • Jacyceon
  • Milan
  • Atlas
  • Jayse
  • Duke
  • Castiel
  • Thiago
  • Forrest
  • Kyrie

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Top 25 Hottest New Boy Names (continued)

  • Lochlan
  • Azaria
  • Deacon
  • Gannon
  • Kalelr
  • Jase
  • Harlan
  • Jair
  • Anson

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Top 25 Hottest New Boy Names (continued)

  • Magnus
  • Enoch
  • Harvey
  • Cassius
  • Stetson
  • Yair

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Names On The Decline

Baby boy names that have dropped in popularity the most this year: Austyn, Masen, Trevon, Jaidyn and Bently.

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