With the most popular birthing month coming up (September), we thought of doing a two-part series on the most popular baby names of 2015. And apparently more boy babies are born than girls (something to do with the population compensating for the male propensity for risk-taking) so we'll start with the boy names.
When parents name their little man, many are looking to choose a name that is strong and resonates with the family. There are many trends this year when it comes to naming their little boy. One of the biggest trends is using unisex names. This used to be a trend among girl names (think 2014!) but now the tides have shifted and boys are reclaiming names from girls. Examples of this would be Casey, Jessie and Kelly.
Another popular trend among parents is their new love affair with the letter X. They are loving this letter in popular boys names. Because of this Axel and Dexter have been gaining popularity. And what about all those Xaviers and Xanders? I've seen quite a few of those names.
Another trend we are seeing for the year 2015 is short names that are both elegant and simple. This trend has started out in Europe but is slowly starting to make its way here in the United States. These fashionable names include Finn and Jack. It is short and to the point but also remains classic.
Speaking of classic names, kingly names like Charles and Richard are making a comeback this year. Prince George has popularized his kingly sounding name and we've also seen many babies named Henry and Thomas.
Though parents generally still love using conservative names or family first names, they do like to add a bit of flare. The compromise in doing this is having their middle names become more unique. Some of these trends are using hero names of people they admire for their child’s middle name. Such hero’s names that are popular to use are their favorite athlete like Lebron or favorite author such as Austen.
Without further ado, here are the top 10 baby boy names and their respective meanings of 2015:
1. Liam - Strong willed warrior and protector.
2. Noah – Repose; Consolation.
3. Ethan – Strong, the gift of island
4. Mason – Worker in stone
5. Logan – Finnian’s servant
6. Lucas - Light
7. Jackson – God has been gracious; has shown favor. Based on John. "Jack's son" This one always remind me of Jackson Pollack!
8. Oliver – Affectionate
9. Aiden - Fire. Does this one remind you of Carrie Bradshaw's ex-boyfriend on Sex and the City?
10. Jacob – That supplants, undermines, the heel. I wonder if this one is still a Twilight influence?