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Most Popular Baby Boy Names of 2013

Looking for inspiration for a boy's name? Check out the most popular boys names of 2013


At one point or another during a pregnancy, many expecting parents begin to wonder how to find the perfect baby name. Some opt to use a family name that's been passed down through several generations, while others prefer more modern or trendy options. No matter what your end decision is, looking at which baby names are popular year after year is a useful way to find inspiration. With that in mind, check out the top trends in boys' names in 2013:

Top 10 boys' names in 2013

Noah, Liam and Jacob took the top three spots in 2013, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. All three were also in the top 10 in 2012 - Jacob was No. 1, with Noah and Liam following closely at No. 4 and No. 6 respectively. Here's the whole top 10 list for 2013:

  1. Noah.
  2. Liam.
  3. Jacob.
  4. Mason.
  5. William.
  6. Ethan.
  7. Michael.
  8. Alexander.
  9. Jayden.
  10. Daniel.

Names ending in 'den'

A hugely popular trend for boys' names in recent years was very apparent in the top boys' names of 2013: More and more parents are using names that end with "den." Jayden took the No. 9 spot in 2013, with Aiden following closely at No. 12. Further down on the list are names like Brayden, Ayden (a less common spelling of the name Aiden), Kayden and Camden. Although it's not clear exactly where this trend began, it's relatively recent - "den" names were far down on the list of popular names in the decade between 2000 and 2009, with Jayden showing up first at No. 50.

Tons of celebrities are embracing this trend. Kristin Cavallari and husband Jay Cutler named their baby boy Camden in 2012, as did Nick Lachey and Vanessa Williams. Britney Spears has a son named Jayden, who was born in 2006.

Classic names

Also popular in 2013 were timeless names. These include William (No. 5), Michael (No. 7), James (No. 13), Joseph (No. 15) and many more. These are perfect options for those expecting parents who are looking for classic multi-generational names.

Biblical names

Biblical names hold special significance for many soon-to-be moms and dads, which is one reason they're so popular. Noah, Jacob, Alexander, Matthew, Joseph, Gabriel and John are just a few of the top-ranking names in 2013 that appear in the Bible. If your faith is important to you, you may find inspiration in names like these, which are both meaningful and enduring.

Gender-neutral names

Another recent baby name trend many parents are embracing is choosing gender-neutral names. These options are suitable for both boys and girls, and many moms and dads believe they give children the opportunity to explore their identity more freely. On the list of top baby boy names in 2013, several gender-neutral names were popular, including Ryan, Cameron, Adrian and Blake. If you're hoping to choose a gender-neutral name - or explore name options before finding out the sex of your baby - any of these can provide inspiration.

Baby name trends come and go, so the most important thing is that you choose one you and your family loves!

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