If you’re expecting a beautiful bundle of baby boy joy this year, then this list of baby boy names of 2022 is made for you!
According to the expert in all things baby names – Pamela Redmond from Nameberry, here are the top 100 baby boy names set to make their mark this year.
We’ve got all sorts of great baby boy name goodness – traditional monikers and vintage names that are coming back, plus unique and unexpected names that were once considered too “crazy” to use. Some of our faves this year? We’re loving Elio, August, Sawyer, Hudson, Knox and Rory!
What trends are we seeing?
Quite a few! As Pamela tells TODAY Parents, one of the biggest stand-out trends for boy names this year is the “O” ending. We’ve got Arlo, Milo, Hugo, Otto, Theo and Nico all in the top 25.
Nature-inspired baby names have always been popular but what we’re seeing with boys is a lot of names inspired by the wild: For example, River, Rowan and Bodhi, not to mention gemstone names like Jasper and Micah.
The letter S: Not only as first names such as Soren, Silas, Sebastian, Sawyer and Simon, but also as an ending – Otis, Magnus, Cyrus, Tobias, Ellis and Emrys– so many!
Gender-neutral names are another common theme including Rowan, Phoenix, Jude, Elliot and Remy.
Biblical and religious names also continue to make their mark with names like Silas, Ezra, Jonah and Asher. There are also a few more traditional biblical names on the list including Noah and Isaac.
Hello Ello! This is a new trend – While Eliah and Eli have always been popular, we’re now seeing four new EL names – Elio, Elliot, Elias and Ellis. Other ‘E” names to make their mark this year include Enzo, Emmet, Everett and Evander.
If you like your strong and powerful baby boy names, then you’ll love the ancient god hero name trend featuring names like Cassius, Roman, Atlas, Alexander and Aurelius.
For those looking for a more celestial vibe, check out new contenders Cosmo and Orion.
Here’s the full list:
The top 100 predicted baby boy names of 2022
It will be interesting to see if these baby boy name predictions come true and if, in five years’ time, we’ve got a classroom of boys named Arlo, Theo, Felix, Silas and Soren, rather than Jack, William and Oliver!
While a lot of these names have never been featured on a top 100 list, a few faves are still there, including Jack, Noah, Leo, James and Charlie. However, these names are way down the list! And the most surprising contender of them all #100 – Graham!
Be sure to also check out the predicted most popular girl names of 2022, according to Nameberry.