Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aiden

Little fire

Irish

Alexavier

Created Name

American

Alijah

The Lord is my God

American

Amari

Unknown

African

Amarion

Combination of Amar and -ion

American

Anakin

Warrior

American

Armani

Son of Armand

Italian

Ashton

Ash tree town

English

Atley

The meadow

English

Axl

Father is peace

Hebrew

Axton

From the ash town

English

Ayden

Little fire

Irish

Baylor

Deliverer of goods

English

Benson

Son of Ben

Bentley

Bent grass meadow

English

Bowen

Son of Owen; son of the young one

Welsh

Braxton

Brock's town

English

Brayan

Combination of Brayden and Bryan

American

Brayden

Son of Bradan

Irish

Brixton

Stone of Brixi

English

Brody

Ditch

Scottish

Brycen

Descendant of Brice

Welsh

Cade

Round, lumpish; cask

French

Cayson

Form of Cason

English

Chosen

Selected

English

Coby

Supplanter; short form of Jacob

Hebrew

Crew

Group

Latin

Cruz

Holy cross

Spanish

Dalton

Valley town

English

Dash

Diminutive of Dashiell

English

Daxton

From Dax, France

English

Dayton

Day's settlement" or "David's settlement

English

DeAndre

Combination of De- and Andre

American

Dekker

Piercing

Hebrew

Demarion

Combination of De and Marion

American

Denim

Strong cloth

American

Dior

Present

French

Draco

Dragon

English

Draven

Combination of D and Raven

American

Dream
Easton

East town

English

Eden

Place of pleasure

Hebrew

Ethaniel

Combination of Ethan and Nathaniel

Hebrew

Ever

Always

American

Fenix

Dark red

Greek

Finnick

Created Name

American

Genesis

Origin, beginning

Greek

Grayden

Created name

American

Grayson

Son of the steward

English

Gunner

Warrior

Scandinavian

Haven

A place of safety, sanctuary; shelter

English

Hayden

Hay valley

English

Hendrix

Son of Hendrick

English

Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

Huxley

Hugh's meadow

English

Indy

Independent or Indian

American

Israel

God contends

Hebrew

Izaiah

Salvation of God; the Lord helps me

Hebrew

Jace

To heal

American

Jagger

Carter

English

Jaheim

Combination of Jamil and Rahim

American

Jakai

Modern created name

American

Jameson

Son of James

English

Jasiah

Created name

American

Javion

Invented name

American

Jaxon

Son of Jack

English

Jaxson

Son of Jack

English

Jaxton

Created name

American

Jaxtyn

Created name

American

Jaxxon

Son of Jack

English

Jayceon

To heal

American

Jayden

Thankful one

Hebrew

Jaylen

Created name

American

Jazz

Music style

American

Jedi

Created Name

American

Jordy

Down-flowing

Hebrew

Joziah

Jehovah helps

Hebrew

Justice

To deliver what is just

English

Kairo

Victorious One

English

Kamdyn

Valley

English

Kameron

Crooked nose

Scottish

Karsyn

Son of Carr

Scottish

Karter

Cart user

English

Kartier

Form of Cartier

French

Kase

Box

English

Kash

Case or money

English

Kashton

Created name

American

Kason

Created name

American

Kayden

Son of Cadan

American

Kayson

Created name

American

Kelvin

Friend of ships

English

Kole

Victory of the People

Slavic

Korbyn

Raven-haired

Hebrew

Krew

Group

English

Kylan

Narrow, straight

Gaelic

Kylen

Narrow, straight

Gaelic

Kylo

Sky

American

Kyng

King

English

Kyson

Son of Ky

English

Ladarius

Combination of La and Darius

American

Laken

Created name

American

Legend

Story, fable, myth

English

Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

Macklin

Son of

Gaelic

Maddox

Son of Madoc

Welsh

Maksym

Greatest

Latin

Maverick

Independent one

American

Maxton

From Maccus' town

English

Mayson

Stoneworker

English

Messiah

Anointed One

English

Mylan

Combination of the names Myles and Nolan

American

Oakley

Meadow of oak trees

English

Payton

Fighting-man's estate

English

Reign

Rule, Sovereign

English

Rowdy

Boisterous

English

Royal

Royal

English

Royalty

Of royalty

English

Ryatt

Combination of Ryan and Wyatt

American

Ryder

Mounted warrior

English

Ryker

Rich

English

Rylan

Rye land

English

Ryland

Land where rye is grown

English

Sincere

Honest

American

Sterling

Genuine, of high quality

English

Stetson

Son of the boxer

English

Talon

Claw

English

Tayden

Combination of Taylor and Aiden

American

Timber

Wood, Strong

American

Travion

Modern created name

American

Treyvon

Combination of Trey and Devon

American

Tyshawn

Combination of Ty and Shawn

American

Weston

West town

English

Wylder

Form of Wilder

English

Xackery

Respelling of Zachary

American

Xadrian

Created Name

American

Xander

Defender of man

Greek

Xavian

Created name

American

Xavier

New house

Spanish

Zaiden

Increasing, Surplus

American

Zayd

Abundance

Arabic

Zayden

Increasing

American

Zeke

Form of Ezekiel

Hebrew

Zyon

Form of Zion

Hebrew

Modern baby boy names carry contemporary cuteness and a futuristic feel. Babies with these names are going to change the world in ways we can’t begin to imagine. From popular princes to rare monikers, let’s get to know a few of these modern marvels.

Getting to know modern baby boy names starts with meeting today’s top trends. Every few years the “in” syllables and sounds switch up. Today’s “in” sounds include the tidal wave of -aiden names like Aiden, Brayden, and Kayden. The -son suffix is also in demand, including Grayson, Harrison, and Jameson. Meaning “son of,” this suffix is a great way to honor a father without repeating the exact name. An example is Anderson meaning “son of Andrew.” The -ton suffix is another popular pick, found in Braxton, Ashton, and Daxton. The polished syllable means “town.”

Modern baby boy names contain many created monikers made by parents mixing and matching popular sounds, syllables, and styles. Alexavier is a star of the trend in his combination of the classics Alexander and Xavier. Another is Xadrian, who’s an exotic twist on Adrian. Jaxton is a spinoff of Jackson, while Grayden is a twist on the modern favorite, Grayson. Other modern mixer names include Kayson, Jaylen, and Kashton.

Modern boy names often feature respellings for a more creative look on paper. Jaxon and Jaxson are used in place of the classic Jackson, while K is often used in place of Cs with names like Kairo, Kameron, and Kash. Alijah is another form of Elijah, while Karsyn kicks it up a notch as a form of Carson with his K start and Y inner styling. Another option is Kyng, a modern take on King.

Word names like King are also common in modern names. Unlike nature names of years past, today’s word names are bold with regal ties and power. Maverick is beloved for his spirit, while Crew is perfect for daddy’s little helper. Reign is ready to rule, while Legend is sure to make lasting memories.

Discover more modern baby boy names on our complete list.