If old fashioned and traditional names aren’t your style, you’ll love this list of modern baby boy names with new and interesting baby names for today’s millenial moms!
Historically, parents have been more creative with girl names than boy names. Girl names turn over faster in the top ten spots on the charts, while boy names stay more constant. It has been our cultural norm to choose traditional, classic names for sons. Parents have also chosen to name their sons after family members much more often than their daughters.
Lately however, the trends are starting to change. Parents are looking at more unique boy names to help their sons stand out, a change from all the Johns and Michaels we grew up with. Millenial parents are more up on the trending baby names and make their choices accordingly.
What makes a baby name modern?
Unlike old fashioned baby names, modern baby names have been introduced to society more recently. They tend to follow certain patterns, like the -ayden baby name craze (-ton, -con, and -lo names are other examples). Modern baby names may explode based on the popularity of a celebrity, or the name chosen for a celebrity baby. Other times they are simply invented based on a look or sound that is pleasing to today’s eyes and ears.
Can modern names have historic roots?
My personal answer is yes. A name can exist in history but then go unknown for decades. If it just crept onto the radar in the last 10-15 years, I consider it a modern name.
Keep in mind that baby names tend to go in waves, so what sounds fresh and new now could be like Dorothy or Ernest 60 years down the road!
List of modern baby boy names
Kai (included on my list of adorable three letter baby names!)
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