Modern Baby Boy Names Perfect For Your Little Man - Real Mom Recs

Modern Baby Boy Names Perfect For Your Little Man

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!

Modern baby boy names

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

Aspen

Maverick

Cason

Lyric

Colby

Oscar

Makai

Beck

Jaxson

Bentley

Silas

Liam

Crew

Dax

Azlan

Bowie

Oliver

Gray

Asher

Lawson

Baker

Emmett

Burke

Elias

Ford

Case

Dalton

Easton

Cash

Jude

Trenton

Royal

Kai (included on my list of adorable three letter baby names!)

Zion

Layton

Brantley

Kingston

Renly

Trace

Ledger

Finn

Vaughn

Kayden

Axel

Dash

Sebastian

Zane

Damian

Camden

Ryker

Conall

Gatsby

Drake

Maddyx

Ronan

Jayvion

Arrow

Cullen

Jett

Maxen

Cyrus

Justice

Hawk

Cale

Jace

Koen

Agustin

Rylan

Julian

Kyson

Talon

Raiden

Dante

Onyx

Bear

Xayden

Ziggy

Looking for more name inspiration?

Don’t miss these posts to help you find the perfect name for your little one:

Stunning baby names you have not thought of is my most recent popular post- don’t miss it if you’re looking for a name that’s off the beaten path.

Baby boy name combinations will help you come up with a first and middle name combination that flows well together.

Unique baby names has lists for boys, girls, and unisex!

If you found names on this list that you love, make sure you Pin it for later!

Modern baby boy names pin image with blue eyed baby boy in a knit blanket

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