Best First Names for a Boy

The Top Ten
Tyler

Personally, Tyler is too common. It's also associated with the cliche jock or player or bad boy, which ruins it. It's so common that I know 19 people in my town (and trust me, the town I live in is tiny) that's named Tyler. It sucks yet is alright. I prefer Tyson because it's more unique.

Tyler is my only son's name. He is four and my only boy I will ever have because I wanted three kids but got a pair of girl twins, but I love Love LOVE the name Tyler the second best on here is Jason the Blake. But I love the name Tyler.

My friend's name! Anyways, but voting your own name as the best name is greedy but I vote my name as rarest. Tyler is really my friends name.

Tyler is my best friends name.He is a great friend,and he only tells the truth to me and people he does not know! Also he always gives to people and never takes! P.S. if your friends name is Tyler please vote and comment!

Andrew

Blake, And tyler are above Andrew? What the heck That is the most stupid thing I have ever heard. Blake, seriously that is a punk name, and tyler, come on that is a girly boy name. Andrew, on the other hand is my name, and the best name ever. Andrew means strong, manly, and courageous.

This is the most amazing boys' name EVER! Andy when he's little, Andrew when he's older, and Drew as an adult! I don't know what it is about this name, but it just sounds AMAZING!

Andrew is my name, and is the best name ever. Andrew means strong, manly, and courageous. Saint Andrew the apostle is a good exapmle of that courage.

Yes it is a nice name (it's my name) and I know it's not the best name ever but it's a good name for a boy.

Jack

My friend Mary Becker grandson is Jack , but I call him Jackrabbit Also it is name for may including the pirate from pirate s of the carribbean

My brothers names jack he's my bbf (best brother forever). He's so annoying though and when I told him his name was first he started jumping up and down and started telling all his mates at school with proudness and triumph

It's great, if you're an Irish YouTuber! This name lacks in effort, but the person who does have this name is strong and brave.

Overall: 8.7/10

Well I like the name Jack.. Jack is my boyfriend and Jack sounds really nice! I have many friends named Jack...

John

I know so many johns, one of my best friends boyfriends names is john, I don't like him.

My name is Jonathan, but still that's kinda like calling me john. So yeah good name

I love this name. It means 'God is gracious'. If I had a boy, I would name him John.

Well... John isn't the worst name but... It is not my most favorite name.

Blake

Blake is my BFF'S name, he is one of the boys who won't hurt me or make fun of me.Blake also has a twin brother Kaleb and Kaleb is my boy friend.Blake and me are close frineds. Blake is a great boys name and it's not common either. Please vote Blake!

I know a Blake and they are a little kid who lives near a playground. But once when we visited them he kept on following me around asking my name. When I told him he kept on asking me. So sorry guys, I don't like the name.

This name sounds half girl and all, but it's so cute somehow. Uncommon and unique. And it sounds like the boy named this will behave nicely. LOL

This is a great name! Really shows off all te potential of a person with this name has, the only thing better than this is Blaze.

Overall: 9.8

Noah

I have a son called Noah he's the cutest thing and he's getting a brother soon I think I'll call him Hugo. Noah has two sisters called Lauren and holly which are my favorite girl names but Noah is the best names for a boy

I have 4 boys Noah, Liam, Jay and Hunter, and two girls, Ember and Sparrow. I had the names picked out since I was 9.

Noah is my name and my identical twin brother is called Niall, He says he would love to swap names with me!

This name is similar to Dora and I am fine to like Noah but if you like Dora you are a drum .

James

Love it! My dad, my grandpa, my great-great grandpa all had that name! I'm even considering naming my kid that. (And if your wondering my name is NOT James, it's a boys' name)

I got this name from someone who didn't have to name me after himself because I'm the product of sexual immorality involving his girl cheating on him but he did so thanks dad

I think James is a great name my friend watches a show called big time rush and loves it one if the main people is names James so rock on!

My brother used to say in a really deep voice: My name is James. I run the stuffed animal factory, fluff department.

Ryan

This name is very interesting , I used to go to school with boy named Ryan Sweet and he would constantly bully me all the time and get on my nerves of every minute .

Ryan is the worst possible name in the world. Sorry to all those good people called ryan but ryan Kennedy is the worst name ever and I live next door to him. He thinks I'm going to be happy that he lives next door to me.

Apparently all the mean boys are named Ryan? Well, that's weird, but it doesn't affect the actual name. One of my OCs is named Ryan, and he is definitely not mean. I was elated when I saw this name on the list.

I like the name Ryan but the guy that most of the girls at my school like is a total jerk his name is Ryan Kennedy and he is an idiot.

Logan

Really? I hate this name! It is so overused! It is even worse than Aidan... And I hate that name.
Is there really anything unique about this name? There's gotta be at least 700 Logans in the USA...

Am I the only one who finds the fact that this name is right next to Michael ironic? (Zoey 101)

This is interesing! Logan is a great name for a sporty and relax dude, great for Hawaii.

Overall: 8.6

I love this name its nice and I know what I didn't do it is

Michael

This is my dad 's middle name and also a good name for great singers like Michael Jackson and my favorite country singer Alan Jackson

I don't know why. I have always liked this name. My old friend (not anymore) has this name. I hate him, but I still like the name. Tell me why?

Beautiful name. I love it, partly because I'm a fan of Michael Jackson, and also it sounds very nice. Lovely name. Love you, Michael Jackson!

My dad has this name, but he's referred to as Mike. Wait... didn't I say I wanted my last name to be Schmidt? LOL... my dad would be called mike Schmidt just like the guy from fnaf. - astroshark

The Contenders
William

There is a boy at my school and his real name is William, and his middle name is Andrew so he does by Drew for short. He is actually attractive, and all the girls like him. But it sounds like more of a British name..

I think that this name is the best for a boy because it is my brother's name, and he is so awesome, funny, and cool. I mean, who wouldn't love that name. It's awesome!

Justice William Rehnquist, who recently passed away, bore this name. Justice Rehnquist was a United States jurist who served as an associate justice in the U.S. Surpreme Court from 1972 to 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born 1924).

Yesss I super like this name. William, Will, whatever. Cool name all around. Will is cute and short, for a child, and they can grow into William as an adult.

Matthew

This is the name of both my brother and one of my best friends. I mean come on, How is this not AT LEAST in the top 5.

My mom named me Matthew after a kid who was the best son a mother could have. I was the same for her.

I really like the name! I know two people named Matthew. And Matt can be a great nickname.

I wish I could change my name... my name is Matthew and I kinda hate it. Why can't we choose our own names? - astroshark

Liam

Famous bearers: Liam Neeson (famous Irish actor - Star Wars, Les Misérables, Kingdom of Heaven, etc) and Liam Aiken (Klaus in A Series of Unfortunate Events).

I have a cousin named Liam. His name means "determined protector" in Celtic

This is my first name. You can probably tell it from my username lol.

A very cool name, I much prefer it to William (the longer version)

Ethan

Same, I have a crush named Ethan! Ethan can be sweet, kind, unique, intelligent, committed, faithful, and loyal! However, this name means strength, and it's common for boys. I vote for this name also because it sounds cute.

Way to go Ethan Allen ! Ethan Allen is a fellow Vermonter just like me and Ethan Allen is my hero !

A famous bearer of the name is actor Ethan Hawke.

That's my boyfriends name and I love it our kids or going to be ethan jrs

Jason

I'm writing a book about a boy's mom who went into some coal mines and never came back out and so this kid's dad is always worried about him going into the mines, and one day his little sister had an "accident" and he sent his brothers to take her inside, and so he went inside and got stuck but he found a whole new world underground and it turns out that the charm he wears around his neck is a symbol that he is the one who was supposed to save the world from a deadly war and- this world is really high tech- he finds out the leader of the enemy is his mother and he has to kill his mom to end the war and the boy' name is Jason, or Jay as he prefers to be called.

Jason should be number 1! This guy who made it made a big typo! Blake? That name isn't so popular. That name is for a ninja!

Jason is an awesome name, I've heard so many people with this name, it's a great name. Vote for this name, please.

What's tough about having my name is that it's often associated with a hockey masked psychopath.

Chris

Chris is a shortening of Christopher. Christopher means christ's bearer. Chris is one of the best names ever.

Really cool name. @ all guys named Chris outta there, your parents have a good taste in first names

Ugh not chris mclean well there is a boy names chris in my class he is good

Chris is just awesome best boy name by far chris

Adam

I love this name so much. Personally, there is no one I know who's got the name but it feels so awesomely close to me. And I also get the feeling that anyone with this name will really be gorgeous and would have a heart of gold. Okay, I know I'm speaking crap but I just wanna say I really love this name completely out of nowhere.

I just always found this name great because its simple but powerful at the same time

I'm sad cause this is my name. I think Adam is a better name than Irfan

Because Adam is a prophet of Islam

Aaron

Pardon me, are you Aaron Burr, sir? That depends, who asking? Oh well sure, sir. I'm Alexander Hamilton I'm at you're service, sir. I have been looking for you

I don't mind spelling/pronounciation difficulties some teachers might have when it comes to this name, I think it's one of the most beautiful boy names.

I'm a girl and my name is eren spelled like eren jaeger yes snk trash

My friend's name is that and it's a cool name

Ben

My 3 favorite persons is named Ben:

1-Ben Burnley = He is the best singer, Breaking Benjamin rocks!
2-Ben Moody = Awesome guitarist and writer. Evanescence forever!
3-Ben Tennyson = My favorite cartoon character and Ben 10 is Legendary animated series!

Yes! My crushes name is Ben (Benjamin) and he is really nice. I love that name because it makes me think of him.

Sorry, but who would vote for a name that's not their own? Ben for the win.

That's my brothers name his a brat at sometimes but very cool

Justin

And I was like baby, baby, baby ooohhh...
I just need somebody to love, I don't need too much, just somebody to love...
Shawty is an eenie meenie miney mo lover..
If you let me inside of your world, there's gonna be one less lonely girl...
And all I need... Is a beauty and a beat...
Where are you now that I need you?
What do you mean... Oooh...
Is it too late now to say sorry?
Baby you should go and love yourself..

I don't know, just when I think of the name, it just sounds so cute probably because I used to like Justin Bieber when he was a kid, not now and it sounds like a cool name too.

It's still a good name... just think about Justin Timberlake and NOT Justin Bieber.

If I see him on a list 1 more time, I will quit and never come back!

Kyle

All the Kyle's I know are mean, drama-making weirdos. It's a cool name, it sounds boyish, but yeah.

I hate this name because it's the name of my brother lol, but it's admittedly a good name

It's the name of my twin brother even though I hate him I love his name

Reminds me of the kid from south park with the green puppy hat

Austin

Austin is my brother's name and I've always liked the name. I think it's a cool name and really like it.

This name is amazing I really like it. My crush is Austin. I also like the name Colin.

That purple kangaroo from the Backyardigans.

It Will be perfect when I have a male dog

Sam

Love this name. It's not too exotic but it's not too common. And it's such a sweetheart type of name. Short for Samuel, a biblical name. I'd name my son Sam for sure.

I am a girl. So I'm not voting for my own name. Like some people. But sam is just hands down brilliant

Coolest name ever. Every person I meat meet named Sam is nice. Also it is my name

The only Sam I knew saved my life! Long story. Vote here

George

I love it because I love my great-grandpa who died when I was five. I miss him everyday. And even if I don't remember anything but the funeral, I'll always cherish the stories that I'm told about him.

Such a beautiful name. In my opinion 'Tyler' sounds like a name some teenager would have.

George Washington, the father of our country.

Classic strong handsome name

Jacob

Properly speaking Jacob and Wilhem Grimm are not the "authors" of the Grimm fairy tales. I am not sure of the most correct noun... collectors, or compilers. Just to be punctilious.

Jake is my name it's the best name ever I like it sounds so awesome and great like Jake the great

This name should be in the top 5 because it's my name and it's extremely cool and super

Come on man that my name and it is the best name in the world

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