Best First Names for a Boy


The Top Ten

1 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.

My cousin’s name. Beautiful but I would not pick it if it were my kid - Aleca

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.

I feel like all tylers are jearks

2 Andrew

Love the name Andrew. Sweet, sporty, but also easy to spell and most of the Andrew’s I know are cute. - Aleca

That's my boyfriends name and I think its Very attractive!

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.

Seriously?! Blake and Tyler are better names than Andrew! Sorry if that's offensive to you and all the other Andrews, but you were being offensive to Tyler and Blake.

Andrew is the name of my best friend. - Qryzx

3 Jack

That's my name and it is a great name! - jpstap

best name.

Jack is the name of my dead brother. He died after New Year's Day. :( He was aged 2 months old. :( - Wolftail

Captain Jack Sparrow. Enough said.

4 John

That is my name John gaskins

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

It's the best and has the most meaning and famous people with this name would never change my name ever

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

5 Blake

I really like the name Blake and it just reaches out to me, I guess.

It sounds like a name for a hockey player or someone who likes hockey. - PhoenixAura81

Blake is a great name, both for girls and boys

I think of snow when I hear "Blake". It's weird. - Qryzx

6 Noah

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.

It's my name!


Aw, That's my boyfriend's name! He's so cute.

7 Logan

Used to think this was a cool name until Logan Paul

Nah there are way to many Logans. It's way overused. Logan reminds me of some ugly troll. And the whole Logan Paul thing.

I LOVE this name because it's the name of Logan Lerman my favorite actor because he's so cute and adorable

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

8 James

James Charles, anyone?

Best name. PERIOD! - 23MACCAja

That's my middle name. Bentley James Turpin

That's my name and it's the best!

9 Ryan

Love this name - Aleca

My name is Ryan and my friends love it

This is my Favorite boy's name

Favorite boys name!

10 Michael

COOL CLUB - mikelatham

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!

I love this name. It reminds me of the Archangel Michael.

Mah friend's name is Michael. I rarely call him that though, my nickname for him is Chibi, because he's so smol


The Contenders

11 William

I love the name, but I know about 5 million Williams and Wills that it just gets confusing. It's just a super popular name.

Best name ever! Regal, Honest,Can’t be abbreviated to something rubbish,International,Classic!
cheers Will!

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!

12 Matthew

That's my cousins name

It's my name, that is all people

ugly name

This is my boy friends name..

13 Ethan

USA version of Edward.

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.

I love my name it is super awesome

A famous bearer of the name is actor Ethan Hawke. - FinnsWorld

14 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

Pardon me, are you Aaron Burr, sir? - RoseWeasley

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

People always call me A-A-Ron - Atham

15 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 like the name Sam but for some reason I think of freckles and blonde hair when I hear the name.I wonder why? I don't know anyone named Sam or seen,so.

Best name ever! - 445956

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

16 Justin

bieber - Kyoy

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 is a name of a girl that is nice,handsome and cool

I love Justin Bieber!

17 Liam

If I was I boy I would like to be named this

Haha I love the name because itsmy name but still that comment below this *shudder*

I have a crush on him and he has the crush back on me

Awesome name EVER!

18 Adam

This is my NAME!

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

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. - DownTheTown

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

19 Kyle

Love this name too - Aleca

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

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 - Tylerlangford1234

20 Austin

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

This is my name! - mcdonalds_sucks

It's a good name

My Best Friends name Is this he's so nice and cool I sometimes wish I could be him (He's so popular with girls to )

21 George

Classic strong handsome name

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

My amazing father’s name.

My brother’s name.

22 Peter

That's my grandpa's name - The_Random_Content_Guy

The name others wish they had.

Then your kid's gonna marry someone named Lois. They'll have three kids: Meg, Chris, and Stewie. Their talking dog's name will be Brian and the dog is an alcoholic - Goatworlds

This name is the best name society ever came up with

23 Jacob

This is my 2nd name! There is colin then Jacob lol - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

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

Most amazing name ever. I think it's pretty cool

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

24 Jason


That's my name bro

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

25 Kevin


That's my brothers name! I don't know him well - ReneePhilips

No. Not everyone should be named Kevin. Because nobody could tell which Kevin is which.

Cool name. Though you definitely shouldn't use it in germany - Organ

26 Jake

I had a crush on someone with this name, he had such a punchable face! JK - Ynot

Sighhh...I feel as if this is now a nightly ritual for me to play someone like you while thinking about my crush named Jake every night...
Ik I probably sound like a creep...sorry I rly am not a creep.
But anyway I vote the name Jake bcs I like the sound of it, just like I like the person with the name

My name is that actually it is Jacob

I love this name. Cool sound, timeless - Organ

27 Alexander


Oh yeah my names Alex(ander) and I rock!

Love my name. It's powerful and strong. Use Alex for casual terms. Alexander to be fancy.

This name is Peppa pig's Alexander Baby, that mean its real a good and prefect name!

28 Ben

Ben is the best name ever and it should be number one

This should be in the top 10

Should be number one

I mean, who doesn’t vote for their own name?

29 Anthony

GAY name


I'm Anthony but that's not the reason I voted it it is a PERFECT name and it should be at top 5

This is what I'm going to name my son.

30 Daniel

If the Damn Daniel trend never existed, I would be okay with my first name

I love that name, it's my brothers

Daniel is such a gorgeous name for beautiful boys

My husband and my son are named Daniel. Of course it's a perfect name.

31 Thomas

Thomas Jefferson! - Sofiaaaaaa

This name should be in the top 5 Thomas is 1 of the coolest first names.

Its so cute I love the name its my baby brothers name and my brothers so cute laugh out loud

Thomas is the name of the main character in Thomas & Friends. - FinnsWorld

32 Cody

Long story, Cody saved my life! Once we were talking and walking with my friend, Emma, and I noticed behind me a grown man was getting very close to me. He grabbed my hand violently and ran off, dragging me behind him. Cody raced after us and punched and kicked the man, then, Cody took my hand and we ran back to Emma and we all went to her house. I saw the man once again, he had a black eye and was limping and when he saw me ran away. CODY RULES! - Swiftdawn

My boyfriend is Cody! People who look at my comments, I know I said I was with Adrian, I was, we broke up last week and Cody was already my best friend so yeah - Swiftdawn

The name of y boy friend he's so sweet

! This deserves #1! GOD I LOVE this name!

33 Alex

Alex Hamilton - Sofiaaaaaa

My names alex!

Its like some gamer name

My ex boyfriend name was alex and I love that name

34 Mark

I love the name mark!

Very strong, masculine name. Not a commonly heard name for babies and young children (most Marks are 30 and above), making it ripe for a comeback...

My crushs name

Mark is my dads name

35 Steven

Steven hyde man, cars that run on water, man.

I know this is a little off topic and there are MANY Stevens out there, But the first thing that came to mine was "Steven Tyler" Of Aerosmith. Then "Steven Adler" of Guns N'roses/Adler's appetite/Velvet Revolver..

Steven hawking. Need I say more?

What an awesome name. Booya.

36 Luke

Luke hemmings

This my friends is the greatest name. It is a book of the bible and even if you're an atheist, this name is godly. I recommend this name to all parents. Trust me, a guy with this name is awesome.

This is my name! It is the most awesome name ever!

My name is Lucas although I'd rather go by Luke

37 Ian

This is my boyfriend's name

This is my name!

This name is fabulous

My First Names Ian And I'm Proud To have It - TundraTopTenners

38 Josh

Oh my goshua joshua - mistyglow

Half the school is josh!

Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck. Josh is an cool name.

Its meaning is gift of god. Won battle of jericho. Can represrnt any race

39 Dylan

Every boy named Dylan's always popular

My first name, yay! - RandomThings

It'is my name, so I would most definitely vote for it!

I've always liked this name. Deserves an higher spot - Organ

40 Paul

Paul McCartney! ❤ - Misfire

This name is very good and classic. More people should name their sons Paul

Something about this name that I've always liked... - Minecraftcrazy530

Timeless and cool - Organ

41 Harry

potter - Kyoy

My crushes name, that I will never have a chance with

Or last name potter

Get it Harry potter?

The name harry reminds me of the word "hairy" no offense to those people who are named that.

42 Brandon

This is my name! At least it is not the lowest rated name out of every single boys name! It would be a miracle if this name was at least in third! It is a really used up name! If you go in stores and search for a key chain the pat says the name Brandon, it would be OUT OF STOCK!

I love this name!

Just hate the name


43 Toby

Toby is the name of an engine in Thomas & Friends. - FinnsWorld

The Name Of A Thomas The Tank Engine Character.

Toby, a character from thomas and friends.


1 Comment
44 Chris

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

Chris is a great name

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

My fiance's name.

45 Henry

Henry is the name of an engine in Thomas & Friends. - FinnsWorld

It's an amazing name

The Name Of A Thomas The Tank Engine Character.

Such a handsome name, love the classic name!

46 Jay

Jayfeather - Sofiaaaaaa

Cool name - Organ

Yay! more youtubers!
(if ya dunno, I know a youtuber with the name jay...didn't reach 1 mil yet though...)

Jay is an Angry Bird. - FinnsWorld

47 Oscar

I love this name honestly if I have a male child or pet, this is what I'm calling him - Nairnserboyser

My best friends name is Oscar

Love this name is rocks

Oscar? Wont will you name your next child Elmo?

48 Christian

My name top of the game

Great name - Organ

49 Loki

It's epicer than the other names.

Cool I'm gonna tell my wife to name our twins Thor and Loki

I also had a cat named Loki. And he died when I was four, car accident. Then we moved away when I was six.

I had a cat named Loki. He died when I turned 5, shortly after I moved away w/my mom from my dad.

1 Comment
50 Jamie

Yeah, like Jamie Cullum. - Misfire

Such a cute name, doesn't seem girly on a boy. - Organ

The best boy name, I am called it - jaythomo2

Best boy name out there - Disneyfan2005

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