Top 10 Baby Boy Names of 2018

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An eventful year to say the least, 2016 was a year of great baby names. The top 10 baby boy names of 2018 are full of meaning that is just as handsome as the name itself. Below is the list of  top 10 baby boy names of 2018 with the meanings and celeb counterparts.

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10. Elijah

Meaning:

Elijah is a name with deep Hebrew origins. It is the name of one of the major prophets of the Old Testament and has the name meaning of “Yahweh is God”. A deeply religious name that was mainly seen in Jewish boys, the name Elijah has become an increasingly popular name since the 1990’s.

Celebs with the Name:

  • Elijah Wood
  • Elijah Cummings
  • Elijah McCoy

 

 

9. Oliver

Meaning:

A name that is derived from the Latin word for “olive tree”, Oliver is baby boy’s name that is growing more and more in it’s popularity. With its feminine variation reaching #3 on the top baby girl’s name of 2018, Oliver is also increasing in popularity, ranking #9 on the top boy’s names of 2018.

Celebs with the Name:

  • Oliver Cromwell
  • Oliver Twist
  • Oliver Hudson

8. Caden

Meaning:

Caden is a Welsh name that carries different meanings in both the Welsh language and the Arabic language. In Welsh, Caden means “spirit of battle”, while in Arabic, Caden is translated into “friend” or “companion”. A name that is rich with beautiful meaning, Caden is a name any baby boy would be lucky to get.

Celebs with the Name:

  • Caden Lovelace
  • Caden Basil
  • Caden Michael Gray
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7. Mason

Meaning:

Mason is a name that finds its roots in French and Germanic occupations in the Middle Ages, it has little poetic meaning. It simply means the occupation of a stoneworker or welder. Mason is a fun name that is #7 on the list because of its masculine and strong sound.

Celebs with the Name:

  • Mason Jennings
  • Mason Crosby
  • Mason Wilson

6. Ethan

Meaning:

Another Biblical name, Ethan is the name of a wise man that can be found in the Old Testament. With Hebrew origins and the meaning of “strong”, “safe”, and “firm”, Ethan is a great name for any baby boy because of its solidarity and historic and cultural connections.

Celebs with the Name:

  • Ethan Hawke
  • Ethan Coen
  • Ethan Allen

5. Noah

Meaning:

Another Hebrew name that means “rest” and “comfort”, many people may recognize this name and affiliate it with the man in the Bible who built a giant ark to survive a world-wide flood. This strong name has become increasingly popular over the past decade because of its rich meaning.

Celebs with the Name:

  • Noah Webster
  • Noah Spence
  • Noah Munck
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4. Liam

Meaning:

Originally a shortened version of “William”, Liam is an Irish name that means “strong-willed warrior and protector”. A name that has become more and more popular because of celebrities, such as One Direction’s Liam Payne and actors Liam Neeson and Liam Hemsworth, Liam has become a highly popular name in 2016.

Celebs with the Name:

  • Liam Neeson
  • Liam Hemsworth
  • Liam Payne

3. Lucas

Meaning:

Lucas is a Latin form of the name “Luke” or “Lucius”. Meaning “light-giving” and  “illumination”, Lucas is a strong name that exudes confidence and spirit. Having a well-deserved spot of #3 on the top baby boy names f 2016, Lucas is a great name for any baby boy to want to live up to.

Celebs with the Name:

  • Lucas Grabeel
  • Lucas Luhr
  • Lucas Till
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2. Aiden

Meaning:

The name of a Celtic Sun god, it is no wonder that the name Aiden means “fiery”.  A deeply, Irish name, Aiden is a boy’s name that has a deep cultural history. Aiden has become an increasingly popular boy’s and girl’s name because of its ability to be androgynous and the way that it seems to roll right off the tongue.

Celebs with the Name:

  • Aiden Grimshaw
  • Aiden Wilson Tozer (A.W. Tozer)
  • Aiden John Turner

1. Jackson

Meaning:

The #1 most popular baby boy name of 2018 is the name Jackson. Jackson is a Hebrew name that means “Son of Jack”. Popularized by the music legend Michael Jackson, Jackson is a catchy name that is for music-lovers and people everywhere.

Celebs with the Name:

  • Jackson Pollock
  • Jackson Wilson
  • Jackson Rathbone

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