How do you choose the perfect baby boy name? There are so many names out there that it can be difficult to pick the right one that’s also common enough to give your child the recognition he deserves. In fact, some of the most popular baby boy names haven’t changed in more than 60 years, and thousands of parents love them! To help you get started on your search, here’s a list of some of the most popular baby boy names in 2017!

Names inspired by nature

Baby boy music-inspired names include those for some famous musicians and bands, such as Adam (Adam Levine), David (David Bowie), Matthew (Matt Bellamy), Bruce (Springsteen) and Elton John. There are also plenty more musical-themed baby boy names to choose from, including piano names like Beethoven, pianist-inspired Frank and jazz musicians Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. If you’re looking for a rock n’ roll name for your baby, how about John Lennon or Kurt Cobain? And if you want to give your little one a super cool moniker inspired by hip hop or rap artists, try Jay Z, Eminem or Kanye West.

Names inspired by religion

As a Christian, I’m always looking for baby boy names that have spiritual meaning. The Bible has lots of meaningful references and direct quotes that can be incorporated into your son’s name. I recommend checking out a book like The Venerable Bible (any major book store or even Barnes & Noble) to find inspiration. Here are some boys’ names with meaning that might pique your interest: Samuel, John, Mark, Peter, Paul, and Joseph.

Popular baby names by letter, A

Aiden is one of those classic boys’ names that has been around for a long time. Aiden hasn’t been on top for a few years, but it was number one in 1991 and 1996. It’s also popular in Scotland, where it ranked third overall. In 2015, Aiden ranked at number 17 for baby boys born in England and Wales. Another name beginning with A that you might want to consider is Alexander, which means defender of mankind. It ranked seventh among all English-speaking countries last year—and fourth among Scots—but its popularity seems to be declining slightly over time.

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