What Are Some Popular Male Baby Names?

What Are Some Popular Male Baby Names?

Based on a list from the Social Security Administration, some of the most popular male baby names in 2014 were Noah, Liam, Mason, Jacob and William. These are listed in order of one through five.

Each name has a specific meaning and may also have alternative spellings. The first ranked name on the list is Noah. Noah is derived from the Hebrew language and means "rest" and "comfort." It was the number one boy's name in 2013 and 2014.

Liam is the second ranked name on the list. Liam is an Irish name and means "strong-willed warrior and protector." It is shortened from the names William and Uilliam. Liam Neeson and Liam Hemsworth are two celebrities that share this name.

Mason is a traditional French last name. In this instance, the name is used as a first name. This name was used in the Middle Ages when referring to stone-workers.

Jacob means "supplanter" and derives its meaning from the Hebrew language. Jacob has been in the top 100 names given to boys for more than thirty years. A common nickname for Jacob is Jake.

William means "strong-willed warrior." The name originates from the Old German language and became popular after the Norman conquest of 1066. Some well-known Williams include a number of Kings of England, William Shakespeare and Will Smith.

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