What Are the Top 1,000 Names for Boys?


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Levi, Julian, Bryce, Timothy and Bennett are some of the top 1,000 baby boy names, as of 2015. Other examples include Cooper, Damien, Hayden and Luca. These names are from the Social Security Administration's list of most popular baby names.

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What Are the Top 1,000 Names for Boys?
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These names have a deeper meaning or origin than appears on the surface. For example, the name "Levi" means "attached" in Hebrew. This name also appears in the Old Testament. Levi is the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the tribe that became the priests of the Israelites descends from him. It is also an alternate name for Matthew, the apostle in the New Testament. This name became popular as an English Christian name after the Protestant Reformation.

The name "Julian" is derived from the Roman "Julius" and was the name of the very last pagan Roman emperor. Several early saints also had this name, such as Saint Julian the Hospitaller. Julian has been a popular name in England since the Middle Ages. This name also has feminine diminutive such as Juliana, Gillian and Julianne.

"Bryce" is a name from Scottish Gaelic origin and means "dappled" or "swift." This is a popular name in the United States, France and the United Kingdom.

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