The 20 Most Popular Baby Boy Names in America

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For anyone who has a baby boy on the way and is in need of some baby-naming inspiration, or for anyone who's curious about how popular their baby name choice is with other parents, look no further: The Social Security office has just released its annual list of most popular baby names of the year! This is exciting news for parents who want to know which names have been hot this year and what names might trend for the next one.

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Want to know which names made the popular baby names list? We've got our readers covered. 

According to Laura Wattenberg of, the big newcomer in the top 10 is Elijah, which bumped Alexander out of the top 10 for the first time in a decade. "That exchange highlights the increasingly smooth sound of today's boys' names, and the dominance of Old Testament names among tradition-minded parents, " she says. Pretty interesting, right? And no doubt there are plenty more names that show off the latest trends in the world of baby names, so keep on reading to find out!

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Read on to see what the hottest monikers were this year. Any guesses?

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