The 20 Most Popular Baby Boy Names in America

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Whether you've got a little boy on the way and you're in need of some baby-naming inspiration or you're curious about how popular your 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!


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.

Read on to see what the hottest monikers were in 2016.

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