Top 100 Boys Names 2016

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The top 100 baby boys names from 2016. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Boys Names 2016 UK. This collection of names, origin and meanings comes straight from the national archives and represents the number of baby boys born and registered within England and Wales during 2016. We will keep these blogs available so that you can compare the naming trends and so the curious amongst us can look back at where our name ranked over the years. And for the younger audience where it ranked during the year of your birth.

1OLIVERLatinOlive tree.6941
2JACKAmericanA form of Jacob or John. Actors Jack Oakie and Jack Nicholson, golf champion Jack Nicklaus, and jazz musician Jack Teagarten share this name.5371
3HARRYEnglishA familiar form of Harold,Henry.See also Arrigo,Hale,Parry.5308
5JACOBHebrew"The supplanter".4850
6CHARLIEEnglishA familiar form of Charles.4831
7NOAHHebrewPeaceful, restful. Bible: the patriarch who built the ark to survive the Flood.4148
8WILLIAMEnglishA form of Wilhelm.4083
9THOMASGreekTwin. Bible: one of the Twelve Apostles.4075
10OSCARScandinavianDivine spearman.4066
11JAMESHebrewSupplanter, substitute. Bible: James the Great and James the Less were two of the Twelve Apostles.3912
12MUHAMMADArabicPraised. History: the founder of the Islamic religion.3730
13HENRYGreekRuler of the household.3581
14ALFIEEnglishA familiar form of Alfred.3540
16JOSHUAHebrewGod is my salvation. Bible: led the Israelites into the Promised Land.3394
17FREDDIEGermanA familiar form of Frederick.3219
18ETHANHebrewStrong; firm.2940
19ARCHIEEnglishA familiar form of Archer.2912
20ISAACHebrewHe will laugh. Bible: the son of Abraham and Sarah.2829
21JOSEPHHebrewGod will add, God will increase. Bible: in the Old Testament, the son of Jacob who came to rule Egypt; in the New Testament, the husband of Mary.2786
22ALEXANDERGreekDefender of mankind. history: Alexander the Great was the conqueror of the civilized world.2759
23SAMUELHebrewHeard God; asked of God. Bible: a famous Old Testament prophet and judge.2705
24DANIELHebrew"God is my judge" A prophet during the Babylonian Exile.2622
26EDWARDEnglish"Prosperous guardian" Noteworthy Edwards include senator Edward Moore Kennedy of Massachusetts and playwright Edward Albee, and actor Edward G. Robinson.2593
27LUCASGermanA form of Lucius.2448
28MAXLatinA short form of Maximilian, Maxwell.2407
29MOHAMMEDArabicA form of Muhammad.2332
30BENJAMINHebrewSon of me right hand.2328
31MASONFrenchStone worker.2263
32HARRISONEnglishLiterally meaning "son of Harry" Actor Harrison Ford.2241
33THEOEnglishA short form of Theodore.2103
34JAKEHebrewA short form of Jacob.2013
36FINLEYCeltic/GaelicFair Haired One.1978
37ARTHURIrishOf English origin, it means "noble" or "bear" Famous Arthurs include King Arthur of the legendary Round Table, Sir Arthur Sullivan, composer of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, playwright Arthur Miller, and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle.1966
38ADAMHebrew"Earth" According to the Bible, the first man. "Son of Adam" means "person".1903
38DYLANWelsh"The sea" Among famous people with this name include the poet Dylan Thomas.1903
40ZACHARYHebrewA familiar form of Zachariah.1644
41TEDDYEnglishA familiar form of Theodore.1430
42DAVIDHebrewA name that means "beloved," it is the name of the second and greatest king of Israel.1394
43TOBYHebrewA familiar form of Tobias.1363
44THEODOREGreekGift of God.1302
45ELIJAHHebrewA form of Eliyahu. Bible: a Hebrew prophet.1294
46MATTHEWHebrewGift of God. Bible: author of the first Gospel of the new Testament.1279
47JENSONScandinavianVariant of the Hebrew John 'Jehovah has been gracious; has shown favor'.1223
48JAYDENHebrewA form of Jadon.1219
49HARVEYGermanArmy warrior.1190
50REUBENHebrewBehold a son.1188
51HARLEYEnglishSpacious Meadow.1175
52LUCAItalianA form of Lucius.1167
53MICHAELHebrewWho resembles God?.1165
54HUGOLatinA form of Hugh.1153
55LEWISWelshA form of Llewellyn.1148
56FRANKIEEnglishA familiar form of Frank.1112
57LUKELatinA form of Lucius. Bible: companion os Saint Paul and author of the third Gospel ot the New Testament.1095
58STANLEYEnglish"Stony meadow" Film director Stanley Kubrick and Laurel and Hardy's Stan Laurel.1078
59TOMMYHebrewA familiar form of Thomas.1075
60JUDELatinA short form of Judah, Judas. Bible: one of the Twelve Apostles, author of "The Epistle of Jude".1040
61BLAKEEnglishSignifies "dark".1024
62LOUIEGermanA familiar form of Louis.1002
63NATHANHebrewA short form of Nathaniel. Bible: a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon.997
64GABRIELHebrewDevoted to God. Bible: the angel of the Annunciation.989
66BOBBYEnglishA familiar form of Bob, Robert.983
67MOHAMMADArabicA form of Muhammad.976
68RYANIrish"Little king" Actor Ryan O' Neal made this name prominent.955
70ELLIOTTEnglishA form of Elijah.938
71ALBERTGermanNoble and bright.933
72ELLIOTEnglishCrime fighter Elliot Ness and actor Elliot Gould.926
73RORYGermanA familiar form of Roderick.912
74ALEXGreekA short form of Alexander. A form of Alexandra.900
75FREDERICKGermanPeaceful ruler.875
76OLLIEEnglishA familiar form of Oliver.873
77LOUISGerman"Famous battler" Celebrated men with this name include jazz giant Louis Armstrong and innovative chemist Louis Pasteur.854
78DEXTERLatinDexterous, adroit.850
79JAXONEnglishA form of Jackson.837
80LIAMIrish"Protection," it is another version of William. Rock star Liam Gallagher and actor Liam Neeson have made this name famous.836
81JACKSONAmericanA familiar form of son of Jack.818
82RONNIEScottishA familiar form of Ronald.798
83LEONFrenchA short form of Leonard.795
86ROMANLatinFrom Rome, Italy.763
87AUSTINLatinA short form of Augustine.751
88ELLISEnglishA form of Elias.721
89JAMIESpanishA form of Jacob.708
89REGGIEEnglishA familiar form of Reginald.708
90SETHHebrewAppointed. Bible: the third son of Adam.703
91CARTEREnglishCart driver.689
92FELIXLatinFortunate;happy.See also Phelix,Pitin.680
93IBRAHIMArabicA form of Abraham.674
94SONNYEnglishA familiar form of Grayson.670
96CALEBHebrewDog; faithful.659

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