Top 100 Boys Names 2017

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The top 100 baby boys names from 2017. We are delighted to bring you a collection of the Top 100 Boys Names 2017 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 2017. 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.

RankNameOriginMeaningBirths
1OLIVERLatinOlive tree.6259
2HARRYEnglishA familiar form of Harold,Henry.See also Arrigo,Hale,Parry.5031
3GEORGEGreekFarmer.4929
4NOAHHebrewPeaceful, restful. Bible: the patriarch who built the ark to survive the Flood.4273
5JACKAmericanA form of Jacob or John. Actors Jack Oakie and Jack Nicholson, golf champion Jack Nicklaus, and jazz musician Jack Teagarten share this name.4190
6JACOBHebrew"The supplanter".3968
7LEOLatinLion.3781
8OSCARScandinavianDivine spearman.3738
9CHARLIEEnglishA familiar form of Charles.3724
10MUHAMMADArabicPraised. History: the founder of the Islamic religion.3691
11WILLIAMEnglishA form of Wilhelm.3437
12ALFIEEnglishA familiar form of Alfred.3287
13HENRYGreekRuler of the household.3246
13THOMASGreekTwin. Bible: one of the Twelve Apostles.3246
14JOSHUAHebrewGod is my salvation. Bible: led the Israelites into the Promised Land.3166
15FREDDIEGermanA familiar form of Frederick.3127
16JAMESHebrewSupplanter, substitute. Bible: James the Great and James the Less were two of the Twelve Apostles.2925
17ARCHIEEnglishA familiar form of Archer.2803
18ARTHURIrishOf 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.2795
19LOGANIrish"Valley".2730
20THEOEnglishA short form of Theodore.2616
21ALEXANDERGreekDefender of mankind. history: Alexander the Great was the conqueror of the civilized world.2524
22EDWARDEnglish"Prosperous guardian" Noteworthy Edwards include senator Edward Moore Kennedy of Massachusetts and playwright Edward Albee, and actor Edward G. Robinson.2461
23ISAACHebrewHe will laugh. Bible: the son of Abraham and Sarah.2432
24LUCASGermanA form of Lucius.2407
25ETHANHebrewStrong; firm.2323
26MAXLatinA short form of Maximilian, Maxwell.2165
27JOSEPHHebrewGod 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.2153
28SAMUELHebrewHeard God; asked of God. Bible: a famous Old Testament prophet and judge.2083
29MOHAMMEDArabicA form of Muhammad.1982
30FINLEYCeltic/GaelicFair Haired One.1944
31DANIELHebrew"God is my judge" A prophet during the Babylonian Exile.1942
32BENJAMINHebrewSon of me right hand.1927
33HARRISONEnglishLiterally meaning "son of Harry" Actor Harrison Ford.1923
34SEBASTIANGreekVenerable.1881
35ADAMHebrew"Earth" According to the Bible, the first man. "Son of Adam" means "person".1788
36MASONFrenchStone worker.1776
37THEODOREGreekGift of God.1761
38TEDDYEnglishA familiar form of Theodore.1626
39DYLANWelsh"The sea" Among famous people with this name include the poet Dylan Thomas.1577
40ELIJAHHebrewA form of Eliyahu. Bible: a Hebrew prophet.1511
41ARLOSpanishBarberry.1470
42RILEYIrishValiant.1427
43DAVIDHebrewA name that means "beloved," it is the name of the second and greatest king of Israel.1416
44ZACHARYHebrewA familiar form of Zachariah.1385
45LOUIEGermanA familiar form of Louis.1365
46TOBYHebrewA familiar form of Tobias.1316
47HUGOLatinA form of Hugh.1311
48REUBENHebrewBehold a son.1309
49JUDELatinA short form of Judah, Judas. Bible: one of the Twelve Apostles, author of "The Epistle of Jude".1288
50REGGIEEnglishA familiar form of Reginald.1280
51JAXONEnglishA form of Jackson.1257
52HARLEYEnglishSpacious Meadow.1246
53RORYGermanA familiar form of Roderick.1187
54LUCAItalianA form of Lucius.1171
55JAKEHebrewA short form of Jacob.1135
56ALBIEGermanA familiar form of Albert.1114
57JENSONScandinavianVariant of the Hebrew John 'Jehovah has been gracious; has shown favor'.1099
58ALBERTGermanNoble and bright.1066
59FRANKIEEnglishA familiar form of Frank.1055
60TOMMYHebrewA familiar form of Thomas.1036
61CARTEREnglishCart driver.1025
62RONNIEScottishA familiar form of Ronald.978
63GABRIELHebrewDevoted to God. Bible: the angel of the Annunciation.967
64BOBBYEnglishA familiar form of Bob, Robert.955
65HARVEYGermanArmy warrior.951
66MATTHEWHebrewGift of God. Bible: author of the first Gospel of the new Testament.948
67MICHAELHebrewWho resembles God?.934
68ELLIOTEnglishCrime fighter Elliot Ness and actor Elliot Gould.921
69STANLEYEnglish"Stony meadow" Film director Stanley Kubrick and Laurel and Hardy's Stan Laurel.914
70JAYDENHebrewA form of Jadon.900
71FREDERICKGermanPeaceful ruler.879
72CHARLESGermanFarmer.877
73JACKSONAmericanA familiar form of son of Jack.876
74ROMANLatinFrom Rome, Italy.871
75LUKELatinA form of Lucius. Bible: companion os Saint Paul and author of the third Gospel ot the New Testament.868
76CALEBHebrewDog; faithful.853
77HUNTEREnglishHunter.841
78MOHAMMADArabicA form of Muhammad.837
79ELLIOTTEnglishA form of Elijah.834
80EZRAHebrew"Shelter" or "help" The name of a post-exilic prophet and the poet Ezra Pound.827
81LOUISGerman"Famous battler" Celebrated men with this name include jazz giant Louis Armstrong and innovative chemist Louis Pasteur.819
82RYANIrish"Little king" Actor Ryan O' Neal made this name prominent.817
83BLAKEEnglishSignifies "dark".799
84LEWISWelshA form of Llewellyn.790
85DEXTERLatinDexterous, adroit.788
85OLLIEEnglishA familiar form of Oliver.788
86NATHANHebrewA short form of Nathaniel. Bible: a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon.779
87ELLISEnglishA form of Elias.765
88JESSEHebrewWealthy. Bible: the father of David.750
89LIAMIrish"Protection," it is another version of William. Rock star Liam Gallagher and actor Liam Neeson have made this name famous.723
90ALEXGreekA short form of Alexander. A form of Alexandra.716
91KAIJapaneseForgiveness.691
92IBRAHIMArabicA form of Abraham.684
93TYLEREnglish"Tailor".677
94FINNGermanFrom Finland.672
95AUSTINLatinA short form of Augustine.670
96LEONFrenchA short form of Leonard.669
96RALPHEnglish"Wolf counselor" Among persons who share this name are Sir Ralph Richardson and poet-philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson.669
97FELIXLatinFortunate;happy.See also Phelix,Pitin.661

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