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Boys name predictions

Our pick of the boys’ names set to increase in popularity over the year

Trends and predictions for boys names 2021

Which boys’ names might be filling the playground in a few years? Bounty is the most reliable, up-to-date place to look for clues

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Experts predict that there could potentially be a baby boom in 2021 because of lockdowns and all that time people have been stuck indoors. So, in a world away from coronavirus we take a look at which boys’ names might be filling the playground in a few years. 

We’ve studied and scoured through the thousands of baby girls’ names chosen by Bounty app users and members this year to determine exactly which ones will be popular and heading towards ‘on trend’ status in the next year. Having assessed over 300,000 names for the stand-out highest climbers over the last 12 months we can predict which exactly which baby girl name trends are set to take off. 

Bounty is the most reliable, up-to-date place to look for clues. This is because, outside of official birth registration lists (which are published 18 months behind) ours is the largest, most up to date baby names list in the UK – making it guaranteed to bring you the latest trends that might indicate  the names that future baby boys will be given in the year ahead.

Starting with the Bounty Top 100 boys' baby names list, the trend for naming baby boys Felix and Vinnie made the most major strides this year as they both bounded into the Top 100 chart at positions 94 and 98 (up 41 and 40 places respectively).

Once considered old fashioned names also continue to trend as Albert and Stanley rise 26 and 21 places giving their currently more popular contemporaries like Arthur, Archie and Alfie a run for their money.

Surnames that can be used as first names such as Austin, Hudson, Grayson and Oakley are also trending. The popularity of singer George Ezra is also influencing a steady growth as more boys than ever are called Ezra, which now ranks as the 55th most popular boys name in the UK (up 21 places in 2020).

Here’s our full list of predictions for this year’s trend names for boys inside the Bounty Top 100 boys names, ranked in order of highest climber (and their current position in the Top 100 alongside).

  1. Felix (94)
  2. Vinnie (98)
  3. Milo (89)
  4. Austin (85)
  5. Hudson (70)
  6. Grayson (54)
  7. Roman (32)
  8. Myles (95)
  9. Finn (62)
  10. Albert (67)
  11. Jesse (76)
  12. Chester (82)
  13. Theodore (30)
  14. Ezra (55)
  15. Stanley (69)
  16. Jude (49)
  17. Oakley (79)

Others that missed out on the Top 100 this year but are all set to make it big next year include Elias, Otis, Beau, Bertie, Rex and River.

A variety of other names rose up the charts by hundreds of places too. Ranked in highest climber order outside of the Top 100 boys’ name chart these unusual names are also growing in their popularity:

  1. Hendrix
  2. Milan
  3. Amir
  4. Koby
  5. Hector
  6. Douglas
  7. Dennis
  8. Lennie
  9. Ernest
  10. Barnaby
  11. Wilfred
  12. Tomos
  13. Diego
  14. Odin
  15. Asher
  16. Antonio
  17. Amari
  18. Zakariya


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Boys name predictions