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10 Top Baby Boy Names That Are Growing In Popularity


A form of Theodore, this name means Divine Gift, or God Given. 


Maybe a lot of new parents are Grey’s Anatomy fans? Jackson is from the last name, meaning 'son of Jack.' The most famous (real) Jackson is artist Jackson Pollock.


From the Irish rua + ri meaning ‘red king’, or ‘great king’. Famous Ruairi/Rory’s include golfer Rory McIlroy and impressionist Rory Bremner


A form of the English name Alfred. It means "wise counselor". Or as the original Old English meant: ‘Elf Counsel’. Famous Alfies include Alfie Allen, and singer Alfie Boe.


From the Latin for "venerable" or "revered. Along with the famous crab from The Little Mermaid, there is Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel, and Irish writer Sebastian Barry.


Another form of Lucas, meaning "light giving." The return of Star Wars and Luke Skywalker may have something to do with Luke’s move up the list!


Scottish in origin, the name means ‘Little Hollow’. It is an alias of Wolverine in the X-Men series, the name of American actor Logan Bartholomew, and of course there’s the sci-fi novel/film/series Logan’s Run.


Harry is a boy's name that means "estate ruler". Harry's origin is diminutive of Henry as seen from Prince Harry. Others include Harry Potter (obviously), singer Harry Styles, and magician Harry Houdini.


Martin comes from the Latin name Martinus meaning ‘of Mars’ or ‘Warlike’. It is shared by Martin Sheen, Martin Luther King, Martin Sorcese, and Martin Lawrence amongst others.


Donnacha or Donncha, means 'Brown Haired Warrior'. Brian Boru's son Donncha was a High King of Ireland until his death in 1064. Best known for rugby player Donnacha Ryan.

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