Stuck on a name for your little boy? Our list of the top 50 baby boys names from around the world should provide some inspiration – we have popular boys names from all corners of the globe, so just take a look at our list below and you might just find the perfect name for your little boy.
1. Jacob – Jacob is currently the most popular boys name in America, and it’s also a popular name in Britain. Jakub, a variant of the name, is the most popular name in both Slovakia and the Czech Republic. It means “supplanter” or “held by the heel” and it is an old, traditional name, appearing in the Bible.
2. Mohamed – Mohamed has been a popular name throughout Asia for a number of years, but at the moment it’s actually the most popular name in Belgium. Mohamed is the prophet of Islam.
3. William – William is a very traditional boys name that is popular throughout Europe, America and other English speaking countries. It means “will”, “desire & helmet” or “protection”.
4. Ivan – Ivan is a name that’s popular throughout much of Northern Europe. It has Hebrew origins and is actually a form of John, and it means “God is gracious”.
5. Oliver – Oliver has come back into fashion as a boy’s name throughout the UK and other English speaking countries in the last few years. It means “elf army” and it has French origins.
6. Noah – Noah is a traditional name that has been used for thousands of years. It has Hebrew origins and means “rest” or “comfort”, or it can be used in the context of Noah the Bible character.
7. Francesco – Francesco (pronounced fran-chesk-oh) is currently the most popular name in Italy. It’s a form of the names Frances and Francis and it means “free man” or “French man”.
8. Luca – Luca is a variant of the name Luke. There are numerous variants of this name, including Luka, Lucas and Lukas. It means “bringer of light” and comes from the Latin phrase for “light”.
9. Finn – Finn is a popular name throughout Northern Europe. It has a few variants, including Fynn, Fin and Fingal. It has Irish, Gaelic and old German origins and it means “fair” or “from Finland”.
10. Dimitrios – Dimitrios (pronounced dim-eet-ree-os) is a popular name in countries such as Greece and Cyprus and it has a few variants, including Dmitrios, Dimitri and Demitrius. In Russia, it also has a variant – Dmitry. It means “follower of Demeter”.
11. Samuel – Samuel has been a popular name in the UK for a number of years but has more recently increased in popularity throughout countries such as Slovakia and Bosnia. It means “God heard”.
12. Maxim – Maxim is a shortened version of the name Maximillian, and both names have increased in popularity over the last few years in favour of their even shorter counterpart, Max. It means “greatest” as in “maximum”.
13. Logan – Logan used to be used almost exclusively as a surname, but more recently, especially in the UK, it has gained popularity as a first name. It means “hollow”.
14. Stefan – Stefan is like the European version of the name Steven/Stephen. It’s pronounced “steff-ann” and it means “crown”. It used to be popular in Italy but has recently gained popularity in Serbia.
15. Liam – Liam is currently the most popular name in Canada. It’s a shortened version of the name William, meaning “will”, “desire & helmet” or “protection”.
16. Ethan – Ethan is another name popular throughout Canada that has been used much more frequently in recent years. It has Hebrew origins and actually appears in the Hebrew Bible. It means “strong”, “firm” and “impetuous”.
17. Jayden – Jayden is a popular name throughout many states in America and it has a few variants, including Jaden, Jaiden, Jaidin and Jaydin. It comes from the Hebrew name Jadon meaning “thankful” or “God will judge”.
18. Mason – Mason is another name that used to be used almost exclusively as a surname. In recent years, it has climbed the most popular baby names lists to become one of the most popular names in America. It means “bricklayer” or “stoneworker” – as in “stonemason”.
19. Aiden – Aiden is a popular name throughout America and the UK, as well as parts of the Pacific. It has a couple of variants, including Aidan and Aden. It means “little fire”.
20. Eden – Eden is increasing in popularity throughout Asia and America. It comes from the Garden of Eden story told in the Bible. Aiden is actually thought to be a variant of the name Eden.
21. Lachlan – Lachlan (pronounced lock-lann) is a name with Gaelic origins, meaning “warrior from the Land of the Lochs” and it is surprisingly popular throughout Australia and North America, but not Gaelic countries such as Wales and Scotland.
22. Riley – Riley is a rather funky name for a little boy that is popular throughout Australia and America. It’s a transferred surname, meaning “rye clearing”. It’s thought to be an amalgamation of the surnames “rye” and “leah”.
23. Cooper – Another name that used to be used almost exclusively as a surname, Cooper is one of the most popular names in Australia today. It has old English origins and it means “barrel maker”.
24. Alexis – Alexis is a unisex name that can be used for both boys and girls, although it is more commonly used for boys in Canada and other French speaking countries. It has Greek origins and is a variant of the name Alexander. It means “defender”.
25. Marc – Marc is currently the most popular boys name in Spain. It’s a variant of the names Mark and Marcus and it means “from the God Mars”.
26. Louis – Louis is a popular name throughout Europe, particularly in France and Belgium. It’s the male version of then name Louise, and it can be spelt in a couple of different ways – Lois, Luis and Lewis. It’s of French and old German origins and it means “famous warrior”.
27. Raphael – Raphael is a very popular name throughout many French speaking counties as well as Italy, Portugal and some Spanish speaking countries. It has a few variants, including Rafael, Raffael and Raphaël. It means “God has healed”.
28. Yusif – Yusif is currently the most popular boys name in Azerbaijan. It has a few variants that are popular throughout Asia, including Yusuf and Yosef, and it’s a form of the Arabic version of the name Joseph. It means “he will enlarge”.
29. Filip – Filip is one of the European versions of the name Philip. It has numerous variants, including Philip, Philippe, Filippe and Felipe, and it means “horse lover”.
30. George – George has been a popular boys name in the UK for years, but now, it is becoming more popular throughout Europe in a few different forms – Giorgi and Georgios. It means “farmer” or “earth-worker” and comes from the Greek name Jorj.
31. Nicholas – Nicholas and its shortened version Nick are both popular names throughout many English speaking countries. It comes from the Greek name Nikolaos, which is one of the most popular names in Greece. It’s a combination of the Greek words for “victory” and “people” and is taken to mean “victory of the people”.
32. Harry – Harry is a traditional boys name that is popular throughout England. It’s actually a pet form of the name Henry and it means “home ruler”.
33. Adam – Adam is a surprisingly popular name throughout Asia, as well as most of Europe. In Hebrew, Adam is a generic word for “man”. It also means “earth” or “to be red”.
34. Oscar – Oscar is a name that has risen in popularity throughout the last few years in the United Kingdom and other English speaking countries. It’s also popular in parts of Europe, including Switzerland and Sweden. It means “divine speaker”.
35. Benjamin – Benjamin is one of the most popular boys names in the world – it’s used widely across America, the Pacific and Europe. It has Hebrew origins and it means “son of my right hand”.
36. David – David is another name that is widely used throughout the world – America, most of Europe and Asia. It’s also very popular in Wales, although it is spelt Dafydd in Welsh. It means “beloved” and has Hebrew origins.
37. Omar – A popular name throughout much of Asia, Omar (pronounced oh-mar) means “speaker”, “flourishing” and “long-lived”.
38. Tobias – Tobias, the long form of the name Toby, has increased in popularity throughout Europe over the last few years. It has Hebrew origins and is actually a Biblical name that appears in the Old Testament. It means “God is good”.
39. Ali – Ali is a popular name throughout Africa and Asia. It has Arabic origins and means “high” or “exalted”. Ali was the prophet Mohamed’s cousin and son in law who was known as the first male convert to Islam.
40. Elias – Elias is a popular name in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Israel and Liechtenstein. It has Hebrew and Greek origins and it means “my God is the lord”.
41. Zachary – Zachary used to be a popular name in the United Kingdom and America but more recently, it has been used more widely across Europe. It has a few variants, including Zak and Zack and it means “the lord remembers”.
42. Matthew – Matthew is a popular name across Europe although it can come in many different forms, including Mathis, Mathias, Matteo and Matheus. It’s a Biblical name meaning “gift of God”.
43. Diego – A popular name throughout much of South America, Luxembourg and Spain, Diego is a name with Hebrew origins, deriving from the Hebrew version of the name Jacob.
44. Victor – Victor is the male version of the name Victoria. It can sometimes be spelt Viktor, especially across Europe, and it has Latin origins. It means “champion”.
45. Leonardo – Leonardo is widely used across Italy, but it’s also popular in Switzerland and South America. It means “strong as the lion” and is also a form of the name Leonard.
46. Felix – Felix is a short and sweet name that is used across certain parts of Europe, as well as Canada. It can also be spelt with an accent, if used in a French-speaking country. It has Latin origins and means “happy”, “lucky” or “fortunate”.
47. Alfie – Alfie is a cute name, very popular in the United Kingdom that is actually a variant of the name Alfred. It has a lovely meaning, too – “elf”, “magical counsel” or “ready for battle”.
48. Charlie – Charlie is a less formal version of the name Charles, and it is actually one of the most popular boys names in the United Kingdom. It means “free man”.
49. Levi – Levi has been a popular name in America for a number of years, but nowadays it is being used fairly frequently throughout Europe. It has Hebrew origins and actually appears in the Bible. It means “joined”.
50. Rodrigo – Rodrigo is a common name throughout Europe and is one of the most popular names in Italy, Portugal and Uruguay. It means “famous” or “powerful ruler” and is a variant of the name Roderick.