Choosing the right baby boy name is one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your little man. After all, his name will follow him throughout his life and influence who he becomes. While many people opt for classic names like Liam, Noah and Oliver, there are other great options out there. In fact, some of the best baby boy names of 2022 are very unique and have a powerful meaning.
For example, Asher is a biblical name that refers to the tribe that possessed the most oil, wisdom and male children. Other cool boys names that have a special meaning include Flynn (Gaelic for red) and Harvey (derived from Herve, a Norman French warrior).
These strong boy names also pack a punch in terms of their culture and history. Elijah is a religious name that means ‘Jehovah is God,’ and Ethan means’strong or firm.’ Similarly, Emmanuel is a classic that comes from the Bible and is a popular choice among Christian parents.
Other great boys names that have a powerful meaning include Jacoby (meaning river), Turner, Aydin, Jamal, Jesiah and Kace. Alternatively, you could go for a more traditional name such as Niles or Theo which both have dignified and stately associations.
While some of these boy names have dropped in popularity, others are rising quickly. The names that have climbed the most this year are Dutton, which moved up 986 spots; Kayce, which jumped 490 spots; and Chosen, which rose 410 spots. Other big climbers include Ryatt, which is a combination of Wyatt and Ryan, as well as Khaza, Eithan and Waylen.