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U.S. Baby Boy Names by Letter

Guess the most popular baby boy names starting with each letter A-Z. To make it easier, we give you a short clue.
For the year 2017
Last updated: May 14, 2018
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Letter
Clue
Name
A
Great
Alexander
B
$100
Benjamin
C
President
Carter
D
Elton John song
Daniel
E
Seder
Elijah
F
Huckleberry
Finn
G
Archangel
Gabriel
H
King
Henry
I
Circumcision
Isaac
J
Stewart or Stuart
James
K
Will Smith's son, but with K
Kayden
L
Irish
Liam
M
Jar
Mason
Letter
Clue
Name
N
Flood
Noah
O
Orphan
Oliver
P
One who puts a car away
Parker
Q
Medicine Woman
Quinn
R
Private
Ryan
S
Book of the Bible
Samuel
T
Doubt
Thomas
U
Archangel
Uriel
V
Starry Night
Vincent
W
Conqueror
William
X
St. Francis
Xavier
Y
Cat Stevens
Yusuf
Z
12th President
Zachary
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level 75
Jun 17, 2012
The Infinite monkey theorem proposes that an infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of typewriters would eventually type the complete works of Shakespeare....but I bet they'd never come up with Uriel or Yahir.
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level 30
Mar 30, 2014
NO PAUL STEVE GEORGE TOM MIKE ??!!!!!!!!!
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level 9
Jan 1, 2015
there's a thomas
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level 23
Jul 20, 2017
I'm pretty sure that it's ranked by each letter in popularity.
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level 36
Jun 9, 2014
After making up lots of 'names' starting with U, I eventually came up with Uriel. I was surprised that it was accepted. I was less surprised that 'Urine' was not.
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level 66
Jun 9, 2014
I got Uriel from the South Park episode where Kenny goes to Heaven and becomes their Keanu Reeves, but is put on life support. The angels in that one are named Gabriel and Uriel, the two archangels. :D
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level 49
Jan 22, 2015
lol they mention Uriel in DiabloII I think spaced out on it tho lol
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level 49
Jan 22, 2015
oh and for Issaic I put Ike LMAO
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level 65
Jun 8, 2016
PacoGee, I remembered Gabriel because of diablo II, but couldn't remember the other ones name
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level 53
Jul 23, 2016
I got Uriel, but only because of Supernatural.
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level 53
Feb 13, 2019
I too got Uriel from SPN. Watching season 13 now.
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level 45
Jun 10, 2014
I got uriel not many Angels start with U.
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level 50
Jun 18, 2014
INFINITE MONKEY THEOREM??? HAHAHAHA!
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level 64
Jul 13, 2014
Angels (much like fezzes and stetsons) are cool.
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level 50
Oct 4, 2014
BOW TIES! Oh my gosh you forgot bow ties. How could you forget bow ties?
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level 47
Dec 31, 2015
You did NOT just forget bowties.
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level 82
Jun 28, 2018
In conjunction with fezzes and bowties, angels are decidedly not cool. Too weepy.
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level 32
Jul 23, 2016
How in the world did more people guess yusuf and uriel that Carter?
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level 57
Feb 21, 2018
Apparently, more people are familiar with Cat Stevens than archangels.
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level 72
Nov 10, 2018
I guess they got stuck on presidential first names
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level 40
May 29, 2018
Uriel is a pretty awesome name. The archangels have the best names, man.
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level 46
Dec 13, 2018
I had uriel in one, and am not religious, nor brought up that way.
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level 36
Mar 12, 2019
I guessed Bill for 100... It makes sense!
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level 10
Jun 17, 2012
umm, is Hunter a name?
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level 61
Jun 18, 2012
Hunter is a very popular name in my area.
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level 55
May 18, 2014
Northwest, I would think.
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level 75
Aug 3, 2015
Popular here in the mid-south USA, along with Austin, Chance, Beau, Mason (Mason-Dixon Line), Cash, Rhett, Colt, Peyton, Clayton, Cooper...and one I heard recently which I hope doesn't catch on, Zartan. And then there's the entire universe of two-name names, including Jimmy Dale, Tommy Lee, Darrell Ray, Billie Bob, Jerry Lee, Johnny Mack, etc.
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level 48
Dec 19, 2013
This quiz is as of 2011. It was a pretty popular name
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level 78
May 20, 2016
Hunter Thompson, Hunter Pence, Hunter Hayes, Hunter Biden--not really an obscure name. Plus, it fits with the trend of using classic last names as first names.. (E.g. Logan, Harrison, Mason, Jefferson, Taylor . . . )
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level 71
Jun 9, 2014
hunter pence (mlb) hunter mahan (pga)
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level 65
Jun 8, 2016
Ever heard of Hunter S. Thompson? wrote fear and loathing in las vegas
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level 22
Jun 17, 2012
i totally blanked on 'z'. all i kept thinking was 'zed' ... i don't even know a 'zed'
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level 37
Jun 18, 2012
I totally think more traditional names like Nicholas or Matthew are more popular than Noah or Mason! I mean I guess it makes sense, good quiz.
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level 65
Jun 8, 2016
yes overall they probably are, but if you go around asking young children for their names, you will get a lot more Noahs and Masons and Finns because a lot of people are using those names for children born now. you won't encounter them amongst your peer group though
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level 75
Dec 5, 2013
Yahir???
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level 73
Dec 17, 2013
You know any other 'Y' names? Yves perhaps?
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level 29
Jun 9, 2014
Yvon of the Yukon!
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level 58
Jan 1, 2014
I find it hard to believe that Noah is more popular than Nick, Mason is more popular than Michael or Matthew, Parker is more common that Peter or Patrick, and Gabriel is more common than George or Gary.
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level 55
May 18, 2014
First of all, parents today are idiots. Second, it would be nice to know the source.
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level ∞
May 30, 2014
Source = Social Security Administration.
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level 50
Jun 18, 2014
You wouldn't say that if you were a parent.
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level 82
Jun 28, 2018
@smartcookie, I am a parent. Many parents today are idiots.
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level 75
Aug 3, 2015
This wasn't a quiz about all the most popular names in the US, but only names given to babies in a specific year. Names follow trends which constantly change. My guess is that Charlotte will become a popular girls name now that William and Kate have chosen it for the new princess.
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level 28
May 2, 2014
Only ever seen Yair spelled this way, it's an Israeli name.
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level 75
Jun 9, 2014
Christopher Walken has been so hot lately. No doubt the popularity of that name is somehow linked. Same for Zachary Taylor. I smell a comeback in 2016.
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level 75
Jul 22, 2016
Yeah, but to put a different spin on it, the popular name will be Walken, not Christopher. :)
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level 77
Apr 9, 2019
I predict "Chalken" to be the hip, trendy name for 2019. :-)
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level 56
Jun 9, 2014
I kept trying Yuri. Mostly because there is a Mexican singer called Yuri. Female singer, but Mexican !!!!
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level 57
Jun 9, 2014
Wow I didn't know the twelfth president of Zimbabwe was called Zachary!
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level 38
Jun 9, 2014
He was 'Murica's 12th President. :P
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level 29
Jun 12, 2014
Really cool quiz!
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level 43
Aug 28, 2014
Y was actually the first one I got. My best friend loves him.
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level 47
Mar 13, 2015
Parker is more popular than Paul or Philip?? I thought it was a girl's name (eg. Parker Posey).
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level 75
Jul 22, 2016
One of the teen heartthrobs of the '80s, Parker Stevenson, - most definitely a guy. My daughters swooned at the sound of his name.
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level 43
May 12, 2015
can you please accept 'jake' for jacob?
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level 43
May 12, 2015
who would name their kid francisco, at least in the
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level 43
May 12, 2015
*US
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level 47
May 14, 2015
The only 'y' name i could think of was yussef
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level ∞
May 9, 2016
Which is now the #1 name for that letter!
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level 75
Aug 3, 2015
Kept wondering why Van wasn't accepted for Starry Night. Finally got it, though. Yahir? No way. Only one I missed. I tried Yul, Yule, Yuli, Yosef, - my monkey brain let me down.
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level 71
Sep 20, 2015
More Fransisco's than Francis's - surprising. I wonder if the new pope's name will shift things over time.
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level 45
Mar 21, 2016
Can Quin with one n be accepted? Never thought of adding a second one onto the end.
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level 21
Jun 8, 2016
Bill?
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level 46
Dec 13, 2018
I tried bill for the $100 clue, as well as buck haha
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level 18
Jun 18, 2016
How has Finn got 89%!!!???
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level 66
Jun 20, 2018
Because "Huckleberry" is a really easy clue to figure out?
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level 28
Jul 6, 2016
I tried Finn so many times but I only spelt in with one 'n'. Can you accept fin? Also I live in Jordan and I know many Yousefs and they all spell their names Y O U S E F not Y U S U F so I didn't get the cat stevens one either.
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level 54
Jul 25, 2016
"King" a clue for Henry? Is this just a bad reference to the relative prevalence of kings across Europe called Henry or something else?
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level 46
Dec 13, 2018
Not many (if any?) Other kings start with an "h" and yes apparently there were many henrys (back in the old days not too much variation, often hade the same name as ypur father and your son, and what I find most weird, sometimes even.as your brother! (Less strange if the first had died, very common yo rename then but have came across many family trees where syblings had the same name while bring alive)
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level 33
Nov 20, 2017
On C, all I could think of was Chester
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level 46
Dec 13, 2018
Charly charles Chuck chris christopher carl . Could think of more, but this was in a few seconds, then my brain paused
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level 53
Mar 1, 2019
Charly, chuck, and carl are all variants of charles so they're basically all the same name- And of course, chris is short for christopher
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level 45
Jan 7, 2018
the president could also be clinton, so i think that should be a option
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level 76
May 14, 2018
...except that Clinton isn't the top boy's name beginning with C in the US.
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level 20
May 13, 2018
I missed my ex's name... I feel so dumb XD
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level 63
May 22, 2018
My first thought on the V clue was:
People are actual naming their kids Van Gogh?
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level 60
Aug 9, 2018
accept 'Bono' ;)
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level 42
Aug 12, 2018
Never heard the name yusuf before. Yosef, yes but not yusuf. Kept trying Yuri
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level 46
Dec 13, 2018
Really? Im not totally sure of the country of origin, I think there are more. But people from there allmost all seemed to be called liked that. Just like many people are called Mohammed
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level 77
Apr 9, 2019
Fun fact: Q name is the same for both boys and girls quizzes. (My oldest son has that name, and I've been surprised how many girls also have it.)