These Will Be the Most Popular Names in a Decade

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Top 10 Boys’ Names 2028

10. Oliver
> Popularity in 2018: No. 12

Oliver comes from Olivier, which is a Norman French version of the Germanic name Alfher or Aleifr. The spelling was changed because of its association with the Latin “oliva,” which means olive tree. Oliver was a popular medieval name in England but it almost disappeared in the 17th century. It was revived again in 19th century, perhaps after the popular Charles Dickens’ character Oliver Twist.

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9. Jaxon
> Popularity in 2018: No. 432

Jaxon is a modern version of the name Jackson, which means son of Jack. It can also be spelled Jaxson or Jax for short.

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8. Theodore
> Popularity in 2018: No. 6

Theodore originates from Theodorus, a Latin name with Greek origins. It is made up of the elements “theos,” which means god, and “doron,” which means a gift. So Theodore means God’s gift. It can also be spelled Theodor, and Theo or Teddy for short.

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7. Henry
> Popularity in 2018: No. 9

Henry is derived from the Germanic name Heimirich, meaning home ruler. It’s a mix of “heim,” which means home, and “ric,” which means power or rule. It often used to be spelled Heinrich, which was popular among royalty. The name was introduced in England by the Normans in the 11th century.

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6. Lucas
> Popularity in 2018: No. 79

Lucas is another version of the name Luke or Lucius, which means light-living or illumination. The name may also have originated from the Ecclesiastic Greek Loukas, which is a shorter version of Loukanos, meaning man from Lucania.

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