Naming is your first big parenting choice — welcome to 18 more years of personality-molding decisions and while we can’t help you raise your kid, we can help you pick a name for your son by listing the most popular black baby boy names. Daycare or home care, TV or none, bangs or no bangs? These are tough choices. But bangs grow back, while names are (or are meant to be) permanent. Parenting may be filled with decisions and we’re here to help you tick something off your list — picking a name for your little one from our list of top names for black boys!
30 Awesome Black Baby Boy Names For Your Little Guy
In this article:
- The Search For The Top African American Names
- Some Trends In Choosing The Most Common African American Names
- Elev8.com’s List of Black Baby Boy Names
The Search For The Top African American Names
Luckily, you have nine months to find an excellent name for your little guy – one that sounds good whenever you coo it, yell it, or hear it intoned at a graduation ceremony. Picture your little one not just as a cute baby but as an adult bearing the name you picked. What’s in style one year and out the next is impossible to predict.
Some Trends In Choosing The Most Common African American Names
Here are just a few of the trends in selecting the best names for black boys:
- city names, such as Brooklyn and Austin
- nature names like River, Reed, and Skye
- vintage names like Ruby
- last names as first names, such as Coleman and Parker
- There’s also the long-standing tradition of naming a baby for a relative or someone you admire.
Elev8.com’s List of Black Baby Boy Names
These are the most popular African American baby boy names:
For more popular black male names, watch this video from Planet Popular:
With this list of black baby boy names, your search for the perfect name for your little boy will be a lot easier. It is important to get a name for your baby that not only fits him because it’s cute but also one that would still be perfect for him when he gets old. If you think the name you picked will suit him whatever path he’ll choose in the future, then that’s a hint it’s a good choice for him. Don’t rush and choose wisely!
What other African American baby boy names can add to our list? Give us an idea by commenting below!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on March 28, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.