best celebrity baby boy names of 2021

Best Celebrity Baby Boy Names of 2021

Are you looking for baby name inspiration? Turn to the tastemakers for some help! Celebrity baby boy names are stylish and fresh appellations that famous parents have chosen for their kids. Celebs have a knack for choosing colorful names that might seem offbeat at first but, eventually, the names become trendy and land on the US top-1000 most popular names for boys. So, how is 2021 shaping up in terms of celebrity baby boy names? It’s been a banner year for creative baby names for boys!

We decided to take a look back at all of the celebrity births so far in 2021 to discover the freshest appellations that famed parents are picking for their offspring. There have been a ton of babies born this year and thus, there are plenty of fantastic baby names from 2021 to consider. From Emma Robert‘s son to Mandy Moore‘s baby boy, we’ll unpack many some handsome names for you to consider for your own bundle of joy! Let’s go!

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Rhodes

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Emma Roberts and Garret Hedlund welcomed a son they named Rhodes Robert Hedlund welcomed their first child together recently. They chose the unusual but classy-sounding appellation Rhodes. Rhodes is of Greek origin and means “where roses grow.” Not bad at all!

Rocky

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The Voice season 2 contestant Chriss Mann and wife Laura welcomed their second child together, a baby boy they named Rocky Conor. Rocky is considered a diminutive form of Rocco, an Italian name that means “rest.”

Brave

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Million Little Things actor Romany Malco became a first-time biological father earlier this year at the age of 52 (he was already a stepdad to two). He chose the name Brave for his son. The appellation is an English word that’s been adopted as a name. It means “fearless,” of course.

River

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Vanessa Morgan of Riverdale fame, welcomed her first child, a boy she named River. She shares the baby boy with her estranged husband Michael Kopech. River is an English word name that refers to a body of running water.

Valentino

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Uncut Gems’ Julia Fox memorably announced the January 17 birth of her son Valentino with a glamorous nude photo series taken moments before she went to the hospital to deliver. Valentino is a Latin name, meaning “strength.” Valentino is one of the most classic and timeless celebrity baby boy names on this list!

Grayson

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Country music star Mickey Guyton welcomed her first baby with her husband Grant Savoy. She chose the name Grayson which is of English origin and means “son of the bailiff.” Grayson is one of the most popular celebrity baby boy names currently in the US. It’s more popular today than ever before and sits in the top 50 most popular names for boys.

Aries

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Theo Campbell, a former contestant on MTV’s The Challenge and the UK’s Love Island, is a new dad! He named his son the evocative appellation Aries. The name comes from Latin and means “ram.”

August

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Queen Elizabeth‘s granddaughter Princess Eugenie welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with husband Jack Brooksbank. The couple chose the name August for their baby boy. August is one of the trendy celebrity baby boy names that’s been on fire in 2021. Mandy Moore also chose the name for her son who she likes to call Gus. August comes from Latin and means “majestic.”

Riley

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Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara welcomed their first child together, a son named Riley. The name became a popular choice in the US in the late 1980s and has remained a mildly popular option ever since. Riley is of Irish origin and means “courageous.”

Pearson

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Former Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson Caldwell and husband Mark Caldwell welcomed their third child together earlier this year. They chose the name, Pearson Philip. Pearson is one of the celebrity baby boy names that you won’t find on the popularity charts just yet. The name comes from Greek and means “rock.”

Micah

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Surfer Bethany Hamilton revealed on February 16 that she and her husband Adam Dirks welcomed their third child together, a baby boy named Micah, on Valentine’s Day. Micah comes from Hebrew and means “who is like the Lord.”

Rennie

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Katharine McPhee and David Foster welcomed a child this year. They named their baby boy one of the most unique celebrity baby boy names on this list: Rennie. They chose the name because it was in Foster’s heritage. It’s likely of Scottish origin and means “powerful counsel.”

Declan

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Season 9 stars of Married at First Sight Deonna McNeill and Greg Okotie welcomed their first child together, a baby boy, on February 27. They chose one of the most popular celebrity baby boy names in Declan, which is of Irish origin and means “man of prayer.” The name has been hugely favored sing the late 1990s.

Quincy

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“I am a little late, but I celebrated #internationalwomensday the best way I know how,” Zachary Hanson shared on Instagram. “Marveling at the superpower women are uniquely gifted… as well as freaking out over the fact that I am now responsible to help raise another person,” the dad continued. Quincy Joseph Thoreau Hanson was born on March 7. Quincy is a mildly popular name that comes from French and means “estate of the fifth son.”

Sylvester

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Model Emily Ratajkowski and husband Sebastian Bear-McClard welcomed their first child together, Sylvester Apollo Bear. One of the most offbeat celebrity baby boy names on this list, Sylvester fell off the charts in the 1990s. The name comes from Latin and means “of the forest.”

Buddy

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Actors Meredith Hagner and Wyatt Russell welcomed their first child together earlier this year. They chose the unusual name Buddy for their son. The nickname-name comes from English and it was most popular in the US in the 1930s and 1940s.

Levi

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Supermodel, Karlie Kloss and her husband Joshua Kushner are now new parents. The couple named their first child Levi Joseph. One of the most popular celebrity baby boy names, Levi comes from Hebrew and means “joined.” It’s currently at the height of its popularity.

Marshawn

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90 Day Fiancé star Dean Hashim and girlfriend Rigin Bado welcomed their first child together this year. They chose the very unique name Marshawn. We think this appellation is an American invention, a combination of Marshall and Shawn. If that’s the case, the name means “horse keeper” + “God is gracious.”

Lucas

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Queen Elizabeth‘s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, and husband Mike Tindall welcomed their third child together in March. They chose one of the most timeless celebrity baby names, Lucas. The name comes from Latin and means “man from Lucania.”

Mauz

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Malcolm in the Middle actor Frankie Muniz announced on Instagram that he has welcomed his first child, a baby boy, with his wife Paige Price. They chose the name Mauz, which is one of the most colorful celebrity baby boy names on this list. Mauz comes from Hebrew and means “fortress.”

Able

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Leslie Odom Jr. and his wife Nicolette Robinson welcomed their second child together this year. They chose the name Able Phineas. We believe this is a spelling variant of the Hebrew name Abel that means “breath.” But, it could just be one of the celebrity baby boy names that indicates a very capable newborn.

Vaughn

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Kara Keough Bosworth welcomed another child, a son, with her husband Kyle Bosworth. The couple chose the classic name Vaughn for their baby boy. Vaughn is of Welsh origin and means “small.”

Dakota

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Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song‘s first baby together got one of the most evocative celebrity baby boy names of the year in Dakota. The name is of Sioux origin and means “friendly one.”

Arthur

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Ellie Goulding and her husband, Caspar Jopling welcomed their first child together this year. They picked the name, Arthur Ever Winter. Arthur is a pretty standard name but Ever and Winter are some truly remarkable celebrity baby boy names. Arthur is a Celtic name that means “bear.”

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Cruz

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Vanderpump Rules alums, Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor welcomed their first child together in April. They chose the amazing Spanish name Cruz for their son. This understated name makes for one of the best celebrity baby boy names of the year. It means “cross.”

Kenna

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Christina Milian welcomed a baby boy with her boyfriend Matt Pokora earlier this year. They picked the name Kenna which is an unusual pick here in the US but it would be in good company in Ethiopia. The name comes from the Oromo language and means “to offer.”

Leon

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PEN15‘s Maya Erskine and fiancé Michael Angarano welcomed a son, Leon Frederick. Leon has always been a popular name in the US. The name comes from Greek and means “lion.” Leon is one of the most common celebrity baby boy names. Patrick Bruel, Zhana Bergendorff, Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg, and Max Biaggi all have sons with the name.

Romeo

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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is a father! The Jersey Shore star welcomed his first child with his wife Lauren Sorrentino on May 26. They picked the name Romeo Reign. Romeo is an Italian name that means “pilgrim to Rome” and “Roman.”

Dutton

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Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Lane became parents on June 8! They named their son Dutton Walker. Dutton is one of the most unique celebrity baby boy names on this list. Dutton is an English habitational name meaning “from the hill settlement.”

Zen

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On Father’s Day, it was reported that actor, comedian, and TV host, Nick Cannon, welcomed his fourth child this year into the world. With the birth of that child, Cannon is now a father of seven. He and model Alyssa Scott chose the name Zen for their baby boy. This name means “meditation.”

Ender

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Halsey and boyfriend Alev Aydin welcomed their first child together on July 14. They named their baby Ender Ridley Aydin. It’s one of the best celebrity baby boy names that would 100% work for a baby girl as well. Ender is a Turkish name that means “very rare.”

Jett

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Shawn Johnson and Andrew East welcomed their second child together, a baby boy named Jett James. Jett is a mineral name that can mean “black” or “extraordinary.” The appellation has been on an upward climb for baby boys since the 1990s.

Bentley

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Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and Joshua Efird gave birth to their second child, a baby boy named Bentley Jameson in July. Bentley is an English name that means “meadow of coarse grass.”

Ennis

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Kirsten Dunst had her first child, Ennis Howard, with fiancé Jesse Plemons. Ennis is one of the most retro celebrity baby boy names on this list. Ennis is a gender-neutral Irish name that means “from the island.”

Ismail

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Rob and Tan France welcomed their first child together and named him Ismail. Ismail is an Arabic name for boys that means “God will hear.”

Cosmo

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost confirmed that they had had their first child together on August 18. Jost revealed that they chose the name Cosmo. Cosmo is one of the most endearing celebrity baby boy names on this list. The name comes from Greek and means “order.”

Hugo

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Hugo was born to Tricia Davis and Macklemore this past summer. Hugo is a Latinate form of Hugh which means “mind” and “intellect.”

Aidan

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Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brian Hallisay welcomed their third child in September. They chose the handsome name, Aidan James. Aidan comes from Irish origin and means “little and fiery.”

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Maverick

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Granger Smith and Amber Smith welcomed a baby boy on August 20. They chose the evocative name, Maverick Beckham. Maverick is an American invention that refers to an “independent person” or “a nonconformist.”

There you go! We hope you got some baby name inspiration from these celebrity baby boy names. Celebs sure know how to pick them as they often choose offbeat and unique baby names that often start a baby name trend. There’s no right or wrong way to choose your son’s name and turning to tastemakers for inspiration is a wise choice. Happy baby name hunting!

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