15 Boy Baby Names Every Other Baby Will Have, Which Is Totally OK

Names go in and out of style. Songs, movies, and even historical events can play a role in deciding what names are popular at any given time. Most parents undoubtedly want to choose a name for their baby that has a positive meaning for them, and that they they feel will set their little boy up for success. If you're deciding on a name and don't want to think too far outside of the box, there are boy names that every other baby will have.

If you want a boy's name that will hold up against all of the monikers that'll most likely go out of style as soon as the next celebrity baby boom happens, check out the names on this list. They are classic, cute, and most importantly, easy for his teachers to pronounce.

Of course, if you don't want to have to label all of your son's belongings with all of his initials from now on, then you should stay as far away from the names on this list as possible. There is bound to be at least one other little boy with the same name in his class from now until he graduates high school.

1. Ethan


With a name that means "strong and firm," it's no wonder Ethan is so popular among little boys. It doesn't hurt that it's also the name of Tom Cruise's character in Mission Impossible.

2. Noah


A classic boy's name, Noah, means "rest, wandering." As probably the most famous Noah goes back to biblical times, this name has truly stood the test of time.

3. Jackson


Jackson literally means "son of Jack," and is one of those cool names that can serve double duty as a first or last name. Just make sure you don't use it for both.

4. Aiden


Sex and the City fans will immediately connect with this name, as one of Carrie's infamous loves. Aiden means "little and fiery," and, as, a mom of an Aiden myself, I have to say that the meaning is so right on.

5. Mason


The name of one of the adorable next generation of the Kardashian clan, the name Mason means "worker in stone."

6. Lucas


The name Lucas means "man from Lucania." You may not know where Lucania is on a map (I sure don't), but you probably remember the character Chad Michael Murray made famous on One Tree Hill.

7. Parker


If you're the outdoorsy type, you'll love Parker, which means "park keeper."

8. Max


Simple and classic, the name Max means "greatest." A perfect choice for your future little overachiever.

9. Christopher


Christopher means "bearer of Christ," and is popular throughout history and literature.

10. Benjamin


Lefty moms and dads can have fun with Benjamin, which means "son of the right hand."

11. Matthew


Matthew means "gift of God," which is a fitting choice for your new little miracle.

12. Christian


Christian means "follower of Christ." But if you aren't religious, it's also a popular name in fashion. Think: Louboutin, Lacroix, and Dior.

13. Dylan


Get ready for lots of boat trips. The name Dylan means "son of the sea."

14. Henry


Henry means "estate ruler," which is probably why it is a common name among kings throughout history.  

15. Andrew


Giving your son a name that means "strong and manly," may be setting him up to be a muscle head, but Andrew is an adorably classic name.