Top 12 Most Popular Middle Baby Names for Boys of 2016 & 2017

Picking out a middle name for your son is just as important as picking out a first name. The twelve names on this list are sure to be big hits in the future and are going to be around for a long time to come. There are so many amazing middle names for little boys, but one huge trend is that it is going to be noticed is that most of these names are classic names.

Alexander

The name Alexander is one that means “defending men.” This name is a strong name that has been popular for years. However in recent years as it is started falling in popularity as a first name it has been raising in popularity as a middle name.

Blake

The name Blake is another one that has been around for years and is becoming more popular as a middle name. It is a name that is said to have come from the English words that mean “black” or “pale.” I find it very interesting that the two meanings are so different from one another.

Dean

Dean is a strong name that has been around for a long time. It was a name that was popular many years ago but one that you did not hear for a long time. Today it is becoming very popular as a middle name choice even though it is not regularly heard as a first name today.

Grant

Grant was once a very popular name. It is derived from the surname and was a name that was chosen to represent historical figures. It is one name that is rising in popularity as both a first and middle name.

Henry

The name Henry means “home ruler.” This name is another that was popular many years ago but is becoming popular again, this time as a middle name. Henry is a classic name that is strong and has been a name that many amazing men have shared. It is a great choice for your little boy.

Hugh

With so many famous people sharing the name, it is no wonder that people are choosing it for the name of their little ones. It is one of the most popular name choices that parents are using as a middle name today.

Jude

Jude is one of my personal favorites for names. This name is one that is very popular and something that is interesting. It is one of the perfect middle names. It is a name that means so much to so many different people and has been a part of pop culture for a few generations.

Lawrence

Lawrence is one of those names that I never really cared for much. It was originally a surname but is now becoming a very popular middle name. While I never liked this name as a first name I really love that it sounds so great with so many first names which makes it a great middle name.

Paul

I love the name Paul. I will admit that I am partial because this is my dad’s name. While the name is not one of the most popular choices for a first name, it has long been falling out of favor, it is one of the most popular names for a middle name.

Sean

The name Sean is the English version of the Irish version of the name John. This name is one that is classic and unique. It is a cute name and is a great choice for anyone who is looking for a classic middle name choice.

Thomas

As you can tell from this list classic names are a huge trend for middle names. Thomas is a name that originally meant “twin.” It is a cute name that is popular today as a first name but is even more popular as a middle name.

Vincent

The name Vincent means “to conquer” and is a great choice as a middle name for someone. The name is a strong name that really sounds great with many different types of first names.

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