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Baby Boy Names

So you’re looking a name for your baby boy? This can be a difficult decision, here are some suggestions to consider:

Ajax: Origin of the name Ajax: Derived from the Greek Aias (alas). The name is borne in Greek mythology by two Greeks renowned for their valor and prowess. Ajax Telamon was a strong and brave warrior who led the Greeks in the Trojan War after Achilles withdrew.

Axel: Danish for “father of peace,” the name has been rising steadily, ranking at No. 167 on the top baby names list for boys in 2013. And if you’re a big Guns ‘N’ Roses fan, consider spelling it “Axl.”

Blaze: Origin of the name Blaise: Borrowed from the French, Blaise is of uncertain etymology. Some believe it is derived from the Latin Blaesus, which is from blaesus (deformed, stuttering).

Jax: The meaning of the name Jaxis: God has been gracious; has shown favor.

Maddox: Maddox is a mainly male name in use in English speaking countries derived from a Welsh surname meaning “son of Madoc.” Madoc or Madog was a legendary Welsh prince who in Welsh folklore sailed to the New World three hundred years before Christopher Columbus.

Nixon: In English themeaning of the name Nixon is: Abbreviation of Nicholas. Mythological Nike was Greek goddess of victory and root origin of ‘Nicholas.

Phoenix: Name your kid after a mythical bird that rose from ashes, inspiring hope or idealism? Sounds pretty modern to us. The name held the No. 382 spot last year, debuting on the list in 1995.

Zane: Love the name John, but prefer something more unique? Zane is the Hebrew version of John (meaning Gift from God), and, in 2013, was the No. 215 most popular name for baby boys.

Zeke: The name Zeke is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Zekeis: God strengthens, or may God strengthen.

Zander: Zander is the phonetic equivalent to Xander, a short form of Alexander. Alexander is the Latin form of the Greek name “Alexandros”. The name’s meaning is interpreted from “alexein” which means “to defend” plus “andros” which translates to “man, warrior” in a relationship or possessive form.

We hope this small list helps.

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