10 most popular boy names in the first decade of the 21st century

New names appear every year that manage to become the favorites of parents when it comes to finding the right one for our children. However, there are others, like the ones we are going to remind you of below, that have remained at the top of the preference lists for a long time.

In our review of the history of the most popular names, today we stop at the first decade of the 21st century to refresh the boy names that were then a trend. These are the 10 most popular boy names in the first decade of the 21st century.

The names of the twentieth century reflected a tradition of family sagas: the male represented the continuity of the family, property, business and, therefore, the name was more determined. With the arrival of the new millennium, new times are running. Fresh airs and greater diversity they are seen in the names of children in the first decade of the 21st century. Gone are the Antonio or the José to give way to the Hugo or Daniel and respond to the new fashions (with a relevant role of television) that enter the home.

Below we recall the most popular boy names in the first years of the century:

1. Alexander: Of Greek origin, it comes from ‘alexios’ (“to put away”, “to reject”) and from ‘andros’ (“man”). It means "the one who rejects the man or the adversary" and by extension "defender man", which ended up leading to others as "protective man" or "the great savior". It is a historical name, of a character from Ancient Greece who created an empire and dominated half of Europe (Alexander the Great). Its saints are very varied, since there are 30 people named Alejandro who were canonized.

2. Daniel: It comes from the Hebrew ‘Dan-El’ which means “judge” or “justice”, therefore its translation would be “God is my judge” or “God's justice”. Daniel, son of Jacob and Rachel, is one of the greatest prophets, highly valued in his time for his wisdom, for his gift for interpreting dreams and for his exemplary actions in favor of just causes. His story is famous because he was twice sentenced to die eaten by lions.

3. David: of Hebrew origin that means “the beloved and dear” or “the chosen one of God”. In the Bible, one of the first times it is shown is giving life to the King of Israel, being one of the few kings chosen by the citizens. He is known for defeating the giant Goliath by throwing a stone at him with his sling and is considered a hero to his people. The celebration of the saint corresponds to the 29th of December.

4. Paul: of Latin origin (‘paulus’) that exists since Ancient Rome and was a cognomen of an illustrious Roman ‘gens’ (family) called Gens Emilia. It derives from the adjective ‘paulus’, which means “little” or “man of humility”. Its prevalence in the Christian world is due to the fact that it is related to the apostle Paul or Paul of Tarsus. His birthday is June 29.

5. Adrien: of Latin origin and variant of Adriano. It comes from ‘Hadrianus’, a Latin word that defines the natural family of Hadria, a town near the Adriatic Sea. Literally it means "the one who comes from the sea" or "the one who has the sea nearby" and also "the boy with dark hair. His saint is March 5.

6. Javier: Its origin is not very common, and it comes from the Basque language (Euskera) and it means more accepted is “castle”, although others highlight a small variant, “new house”. Its popularization is due to San Francisco Javier, a native of Navarra. His saint is December 3.

7. Álvaro: of Germanic origin, derived from ‘alwar’, where ‘all’ means “everything” and ‘wers’, “prudence; or ‘warja’, which means “defense or protection”. Thus, Álvaro will be “the one who is all prudent” or “the one who is the defender of all”. Its popularity spread in the Middle Ages. His saint is celebrated on February 19.

8. Sergio: it has no definite origin. Most historians think it comes from the Latin, 'Sergius'. Its origin may be related to the Sergia Tribe, one of the 35 Roman tribes. Sergio means "the protector", "the guardian man", which indicates that the most important thing is to protect what is his and always be close to his loved ones. His saints are celebrated on September 8.

9. Carlos: It is of German origin and means "free man", although some theorists defend its connection with the Greek ‘gueraléos’ (“old”), defending the meaning of “mature man”, “expert or wise man”. It is a very popular name due to its habitual use in the traditions of the royal houses. His name day is November 4.

10. Jorge: It comes from the Greek ‘Georgos’, which is understood as “farmer”, “gardener” or “one who works the land”. It became popular in the 11th century, at the time of the Crusades, due to the golden legend of Saint George, widespread in the European courts of the 13th century and popularized by being associated with a dragon. His saint is celebrated on April 23.

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