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Boys' names - originality and traditions

We hear hundreds of different names every day, however why is it so difficult for parents to choose a name for a son when he is born? There are many reasons. Some parents does not want to call the child by an already known name , that is, such as they hear or know to be in their immediate environment. Some wants to avoid the associations formed so far with a certain name, therefore looking for a unique option . Some like it ancient boy names , but choosing them can be really difficult, because they are usually long, or simply do not match the surname. Of course, parents want the best for their children, so they often do tend to choose positive meaning content name . Another thing that can take you a while is the abundance of baby boy name search offerings. Not all the names of boys in the world are listed on various websites, so looking there can really make your head spin..

What to consider when choosing a child's name

A newly born baby is given not onlybaby carrier, but also a name that will accompany him throughout his life. Some parents begin to solve this difficult task when they are just dreaming about a child, others have already learned that he is already on the way, and others have seen the baby. For some, the son's name comes intuitively, without much effort, for others after a long and tiring search. However, the most important factor in choosing a name is not its popularity or prevailing trends, but the parents' admiration for it. If the name appeals to you and your family, the baby will also accept it positively. Of course you cane to pay attention to whether the name sounds nice together with the surname, whether it is easy to pronounce and clear, whether it does not have a negative connotation, whether its meaning and origin are acceptable to you, to find out how it would sound abroad, what its equivalents are in the world.

Choice of boys' names

On average, about 26,000 babies are born per year. Specialists analyzing the statistics claim that boys are born every year slightly more than girls, about 55.5 percent. So it is not surprising that there are so many different names for boys in Lithuania..

Lithuanian boy names

There is an increasingly noticeable trend when born sons are given Lithuanian boy names . It is chosen not only from names that have been around for a century, but also from extremely new and modern ones. Here are 5 examples of Lithuanian boy names for you:

  • Wind (a name of Lithuanian origin, derived from the wordthe wind);
  • Whirlwind (a name of Lithuanian origin, derived from the wordwhirlwind (strong wind);
  • Oak tree (the name is derived from a Lithuanian treeOak);
  • echo (a name of Lithuanian origin, associated with the wordecho(sound repetition);
  • Morning (the name is derived from the Lithuanian wordthe morning).

Sacred names for boys

No less parents there is also interest in celebrating boys names . According to the researchers, it does not matter whether children are born into a particularly religious family or a less religious one, holy names are chosen for them. Often, such names are easily understood and adapted abroad, have deep traditions and beautiful meanings. Take a look at a short list of holy names for boys.

  • John (a name of Hebrew origin meaningGod is merciful);
  • Lukas (name of Greek origin, derived from the Italian regionLucania);
  • Matt (name of Hebrew origin,Matthewan abbreviation meaninggods gift);
  • Joseph (Lithuanian variant of the Hebrew name Yusuf, meaningGod will add, give more);
  • David (Hebrew nameDavidLithuanian version meaningbeloved).

Ancient names for boys

Old boy names are not classicsa . It is noticeable that the names of grandparents and great-grandparents come to life on the lips of current parents. It is not uncommon for children to be given the names of great-grandparents, sometimes unrelated. Ancient names have particularly vivid traditions, are overflowing with strong energy and have extremely expressive meanings. Below are 5 ancient boy names that parents still love to choose today..

  • Mindaugas (Lithuanian double-stemmed name:min-–to mention, many, many, manyė );
  • Jogaila (a name of Lithuanian origin, consisting of two stems:jo- joti, gai- gai- gai, strong, severeus);
  • Vytautas (bi-stem Lithuanian name:vy- vytis, rider, warrior, nation- nationa);
  • Grieving (Lithuanian, double-stemmed name, whose stemsad-means– mourn mourn ohmin- to mentioni);
  • Michael (name of Hebrew originMikael Lithuanian version; meansone who is like God).

Modern names for boys

Parents often modern boy names are also of interest . They are often chosen for children born in multilingual or mixed families, as some Lithuanian names can be difficult to pronounce for non-native speakers. Generally, modern boys' names are understood almost all over the world, and sometimes they are even used the same.

  • Adam (name of Hebrew origin,adam earth, mans);
  • Elijah (Hebrew name meaningmy god is Yahweh);
  • Kevin (this is an adaptation of the English Kevin, which comes from an Irish nameCaoimhin, whose elements meancoem good, gentle, graceful andgein gimis, births);
  • Aaron (a name of Hebrew origin, the meaning of which could bepregnancy, big mountainortall);
  • Stefan (the name comes from the ancient Greek wordstephan's, meaningcrown, wreath).

Rare names for boys

Every baby is unique, so it is logical that the parents are theirs you want to name your son a unique name . Rare boy names are given to quite a number of newborns. There are cases when the son's name is created based on the names of parents, grandparents, or other very important persons. Also, boys' names that are rare in Lithuania can come from abroad and be adapted here. Here are 5 examples of rare but extremely beautiful baby boy names:

  • Pierre (it's a name of Greek origin. It's FrenchPeter version meaningrock);
  • Emmett (a name derived from the Germanic. It is a nameEma derivative meaningfull, universal, universal);
  • Elon (in HebrewElon oaks);
  • Ayus (there is disagreement about the origin of this name, some claim that it is of Japanese origin, others of Indian origin, others of Yoruba origin. The most common interpretations are as follows: Japaneseai color, design,in Indian – goat sunrisein the Yoruba tribe – wild wind);
  • Aisvid (it is said to be a Lithuanian two-stem name, the first stem of which isah-meansto goand the second onevyd- (from) saw, sawė).

The most popular names for boys

According to the data of the registry center, during the first half of 2022, some such trends in names emerged. The variety is really great, both sacred, ancient and modern names for boys are considered. What are the most popular names for boys?ų.

  • Mark (this name is derived from Latinmarcos dedicated to the war god Marsi. Lithuanian variant of this name Morkus);;
  • Ben (name of Hebrew or Italian origin. Hebrewben son italianit's goodi. It's short for Benjamin and Benedict);
  • Jacob (a name of Hebrew origin meaningholding the heel);
  • Dominic (this name comes from the Latin wordDominicus Day of God, Sundays, the name of the day of the week itself comes from the wordlord, ruler);
  • Hercules (name of Germanic origin,Hendrik (Enrico) Home of Haim, lord of ricas);
  • Lukas (name of Greek origin, derived from the Italian regionLucania);
  • John (a name of Hebrew origin meaningGod is merciful);
  • Matt (name of Hebrew origin,Matthewan abbreviation meaninggods gift);
  • Caius (the name is derived from the Etruscans. This name is written in RomanGaius orCaius, but supposedlyCaius.Cai I'm happyi);
  • Adam (this name is Hebrew adam earth, man Lithuanian adaptation).