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Name Watch 2020: Names for Boys that End with -s

Boy's names that end in the letter "s" are everywhere! At least it seems that way. Of course with James being perhaps the most popular boy's name of all time, you'd think that -s enders would be all over the charts. Not exactly. There's Lucas of course, coming in at #8 in 2018, but then you have to go all the way to #49 and classic Thomas before you see another boy's name that ends in -s.  So why then, does it feel like we are seeing them everywhere?


We are seeing these -s ending names 

trend into a few categories.

Nature Names

An earthy vibe is something we've long seen in naming, yet don't tend to find in the Top 100. Last year we predicted that we'd see some on the rise, yet these boho names still don't top the charts. Perhaps these -s ending nature names will move on up this year.
Rivers
Woods
Brooks
Parks
Moss
Waters
Skies
Banks
Fields

Surnames

Last names first is a favorite of ours, and many of the names we've been seeing with -s on the end come from this category. These surnames make adorable first names for boys.
Jones
Wells
Harris
Lewis
Eames
Jennings
Ives
Briggs
Norris
Hawkins
Yates
Collins
Hayes
Jonas
Ellis
Hollis

Vintage

After Thomas, it's down to #52 and Charles to find another in the Top 100. These are some more adorable vintage options ready for a big comeback.
Rufus
Atticus
Francis
Otis
Tobias
Morris
Gus

New Wave

We posted a video with what we consider to be New Wave Baby Names, a trend composed of statement names, names that feel like a sort of call to action. While Genesis might be the oldest name in the book, this traditionally feminine name was the highest climber for boys from 2017 to 2018. Here are some of the other statement names that we found that also end in -s.
Evers
Blues
Justus
Memphis
Grays
Xerxes

Greek

Names that end in -s from the Greeks came out on top when searching by origin. Both Ares and Achilles were on the fastest riser list from the SSA. Other notables include these -s enders.
Elias
Niklaus
Zelos
Silas
Markos
Atlas
Nikos

Around the World

In our quest to find some gems in this collection we looked for names from various origins. Here are a few more names for boy's that end in -s from different languages.
Arabic:
Ilyas
Kais
Abbas
Rais
Yunus

Latin:
Caius
Magnus
Marcus

Gaelic:
Fergus
Angus

English:
Miles
Travis

What are your favorites from this -s ending collection for boys?

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