March Madness Baby Names 2019: Boys SemiFinalsTime for the Boys SemiFinals round in March Madness Baby Names 2019!

But first, a look back at the exciting competition from the QuarterFinals:

  • The lively Irish Torin catapulted past tough guy Deckard, with a commanding 80% of the total.
  • In the battle of modern word names, sly Fox handily defeated sharp Arrow with a little more than 60% of the vote.
  • This one was close! Homespun Arlo pulled in 50.33% of the vote, just barely brushing past sophisticated Soren. Those razor-thin margins remind me that when I close the polls matters. (Though I make it a point to never look before hitting close, lest I inadvertently influence the outcome.)
  • In another close contest, surname Huxley inched past Hawaiian import Koa with 54% of the votes.

And so we say good-bye to some of our favorites, and move on to the SemiFinal round. Any of these four names could take home the crown – though I already have my thoughts on which name will win it all.

But that’s not up to me … ready, set, vote!

New Favorites Face-Off: Torin v. Huxley

I don’t think I’d even heard of Torin or Huxley – at least not as given names – until a few years ago. But they’re both new favorites. Torin sits just outside of the current Top 1000, and Huxley is racing up the charts. But only can advance in March Madness Baby Names 2019, and it’s your vote that will choose!


Fast Rising Match-Up: Fox v. Arlo

While Arlo claims a little bit of history, it wasn’t much heard until recent years. Likewise, Fox counts as a twenty-first century favorite. The two names could appeal to the same parents – brief, complete, and with very modern sounds. Which one will move on to compete in the final round? That’s up to you …


Polls will remain open until Thursday, March 21st. Come back on Saturday, March 23rd to see which names advance to the final round – and, of course, to vote for the big winner!


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  1. The Arlo/Soren contest was such a heartbreaker. Those are probably my two favorite names in the whole bracket–so sad to see one of them go this early!