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Most Popular 100 Baby Names for 2021

Get inspired by the 100 most popular baby names trending this year so far.

Like choker necklaces, high-waisted jeans and elaborate hairstyles, baby names go in and out of fashion.  But why check the baby names list?

Simply put: Naming your little one is hard. Most moms want something beautiful, meaningful and that will last a lifetime, but distilling the magic of your child into one word is a daunting task. Sometimes, knowing what’s in vogue gives you a bit of inspiration.

Naming your child is a difficult but beautiful process. With that in mind, here are the most popular baby names trending so far in 2021.

Top 5 baby names

  1. Noah
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
  4. Liam
  5. Ava

The top 5 girls names

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella

The top 5 boys names

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Michael
  5. Mason

The top 100 baby names

RankNameGenderOrigin
1NoahBoyHebrew
2OliviaGirlLatin
3EmmaGirlLatin
4LiamBoyGerman
5AvaGirlHebrew
6SophiaGirlGreek
7IsabellaGirlHebrew
8MasonBoyFrench
9MiaGirlLatin
10MichaelBoyHebrew
11ElijahBoyHebrew
12JacobBoyHebrew
13EthanBoyHebrew
14JamesBoyHebrew
15AidenBoyCeltic
16BenjaminBoyHebrew
17WilliamBoyGerman
18AlexanderBoyGreek
19MatthewBoyHebrew
20LucasBoyLatin
21DanielBoyHebrew
22AbigailGirlHebrew
23LoganBoyCeltic
24JayDenBoyHebrew
25JosephBoyHebrew
26EmilyGirlLatin
27AnthonyBoyEnglish
28CharlotteGirlNorse
29CarterBoyEnglish
30MadisonGirlEnglish
31SebastianBoyGerman
32OliverBoyGerman
33GabrielBoyHebrew
34AmeliaGirlHebrew
35JacksonBoyEnglish
36DavidBoyHebrew
37ChristopherBoyGreek
38HarperBoyEnglish
39LukeBoyGreek
40AndrewBoyGreek
41JoshuaBoyHebrew
42JulianBoyLatin
43JohnBoyHebrew
44DylanBoyWelsh
45SofiaGirlGreek
46JaxonBoyGreek
47WyattBoyEnglish
48IsaacBoyHebrew
49IsaiahBoyHebrew
50GraysonBoyEnglish
51ElizabethGirlHebrew
52RyanBoyCeltic
53ChristianBoyLatin
54OwenBoyWelsh
55SamuelBoyHebrew
56NathanBoyHebrew
57JosiahBoyHebrew
58ScarlettGirlEnglish
59HunterBoyEnglish
60JeremiahGirlHebrew
61AriaGirlLatin
62CalebBoyHebrew
63VictoriaGirlLatin
64EvelynGirlCeltic
65EllaGirlFrench
66LandonBoyEnglish
67CameronBoyCeltic
68SkylarGirlDutch
69LaylaGirlArabic
70LeviBoyHebrew
71EliGirlHebrew
72BrooklynGirlEnglish
73ZoeyGirlGreek
74AaronBoyHebrew
75AdrianBoyLatin
76HenryBoyGerman
77ChloeGirlGreek
78ConnorBoyCeltic
79BraydenBoyCeltic
80JackBoyEnglish
81GraceGirlLatin
82JonathanBoyHebrew
83MateoBoyHebrew
84DominicBoyLatin
85RobertBoyGerman
86JordanBoyHebrew
87LilyGirlEnglish
88CamilaGirlFrench
89ThomasBoyAramaic
90NatalieGirlLatin
91PenelopeGirlGreek
92NicholasBoyGreek
93LillianGirlHebrew
94AaliyahGirlHebrew
95zoeGirlGreek
96SavannahGirlEnglish
97LincolnBoyEnglish
98JaceBoyGreek
99ChaseBoyEnglish
100AudreyGirlGerman

If none of these strike your fancy, don’t worry! We’ve got a great resource that shows you tons of names along with their origins and meaning.

Ways to find the perfect baby name

We’ve got a lot of baby names in our database, so you might find yourself unable to decide between many great options. Here are a few tips to help you narrow your selection:

  • Start with a nickname. Starting with a full name is intimidating, so think of something short and fun instead. Once you fall in love with a nickname, you can create a unique formal name to match.
  • Use a family name. These always have personal meaning, and they’re a great way to honor an important relative in your life.
  • Think of someone important to you. Maybe, instead of a relative, you’d like to honor an influential teacher or best friend.
  • Think of what will age well. Sure, naming your child The Rock after your favorite wrestler-turned-actor sounds great now, but what about in the years after Dwayne Johnson steps away from the spotlight? Plus, how will “The Rock” look on college and job applications? Try for a name that mixes coolness and longevity.
  • Don’t strive for perfection. There’s no such thing as the perfect name, and trying to come up with one will only stress you out. As Meaghan O’Connell wisely said in a post for The Cut, the game is rigged, but whatever name you choose will feel perfect in the end.
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