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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

RankNameGenderOriginMeaning
1NoahBoyHebrewFind Out
2OliviaGirlLatinFind Out
3EmmaGirlLatinFind Out
4LiamBoyGermanFind Out
5AvaGirlHebrewFind Out
6SophiaGirlGreekFind Out
7IsabellaGirlHebrewFind Out
8MasonBoyFrenchFind Out
9MiaGirlLatinFind Out
10MichaelBoyHebrewFind Out
11ElijahBoyHebrewFind Out
12JacobBoyHebrewFind Out
13EthanBoyHebrewFind Out
14JamesBoyHebrewFind Out
15AidenBoyCelticFind Out
16BenjaminBoyHebrewFind Out
17WilliamBoyGermanFind Out
18AlexanderBoyGreekFind Out
19MatthewBoyHebrewFind Out
20LucasBoyLatinFind Out
21DanielBoyHebrewFind Out
22AbigailGirlHebrewFind Out
23LoganBoyCelticFind Out
24JayDenBoyHebrewFind Out
25JosephBoyHebrewFind Out
26EmilyGirlLatinFind Out
27AnthonyBoyEnglishFind Out
28CharlotteGirlNorseFind Out
29CarterBoyEnglishFind Out
30MadisonGirlEnglishFind Out
31SebastianBoyGermanFind Out
32OliverBoyGermanFind Out
33GabrielBoyHebrewFind Out
34AmeliaGirlHebrewFind Out
35JacksonBoyEnglishFind Out
36DavidBoyHebrewFind Out
37ChristopherBoyGreekFind Out
38HarperBoyEnglishFind Out
39LukeBoyGreekFind Out
40AndrewBoyGreekFind Out
41JoshuaBoyHebrewFind Out
42JulianBoyLatinFind Out
43JohnBoyHebrewFind Out
44DylanBoyWelshFind Out
45SofiaGirlGreekFind Out
46JaxonBoyGreekFind Out
47WyattBoyEnglishFind Out
48IsaacBoyHebrewFind Out
49IsaiahBoyHebrewFind Out
50GraysonBoyEnglishFind Out
51ElizabethGirlHebrewFind Out
52RyanBoyCelticFind Out
53ChristianBoyLatinFind Out
54OwenBoyWelshFind Out
55SamuelBoyHebrewFind Out
56NathanBoyHebrewFind Out
57JosiahBoyHebrewFind Out
58ScarlettGirlEnglishFind Out
59HunterBoyEnglishFind Out
60JeremiahGirlHebrewFind Out
61AriaGirlLatinFind Out
62CalebBoyHebrewFind Out
63VictoriaGirlLatinFind Out
64EvelynGirlCelticFind Out
65EllaGirlFrenchFind Out
66LandonBoyEnglishFind Out
67CameronBoyCelticFind Out
68SkylarGirlDutchFind Out
69LaylaGirlArabicFind Out
70LeviBoyHebrewFind Out
71EliGirlHebrewFind Out
72BrooklynGirlEnglishFind Out
73ZoeyGirlGreekFind Out
74AaronBoyHebrewFind Out
75AdrianBoyLatinFind Out
76HenryBoyGermanFind Out
77ChloeGirlGreekFind Out
78ConnorBoyCelticFind Out
79BraydenBoyCelticFind Out
80JackBoyEnglishFind Out
81GraceGirlLatinFind Out
82JonathanBoyHebrewFind Out
83MateoBoyHebrewFind Out
84DominicBoyLatinFind Out
85RobertBoyGermanFind Out
86JordanBoyHebrewFind Out
87LilyGirlEnglishFind Out
88CamilaGirlFrenchFind Out
89ThomasBoyAramaicFind Out
90NatalieGirlLatinFind Out
91PenelopeGirlGreekFind Out
92NicholasBoyGreekFind Out
93LillianGirlHebrewFind Out
94AaliyahGirlHebrewFind Out
95zoeGirlGreekFind Out
96SavannahGirlEnglishFind Out
97LincolnBoyEnglishFind Out
98JaceBoyGreekFind Out
99ChaseBoyEnglishFind Out
100AudreyGirlGermanFind Out
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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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