Baby Names: Creative Ideas & Inspiration for Everyone

Creative baby names ideas

Baby names and their meanings and origins can inspire you to choose the perfect moniker for your little one. The most important tip when browsing any list is to say the name out loud. After all, you will be using your baby's name every day. You want to be sure it's a name you absolutely love!

Most Popular Baby Names for Girls and Boys

The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) provides the top 10 popular names for girls and boys. The current top 10 list is from 2020, with the 2021 names yet to be released.

Top 10 popular baby names by SSA

Most Popular Baby Girl Names

Surprisingly, the top five girl names haven't changed in the past decade. The only change in the first five names is the ranking. The names are listed by the ranking of popularity.

  1. Olivia - Olive (Latin)
  2. Emma - Whole universe (German)
  3. Ava - Life (German)
  4. Charlotte - Free (English)
  5. Sophia - Wisdom (Greek)
  6. Amelia - Industrious, striving (German, English)
  7. Isabella - God's promise (Hebrew)
  8. Mia - Darling, dear (Spanish)
  9. Evelyn - Wish for child (English)
  10. Harper - Son of the Harper (Gaelic)

Most Popular Baby Boy Names

Unlike the girl names, the first five of the top 10 most popular baby boy names provided by the SSA have changed over the past decade. You may find one of these to be just what you've been looking for to name your little guy.

  1. Liam - Guardian, protector (Irish)
  2. Noah - Rest, comfort (Hebrew)
  3. Oliver - Olive tree (Latin)
  4. Elijah - My God is Yahweh (Hebrew)
  5. William - Will, desire, helmet, protection (English, Norman)
  6. James - Supplanter, one who follows (Hebrew)
  7. Benjamin - Son of my right hand, son of my days (Hebrew)
  8. Lucas - Shining, bright (Latin)
  9. Henry - Home ruler (Old High German)
  10. Alexander - Defender of people (Greek)

Trendy Baby Names for Girls and Boys

Trendy names are often looked down on, but there's nothing wrong with choosing one for your baby. These names will remain trendy among your child's peers, marking the era of their birth to become a living participant of history.

Trendy Baby Girl Names

Some of these names have beautiful meanings that can help you choose the ideal one for your little sweetheart. There are some obvious celebrity connections as well!

  1. Addison - Son of Addison or Addie (Old English)
  2. Amelia - Work, industrious (English)
  3. Aria - Treasure, gold (Italian)
  4. Billie - Resolute, protection (English)
  5. Camilla, Camila - Young ceremonial attendant (Latin)
  6. Chloe - Blooming, fertile (Greek)
  7. Ella - Beauty, fairy woman (English)
  8. Ellie - God is my light, God is my candle (Hebrew)
  9. Gemma - Gem (Latin)
  10. Grace - Gracious, divine grace (Latin)
  11. Hannah - Favor, grace (Hebrew)
  12. Liberty - Derived from Roman goddess Libertas, liberty, freedom (English)
  13. Luna - Moon (Italian, Spanish)
  14. Maisie - Pearl (Scottish)
  15. Melanie, Melania - Dark, black (Greek)
  16. Mila - Miracles, favored (Spanish)
  17. Nellie - Horn, sun ray (Latin, Greek)
  18. Riley - Wood clearing (Old English)
  19. Stevie - Crown (Greek)
  20. Winnie - Fair, happiness (Welsh)

Trendy Baby Boy Names

A list of popular and trendy names for boys gives you many choices for your little man's name. Old-fashioned names are clearly making a comeback!

  1. Antonio - Son of Hercules, priceless one (Italian, Spanish)
  2. Archer - Bowman (English)
  3. Barrett - Warlike people (Irish surname)
  4. Blake - Dark hair or skin (Ireland)
  5. Chase - To hunt (French)
  6. Cooper - Maker of wooden vessels (English)
  7. Enzo - Winner (Italian)
  8. Ezra - Helper (Hebrew)
  9. Finn - White, fair (Irish)
  10. George - Farmer (Greek)
  11. Grayson - Son of a steward (Middle English)
  12. Harrison - Son of Harry (English)
  13. Kai or Cai - Sea, ocean (Hawaiian)
  14. Kingston - King's settlement (Old English)
  15. Lorenzo - Someone from Laurentum (Italian, Spanish)
  16. Luke - One born at dawn (English)
  17. Micah - Who is God? (Hebrew)
  18. Parker - Park keeper (Old English)
  19. Rhett - Advice (English, Dutch)
  20. Gunner - Warrior (Old Norse)

Unique Baby Names for Girls and Boys

Every parent wants their baby's name to be unique and special. When you browse through a list of unique baby names, you want to read the meaning of the name to determine if it is exactly what you want your child to carry with them throughout life.

Unique Baby Girl Names

A special name for your baby girl that is as unique as she is will give her a wonderful boost through life.

  1. Arya - Nobel, air/song (Sanskrit)
  2. Cataleya - Orchid (Spanish)
  3. Charmaine - Singer (Latin)
  4. Eliana - God has answered (Hebrew)
  5. Emery - Industrious (German)
  6. Filippa, Philippa - Lover of horses, feminine form of Philip (Italian)
  7. Gillian - Roman emperor, saint, feminine form of Julian (Irish)
  8. Isla - Island (Spanish)
  9. Khaleesi - Fictional character, Queen Daenerys I Targaryen in Game of Thrones
  10. Kira - Mistress ruler or leader, beloved (Russia)
  11. Leia, Leah - First wife of Jacob, Princess Leia of Star Wars saga (Bible, fictional)
  12. Lorelei - Rocky cliff siren (German)
  13. Micaela - Who is like God, female form of Michael (Hebrew)
  14. Nevaeh - Heaven spelled backwards (popularized by singer Sonny Sandoval naming his daughter)
  15. Quinn - Counsel (Gaelic)
  16. Rain, Raine, Rani - Queen, she is singing (Sanskrit)
  17. Rylee - Valiant, courageous (Irish)
  18. Talulla - Abundance, princess (Gaelic)
  19. Verity - Truth (Greek)
  20. Willow - Willow bay (English)

Unique Baby Boy Names

Your cute little guy deserves a unique moniker. You have many choices for a great name that is just as special as your little boy.

  1. Brayden - Wise, brave (Irish)
  2. Caleb - Faithful, devoted (Hebrew)
  3. Camden - Winding valley (Scottish)
  4. Carter - One who transports goods (English)
  5. Conroy - Wolf or hound of the plains (Irish)
  6. Declan - Full of goodness (Irish)
  7. Easton - East settlement (English)
  8. Iver - Archer, yew wood (Scandinavian)
  9. Jace - The Lord is salvation (Hebrew)
  10. Jameson - Son of James (English)
  11. Jaxon - Son of Jack (English)
  12. Kinsley - King's meadow (Old English, tradition boy's name)
  13. Landon - Long hill (English)
  14. Mateo - Gift of God (Spanish)
  15. Remington - Raven settlement (English)
  16. Rex - King (Latin)
  17. Rey - King (Spanish)
  18. Rowan - Little red head (Gaelic)
  19. Wyatt - War, brave, nickname for William (Medieval English)
  20. Zane - God is gracious (Hebrew)

Baby Names Inspired by Nature

If you're a nature lover, then choosing a name for your little one means you have some really cool choices. You may prefer an herb or perhaps your favorite tree. A flower name will certainly be a great choice as your love for your child grows and blossoms.

Baby names inspired by nature

Baby Girl Names Inspired by Nature

You probably have all kinds of plans for nature treks and discovery adventures for your little girl. You may be envisioning when you get to share all your gardening knowledge or introduce her to the wildlife dwelling in the forests. The beauty and joy of nature can inspire you to select the best name for your future little nature lover.

  1. Amber - Fossilized tree resin (Arabic)
  2. Aspen - Tree species whose leaves tremble in slightest breeze (Old English)
  3. Astra - Flower with balloon shaped bud and star-shaped flowers (Latin)
  4. Aurora - Natural electrical phenomenon releasing streams of colorful lights (Latin)
  5. Brook - Stream smaller than a creek (Scottish, Gaelic)
  6. Holly - Evergreen shrubbery with dark green leaves and red berries (English)
  7. Ivy - Evergreen vining plant (Old English)
  8. Jade - Mineral stone used in jewelry and art objects (Spanish)
  9. Laurel - Aromatic evergreen shrub used by Greeks for head wreaths (Latin)
  10. Lily - Trumpet-shaped, fragrant flower (Greek)
  11. Meadow - Open field of herbs, flowers and grasses (Old English)
  12. Mica - Silicate shiny mineral (Hebrew)
  13. Misty or Mist - Water droplets suspended in air (Old English)
  14. Opal - Gemstone of hydrated silica (Sanskrit)
  15. Poppy - Red flower (English)
  16. Sage - Perennial evergreen herb (Latin)
  17. Sky or Skye - Everything above the Earth (Scandinavian)
  18. Star or Starr - Luminous astronomical object (English)
  19. Summer - Warmest season of the year (English)
  20. Violet - Small purple or white/purple flower (Latin)

Baby Boy Names Inspired by Nature

When you turn to nature for your inspiration in choosing the perfect name for your little boy, you know his name will be extra special for both of you. You can select a name that best expresses your love for your baby and your love of the outdoors.

  1. Ash - Tree species from Latin word spears (spears/shafts made from ash tree wood) (English)
  2. Birch - Thin-leaved deciduous hardwood tree (Old English)
  3. Clay - Sticky stiff earth (English)
  4. Cliff - Steep rockface (Old English)
  5. Dusty - Full of dust (Old English, Old German)
  6. Forest - Area of land dominated by trees, woods (French)
  7. Glen or Glenn - Valley bordered by sloping mountain sides (Scottish)
  8. Lee - Hillside providing shelter (Old English)
  9. Loch - Lake (Scottish, Gaelic, Irish)
  10. Marsh - Area of transition from land to water (English)
  11. Ocean - Large expanse of sea (Greek)
  12. Ranger - Keeper of forest or park (Old French)
  13. Ray - Stream of light from sun (Scottish)
  14. Reed - Tall grassy plant (English)
  15. River - Water stream that flows into the ocean, lake or another river (English)
  16. Roan - Describes animal with one main color of coat, such as cow or horse (Gaelic)
  17. Rocky - Consists or is filled with rocks (English)
  18. Stone - Mineral compacted into hardness (English)
  19. Stormy - All variants of weather elements. (English)
  20. Winter - Coldest season of year (German)

Strong and Powerful Names to Grow Into

Another trend for baby names is parents seeking strong and powerful names that can support their child during the ups and downs of life. You have many choices for girl and boy baby names.

Strong and powerful baby names

Strong Baby Girl Names

You can give your little girl a strong and powerful name that will encourage her. A larger than life name can empower your baby girl to reach for the stars.

  1. Alexandra - Defend, protect (Greek)
  2. Bellona - To fight, Roman goddess of war (Latin)
  3. Bree - Strength, powerful (Irish)
  4. Bria - Noble, strong (Gaelic)
  5. Cassandra - Shines and excels over man (Greek)
  6. Joan - God is gracious (Hebrew)
  7. Kennedy - Protected with helmet, helmeted chief (Gaelic)
  8. Louisa - Famous warrior (German)
  9. Melisende - Strong, strong in work (Medieval French, German)
  10. Minka - Warrior, with gilded helmet (Polish)
  11. Neilina - Champion, winner (Scottish)
  12. Opal - Jewel (Sanskrit)
  13. Pearl - Smooth, round (English)
  14. Penelope - Weaver (German)
  15. Priscilla - Ancient one (Latin)
  16. Ruby - Red (Latin)
  17. Theodora - Gift (Greek)
  18. Ulf - Wolf (Old Norse)
  19. Valencia - Strong, healthy (Spanish)
  20. Zenevieva - Woman of the people (Slavic)

Powerful Baby Boy Names

Let your little guy build his strength upon his name. A strong and powerful first name can inspire your little man to go beyond all limits.

  1. Ace - One, unity (Latin)
  2. Amell - Power of an eagle (German)
  3. Atlas - To carry (Greek)
  4. Augustus - Majestic, venerable (Latin)
  5. Bear - Strong and brave like a bear (French, German)
  6. Brody - Broad eye or island (Scottish)
  7. Dawson - Son of David (Welsh)
  8. Flint - Born near flint outcrop (English)
  9. Hudson - Son of Hud or Hugh (English)
  10. Jett - Free, black stone (English)
  11. Leo - Lion (Latin)
  12. Leonardo - Strong as a lion (Italian)
  13. Logan - Dweller of little hollow, fictional character Wolverine (Scottish)
  14. Maximus - Greatest (Latin)
  15. Roman - Belonging to Rome (Latin)
  16. Ryder - Messenger, calvary man (English)
  17. Ryker - Rich (German)
  18. Samson - Sun (Hebrew)
  19. Tucker - To fold cloth (English, South Wales)
  20. Wolf/Wolfe - Wolf, traveling wolf (German)

Emerging Baby Names From the Pandemic

As the Covid-19 pandemic continued, parents sought baby names that inspired hope for the future. Within the meaning of many of these names, the expression is positive and instills faith.

Baby Girl Names

Many of the emerging 2021 baby names appear to be in response to the 2020 pandemic. However, these popular girl names reflect every parent's desire of happiness, goodness, and positivity for their little girl.

  1. Adrina - Happiness (Italian)
  2. Alisa - Great happiness (Hebrew)
  3. Bliss - Joy, immense happiness (English)
  4. Dawn - Daybreak, first light (Old English)
  5. Faith - Trust, confidence, belief (Latin)
  6. Grace - God's grace (Greek)
  7. Harmony - Nickname for goddess Harmonia, goddess of marital harmony (Greek)
  8. Helena - Shining light (Greek)
  9. Hope - Positive expectation, from word Hopian, (Old English)
  10. Joy - Happiness (Latin)
  11. Leda - Happy (Greek)
  12. Merry - Happy, lighthearted (English)
  13. Naomi - Pleasantness (Hebrew)
  14. Nara - Happy (Japanese)
  15. Nora, Norah - Light, short for Eleanora (Greek)
  16. Ronia - Child of joy (Hebrew)
  17. Rose - Love (Norman)
  18. Viviana - Full of life (Italian)
  19. Zoe, Zooey - Life (Greek)
  20. Zora - Dawn (Slavic)

Baby Boy Names

Finding the right name for your baby boy may relate to your hopes for your little man. You can bolster your faith and confidence in the future when you give your little guy a name that represents your dreams for his happy life.

  1. Adem - Brave life (Hebrew)
  2. Asher - Happy life (Hebrew)
  3. Axel - Father of peace, God (Hebrew, Old Norse)
  4. Bo - To live (Old Norse nickname)
  5. Calum - Dove (Gaelic)
  6. Cayo - Rejoice (Spanish)
  7. Dillon - Ray of hope, surname crest motto: While I breathe, I hope (Breton-Norman)
  8. Doc - Healer (English)
  9. Etan, Ettan - Breathe out, breath of life (Hindi)
  10. Felix - Happy (Latin)
  11. Gaius - Rejoice, happy (Latin)
  12. Gil - Joy, bright promise (Hebrew, Old French)
  13. Hale - Hero (Old English)
  14. Han - God is gracious (Scandinavian)
  15. Isaac - He will laugh (Hebrew)
  16. Mitch, Mitchell - He who is like God (Hebrew)
  17. Pax - Peace (Latin)
  18. Tate - Cheerful (Norse)
  19. Tully - Peaceful (Irish)
  20. Vito - Life, life-giver (Italian)

Amazing Baby Names From Around the World

You may want to choose a baby name that is specific to your country, faith, or culture. You can choose a name associated with your current or ancestral homeland. A list of popular baby names and their meanings gives you many choices.

Baby Names From Myths, Gods, Goddesses, and Legends

A name for the ancient world brings its own mystique and magic. As your little one grows, the right name from the ancient world can empower your baby with the mystique of ancient mighty gods.

Baby names from myths, gods, goddesses and legends

Baby Girl Names of Goddesses and Legends

These names are fit for a goddess! These legendary names recall women of intrigue and power.

  1. Aphrodite - Goddess of love, sex, desire, and beauty (Greek)
  2. Artemis - Virgin goddess of the hunt, Moon, and young girls (Greek)
  3. Athena - Goddess of wisdom and war (Geek)
  4. Bastet, Sekhmet - Feline goddess of love and war (Egyptian)
  5. Ceres - Goddess of agriculture and motherly relationships (Roman)
  6. Danu - Great mother goddess of Ireland (Celtic)
  7. Dione - Titan goddess of oracle Dodona (Greek)
  8. Flora - Goddess of flowers and spring (Roman)
  9. Gaia - Goddess of Earth, ancestral mother of life (Greek)
  10. Hemera - Goddess of Day (Greek)
  11. Hera - Wife of Zeus, goddess of marriage and family (Greek)
  12. Isis - Goddess of royalty and magic (Egyptian)
  13. Juno - Queen of goddesses (Roman)
  14. Leto - Titan goddess of motherhood (Greek)
  15. Nyx - Goddess of night (Greek)
  16. Phoebe - Titan goddess of bright intellect and prophecy (Greek)
  17. Rhea - Titan goddess of fertility and motherhood (Greek)
  18. Selene - Moon goddess (Greek)
  19. Theia - Titan goddess of fresh water (Greek)
  20. Themis - Titan Goddess of divine law and order (Greek)

Baby Boys Names From Myths and Legends

When you give your baby the name of a god from ancient legends, you bestow him with a powerful legacy. Choosing a name that belongs to an ancient myth can add a layer of imagination to your boy's life.

  1. Apollo - God of bow, music and divination (Greek)
  2. Ares - God of war (Greek)
  3. Aton, Aten - Lesser god of Ra and god of disk of sun (Egyptian)
  4. Cronus, Kronos - Titan god of time (Greek)
  5. Dievs - Sky god (Baltic)
  6. Dionysus - God of wine (Greco-Roman)
  7. Eros - God of love and attraction (Greek)
  8. Faunus - God of the forest, plains, and fields (Roman)
  9. Hermes - God of communication and trade (Greek)
  10. Jarilo - God of vegetation and harvest (Slavic)
  11. Marcus - Mars, god of war (Roman)
  12. Osiris - God of underworld (Egyptian)
  13. Perses - Titan god of destruction (Greek)
  14. Porewit - God of the woods (Slavic)
  15. Prometheus - Titan god and creator of mankind (Greek)
  16. Ra - God of the sun (Egyptian)
  17. Selvans - God of woodlands (Etruscan)
  18. Thor - God of thunder, lightning, rain, storms (Norse)
  19. Veles - God of earth and water (Slavic)
  20. Zeus - Sky and weather god (Greek)

Bold, Beautiful, and Stunning Baby Girl and Boy Names

Bold, beautiful, and stunning names for baby girls and boys give you some wonderful melodic sounding names for your little one. You may want to say each name out loud to get a better idea of the melodic quality it has.

Bold and Beautiful Baby Girl Names

Nothing is cuter for a little girl than a bold name that also sounds beautiful. You may decide to combine two of the names for a double dose of power and beauty with the first and middle names.

  1. Angelica - Messenger of God, angel (Latin)
  2. Anna - Favor, grace (Greek)
  3. Ariana - Most Holy (Hebrew)
  4. Elizabeth - My God is an oath (Hebrew)
  5. Lorena - Laurel, honey, victory (Latin)
  6. Luciana - Light (Latin)
  7. Lydia - Beautiful one (Greek)
  8. Maria - Of the sea (Latin)
  9. Natasha - Birthday (Latin)
  10. Nicole - Victory of the people (French)
  11. Pamela - Honey, sweet (English)
  12. Rachel - Rough, steep, ewe (German), (Hebrew)
  13. Rebecca - Tie firmly (Hebrew)
  14. Rosalyn - Little Rose (Spanish)
  15. Samantha - Told by God (Hebrew)
  16. Sarah, Sara - Princess (Hebrew)
  17. Selena - Moon goddess (Latin)
  18. Stella - Star (Latin)
  19. Trisha, Tricia - Noble, patrician (Latin)
  20. Valerie - Strength, health (French)

Bold and Stunning Baby Boy Names

A bold and stunning name for your little guy may instill him with confidence. You can explore each name to decide which one is most appropriate for your baby boy.

  1. Abram - High father (Hebrew)
  2. Anders - Variant Andrew (Scandinavian)
  3. Angus - One choice (Celtic)
  4. Anthony - Priceless one (Latin)
  5. Baron - Young warrior (Hebrew)
  6. Brandon - Broom covered hill (English)
  7. Clark - Clerk (English)
  8. Conrad - Bold, counsel (Proto-Germanic)
  9. Darin - Great (Old English)
  10. Darwin - Dear friend (Old English)
  11. Dirk - Ruler of the people (German)
  12. Eli - My God, elevated, high (Hebrew)
  13. Franklin - Land owner of free (Medieval English)
  14. Garrett - Spear strength (Irish)
  15. Gordon - Spacious fort (Scottish)
  16. Hansen - Son of Hans (Scandinavian)
  17. Kincaid - Battle Leader (Celtic)
  18. Malin - Strong little warrior (English)
  19. Nelson - Son of Neil, champion (English)
  20. Quillon - Strong crossing swords (Latin)

Cool Gender Neutral Names

A popular trend is to choose a gender neutral name that will suit your child no matter what gender they identify with as they get older.

Cool gender neutral baby names
  1. Alex - Defender of humankind (Greek)
  2. Arizona - Small spring (Spanish)
  3. Austin, Austen - Magnificent, great (English)
  4. Avery - Ruler of elves (Old English)
  5. Dakota - Friendly one (Native American)
  6. Dallas - Meadow dwelling (Scottish)
  7. Denver - Green valley (Old English)
  8. Frost - Snow and ice (Scandinavian)
  9. Grayson - Child of gray-haired one (English)
  10. Jersey - Grassy island (English)
  11. Kansas - South wind people (Native American)
  12. Lake - Body of deep water (English)
  13. Madison - Matthew's child (English)
  14. Montana - Mountain (Latin)
  15. Nevada - Covered with snow (Spanish)
  16. Red - Color of fire (English)
  17. Robin - Famed, bright (Old German, Old French)
  18. Shiloh - Tranquil, peace (Hebrew)
  19. Sidney, Sydney - Wide island (English)
  20. Sloane, Sloan - Warrior (Irish, Gaelic)

Pop Culture Names for Baby Girls and Boys

Pop culture surrounds celebrities and their names as well as fictional character names. When a celebrity is in the news, especially when one dies, there is often a spike in their name becoming a popular choice for babies.

Pop culture baby names

Pop Culture Baby Girl Names

Pop culture baby girl names cover a wide range of well-known to unusual names. The names often come from fictional characters in films, TV series, comics, animated films, or an actress's name. You may decide one of these names is just what you want for your little rising star!

  1. Adele - Nobility (German), British singer and songwriter
  2. Alyson, Allison -Noble (Old German), actress Alyson Hannigan best known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother, and Penn & Teller
  3. Annalise - Graced with God's bounty (Latin), Annalise Keating fictional character TV series How to Get Away with Murder
  4. Betty - Diminutive of Elizabeth (Hebrew), fictional character Betty Boop in 1930s cartoon, Betty Cooper in TV series Riverdale, and Betty Draper in TV series Mad Men
  5. Ellen - Light, bright, diminutive of Helen (Greek), actress Ellen Pompeo TV series Grey's Anatomy or Ellen DeGeneres comedian
  6. Elsa - Pledged to God (German), Disney character animated movie Frozen
  7. Hermione - Well born, stone (Greek), Harry Potter character Hermione Granger
  8. Kate - Pure, diminutive of Katherine, Katharine (Latin), Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
  9. Keira, Ciara - Dark-haired (Anglicized, Irish), actress Keira Knightley
  10. Keri - Fair, happenchance (Gaelic, Hebrew), Keri Russell actress TV and film
  11. Lane - Small path or roadway (English), fictional character TV series Gilmore Girls
  12. Maggie - Pearl, nickname for Margaret (Old Persian), Maggie fictional character in TV series The Walking Dead (TWD)
  13. Millie - Industrious, diminutive of Amelia (Old German), actress Millie Bobby Brown as fictional character Eleven in TV series Stranger Things
  14. Nikki - Victory of the people, diminutive of Nicol (French), actress Nikki Reed of The Twilight Saga movie series
  15. North - Topographic name, compass direction (English), daughter's name of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
  16. Piper - Plays the pipe (Old English), fictional characters in TV series' Charmed and Orange Is the New Black
  17. Rhiannon - Queen, goddess (Welsh, Celtic), musician Rhiannon Giddens, actresses Rhiannon Fish and Rhiannon Leigh Wryn
  18. Savannah - Treeless plain (Spanish), Savannah Chrisley in reality TV series Chrisley Knows Best
  19. Spencer - Steward (English), fictional character in TV series Pretty Little Liars
  20. Veronica - She who brings victory (Greek), Veronica Lodge fictional character in comic Archie and TV series Riverdale, or Veronica Mars TV series

Pop Culture Baby Boy Names

You may discover the best name for your little man from a list of pop culture baby boy names. These names are taken from popular comics, animated series, films, TV series, and actors.

  1. Archie - Bold, brave, shortened name for Archibald (Scottish), fictional character Archie Andrews in comic series Archie and TV series Riverdale
  2. Ashton - Ash tree town (English), actor Ashton Kutcher
  3. Bradley - Broad meadow or wood (English), actor Bradley Cooper
  4. Damon - To tame (Greek), fictional character Damon Salvatore in TV series The Vampire Diaries
  5. Daryl - One who came from Airelle in France (English), fictional character Daryl Dixon in TV series The Walking Dead (TWD)
  6. Dean - Monk in charge of ten others (English), fictional character Dean Winchester in TV series Supernatural
  7. Desmond - One from south Munster (Irish), fictional character Desmond David Hume in TV series Lost
  8. Dexter - One who dyes cloth (English), fictional character Dexter Morgan in TV series Dexter
  9. Duncan - Dark-haired warrior (Scottish), fictional character Duncan Kane in TV series Veronica Mars or Duncan MacLeod in TV series Highlander
  10. Emerson - Emery's son (English) Fictional character Emerson Cod in TV series Pushing Daisies
  11. Jacob - To follow (Hebrew), fictional character Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga books and movies
  12. Jason - Healer (Greek), fictional character Jason Hayes in TV series Seal Team or Actor Jason Momoa
  13. Kobe - Turtle, tortoise (Swahili), American basketball player, the late Kobe Bryant
  14. Malcolm - Devotee of Saint Columba (Scottish, Gaelic), fictional character Malcolm Reynolds in TV series Firefly
  15. Randall - Shield, wolf (English), fictional character Randall Pearson in TV series This Is Us
  16. Sam - God has heard, from name Samuel (Hebrew), fictional character Sam Winchester in TV series Supernatural
  17. Stefan - Crown, reward, honor (Greek), fictional character Stefan Salvatore in TV series The Vampire Diaries
  18. Xander - Defender of people, from name Alexander (Greek), fictional character Xander Harris in TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  19. Jamie - Supplanter, to follow, diminutive of James (Scottish), fictional character Jamie Fraser in Outlander book and TV series
  20. Tyler - Owner of tavern (Old English, French), actor Tyler Perry

Perfect Middle Names for Your Baby

Chances are you'll also need to select a middle name for your precious little one. This name is just as important as your baby's first name. You want to take the same care and attention in choosing your baby's ideal middle name.

Perfect middle name for babies

Perfect Middle Names for Your Baby Girl

You'll want to try out the first and middle names together by saying them out loud to see if they feel like the right combination for your little one.

  1. Abigail - My father's joy (Hebrew)
  2. Alice, Alyce - Noble, exalted (Old German)
  3. Ann, Anne - Favored, grace (English, French)
  4. Audrey - Noble strength (Anglo-Norman)
  5. Belinda - Beautiful, bright linden tree (Italian, German)
  6. Brooklyn - Beautiful brook (English)
  7. Claire - Bright, clear (French)
  8. Elaine - Sun ray (Greek)
  9. Eleanor -Bright shining one (English)
  10. Elise - My God is abundant (French)
  11. Emily - Striving, eager (Latin)
  12. Gabriella - God's messenger (Italian)
  13. Hailey - Hay meadow (English)
  14. Lillian - Lily (Latin)
  15. Linda - Beautiful (Portuguese)
  16. Lucy - Light (English, French)
  17. Mary - Beloved (Hebrew)
  18. Roberta - Fame-bright, glory-bright, feminine form of Robert (German)
  19. Susan - Lily, rose (Hebrew)
  20. Taylor - To cut (Old French)

Perfect Middle Names for Your Baby Boy

You may decide that your little guy needs a unique or traditional middle name. You may prefer a more common middle name to pair with his first name. Whatever you wish, a few preferred middle names can get you started in your search for the ideal middle name.

  1. Aiden - Born of fire (Ireland)
  2. Cameron - Crooked river, crooked nose (Scottish)
  3. Christopher - Christ-bearer (English)
  4. Connor - Lover of wolves (Irish)
  5. Daniel - God is my judge (Hebrew)
  6. David - Beloved (Hebrew)
  7. Ethan - Long-lived, strong, enduring (Hebrew)
  8. Jayden - Variant of Aiden, born of fire (Ireland)
  9. Jeremiah - YHWH will raise (Hebrew)
  10. John - Yahweh is gracious (Hebrew)
  11. Julian - Downy-bearded, sky-father (Latin, Roman)
  12. Mason - Works with stone (English)
  13. Matthew - Gift of Yahweh (Hebrew)
  14. Nathan - Gave (Hebrew)
  15. Nicholas - Victory of the people (Greek)
  16. Owen - Noble birth (Welsh)
  17. Ryan - Little king, illustrious (English)
  18. Sebastian - Awe, reverence (Greek)
  19. Sonny - Sun (English)
  20. Trent - One who lives by River Trent (English)

Top Baby Names by State

A list of the number one names for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) of the U.S. may be helpful in deciding on a name for your child. You may be surprised to discover the similarities across the country!

State

Top Girl's Name

Top Boy's Name

Alabama

Ava

William

Alaska

Emma

Liam

Arizona

Olivia

Liam

Arkansas

Olivia

William

California

Olivia

Noah

Colorado

Charlotte

Liam

Connecticut

Olivia

Liam

Delaware

Emma

Noah

Dist. of Columbia

Olivia

William

Florida

Emma

Liam

Georgia

Ava

Liam

Hawaii

Olivia

Noah

Idaho

Emma

Oliver

Illinois

Olivia

Noah

Indiana

Olivia

Liam

Iowa

Charlotte

Oliver

Kansas

Olivia

Liam

Kentucky

Amelia

Liam

Louisiana

Olivia

Noah

Maine

Charlotte

Oliver

Maryland

Olivia

Liam

Massachusetts

Olivia

Benjamin

Michigan

Olivia

Liam

Minnesota

Olivia

Henry

Mississippi

Ava

William

Missouri

Olivia

Liam

Montana

Emma

Oliver

Nebraska

Olivia

Oliver

Nevada

Sophia

Liam

New Hampshire

Charlotte

Benjamin

New Jersey

Emma

Liam

New Mexico

Ava

Liam

New York

Olivia

Liam

North Carolina

Ava

Liam

North Dakota

Amelia

Liam

Ohio

Olivia

Liam

Oklahoma

Olivia

Liam

Oregon

Olivia

Oliver

Pennsylvania

Olivia

Liam

Rhode Island

Charlotte

Noah

South Carolina

Olivia

William

South Dakota

Emma

Liam

Tennessee

Ava

William

Texas

Emma

Liam

Utah

Olivia

Oliver

Vermont

Harper

Oliver

Virginia

Ava

Liam

Washington

Olivia

Liam

West Virginia

Oliva

Liam

Wisconsin

Olivia

Oliver

Wyoming

Charlotte

Liam

Top Trendy Baby Names and Baby Name Meanings

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