This Year's Top 100 Baby Names
The latest popular baby name list comes from BabyCenter. Released in October 2020, it’s the most recent reference for parents wondering exactly what are the most popular baby names of the year.
Sophia leads the girls’ list for a whopping 11th year in a row, while Liam held onto the top boys' spot for a second year. With data taken from more than 520,000 parents, the list highlights not only the most popular names but also some trends for name picking.
For instance, new moms and dads are finding inspiration from current events, with names like Kamala and Liberty on the rise due to this year's political race. Other surprises include the entry of Mateo into the top 10. Check out what else made the list this year.
In its 11th year on the list, Sophia has become a decade-defining name. Greek for “wisdom,” this is a timeless name that was once used by European royalty in the Middle Ages.
Common variations of the name include Sophie and Sofia.
This Irish name has an origin meaning of "resolute protection."
It's a shortened version of William and has become popular thanks to famous actors like Liam Neeson and Liam Hemsworth.
Another name that’s been on the top of the charts for years, Olivia is the feminine form of the name Oliver, which means “olive tree.”
This name has long been popular in fiction, dating back to William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” and has made a recent comeback in the show, “Scandal,” with the lead character, Olivia Pope.
This Hebrew name comes straight from the biblical story of Noah’s ark, used to help every animal survive the great flood.
Not surprisingly, it means “rest” and “comfort” in Hebrew.
With an Irish meaning of “courageous,” Riley is an excellent name for a strong baby girl.
Other variations of it include Rylee, Ryleigh or the quite traditional Reilly (a nod to the popular Irish last name).
Jackson was leading the boys' name list for six straight years until getting knocked out of the No. 1 spot in 2019.
It literally means “son of Jack,” and is the first name of many on this list that has a long history as a last name.
Emma has always been trendy, which makes it no surprise that it’s derived from the Old German word “ermen” meaning “whole” or “universal.”
Actresses Emma Stone and Emma Watson also make it ever-so-cool.
This Irish name means “little and fiery,” making it quite the feisty boys' name.
Ava is a variation of the Hebrew name, Eve, and its Latin origin means “life.”
This biblical name refers to the “Old Testament” prophet who took a chariot of fire to heaven.
Who knows, it could soon become as popular as Noah.
This Spanish and Italian variation of Elizabeth means “pledged to God” in Hebrew. The name was especially popular in 2009 and 2010 due to what was dubbed the “Twilight” effect, when parents were naming their daughters after the character, Isabella Swan.
Of course, some parents tend to shorten the name to Bella, Izzy or Issy.
This name has only been popular since 2008 or 2009 after a long time as a last name, meaning “son of a steward.”
Aria means “air” in Italian and has a musical meaning as a solo in an opera.
Of course, you can always spell it Arya, as in “Game of Thrones” character Arya Stark.
The Latin version of the Greek name, Luke, Lucas has become popular with parents looking for something similar but a bit longer — every letter counts!
This name has quite the mighty significance, meaning “heavens, highborn, exalted” in Arabic.
While not as popular as its female, Olivia counterpart, Oliver has been on the Top 100 list since 2009.
Its olive-branch symbolic reference to peace makes it especially popular for parents looking to add a little bit of zen to their expanding clan.
This girls' name of German origin meaning “work” has emerged as a sort of combo of the once-popular Emily and Amanda.
Rhyming with Aiden, Caden means “friend” or “companion” in Arabic, while in Welsh, it means “spirit of battle.”
A shortened version of the name Maria, Mia is a name of Italian and Scandinavian origin, meaning “mine or bitter.”
The name Mateo means “gift of God” in all the Latin languages.
It’s a more unique version of the traditional Matthew.
Eric Clapton fans everywhere can rejoice, as this name has seen a significant surge in recent years. In Arabic, Layla means “night.”
The founder of Islam, this Arabic name rather fittingly means “praiseworthy.”
It is the most common boys’ name in the world.
Greek for “life,” the name Zoe has been in the top 1,000 baby names since 1880 but is just now making a major comeback.
Used for both boys and girls, Mason is more commonly used as a boys' name and has the English meaning of “worker in stone.”
If you’re hoping for a little baby Katniss Everdeen (from “The Hunger Games”), Camilla was also a speedy huntress in Roman mythology.
This name has been popular for almost two decades and tends to be especially popular in the Midwest in states like Nebraska and Iowa.
This royal name given to the young Princess of Cambridge is of French origin and means “free man.”
It joins other classic names like Sophia, Emma, Olivia and Isabella in the trending list.
Popular for both boys and girls, this name means “thankful.”
This name of French origin means “light” or “moon” — a perfect choice for parents looking for something a little mystical.
The Hebrew name, meaning “strong and firm,” is a classic that dates back to the “Old Testament,” when several men named Ethan were known for their wisdom.
Of Russian origin, the name Mila is now one of the trendiest girls’ names starting with “m.”
Ukranian-born Mila Kunis of “That ’70s Show” fame is likely to have helped its recent growth in popularity.
This ancient Greek name continues to be popular because of its reference in literature.
In “The Little Mermaid,” Sebastian is Ariel’s best friend, while the character is also referenced in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and “The Tempest.”
Considered to be a trending name, Everly has become popular as a sort of fusion of the names Eva and Emily.
Plus, country music fans love paying tribute to The Everly Brothers.
Another classic boys’ name that gets better with age is James, especially with its long-standing biblical and royal history.
With an Italian origin meaning of “moon,” this name has a similar spiritual feel as Eliana.
Several celebrities have also named their daughters Luna, including Chrissy Teigen and John Legend as well as Penelope Cruz and Javier Barden.
This classic name for boys is still wildly popular; however, trendy substitutes include Micah or Malachi.
For those who love the holidays, Avery could be the perfect fit because it has an English origin meaning of “ruler of the elves.”
Another biblical name, Benjamin was the 12th son of Jacob.
Famous celebrity couples John Travolta and Kelly Preston and Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen both named their sons Benjamin.
The English origin meaning of Evelyn is “wished-for child,” which is very fitting for a first child.
Another name used for both boys and girls, the boys' version has been more popular as of late. Of Scottish origin, the cheerful name meaning “small hollow” is especially popular in Scotland and Wales.
Hugh Jackman’s role in the "X-Men" film of the same name also helped escalate its widespread use.
Harper is the literary family’s best bet, as the “To Kill a Mockingbird” author, Harper Lee, was the first to bring the name into the public light.
While it wasn’t as popular in the 1960s, it has since jumped into the list’s top 15 baby names in recent years.
Having the Latin origin meaning of “lion” makes Leo a strong boys’ name.
The fame of Leonardo “Leo” DiCaprio certainly doesn’t hurt either.
Flower names are making a very big come back, perhaps because of their classic elegance.
The Lily, in particular, is a symbol of purity in Christianity.
This Italian version of Luke or Lucas gives the other two a run for their money.
This mystical name has an English origin meaning of “fairy maiden,” ensuring a baby girl with this name will be just as magical.
A boys’ name with a Greek origin meaning of “defending men” makes it ideal for a strong baby.
Nicknames include Alex, Zander, Xan and Zan.
A variation of the Italian name, Giovanna, Gianna is growing in popularity.
The shorter version, Gia, was given to the daughters of Matt Damon and Mario Lopez.
Levi is another biblical name that's quite energetic — so much, in fact, that it's a variation of the trending Leviathan name from Fortnite.
Of course, Levi is the more casual version because it doesn't get much more relaxed than Levi Strauss jeans.
This name is perfect for spring babies, as its Greek meaning literally translates to “young green shoot.”
Daniel is a classic name that always sounds modern.
Famous Daniels include actors Daniel Craig and Daniel Radcliffe.
This Hebrew name is a variation of the larger group of Ad-beginning girls’ names.
Those who love it may also want to try Adeline, Adalynn, Adelaide or Addison.
Josiah is an old-fashioned name that’s trending more now than the typical Joseph or Joshua as of late.
With the English origin meaning of “free man,” this name is also popular among both genders.
That said, it’s rapidly growing in popularity among girls, especially as a nickname for Charlotte.
Henry is making a major comeback after being off the Top 100 list for a long time.
Ever since getting back on the list in 2006, it has quickly climbed its way to the top 30.
Of Scottish and Spanish origin, Isla means “island.”
It’s yet another popular girls’ name that starts and ends with a vowel.
What sounds like a nickname for Jason, Jayce has quickly become a popular name all on its own.
It also rhymes with Chase.
Another bright name, Ellie has an English origin meaning of “bright shining one.”
Because of its popularity, Elle or Ella provide other variations that are just as lovely.
Even though this Latin name means “youthful,” it has quite the regal clout.
The last pagan Roman emperor was named Julian the Apostate, while Julian is also a derivative of Julius, as in Julius Caesar.
Leah’s another strong female from the “Old Testament,” as she was the first wife of Jacob.
In English, Jack has long been a version of John; however, it has begun to forge its own path, increasingly being used as a formal name rather than a nickname.
With an Irish origin meaning of “light,” Nora is just the name for an easy-going baby girl.
Popular for both girls and boys, the male version of Ryan has an Irish origin meaning of “little king.”
This name has been popular ever since “Gone with the Wind” when Scarlett O’Hara made her debut, but no doubt actress Scarlett Johansson continues to make this name ever so cool.
Jacob, the biblical patriarch who fathered 12 sons, has long influenced the popularity of this name.
Looking for a shortened version? Jake is a popular nickname.
For those interested in Central American history, a little Maya could pay homage to that culture.
And in Hindu philosophy, Maya means “illusion,” while in Hebrew, it means “spring” or “brook.”
Asher has been in the Top 100 list for several years now, but really wasn’t even on the baby name map until the 1990s.
“Fortunate, blessed, happy one” is this name’s Hebrew origin meaning, making it a very special name for a lucky little guy.
Another biblical name from the Old Testament — Abigail was the wife of David — this name has been among the top girls’ names for the past 20 years.
This name will always have a certain cowboy feel thanks to the famous Wyatt Earp.
It also has a history in American cinema as the lead character in the 1970s classic “Easy Rider.”
A historic last name with an English origin meaning of “son of Maud,” Madison continues to be popular for its ritzy feel.
The popular nickname, Maddy, also makes it a top pick.
This name has long been wildly popular, especially in England, with Prince William next in line for the throne.
Not to be confused with Avery, the English origin meaning of Aubrey is “elf ruler.”
Famous Aubreys include Aubrey Plaza from “Parks & Recreation,” and rap star Drake was born Aubrey Drake Graham.
Having a Welsh origin meaning of “young warrior,” Owen has made serious strides on the baby name list, ever since making the Top 100 in 2002.
A literary lover will love the name Emily, after the never-goes-out-of-style poet Emily Dickinson.
This angelic name continues to remain in the Top 100 after almost 20 years.
With the English origin meaning of “king’s meadow,” this name is both a cute and sophisticated name for parents who are nature lovers.
We can thank jazz musician Miles Davis for keeping this name in the Top 100 list, especially popular among musicians.
In fact, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen just named their baby boy Miles.
Similar to the French version of Eliana, Elena means “bright, shining light” in Spanish, Italian and Greek origin.
Great presidents and cars carry this name, so why not your baby boy?
Considered a “vintage” baby name, this one is definitely making a comeback and is so popular that Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard even gave the name to their daughter.
Paisley is a newer name that really only began to rise in popularity in 2010.
It’s a Scottish name and is also the city in Scotland where actor Gerard Butler was born.
Ezra was quite the leader in biblical times, leading 1,500 Israelites back to Jerusalem out of slavery in Babylon.
This name that has a Hebrew origin meaning of “help” is a traditional name that can be made fresh again.
The French form of Magdalene, this name has quite the religious clout.
Other spellings include Madeline or Madeleine.
Meaning “salvation of the lord” in Hebrew, Isaiah is another biblical name that became super popular in the early 2000s, and it has stayed in the top 50 names ever since.
Having a Latin origin meaning of “dawn,” Aurora was the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears were said to be turned into morning dew.
Plus, it’s a nod to the classic tale of “Sleeping Beauty.”
While Lucas is in the top 10 names for baby boys, the shortened version of Luke is not far behind.
“Star Wars” fans still love giving a nod to the beloved Luke Skywalker.
Used for both girls and boys (hello, Peyton Manning fans!), Peyton is climbing the charts as a girls’ name.
Popular for both boys and girls (thank you, Cameron Diaz), this name is especially popular in Scotland or for those of Scottish descent.
The fan-favorite character in “Modern Family” also makes it a win.
A rarer name with a Latin origin meaning of “new” makes it quite unique, especially for those who enjoy astronomy (or astrology for that matter).
In those terms, Nova refers to a star that quickly becomes bright and then fades.
This name has been on the Top 100 list for almost three decades, perhaps for its Hebrew origin meaning of “devotion to God.”
For a different variation, try Kaleb.
Not to be confused with Amelia (already on the list), Emilia is similar but has a different meaning.
Of Spanish, Italian and Hungarian origin, it means “rival.”
A perfect name for the jokesters at heart, Isaac has an Aboriginal origin meaning of “laughter.”
Hannah has roots in several cultures.
The biblical Hannah was the mother of Samuel, while Arabic, European and Asian cultures also have Hana and Hanna as other variations.
Famous Sarahs include Sarah Silverman and Sarah Jessica Parker.
The friendly nickname of Sam makes this name a classic that will always be popular among boys.
Ariana Grande and Arianna Huffington are two famous Arianas that have helped this name grow in popularity as of late.
Considered a “cool cowboy baby name,” Colton’s English origin meaning is literally “from the coal or dark town.”
A bit rustic and a bit dark, this name is a popular choice, especially for any Indianapolis Colts fans out there.
This name has likely made a comeback because of the ever-so-popular actress Penelope Cruz.
The shortened version of Penny can be an interesting nod to the famous Beatles’ song, “Penny Lane.”
Another American name meaning “independent,” this name will always be popular among those who loved the movie “Top Gun.”
Joining Layla and Lily in the list of names with a double “l” sound, Lila is a combination of the two that’s a bit more unique.
Another name that never goes out of style, Matthew has actually been knocked off the top 10 list, with the trendy variation of Mateo on the rise instead.
If you like to travel, this New York borough has just the bit of edge for a trendy baby name.
It’s popular among both boys and girls, but it’s ranked in this top 50 as a girls’ name.
This Scottish name is a unique take on the Hebrew name, John.
Similar to Emily or Emma, Emery is rather unique and has a German origin meaning of “industrious.”
“Beloved” is the Hebrew origin meaning of David, a classic name from the "Old Testament."
Famous Davids include David Letterman, David Schwimmer and David Beckham.
A Greek name meaning “beautiful,” Callie is just that for a girl’s name.
Those who have California state pride may want to go for the shortened version of Cali.
In biblical terms, Adam was the first man God created, making it a name that’s been around for centuries.
While not as popular as it once was, Adam is a classic that’ll never get old. Famous Adams include Adam Sandler, Adam Levine and Adam Brody.
Both a color and a nut, this name is charming, especially for those parents interested in nature.
This Greek name, stemming from Nike, the goddess of victory, is a top choice for athletic families looking to encourage a little competitive spirit at a young age.
With an English origin meaning of “Hay’s meadow,” Hailey is another popular name for those wanting to find a nature-inspired name.
Following in the footsteps of predecessors Eli and Elijah, Elias is similar but a bit more unique.
The more formal version of either Ella or Ellie — both of which are in the top 35 baby names — Eleanor has the strong backing of French and English Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Adrian Grenier of “Entourage” brought this name back in a big way.
Both a flower and a colorful purple, Violet is a sweet, traditional name that’s been made popular again in the last decade.
This Hawaiian name means “sea” as well as “forgiveness” in Japanese and “willow tree” in Navajo, making it a popular choice across many cultures.
For those looking to have a little princess or queen, Elizabeth is a classic that never goes out of style.
This classic name never goes out of style, as Nathan is a strong, friendly name.
Often used as a middle name, this girl’s name of Latin origin also stands well on its own.
You can thank Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, for that.
In biblical terms, Eli is a priest and judge who raises the prophet Samuel.
Rather fittingly, it means “high” or “elevated” in Hebrew.
If you like the name Grace for its pure intentions, why not choose Anna, which has a Hebrew origin meaning of “grace”?
A last name turned first, Hudson is another popular one for parents looking to name their child after a popular place like, say, the Hudson River.
A Scottish name, Mackenzie means “child of the wise leader” and “born of fire” — i.e., a powerful choice for a baby girl.
This timeless name has a Hebrew origin meaning of “God is gracious” and is popular across a variety of cultures.
The French Jean, Spanish Juan, Scottish Ian and German Johann are all international variations.
The first name on the list to have an American origin meaning, Kaylee means “laurel, crown.”
Any name that starts with a “z” is rare and has a certain edge to it, but this one also has a biblical reference, meaning “God is gracious.”
Quite a regal name, Victoria was one of the top baby name predictions for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child if the baby had been a girl.
This name has a Scottish origin meaning of “wise.”
With a French origin meaning of “birthday of the Lord,” this name is especially popular for baby girls born around Christmas.
Zeke is a popular nickname for this Hebrew name that means “God strengthens;” however, it’s begun to take off on its own as well, following other unique biblical names like Asher and Ezra.
Only recently breaking into the top 100 list, Raelynn is of Scottish origin and means “ewe, lamb, grace” — perfect for a sweet little girl.
One of the most-loved saints of the Catholic church, with a Latin origin meaning of “priceless,” Anthony is popular across the globe.
Even though its been on the decline as of late, it tends to be one that ebbs and flows in popularity.
Used for either a boy or girl, this name meaning “son of Adam” is now one of the most popular girl names that starts with an “a.”
This is a popular name in several cultures, with other variations including Jose, Giuseppe and Josef.
For the dreamers of the world, Skyler is an excellent choice for a boy or a girl.
Similar to the popular Brandon of the 1980s and ’90s, Landon has taken its place in growing popularity.
A Greek origin meaning of “black” or “dark” makes this name a bit edgier for girls.
It’s been continuously growing in popularity ever since the late 1960s.
Yes, this is a brand of whiskey, but it is also very trendy, following other last names turned first, such as Jackson or Hudson.
A “stellar” name (pardon the pun), Stella has the Latin origin meaning of “star.”
The list of famous Thomases is endless, but the first recorded one was Thomas the Apostle in the "Greek New Testament."
You might wonder why Naomi sounds so lovely, and it’s likely because the name has a Hebrew origin meaning of “pleasantness.”
Famous Naomis include Naomi Campbell, Naomi Watts and Naomi Judd.
Lots of celebrities have made the name Aaron popular.
Think Aaron Sorkin, Aaron Paul, Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Carter.
This is a variation of the Hawaiian name that means “heavenly flower.”
An obvious Christian name, well-known Christians include Christian Bale, Christian Slater and designer Christian Dior.
Isabelle is similar to the more common Emma, Olivia, Eva, Ava and Amelia.
While still popular, if you want to deviate from the norm a bit, Isabelle or Isabella is an ideal choice. It can even be shortened to Isa.
Names that start with “x” are not common, but Xavier changes that as an Arabic name meaning “new house or bright.”
The Spanish version of Javier is also trending, likely because of actor Javier Bardem.
Another girl’s name meaning “beautiful” in Italian, Bella is quite similar to the uber-popular Ella, Ellie and Isabella names for girls right now.
“Champion” is the Irish origin meaning of this boys’ name.
A longer version of Lily and Lila, Liliana is for those parents who think four letters is just too short for a proper baby name.
Not to be confused with the once-popular Weston, Easton has a similar prestige, and follows the Kardashian trend of naming babies after cardinal directions.
A classic last name that pays tribute to the late president and his senator brother, Kennedy has become wildly popular for both boys and girls.
This Hebrew name, meaning “the Lord is my salvation,” is a traditional name that’s truly stood the test of time.
But the shortened Josh or Josiah variations have become more trendy in recent years.
Of Spanish and Italian origin, Gabriella means “God is my strength.”
For a French version, try Gabrielle.
This name is particularly fun for its nickname of Nico.
This is a popular name for parents who want to be inspired by nature.
Its English origin meaning is “willow tree.”
Another traditional name that’s making a comeback, Roman has several nicknames in store: Romy, Romilly and Romeo.
Of course, in France, the variation is Romaine.
A Latin origin meaning of “light” makes Lucy a popular name that never goes out of style.
That’s especially true in pop culture, with The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” the character Lucy in “Peanuts” and, of course, Lucille Ball from “I Love Lucy.”
Musicians will love this spelling and first-name use of the ever-so-cool Bob Dylan’s last name.
Another girls’ name that represents a place, Savannah is perfect for couples who have a special connection to the South.
With the increasing popularity of the name Muhammad, it’s no surprise that this Koranic name that means “leader” or “chief” is also climbing the baby name charts.
Yet another girl’s name with the obviously popular double “l” sound, Lillian is a variation for those who enjoy Lily, Lila or Liliana.
This historic name — think Saint Christopher, Christopher Columbus, you get it — has been modernized with the nickname of Chris.
Of course, Topher is a more unique version of the name as well, made popular by actor Topher Grace.
Of French and Greek origin meaning “wisdom,” Sophie is almost identical to the No. 1 baby name of Sophia.
So, which do you like better?
Theodore is a Greek name with an origin meaning of “gift of God.”
It’s had a long history, especially as quite the prestigious name after Theodore Roosevelt became president in the early 1900s. While it has been on the decline since then, it’s ramping back up likely because of the trending nickname, Theo.
For those parents looking for a nature-themed moniker, naming your daughter after the ivy plant is a good choice.
It seems the biblical “iah” names are definitely back and here to stay.
Jeremiah joins Josiah and Isaiah already on the list.
This Japanese name, meaning “night rain,” spiked in popularity in recent years.
A perfect choice for a boy born into a hunting family; Hunter is equally radical for literary families who enjoyed the prose of journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
A Hebrew name with an origin meaning of “delight or flirt” is ideal for an energetic baby girl.
And the Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah” is already ready for this future heartbreaker.
One of the 12 apostles in the “New Testament,” Andrew is a traditional name that’s been given new life with nicknames like Andy and Drew.
Have you ever tried to completely turn one of your favorite words around and spell it backwards?
Well, Nevaeh does just that for the word “heaven.”
Jordan is a unisex name that is popular among boys and girls alike, especially for babies of Michael Jordan fans.
London joins the ranks of Brooklyn and Hudson as another name that pays tribute to a place that will never go out of style.
And for a girl, it becomes that much more unique.
Having a Greek origin meaning of “to tame, subdue,” Damian has gradually gained in popularity since 1990 after a brief stint of popularity in the mid-1970s.
An Irish name, meaning “harmony,” this name is just that.
It’s the perfect blend of Alana, Elena or Elaine — and who wouldn’t want to name their baby after “Seinfeld’s” iconic female character?
This Hebrew name, which means “a sign, excellent,” joins other biblical names in the Top 100 list.
A French girls’ name with an origin meaning of “noble, nobility,” Adeline has old-fashioned charm but can be made contemporary with the nickname of Addie.
While Theodore also made the list, this super-popular variation is making its own name for itself in the top 100.
Audrey Hepburn has long been a household favorite, making this a timeless name that never goes out of style.
Cooper was crazy popular in the 1980s and continues to be so today.
It’s also a surname for celebs like Anderson and Bradley Cooper who are keeping it trendy.
Not to be confused with Amaya, Anaya is a Hebrew name that means “God answers.”
A Hebrew name meaning, “my angel,” this is another biblical name that’s become trendy as of late.
A classic name that never gets old, Maria is perfect for a daughter destined to star in musicals like “West Side Story” and “The Sound of Music.”
Comedian Seth Meyers named his son Axel, which means “divine reward” in Hebrew.
While Ava ranks high on the baby girls’ list of names, the very similar Eva also makes the top 100.
For those interested in another name meaning “life,” you may want to try this as an alternative that’s a bit more unique.
This name follows the trend that Spanish names are growing in popularity.
After all, it means “St. James” in Spanish.
This Persian name refers to the flower, but perhaps the recent live-action version of Disney’s “Aladdin” is what’s bringing this name back.
The Eli names continue with Elliot, another form of Elijah, meaning “Lord is my God” or “Jehovah is God.”
Nyla is an Arabic name that means “winner.”
The name Bryson has become exceedingly popular in recent years, on a steady incline since the early 2000s.
The sweet and sophisticated mother, Cora Crawley, from “Downton Abbey” brought this old-fashioned name back into the spotlight.
An Irish name that rhymes with the uber-popular Aiden, Brayden can be spelled several ways. Take your pick between Braden, Braden, Braedon or Bradyn.
Also Irish, Reagan has an origin meaning of “little king.”
While the obvious link to President Ronald Reagan is inevitable, it’s also eerily the name of the main character in “The Exorcist,” which is perhaps why it’s just now making a comeback.
Not to be confused with Roman, Rowan is Scottish and also for the nature-lovers at heart.
A Rowan is, in fact, a tree with red berries.
“Who is like God” is the Hebrew origin meaning of Makayla.
Kayla or Michaela are other variations of the name.
While the shortened John is already on this list, Jonathan is a classic that will likely always have a variation on the Top 100 list.
Claire is a French name with the origin meaning of “bright” and “clear.”
Both feminine and strong, this one-syllable name is here to stay.
Sweet and mellow, this Welsh name is especially popular for boys in Europe.
Actress Evan Rachel Wood has also made it quite trendy for girls.
This Scottish name, meaning “noble,” is a derivative of Alice.
The nickname Allie makes it super popular.
Short and sweet, Max has a nice ring to it and has quite the mighty German, English and Aboriginal origin meaning of “greatest.”
Trendy among both genders, Emerson is every poet’s dream name, paying tribute, of course, to Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A French name that means “handsome,” Beau is quite fitting for a beautiful baby boy.