Most Popular Baby Girl Names by State
for 2012

Most Popular Baby Girl Names by State for 2014

Most Popular Baby Girl Names by State for 2011

Popular Baby Girls Names by State

State # 1 Baby Girl Name # 2 Baby Girl Name # 3 Baby Girl Name # 4 Baby Girl Name # 5 Baby Girl Name
Alabama Emma Ava Madison Olivia Isabella
Alaska Olivia Emma Isabella Madison Sophia
Arizona Sophia Isabella Emma Emily Mia
Arkansas Emma Isabella Addison Madison Abigail
California Sophia Isabella Emily Mia Emma
Colorado Olivia Sophia Emma Isabella Abigail
Connecticut Sophia Isabella Olivia Ava Emma
Delaware Sophia Olivia Ava Emma Emily
Dist. of Columbia Sophia Ava Elizabeth Olivia Sofia
Florida Isabella Sophia Emma Olivia Emily
Georgia Emma Isabella Madison Olivia Ava
Hawaii Sophia Olivia Chloe Emma Isabella
Idaho Emma Sophia Olivia Ava Emily
Illinois Sophia Olivia Isabella Emma Emily
Indiana Emma Olivia Ava Sophia Isabella
Iowa Emma Olivia Sophia Ava Addison
Kansas Sophia Emma Olivia Isabella Ava
Kentucky Emma Isabella Sophia Olivia Addison
Louisiana Ava Emma Isabella Sophia Olivia
Maine Emma Sophia Isabella Olivia Ava
Maryland Sophia Olivia Isabella Madison Ava
Massachusetts Sophia Olivia Isabella Emma Ava
Michigan Olivia Sophia Emma Isabella Ava
Minnesota Olivia Sophia Emma Ava Isabella
Mississippi Madison Emma Ava Addison Olivia
Missouri Emma Sophia Olivia Ava Isabella
Montana Emma Madison Olivia Ava Harper
Nebraska Emma Sophia Olivia Ava Ella
Nevada Sophia Isabella Olivia Emily Emma
New Hampshire Sophia Olivia Emma Ava Isabella
New Jersey Sophia Isabella Olivia Ava Emily
New Mexico Sophia Isabella Mia Nevaeh Emma
New York Sophia Isabella Olivia Emma Ava
North Carolina Emma Ava Olivia Isabella Sophia
North Dakota Emma Ava Sophia Olivia Harper
Ohio Emma Sophia Ava Olivia Isabella
Oklahoma Emma Sophia Isabella Olivia Ava
Oregon Sophia Emma Olivia Ava Isabella
Pennsylvania Sophia Emma Ava Olivia Isabella
Rhode Island Sophia Olivia Isabella Emma Ava
South Carolina Madison Emma Isabella Olivia Ava
South Dakota Ava Emma Olivia Sophia Brooklyn
Tennessee Emma Isabella Ava Olivia Madison
Texas Sophia Isabella Emma Mia Emily
Utah Olivia Sophia Emma Lily Abigail
Vermont Emma Olivia Sophia Ava Isabella
Virginia Sophia Emma Olivia Isabella Abigail
Washington Sophia Olivia Emma Isabella Emily
West Virginia Isabella Emma Madison Sophia Addison
Wisconsin Sophia Emma Ava Olivia Isabella
Wyoming Emma Olivia Addison Sophia Isabella

Most Popular Baby Boy Names by State for 2012

Most Popular Baby Boy Names by State for 2011

Most Popular Baby Boy Names by State for 2014

Popular Baby Boys Names by State

State # 1 Baby Boy Name # 2 Baby Boy Name # 3 Baby Boy Name # 4 Baby Boy Name # 5 Baby Boy Name
Alabama William James Mason John Jacob
Alaska James Ethan Liam Gabriel Jacob
Arizona Jacob Liam Daniel Ethan Anthony
Arkansas William Mason James Jacob Elijah
California Jacob Jayden Daniel Ethan Matthew
Colorado Liam Alexander Jacob William Noah
Connecticut Mason Jacob Michael Liam Ethan
Delaware Michael Anthony Mason Liam Alexander
Dist. of Columbia William Alexander Henry John James
Florida Jayden Jacob Ethan Michael Mason
Georgia William Mason Jacob Michael Jayden
Hawaii Ethan Noah Mason Elijah Logan
Idaho Liam William Mason Samuel Logan
Illinois Jacob Alexander Noah Michael Ethan
Indiana Liam Mason Elijah Noah Jacob
Iowa Liam Mason Carter William Owen
Kansas Mason Liam William Noah Jackson
Kentucky William Mason James Jacob Noah
Louisiana Mason Jayden William Noah Liam
Maine Mason Liam Noah Owen Jacob
Maryland Mason Michael Jacob Noah Ethan
Massachusetts Benjamin Mason Ryan William Jacob
Michigan Mason Liam Noah Jacob Carter
Minnesota Mason William Ethan Liam Henry
Mississippi William Mason John James Jayden
Missouri Mason William Liam Jackson Jacob
Montana Liam William Wyatt Mason James
Nebraska Liam William Mason Jackson Owen
Nevada Alexander Anthony Daniel Jayden Jacob
New Hampshire Mason Jackson Jacob Liam Noah
New Jersey Michael Anthony Joseph Jayden Matthew
New Mexico Noah Jacob Elijah Jayden Daniel
New York Michael Jacob Jayden Ethan Mason
North Carolina William Mason Jacob Elijah Noah
North Dakota Liam Mason Ethan James Noah
Ohio Mason Liam William Noah Michael
Oklahoma Elijah Noah Mason Jacob Aiden
Oregon Liam Mason Alexander William Henry
Pennsylvania Mason Liam Jacob Michael Noah
Rhode Island Mason Michael Jacob Ethan Noah
South Carolina William Mason James Elijah Jayden
South Dakota Liam Mason Jacob Owen William
Tennessee William Mason Elijah James Jacob
Texas Jacob Jayden Ethan Noah Daniel
Utah William Liam Mason Ethan Jacob
Vermont Mason Noah Liam Owen Logan
Virginia William Mason Liam Jacob Elijah
Washington Mason Liam Ethan Alexander Benjamin
West Virginia Mason Liam Bentley Jacob Hunter
Wisconsin Mason Liam Jackson Ethan Owen
Wyoming Liam Mason Logan William Wyatt

 

 

Popular Names for Twin Baby Girls

Popular Twin Baby Girl Names

 

Rank Names
1 Olivia, Sophia
2 Gabriella, Isabella
3 Ella, Emma
4 Faith, Hope
5 Makayla, Makenzie
6 Heaven, Nevaeh
7 Isabella, Sophia
8 Mackenzie, Madison
9 Hailey, Hannah
10 Abigail, Olivia
11 Ava, Emma
12 Ava, Olivia
13 Ava, Mia
14 Emma, Olivia
15 Addison, Avery
16 Ava, Ella
17 Arianna, Brianna
18 Isabella, Olivia
19 London, Paris
20 Madison, Makenzie
21 Faith, Grace
22 Haylee, Kaylee
23 Samantha, Sophia
24 Abigail, Emily
25 Anna, Emma
26 Chloe, Zoey
27 Elizabeth, Emma
28 Emily, Evelyn
29 Reagan, Riley
30 Abigail, Emma
31 Abigail, Sophia
32 Sarah, Sophia
33 Elizabeth, Katherine
34 Emily, Olivia
35 Emma, Sophia
36 Jayla, Kayla
37 Madison, Mckenzie
38 Madison, Morgan
39 Mia, Mya
40 Natalie, Nicole
41 Serenity, Trinity
42 Abigail, Isabella
43 Addison, Olivia
44 Autumn, Summer
45 Ava, Sophia
46 Ella, Olivia
47 Emma, Sophie
48 Gabriella, Sophia
49 Mackenzie, Makayla
50 Valentina, Valeria

 

 

Popular Names for Twin Baby Boys

Popular Twin Baby Boy Names

 

Rank Names
1  Daniel, David
2 Jacob, Joshua
3 Isaac, Isaiah
4 Jayden, Jordan
5 Ethan, Evan
6 Elijah, Isaiah
7 Matthew, Michael
8 Jayden, Jaylen
9 Ethan, Nathan
10 Jayden, Kayden
11 Landon, Logan
12 Logan, Lucas
13 Caleb, Joshua
14 James, John
15 Jeremiah, Josiah
16 Logan, Luke
17 Alexander, Benjamin
18 Andrew, Matthew
19 Chance, Chase
20 Hayden, Hunter
21 Alexander, Nicholas
22 Gabriel, Michael
23 Jacob, Joseph
24 Andrew, Benjamin
25 Andrew, Anthony
26 Benjamin, Samuel
27 Ayden, Jayden
28 Christian, Christopher
29 Brandon, Bryan
30 Jacob, Lucas
31 Liam, Logan
32 Nathan, Noah
33 Alexander, Andrew
34 Alexander, Anthony
35 Elijah, Ethan
36 Nathan, Nicholas
37 Aiden, Ethan
38 Aiden, Noah
39 Jason, Justin
40 Logan, Mason
41 Maddox, Mason
42 Nicholas, Noah
43 Benjamin, William
44 Garrett, Gavin
45 Henry, William
46 Jayden, Joshua
47 Jeremiah, Jeremy
48 Jonah, Noah
49 Jordan, Justin
50 Matthew, Nathan

 

 

Popular Baby Names for 2010

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Isabella
2 Ethan Sophia
3 Michael Emma
4 Jayden Olivia
5 William Ava
6 Alexander Emily
7 Noah Abigail
8 Daniel Madison
9 Aiden Chloe
10 Anthony Mia
11 Joshua Addison
12 Mason Elizabeth
13 Christopher Ella
14 Andrew Natalie
15 David Samantha
16 Matthew Alexis
17 Logan Lily
18 Elijah Grace
19 James Hailey
20 Joseph Alyssa
21 Gabriel Lillian
22 Benjamin Hannah
23 Ryan Avery
24 Samuel Leah
25 Jackson Nevaeh
26 John Sofia
27 Nathan Ashley
28 Jonathan Anna
29 Christian Brianna
30 Liam Sarah
31 Dylan Zoe
32 Landon Victoria
33 Caleb Gabriella
34 Tyler Brooklyn
35 Lucas Kaylee
36 Evan Taylor
37 Gavin Layla
38 Nicholas Allison
39 Isaac Evelyn
40 Brayden Riley
41 Luke Amelia
42 Angel Khloe
43 Brandon Makayla
44 Jack Aubrey
45 Isaiah Charlotte
46 Jordan Savannah
47 Owen Zoey
48 Carter Bella
49 Connor Kayla
50 Justin Alexa

 

 

 

Most Popular Baby Girl Names by State
for 2011

Most Popular Baby Girl Names by State for 2014

Most Popular Baby Girl Names by State for 2012

Popular Baby Girls Names by State

State # 1 Baby Girl Name # 2 Baby Girl Name # 3 Baby Girl Name # 4 Baby Girl Name # 5 Baby Girl Name
Alabama Emma Ava Madison Olivia Isabella
Alaska Olivia Emma Isabella Madison Sophia
Arizona Sophia Isabella Emma Emily Mia
Arkansas Emma Isabella Addison Madison Abigail
California Sophia Isabella Emily Mia Emma
Colorado Olivia Sophia Emma Isabella Abigail
Connecticut Sophia Isabella Olivia Ava Emma
Delaware Sophia Olivia Ava Emma Emily
Dist. of Columbia Sophia Ava Elizabeth Olivia Sofia
Florida Isabella Sophia Emma Olivia Emily
Georgia Emma Isabella Madison Olivia Ava
Hawaii Sophia Olivia Chloe Emma Isabella
Idaho Emma Sophia Olivia Ava Emily
Illinois Sophia Olivia Isabella Emma Emily
Indiana Emma Olivia Ava Sophia Isabella
Iowa Emma Olivia Sophia Ava Addison
Kansas Sophia Emma Olivia Isabella Ava
Kentucky Emma Isabella Sophia Olivia Addison
Louisiana Ava Emma Isabella Sophia Olivia
Maine Emma Sophia Isabella Olivia Ava
Maryland Sophia Olivia Isabella Madison Ava
Massachusetts Sophia Olivia Isabella Emma Ava
Michigan Olivia Sophia Emma Isabella Ava
Minnesota Olivia Sophia Emma Ava Isabella
Mississippi Madison Emma Ava Addison Olivia
Missouri Emma Sophia Olivia Ava Isabella
Montana Emma Madison Olivia Ava Harper
Nebraska Emma Sophia Olivia Ava Ella
Nevada Sophia Isabella Olivia Emily Emma
New Hampshire Sophia Olivia Emma Ava Isabella
New Jersey Sophia Isabella Olivia Ava Emily
New Mexico Sophia Isabella Mia Nevaeh Emma
New York Sophia Isabella Olivia Emma Ava
North Carolina Emma Ava Olivia Isabella Sophia
North Dakota Emma Ava Sophia Olivia Harper
Ohio Emma Sophia Ava Olivia Isabella
Oklahoma Emma Sophia Isabella Olivia Ava
Oregon Sophia Emma Olivia Ava Isabella
Pennsylvania Sophia Emma Ava Olivia Isabella
Rhode Island Sophia Olivia Isabella Emma Ava
South Carolina Madison Emma Isabella Olivia Ava
South Dakota Ava Emma Olivia Sophia Brooklyn
Tennessee Emma Isabella Ava Olivia Madison
Texas Sophia Isabella Emma Mia Emily
Utah Olivia Sophia Emma Lily Abigail
Vermont Emma Olivia Sophia Ava Isabella
Virginia Sophia Emma Olivia Isabella Abigail
Washington Sophia Olivia Emma Isabella Emily
West Virginia Isabella Emma Madison Sophia Addison
Wisconsin Sophia Emma Ava Olivia Isabella
Wyoming Emma Olivia Addison Sophia Isabella

Popular Baby Names for 2009

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Isabella
2 Ethan Emma
3 Michael Olivia
4 Alexander Sophia
5 William Ava
6 Joshua Emily
7 Daniel Madison
8 Jayden Abigail
9 Noah Chloe
10 Christopher Mia
11 Anthony Elizabeth
12 Aiden Addison
13 Matthew Alexis
14 David Ella
15 Joseph Samantha
16 Andrew Natalie
17 Logan Grace
18 James Lily
19 Ryan Alyssa
20 Benjamin Ashley
21 Gabriel Sarah
22 Elijah Taylor
23 Christian Hannah
24 Samuel Brianna
25 Jackson Hailey
26 Nathan Kaylee
27 John Lillian
28 Tyler Anna
29 Jonathan Leah
30 Dylan Allison
31 Caleb Victoria
32 Nicholas Avery
33 Gavin Gabriella
34 Mason Nevaeh
35 Evan Kayla
36 Landon Sofia
37 Angel Brooklyn
38 Brandon Riley
39 Lucas Evelyn
40 Isaac Savannah
41 Isaiah Aubrey
42 Jack Peyton
43 Jose Alexa
44 Kevin Makayla
45 Jordan Layla
46 Luke Lauren
47 Justin Zoe
48 Brayden Sydney
49 Liam Audrey
50 Carter Julia

 

 

 

Most Popular Baby Boy Names by State
for 2011

Most Popular Baby Boy Names by State for 2012

Most Popular Baby Boy Names by State for 2014

Popular Baby Boys Names by State

State # 1 Baby Boy Name # 2 Baby Boy Name # 3 Baby Boy Name # 4 Baby Boy Name # 5 Baby Boy Name
Alabama William Mason James Jacob John
Alaska Mason James William Liam Ethan
Arizona Jacob Anthony Daniel Michael Ethan
Arkansas William Jacob Mason Aiden Noah
California Jacob Daniel Jayden Anthony Matthew
Colorado Liam Mason Noah Elijah William
Connecticut Alexander Michael Mason Ryan Jacob
Delaware Michael Mason Ryan William Noah
Dist. of Columbia William Alexander Daniel James Christopher
Florida Jayden Jacob Daniel Noah Michael
Georgia William Christopher Mason Joshua Jayden
Hawaii Noah Mason Elijah Aiden Ethan
Idaho Mason Jacob Liam Benjamin Alexander
Illinois Alexander Michael Jacob Noah Daniel
Indiana Mason Liam Elijah Noah William
Iowa Carter Mason Owen Noah Jacob
Kansas Mason William Jacob Ethan Jackson
Kentucky William Mason Elijah Jacob Brayden
Louisiana Mason Jayden Aiden William Landon
Maine Mason Liam Jacob Benjamin Wyatt
Maryland Mason Jacob Michael Ethan Ryan
Massachusetts William Benjamin Jacob Michael Ryan
Michigan Mason Jacob Noah Logan Liam
Minnesota Mason William Jacob Liam Benjamin
Mississippi William James Jayden John Christopher
Missouri Mason William Noah Jacob Liam
Montana Mason Liam Wyatt Jacob Noah
Nebraska Mason Jackson William Alexander Jacob
Nevada Anthony Jacob Daniel Mason Jayden
New Hampshire Mason Logan Liam Jackson Noah
New Jersey Michael Ryan Anthony Jayden Jacob
New Mexico Jacob Elijah Michael Aiden Noah
New York Michael Jacob Jayden Matthew Joseph
North Carolina William Mason Jacob Elijah Noah
North Dakota Mason Carter Jacob Liam Ethan
Ohio Mason Jacob Noah William Liam
Oklahoma William Mason Jacob Noah Elijah
Oregon Mason Liam Logan Jacob Alexander
Pennsylvania Mason Michael Jacob Logan Ryan
Rhode Island Mason Michael Benjamin William Jayden
South Carolina William Mason Jayden James Aiden
South Dakota Mason Carter William Logan Elijah
Tennessee William Mason Elijah Jacob James
Texas Jacob Jayden Daniel Jose David
Utah Mason William James Jacob Samuel
Vermont Liam William Mason Carter Benjamin
Virginia William Jacob Mason Noah Ethan
Washington Mason Liam Alexander Jacob Ethan
West Virginia Mason Jacob Landon Noah Aiden
Wisconsin Mason Liam William Logan Owen
Wyoming William Jacob Jackson Parker Liam

Popular Baby Names for 2008

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emma
2 Michael Isabella
3 Ethan Emily
4 Joshua Olivia
5 Daniel Ava
6 Alexander Madison
7 Anthony Sophia
8 William Abigail
9 Christopher Elizabeth
10 Matthew Chloe
11 Jayden Samantha
12 Andrew Addison
13 Joseph Natalie
14 David Mia
15 Noah Alexis
16 Aiden Alyssa
17 James Hannah
18 Ryan Ashley
19 Logan Ella
20 John Grace
21 Nathan Sarah
22 Elijah Taylor
23 Christian Brianna
24 Gabriel Lily
25 Benjamin Hailey
26 Jonathan Anna
27 Samuel Victoria
28 Tyler Kayla
29 Nicholas Lillian
30 Gavin Lauren
31 Dylan Kaylee
32 Jackson Allison
33 Brandon Savannah
34 Caleb Nevaeh
35 Mason Gabriella
36 Angel Sofia
37 Isaac Makayla
38 Evan Avery
39 Jack Riley
40 Jose Julia
41 Kevin Leah
42 Isaiah Aubrey
43 Luke Jasmine
44 Landon Audrey
45 Justin Katherine
46 Lucas Morgan
47 Zachary Brooklyn
48 Jordan Destiny
49 Robert Sydney
50 Aaron Alexa

 

 

 

Popular Baby Names for 2007

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Isabella
3 Ethan Emma
4 Joshua Ava
5 Daniel Madison
6 Christopher Sophia
7 Anthony Olivia
8 William Abigail
9 Matthew Hannah
10 Andrew Elizabeth
11 Alexander Addison
12 David Samantha
13 Joseph Ashley
14 Noah Alyssa
15 James Mia
16 Ryan Chloe
17 Logan Natalie
18 Jayden Sarah
19 John Alexis
20 Nicholas Grace
21 Tyler Ella
22 Christian Brianna
23 Jonathan Hailey
24 Nathan Taylor
25 Samuel Anna
26 Benjamin Kayla
27 Aiden Lily
28 Gabriel Lauren
29 Dylan Victoria
30 Elijah Savannah
31 Brandon Nevaeh
32 Gavin Jasmine
33 Jackson Lillian
34 Angel Julia
35 Jose Sofia
36 Caleb Kaylee
37 Mason Sydney
38 Jack Gabriella
39 Kevin Katherine
40 Evan Alexa
41 Isaac Destiny
42 Zachary Jessica
43 Isaiah Morgan
44 Jordan Kaitlyn
45 Justin Brooke
46 Luke Allison
47 Robert Makayla
48 Austin Avery
49 Landon Alexandra
50 Cameron Jocelyn

 

 

Baby Naming Tips

Unique Baby Names

Finding unique baby names for your baby can be interesting, and time consuming. You will need to look for a name that is one of a kind, but that is easier said than done.

Baby Names for Girls

For the most part the top ten girls names used for naming have not been changed all that much for last few years. Get tips on how to find the best name for your baby girl. Check our boys names too!

Baby Middle Names

There are a few steps to take in order to find the right middle name for your baby. In the focus to choose the perfect name for their baby, the baby's middle name sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. Read on to get tips on how to choose a middle name for your baby.

Baby Name Meanings

Many parents use the meaning of baby names in order to choose the right name for their baby. When looking for a name for your baby, one of the most fascinating things is finding out the meanings of the names you are drawn to.

Unusual Cute Baby Names

Read the following for some points to consider when looking at unusual cute names for your baby.

Rare Baby Names

Most parents will choose their baby's name before it is born. The following are ways to find a name that is rare for your newborn baby.

Cute Baby Names

How should you go about choosing a cute name for your baby? Baby names are personal, and cuteness to one person is the complete opposite to another.

Popular Baby Names for 2006

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Emma
3 Joshua Madison
4 Ethan Isabella
5 Matthew Ava
6 Daniel Abigail
7 Christopher Olivia
8 Andrew Hannah
9 Anthony Sophia
10 William Samantha
11 Joseph Elizabeth
12 Alexander Ashley
13 David Mia
14 Ryan Alexis
15 Noah Sarah
16 James Natalie
17 Nicholas Grace
18 Tyler Chloe
19 Logan Alyssa
20 John Brianna
21 Christian Ella
22 Jonathan Taylor
23 Nathan Anna
24 Benjamin Lauren
25 Samuel Hailey
26 Dylan Kayla
27 Brandon Addison
28 Gabriel Victoria
29 Elijah Jasmine
30 Aiden Savannah
31 Angel Julia
32 Jose Jessica
33 Zachary Lily
34 Caleb Sydney
35 Jack Morgan
36 Jackson Katherine
37 Kevin Destiny
38 Gavin Lillian
39 Mason Alexa
40 Isaiah Alexandra
41 Austin Kaitlyn
42 Evan Kaylee
43 Luke Nevaeh
44 Aidan Brooke
45 Justin Makayla
46 Jordan Allison
47 Robert Maria
48 Isaac Angelina
49 Landon Rachel
50 Jayden Gabriella

Baby Middle Names

Image There are a few steps to take in order to find the right middle name for your baby.

In the focus to choose the perfect name for their baby, the baby's middle name sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. Your baby's middle name is part of their entire name, part of their individuality. Many parents combine a common first name with some baby middle names in order to produce something a little more unique.

When choosing your baby's middle name it is important that you put it together with both their first and last names and see how it sounds. Ideally the middle name should flow easily off the tongue and not wrap you up in knots when trying to say it.

Try to choose a middle name that begins with a different letter or different sound from that in which their first name ends. This will often result in a smoother name combination. One example is David Donald vs. David Michael. Having the middle name begin with a different letter sounds more harmonious.

When choosing a middle name for your baby, vary the number of syllables in each of their first and middle. If they have a short first name, compliment it by using something a little longer.

The next thing you need to check out when choosing a baby's middle name is to see what the initials spell out. Do they spell out something intelligible or it is an acronym that will end up with the being teased in the playground at school? Keep away from names that when attached to your surname are going to cause problems.

When choosing a baby name for consideration; put the names together, write them out, put the initials together, and definitely say them out loud. You will find the perfect name for your baby with a little research and time. What you love today may not be your favorite next week. What you end up naming your baby will be the one that you keep coming back to, over and over, because it doesn't lose its appeal. Choosing your baby's name should never be stressful, so remember to have fun with this!

Popular Baby Names for 2005

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Emma
3 Joshua Madison
4 Matthew Abigail
5 Ethan Olivia
6 Andrew Isabella
7 Daniel Hannah
8 Anthony Samantha
9 Christopher Ava
10 Joseph Ashley
11 William Sophia
12 Alexander Elizabeth
13 David Alexis
14 Ryan Grace
15 Nicholas Sarah
16 Tyler Alyssa
17 James Mia
18 John Natalie
19 Jonathan Chloe
20 Nathan Brianna
21 Samuel Lauren
22 Christian Anna
23 Noah Ella
24 Dylan Taylor
25 Benjamin Kayla
26 Logan Hailey
27 Brandon Jessica
28 Gabriel Victoria
29 Zachary Jasmine
30 Jose Sydney
31 Elijah Julia
32 Angel Destiny
33 Kevin Morgan
34 Jack Kaitlyn
35 Caleb Savannah
36 Justin Katherine
37 Robert Alexandra
38 Evan Rachel
39 Austin Lily
40 Thomas Kaylee
41 Luke Megan
42 Mason Jennifer
43 Aidan Angelina
44 Jackson Makayla
45 Isaiah Allison
46 Jordan Brooke
47 Gavin Maria
48 Connor Trinity
49 Aiden Faith
50 Isaac Lillian

Meaning of Baby Names

Baby Name Meanings

Many parents use the meaning of baby names in order to choose the right name for their baby boy or baby girl.

When looking for a name for your baby, one of the most fascinating things is finding out the meanings of the names you are drawn to. Having a baby is one of the most wonderful and amazing things that can happy to a couple. Giving that baby the perfect name can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Choosing a name by the meaning is one way to narrow down the list of names you like.

When choosing a name for your child it is important, remember that their name will become a part of who they are. You can consider names that are commonplace or ones which are a little more unique, but more and more parents will often look at the meaning of a name when choosing one for their child. Although the name you may be considering for your child may have some sentimental meaning because it once belonged to a beloved great uncle of yours, you may discover that the actual name means something like "empty space". Suddenly it starts to lose its appeal.

Often when searching for the meaning of baby names, you will find yourself leaning towards names that mean something of importance to you. If you are hoping that your daughter will be independent and full of character, then why not look for names with meanings that are associated to such traits? One name that comes to mind is Emily, which means industrious.

Today choosing a name which is based on the background meaning has become even more popular. There are entire books and websites which are devoted to providing the meanings of names. Take your time, do your research, and you are sure to find the name that really does suit your new bundle of joy.

 

Popular Baby Names for 2004

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Emma
3 Joshua Madison
4 Matthew Olivia
5 Ethan Hannah
6 Andrew Abigail
7 Daniel Isabella
8 William Ashley
9 Joseph Samantha
10 Christopher Elizabeth
11 Anthony Alexis
12 Ryan Sarah
13 Nicholas Grace
14 David Alyssa
15 Alexander Sophia
16 Tyler Lauren
17 James Brianna
18 John Kayla
19 Dylan Natalie
20 Nathan Anna
21 Jonathan Jessica
22 Brandon Taylor
23 Samuel Chloe
24 Christian Hailey
25 Benjamin Ava
26 Zachary Jasmine
27 Logan Sydney
28 Jose Victoria
29 Noah Ella
30 Justin Mia
31 Elijah Morgan
32 Gabriel Julia
33 Caleb Kaitlyn
34 Kevin Rachel
35 Austin Katherine
36 Robert Megan
37 Thomas Alexandra
38 Connor Jennifer
39 Evan Destiny
40 Aidan Allison
41 Luke Savannah
42 Jack Maria
43 Jordan Nicole
44 Angel Haley
45 Isaiah Mackenzie
46 Isaac Brooke
47 Jason Makayla
48 Jackson Trinity
49 Hunter Kylie
50 Cameron Kaylee

Unusual Cute Baby Names

Image The following are some points to consider when looking at unusual cute names for your baby.

When you are choosing your baby's names, you should consider a few points. If you are looking into unusual cute baby names, these points are even more important!

1. Always consider the baby's last name when choosing an unusual cute name for them. Say the two names together. This will give you a feel as to how easily the name flows.

2. If your last name is short, try to choose a longer first baby name. This helps to strike a good balance. However, last names which contain 2 syllables will typically sound good no matter what length the first name happens to be. If you have a longer last name, try to choose a shorter baby's name in order to provide them with the right balance, especially when it is said out loud.

3. It is important to remember that any unusual cute baby's name you choose for your child will be with them for the rest of their lives. A name like "Precious" may suit your child for their first few years; in the future such a name may cause them problems.

4. Whenever you are choosing an unusual cute baby name, do not to forget about the middle name as well. You do not want to choose a name that you love only to find that both the middle name and your surname do not sit comfortably with it. Again...say all the names out to see if they flow comfortably. It may be that you need to change the first and middle names around in order to get the right sound.

When it comes to choosing unique baby names, parents should take extra care in choosing and spend some time taking into consideration the points provided above. Your baby has their name for life, let it be one they are proud of!

 

Popular Baby Names for 2003

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Emma
3 Joshua Madison
4 Matthew Hannah
5 Andrew Olivia
6 Ethan Abigail
7 Joseph Alexis
8 Daniel Ashley
9 Christopher Elizabeth
10 Anthony Samantha
11 William Isabella
12 Nicholas Sarah
13 Ryan Grace
14 David Alyssa
15 Tyler Lauren
16 Alexander Kayla
17 John Brianna
18 James Jessica
19 Dylan Taylor
20 Zachary Sophia
21 Brandon Anna
22 Jonathan Victoria
23 Samuel Natalie
24 Benjamin Chloe
25 Christian Sydney
26 Justin Hailey
27 Nathan Jasmine
28 Logan Rachel
29 Gabriel Morgan
30 Jose Megan
31 Noah Jennifer
32 Kevin Kaitlyn
33 Austin Julia
34 Caleb Haley
35 Robert Katherine
36 Thomas Mia
37 Elijah Destiny
38 Jordan Alexandra
39 Aidan Ava
40 Cameron Nicole
41 Hunter Savannah
42 Jason Maria
43 Connor Brooke
44 Evan Ella
45 Jack Mackenzie
46 Luke Allison
47 Angel Paige
48 Isaac Jordan
49 Isaiah Stephanie
50 Aaron Faith

Cute Baby Names

Cute Baby Names

How should you go about choosing a cute name for your baby?

Baby names are personal, and cuteness to one person is the complete opposite to another. If you are choosing a name based on whether it is cute, popular or unique there are many other factors that need to be considered.

1. It is important that the name you choose goes nicely with the sound of your last name as well as ensuring that you choose both a first and middle name that go well together also. We've all heard the names that make us think "what were that poor child's parents thinking?"

2. If you have chosen a name or names that both you and your partner like try to see what the initials look like. It is important that you do not give your child a name that when the initials are put together they spell out a word that makes people laugh. Choosing a name like Anna Stephanie Solstice may sound cultured, but when you put those initial together...eek!

3. When considering some different cute baby names for your child ensure that the name will grow with them. Although the name may seem cute and trendy when they are a baby things can all change when they get to 10 years old.

4. Definitely avoid cute baby names which can be shortened to an insulting nickname. Growing up today for children is hard without the added difficult of having a name that people can make fun of.

5. When looking for a cute name for a baby, go through various baby name books or search on the internet for cute baby names. We have a list of both baby boy names and baby girl names. Look often and make a list. There are plenty of names available which look good and they have a special meaning. Why not go for a name that means "sweet" or "kind" or "brave" etc.

If you are looking for a shortlist of cute baby names for your child, grab some books or sit in front of the computer and do some research. As soon as you find a name that you like then write it down. Once you have your shortlist compiled start saying the name and see how it sounds and feels. You'll have the name you love in no time!

 

Popular Baby Names for 2002

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Madison
3 Joshua Hannah
4 Matthew Emma
5 Ethan Alexis
6 Andrew Ashley
7 Joseph Abigail
8 Christopher Sarah
9 Nicholas Samantha
10 Daniel Olivia
11 William Elizabeth
12 Anthony Alyssa
13 David Lauren
14 Tyler Isabella
15 Alexander Grace
16 Ryan Jessica
17 John Brianna
18 James Taylor
19 Zachary Kayla
20 Brandon Anna
21 Jonathan Victoria
22 Justin Megan
23 Dylan Sydney
24 Christian Rachel
25 Samuel Chloe
26 Austin Jasmine
27 Benjamin Sophia
28 Nathan Jennifer
29 Logan Morgan
30 Jose Natalie
31 Noah Kaitlyn
32 Gabriel Hailey
33 Kevin Julia
34 Robert Destiny
35 Caleb Haley
36 Thomas Katherine
37 Jordan Nicole
38 Hunter Alexandra
39 Cameron Savannah
40 Kyle Maria
41 Elijah Stephanie
42 Jason Mackenzie
43 Jack Mia
44 Aaron Allison
45 Isaiah Jordan
46 Luke Amanda
47 Connor Jenna
48 Isaac Faith
49 Angel Makayla
50 Jackson Paige

Rare Baby Names

Image The following are ways to find a name that is rare for your newborn baby.

Most parents will choose their baby's name before it is born. They look at the more popular names around such as Emily or James. However, many of today's parents are now looking for something that is a little more different or unusual. They search for rare baby names instead.

A rare name is one that you find isn't in a baby name book. Often, searching for a rare baby name can be a time consuming task for any would be parent. It is important that when choosing a name for your baby you make sure that the name isn't silly, as the last thing you want is for your child to spend the rest of their life being made fun of because of the name they were given at birth.

One of the best places today for looking for a name for your newborn baby that is both rare and unusual is through the internet. There are many sites which have been set up which hold thousands of different names. Often these sites will include names from other Countries such as India, China or the Philippines. They will include names that come from mythology from the bible as well has having hundreds even thousands of unique and exotic baby names. Even though the name may sound familiar, the way that this spelled can also lead to it being considered a rare baby name. For example: Aidan is a common name but you can make it a rare baby name by spelling it Aedan instead.

If you are really looking for some inspiration when considering a rare baby name for your newborn then you may want to consider having a look in the Bible or at some great works of literature. Certainly people like Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and the Bronte sisters not only had the more popular names of the times in their stories for their characters, but on occasion they would provide names that were considered a little more unusual.

Any parent who has a baby on the way, the world is your oyster when it comes to finding rare baby names. Take your time, make lists, and in no time you'll have a name you love!

 

Baby Names for Girls

Image Many baby names that parents choose for their baby girl seem to be subject to the whims of celebrities and popularity (those famous top ten lists).

For the most part the top ten names used for naming girls have not been changed all that much for last few years. Although some of them may have changed their placement in the list they still remain on the list.

The top ten most popular baby girls names at the time of writing this article are as follows:

1. Emma
2. Emily
3. Madison
4. Kaitlyn
5. Hailey
6. Olivia
7. Isabella
8. Hannah
9. Sarah
10. Abigail

When you are choosing a girls baby name it is important that the one you choose is one that both you and your partner like. Look at the way it sounds and looks as well as any connotations that may be attached to it. A great question to ask yourself when looking for a name for your baby girl is "Would I like this name if it was mine?"

Also when choosing a name for your daughter select one that has meaning to you. By doing this you are providing your child with a sense of belonging. You may want to select a name which fits your child (if they are dark haired then a name like Melain would be perfect as it means "black" or "dark"). However, if you choose to do this you may well have to wait until they have actually been born.

However, most parents will have chosen their baby's name prior to its birth and usually they find that when they see the baby for the first time the name they have chosen fits them perfectly. A great way of ensuring that the name you have chosen for your baby girl is right is by seeing how it sounds and how it looks written out (both fully and with initials). Often by playing around with different names for baby girls parents will find the one that they feel most comfortable with and sounds just right for the baby girl that they are expecting.

 

Popular Baby Names for 2001

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Madison
3 Matthew Hannah
4 Joshua Ashley
5 Christopher Alexis
6 Nicholas Sarah
7 Andrew Samantha
8 Joseph Abigail
9 Daniel Elizabeth
10 William Olivia
11 Anthony Jessica
12 David Taylor
13 Tyler Emma
14 John Alyssa
15 Ryan Lauren
16 Zachary Grace
17 Ethan Kayla
18 Brandon Brianna
19 James Anna
20 Alexander Megan
21 Dylan Victoria
22 Justin Destiny
23 Jonathan Sydney
24 Christian Rachel
25 Austin Jasmine
26 Samuel Jennifer
27 Benjamin Julia
28 Noah Isabella
29 Logan Morgan
30 Robert Chloe
31 Nathan Kaitlyn
32 Kevin Natalie
33 Thomas Hailey
34 Jose Haley
35 Cameron Katherine
36 Hunter Nicole
37 Caleb Sophia
38 Gabriel Alexandra
39 Jordan Amanda
40 Kyle Mackenzie
41 Jason Maria
42 Aaron Savannah
43 Eric Stephanie
44 Isaiah Allison
45 Elijah Jenna
46 Brian Rebecca
47 Isaac Jordan
48 Jack Andrea
49 Connor Mary
50 Luke Gabrielle

Popular Baby Names for 2000

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Hannah
3 Matthew Madison
4 Joshua Ashley
5 Christopher Sarah
6 Nicholas Alexis
7 Andrew Samantha
8 Joseph Jessica
9 Daniel Taylor
10 Tyler Elizabeth
11 William Lauren
12 Brandon Alyssa
13 Ryan Kayla
14 John Abigail
15 Zachary Brianna
16 David Olivia
17 Anthony Emma
18 James Megan
19 Justin Grace
20 Alexander Victoria
21 Jonathan Rachel
22 Christian Anna
23 Austin Sydney
24 Dylan Destiny
25 Ethan Morgan
26 Benjamin Jennifer
27 Noah Jasmine
28 Samuel Haley
29 Robert Julia
30 Nathan Kaitlyn
31 Cameron Nicole
32 Kevin Amanda
33 Thomas Katherine
34 Jose Natalie
35 Hunter Hailey
36 Jordan Alexandra
37 Kyle Savannah
38 Caleb Chloe
39 Jason Rebecca
40 Logan Stephanie
41 Aaron Maria
42 Eric Sophia
43 Brian Mackenzie
44 Gabriel Allison
45 Adam Isabella
46 Jack Amber
47 Isaiah Mary
48 Juan Danielle
49 Luis Gabrielle
50 Connor Jordan

2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010
Top Baby Names

 

Top Baby Names of 2006

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Emma
3 Joshua Madison
4 Ethan Isabella
5 Matthew Ava
6 Daniel Abigail
7 Christopher Olivia
8 Andrew Hannah
9 Anthony Sophia
10 William Samantha

 

Top Baby Names of 2007

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Isabella
3 Ethan Emma
4 Joshua Ava
5 Daniel Madison
6 Christopher Sophia
7 Anthony Olivia
8 William Abigail
9 Matthew Hannah
10 Andrew Elizabeth

 

Top Baby Names of 2008

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emma
2 Michael Isabella
3 Ethan Emily
4 Joshua Madison
5 Daniel Ava
6 Alexander Olivia
7 Anthony Sophia
8 William Abigail
9 Christopher Elizabeth
10 Matthew Chloe

 

 

Top Baby Names of 2009

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Isabella
2 Ethan Emma
3 Michael Olivia
4 Alexander Sophia
5 William Ava
6 Joshua Emily
7 Daniel Madison
8 Jayden Abigail
9 Noah Chloe
10 Christopher Mia

 

Top Baby Names of 2010

 

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Isabella
2 Ethan Sophia
3 Michael Emma
4 Jayden Olivia
5 William Ava
6 Alexander Emily
7 Noah Abigail
8 Daniel Madison
9 Aiden Chloe
10 Anthony Mia

 

 

Top 100 Baby Names

Top 100 Baby Names

The Top 100 Baby Names for Boys and Girls in the United States for the last 127 years.

Find vintage baby names and get ideas for baby names for your baby boy or baby girl that may no longer be in the mainstream but are beautifully perfect for your baby.

You've seen the latest fads, but you want a name that has history and meaning. This is the list for you, the top 100 baby names in each decade from 1880 to the present.

 

 

 

 

Top 100 Baby Names for the 2000s

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
1 Jacob Emily
2 Michael Madison
3 Joshua Emma
4 Matthew Hannah
5 Andrew Abigail
6 Christopher Olivia
7 Daniel Ashley
8 Joseph Samantha
9 Ethan Alexis
10 Nicholas Sarah
11 William Elizabeth
12 Anthony Isabella
13 David Alyssa
14 Ryan Grace
15 Tyler Lauren
16 Alexander Taylor
17 John Jessica
18 James Brianna
19 Brandon Kayla
20 Zachary Sophia
21 Jonathan Anna
22 Dylan Natalie
23 Christian Victoria
24 Samuel Chloe
25 Benjamin Sydney
26 Nathan Jasmine
27 Justin Hailey
28 Noah Megan
29 Logan Rachel
30 Austin Morgan
31 Jose Julia
32 Kevin Destiny
33 Gabriel Ava
34 Robert Jennifer
35 Caleb Kaitlyn
36 Thomas Mia
37 Jordan Katherine
38 Elijah Alexandra
39 Cameron Haley
40 Hunter Savannah
41 Jack Nicole
42 Jason Maria
43 Isaiah Allison
44 Luke Mackenzie
45 Angel Stephanie
46 Kyle Brooke
47 Connor Amanda
48 Evan Ella
49 Aaron Makayla
50 Isaac Faith
51 Jackson Kaylee
52 Mason Jenna
53 Juan Andrea
54 Aidan Katelyn
55 Gavin Mary
56 Brian Jordan
57 Eric Gabrielle
58 Charles Rebecca
59 Luis Paige
60 Adam Madeline
61 Sean Kimberly
62 Alex Trinity
63 Nathaniel Zoe
64 Bryan Michelle
65 Carlos Sara
66 Ian Lily
67 Jesus Kylie
68 Lucas Alexa
69 Adrian Caroline
70 Steven Vanessa
71 Cole Amber
72 Timothy Angelina
73 Cody Gabriella
74 Jayden Lillian
75 Aiden Riley
76 Julian Sierra
77 Seth Danielle
78 Owen Leah
79 Devin Jada
80 Chase Autumn
81 Richard Erin
82 Diego Maya
83 Sebastian Ariana
84 Jeremiah Audrey
85 Blake Isabel
86 Patrick Sofia
87 Xavier Marissa
88 Antonio Bailey
89 Hayden Jacqueline
90 Miguel Melissa
91 Landon Claire
92 Dominic Evelyn
93 Jared Shelby
94 Trevor Jocelyn
95 Jesse Mariah
96 Alejandro Avery
97 Carter Leslie
98 Jaden Melanie
99 Wyatt Arianna
100 Carson Aaliyah