From Aaden to Azul, there are over 4000 baby names that start with A, but which of those should you name your baby?
You’re here because you’re interested in giving your baby an A-name, and I’m here to help you narrow it down from those 4000+ to the one baby name starting with A that’s right for you and your child.
So, let’s get started!
Baby Names That Start With A
To get started, above are the most popular baby names that start with A, regardless of gender. Of course, you can narrow it down to baby girl names starting with A or boy names starting with A right now, but my 1000s of hours of research into baby names (as I’ll show you in a minute) demonstrates that certain names — like Avery — are worth considering regardless if you’re having a boy or a girl.
Ava is the most popular girl’s name starting with A, and it’s been that way since 2006 when it replaced Abigail.
Meanwhile, Alexander has been the top boy name since 2008, taking out Anthony, which only had one year at the top spot when it replaced Andrew.
Unique Baby Names That Start With A
If you want a baby name that starts with A, and you want something a bit less used than the most popular names, this list is for you. Fewer than 500 babies across the entire United States are given these names each year.
You’re unlikely to have any other Astrids or Arturos in your child’s daycare, but the names aren’t so obscure that no one will know how to pronounce them. If you want a unique baby name that starts with A, this list is a perfect balance.
Gender Neutral Names That Start With A
This list will help whether you’re looking for a unisex name that starts with an A because you don’t know the gender of your baby yet, or you’re just wanting a different style name. Personally, I was surprised that Ariel was also a boy’s name, but the data doesn’t lie. It’s quite popular for both boy and girl names starting with A.
Middle Names That Start With A
Of course, any name can be a middle name as well, so feel free to consult any of the other lists above, but I’ve often encountered these A-middle names in my research. Many people choose to honor a relative when selecting their baby’s middle name, but I have found those that don’t tend to select shorter names, like the ones above, to improve the way their child’s name flows.
I hope these lists have been helpful for you to narrow your child’s name down. As I mentioned above, if you want to go gender specific, be sure to check out our baby boy names that start with A and baby girl names that start with A articles, or any of our other baby name research pages.
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