Choosing your baby name is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a new mom. After all, that little one will have to live with it for a long time. It can feel daunting, but it’s worth taking the time to find a name you love. It’s also smart to consider nicknames and how the name will flow with siblings’ names. Also, make sure you’re not naming your kid something with a double entendre (no one wants to go through life with initials that spell a word related to laxatives).
If you’re looking for inspiration, check out this list of popular baby names. It includes classic favorites, like Oliver and Noah, as well as modern names that are trending upward.
Some of these names are still climbing the charts, while others have surpassed peak popularity. If you’re on the hunt for a unique baby name, here are some ideas to get you started:
Elian is a popular boy’s name that entered the top 1,000 in 2000. It peaked in 2020. Remi and Remy are trendy spellings of the traditional Eli, and both are currently in the top 1000 for boys and girls. Soren, a Scandinavian name that means thunder, is a powerful choice for a boy who might grow up to be a leader.