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101 Not-Too-Hot, Not-Too-Cold Baby Names

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Many parents are looking for baby names that are not too popular but not too unusual, not too trendy but also not too weird.

In search of names that strike this golden mean, we looked through the middle of the U.S. popularity lists, from Number 400 through 700 for both girls and boys.

What we found there was a trove of great names that are neither too hot nor too cold.

Here, our picks of the best names from the middle of the pack, with their 2012 standing included.

girls

Helen — 402

Rosalie – 406

Cynthia — 419

Daphne — 420

Cassandra – 423

Holly — 424

Carolina – 430

June — 435

Camilla – 437

Lana — 442

Serena – 443

Sasha — 451

Bridget – 453

Rowan — 455

Celeste – 470

Sloane — 480

Francesca – 486

Ada – 487

Priscilla — 489

Vera – 500

Dylan — 512

Dahlia – 521

Gloria — 522

Sylvia — 526

Selah – 534

Zara – 556

Eve – 558

Helena – 560

Samara – 570

Virginia – 579

Claudia – 596

Rosemary – 603

Rosa — 614

Brenna – 623

Nova — 625

Raquel — 626

Dana – 627

Clarissa – 632

Greta – 643

Marina – 644

Felicity – 653

Simone – 656

Matilda – 658

Colette – 659

Meredith – 668

Beatrice – 691

Cara – 695

boys

Albert – 401

Darius – 403

Archer – 404

Philip – 409

Walker – 411

Saul – 414

Rocco – 415

Davis – 416

Enzo – 417

Russell – 426

Porter – 430

Hugo – 436

Solomon – 441

Curtis – 442

Alec – 448

Lawrence – 443

Ronan – 456

Mitchell – 463

Malcolm – 466

Cyrus – 471

Jonas – 474

Rhys – 476

Dane — 477

Pierce – 479

Rory — 481

Sullivan – 490

Rhett – 508

Tobias – 516

Justice – 519

Nash – 521

Nico – 525

Lawson – 531

Frederick – 536

Byron – 540

Moses – 546

Cullen – 551

Clark – 554

Kieran – 556

Jagger – 557

Dorian 558

Asa – 562

Lucian – 586

Morgan – 587

Brett – 598

Wilson – 599

Jefferson – 615

Winston – 616

Bowen – 619

Soren – 622

Raphael – 626

Rex – 627

Quincy – 633

Deacon – 679

Flynn – 692

We’ve made it easier to scroll through the popularity lists yourself.  For the full U.S. Top 1000, go here.

 

 

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