Surname Favorites

Surname names have been on the rise as baby names for a couple of decades now. Here are some of the most popular, for girls as well as boys.
  • Grayson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Grayson, which you might think of as a Jason-Mason substitute, is on the fast track. Though--you may be surprised to know--Grayson has been in the Top 1000 since 1984, it is now at its highest... Read More 

  • Harper

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Harper is a red hot name for girls, having jumped from obscurity to near the top of the popularity list in less than a decade; it entered the top 10 for the first time in 2015. Harper is a prime... Read More 

  • Hunter

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Hunter, currently at Number 41--slightly down from a peak of 36 in 2013-- is one of the leaders of a distinctive band of boys' names that combines macho imagery (Hunter, Austin, Harley) with a... Read More 

  • Jackson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorites, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson Daly, Maria Bello, Natalie Maines, Scott Wolf, Maya Rudolph,... Read More 

  • Jordan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Jordan became a huge unisex success in the heyday of basketball's Michael Jordan, and is still Number 60 for boys, 262 for girls--it has always been used for children of both genders.The name was... Read More 

  • Landon

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Landon is a popular surname name, now ranking at Number 46, slightly down from last year but still surpassing its once more popular rhyming cousin Brandon. For some it may bring back nostalgic... Read More 

  • Logan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Logan is a a bright and cheerful Scottish surname that originated from a place of that name in Ayrshire. Logan has been climbing steadily since the mid-70s; it was in the Top 20 from 2006 to... Read More 

  • Mackenzie

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Originally inspired as a a girl's name by eighties TV actress Mackenzie Phillips, parents have flocked to Mackenzie -- once only a male name -- for their daughters. Harry Potter creator J.K.... Read More 

  • Mckenna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Mackenzie begat McKenna -- a catchy but very trendy choice. The McKenna spelling outpaces sister MacKenna 13 to 1. Also, while the Mc or Mac prefix means "son of," this name is used in the US... Read More 

  • Morgan

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Morgan has long been a traditional Welsh male name whose most notable female antecedent is Morgan le Fay, King Arthur's half-sister and a famed sorceress in Arthurian legend. In this country,... Read More 

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