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Adorable Baby Names That Start With A

July 13, 2016 Pamela Redmond
baby names that start with A

by Pamela Redmond Satran

A is hands-down the most popular first initial for baby names. Maybe that’s because parents know that children whose names start with A may do better in school (yes, really) or because A simply has an innate tendency to come in first.

You can find an A-starting name to love whether you favor popular names or those that are highly unusual, whether you want a traditional name or one that’s more contemporary. We’ve pulled a wide array of A names to showcase the possibilities.

Top 100

There are more names in the US Top 100 that start with A than with any other letter – 15 girls’ names and 11 for boys. In order of popularity, they are:

girls

Ava

Abigail

Amelia

Avery

Aubrey

Addison

Aria

Alexa

Audrey

Allison

Ashley

Alexis

Alice

Annabelle

Alyssa

boys

Alexander

Aiden

Anthony

Andrew

Aaron

Adrian

Angel

Austin

Adam

Asher

Ayden

 

Popular on Nameberry

The Nameberry Top 100 includes some additional fashion-forward selections not on the US Top 100…yet. These stylish A names we expect to be hearing much more of in years to come are:

girls

Aurora

Arabella

Adeline

Astrid

Aurelia

Amara

Adelaide

Anna

Ada

boys

Atticus

Axel

Aryan

Arthur

Archer

Abel

Alistair

Names That Fit In and Stand Out

From further down the US popularity list – in the 400 to 500 bracket, which means they were given to between 500 and 1000 babies in 2015 – are these names that hit the golden mean between popular and unusual.

girls

Ariella

April

Anaya

Annalise

Angelica

Abby

Addyson

Aleah

Alejandra

Aleena

Amara

Aubrie

Amari

Aisha

boys

Ari

Armando

Ace

Albert

Alec

Augustus

Alijah

Atlas

Ahmed

Arjun

Unique Baby Names

At the very bottom of the US popularity list are names given to only five babies. Over 400 of these unique girls’ names and nearly 200 of the boys’ names start with the letter A. These are the best of the A-starting names used for five babies last year.

girls

Abia

Adelis

Agathe

Amabella

Amadea

Amarillys

Ameline

Analuisa

Anandi

Anwyn

Araminta

Atalya

Aubren

Australia

Avabella

boys

Agostino

Aleph

Algernon

Alois

Amaro

Amedeo

Antonin

Aragon

Astor

Auburn

Azar

 

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.

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