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Adorable Names That Start With A

Adorable Names That Start With A

Names that start with A are hands-down the most popular in terms of first initial. 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.

There are more names in the US Top 100 that start with A than with any other letter – 17 girls’ names and ten for boys. In order of popularity, they are:

Top 100 Girl Names That Start with A

Amelia

Ava

Abigail

Avery

Aria

Aurora

Addison

Audrey

Aaliyah

Alice

Aubrey

Autumn

Allison

Anna

Ariana

Adeline

Athena

Top 100 Boy Names That Start with A

Alexander

Asher

Aiden

Anthony

Andrew

Adrian

Aaron

Angel

Axel

Austin

Popular A Names 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 include:

Popular Girl Names

Aurelia

Astrid

Ada

Adelaide

Arabella

Anastasia

Ayla

Popular Boy Names

Arlo

Atticus

Atlas

August

Arthur

Aarav

Archie

Archer

Ambrose

Aurelius

Ari

A Names That Fit In and Stand Out

From further down the US popularity list are these names starting with the letter A that hit the golden mean between popular and unusual.

Girl Names

Ariella

Amora

Alessia

Adelina

Anaya

Alora

Amanda

Adley

April

Ailani

Alondra

Analia

Amalia

Anya

Antonella

Alanna

Annalise

Angelica

Amani

Aileen

Aliza

Aisha

Boy Names

Ali

Ariah

Armani

Ace

Albert

Alec

Augustus

Alijah

Ahmed

Axton

Augustine

Atrius

Anakin

Azariah

Ander

Abdiel

Unique Baby Names Starting with A

At the very bottom of the US popularity list are hundreds of names that start with A given to only a handful of babies. These are the best of the A-starting unique names used for babies last year.

Unique Girl Names

Abia

Adelis

Agathe

Amabella

Amadea

Amarillys

Ameline

Analuisa

Anandi

Anwyn

Araminta

Atalya

Aubren

Australia

Avabella

Unique Boy Names

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 and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, 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 sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.