Let’s Put Together Our Own Top 100!

A Question/Challenge of the Week

Let’s Put Together An Alternative Top 100!

Nameberry visitors love lesser-used baby names, as our constantly updated “Most Popular” lists show. Atticus (US rank #350) is currently our most-searched boys’ name, while Rumi (unranked), Maia (#487) and Amara (#208) are all in the Nameberry girls’ Top 20.

Unique baby namers — you have been warned! Our popularity lists have proven to be a great indicator of future naming trends.

But if, like many parents, you’d prefer to find an uncommon baby name which is likely to stay that way, it can be difficult to know where to start. Well… how about at the top?

We thought this “Alternative Top 100” thread from the Nameberry forums was such a great idea, that we wanted to create our own! So, today’s Question Of The Week is more of a Challenge Of The Week — let’s put together an alternative Nameberry Top 100!

Here’s how it works: here you can find the full US Top 100 lists for boys and girls in 2017. Each commenter takes one boy name and one girl name (in rank order) and comes up with the perfect under-the-radar alternative for each. We’ll start:

  1. Liam —> Luan; Emma —> Alma

Now over to you, Berries! We can’t wait to hear what you come up with. And don’t forget you can also join in the challenge on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

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AshleySuzanne Says:

September 13th, 2018 at 9:58 pm

2. Noah –> Noam
Olivia –> Olwen

SeaZuno86 Says:

September 13th, 2018 at 10:02 pm

3. Ava- Aviva
William- Wilfred

emmievis Says:

September 13th, 2018 at 11:15 pm

4. Isabella – Isadora
James – Seamus

-EagleEyes- Says:

September 13th, 2018 at 11:21 pm

5. Sophia – Sophronia
Logan – Lonan

elanorelle Says:

September 13th, 2018 at 11:40 pm

6. Mia – Mae
Benjamin – Reuben

Bobcat108 Says:

September 13th, 2018 at 11:51 pm

7. Charlotte -> Cécile
Mason -> Macsen

emekct Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 12:02 am

8. Amelia -> Dahlia/Delia
Elijah -> Ezra

grackym Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 12:42 am

9. Evelyn – Evadne
Oliver – Oleander

Neeeea Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 1:16 am

10. Abigail – Abia
Jacob – Iago

charmingpie19 Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 1:55 am

11. Natalie – Talia
Julian – Jules

cyoung325 Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 2:05 am

11. Harper – Hartley
Lucas – Lucius

jjayx Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 2:11 am

12. Emily – Emmeline
Michael – Malachy

Claire1013 Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 4:43 am

13. Elizabeth- Elsbeth
Alexander- Lysander

LLBaby22 Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 4:55 am

14. Avery- Avani
Ethan- Ewan

GenevieveReine Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 5:44 am

15. Sofia – Sibylla
Daniel – Dashiell

tarahble Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 5:51 am

16. Ella –> Ilana
Matthew –> Matheson

Sunday_Cami Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 5:53 am

16. Ella – Della
Matthew – Matisse

paw Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 5:57 am

17. Madison – Magdaline
Aiden – Alden

Leorising Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 6:16 am

18. Scarlett-> Lavender
18. Henry-> George

Leorising Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 6:18 am

18. Scarlett-> Lavender
18. Henry-> Frederick

AmCha Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 6:19 am

18.
Scarlett – Stella / Estelle
Henry – Hendrik

Neeeea Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 6:28 am

19. Victoria – Thora
Joseph – Joachim

Janie_Larkin70 Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 7:09 am

Isabella-Isannah

Sophia- Seraphina

CaitlinBrittin Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 7:26 am

20. Aria-Calliope
Jackson- Jethro

johannahux Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 7:33 am

Savannah -> Sunniva

Gavin -> Torin

LavenderBelle Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 7:40 am

21. Grace -> Carys
Samuel -> Raphael

agentcarter Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 8:15 am

Chloe —> Cleo

Sebastian —> Bastiano

Selkit Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 8:23 am

Camila –> Cadenza

David –> Deveraux

aurebet Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 8:27 am

Penelope – – Persephone

Carter – – Booker

mclola Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 8:59 am

Riley –> Romilly
Wyatt –> Wylie

Eliane Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 9:03 am

Riley -> Reverie
Wyatt -> Wes

paw Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 9:54 am

26. Layla – Lola
Jayden – Jared

Michell Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 10:20 am

27. Lillian – Lydia
John – Simon

stephaniebrooke Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 10:46 am

Nora – Leora
Owen – Ewan

mermuse Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 10:47 am

28. Nora – Honora
Owen – Obed

tmaire Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 11:19 am

29. Zoey – Zadie
Dylan – Dante

gwynbow Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 11:44 am

30
Mila – Millie
Luke — Lucian

Suzannah Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 11:46 am

Amelia–Amity
Chloe–Clover
Anna and Aria–Annaria

Selkit Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 11:55 am

31.
Aubrey –> Aurelia
Gabriel –> Gideon

mclola Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 12:14 pm

32
Hannah –> Norah
Anthony –> Tony

winonastar Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 12:41 pm

33.
Lily – Lilou
Isaac – Iker

josephinedagnall Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 12:46 pm

33.
Lily – Laken
Isaac – Immanuel

enthusiast Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 1:21 pm

34.
Addison – Adina
Grayson – Graydon

Suzannah Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Charlotte–Charmian

Selkit Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 1:51 pm

35.
Eleanor –> Elsinore
Jack –> Jamison

Selkit Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 1:52 pm

(You could also swap Eleanor for Valinor, if you’re a Lord of the Rings fan!)

Claire1013 Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 1:59 pm

36. Natalie- Natalia
Julian- Jules

agentcarter Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 2:07 pm

Luna –> Leilani
Levi –> Lior

mellimoon Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 2:24 pm

38
Savannah – Susannah
Christopher – Kristof

ashthedreamer Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 2:37 pm

39
Joshua – Josias
Brooklyn – Brynna/Brynja (so very loosely related, but I can’t think of anything else besides Brooke!)

thehairypawter Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Leah -> Lotta
Andrew-> Anders

thehairypawter Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 2:45 pm

(40)

thehairypawter Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 2:49 pm

41:
Zoe -> Zofia
Lincoln -> Linden

sarah1800 Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 3:11 pm

42:
Stella – Roxanna
Matteo – Amadeo

mclola Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 4:33 pm

43
Hazel –> Maisie
Ryan –> Rune

Selkit Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 4:34 pm

43.
Hazel –> Azalea
Ryan –> Roan

peach Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 5:35 pm

44.
Ellie: Elodie
Jaxon: Felix

Sunnyi Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 5:54 pm

44.

Ellie –> Elif & Elgine
Jaxon –> Joost & Jooris

LLBaby22 Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 5:55 pm

45. Paisley: Daisy
Nathan: Nelson

Sunnyi Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 5:58 pm

45.

Paisley –> Priska
Nathan –> Nevio

Mrs_B_King Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 6:02 pm

45. Paisley – Paige
Nathan – Nash

meek Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 6:44 pm

Clara – Calla
Roman – Ruben

Missmolly Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 6:58 pm

46. Audrey – Aphra
Aaron – Amos

WrenEloise Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 7:42 pm

Skylar —> Larkin
Isaiah —> Hosea

saoirse123 Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 7:55 pm

47. Skylar- Twila
Isaiah – Micaiah

mclola Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 8:05 pm

48
Violet —> Viola
Thomas —> Timothy

mclola Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 8:05 pm

or Thomas >> Mathias

ceryle Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 8:50 pm

49.

Claire —> Adair
Charles —> Karl

Selkit Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 9:35 pm

50.
Bella –> Bellamy
Caleb –> Cassian

Bobcat108 Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 9:53 pm

51.
Aurora -> Ayelet
Josiah -> Joel

JadeRain Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 10:01 pm

51. Josiah ➡ Jacques
Aurora ➡ Amalie

alchemicallypurplefairy Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 10:04 pm

52.

Lucy – Lux
Christian – Kristoff

JadeRain Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 10:05 pm

Let’s try that again…

52.
Christian -> Curtis
Lucy -> Lyra

JadeRain Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 10:08 pm

Gah, again!

53.

Hunter -> Hiram
Anna -> Anais

TL95 Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 10:15 pm

54.

Samantha –> Amanda
Eli –> Ari

mclola Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 10:25 pm

55
Caroline –> Clementine
Jonathan –> Johan

shxe Says:

September 14th, 2018 at 10:34 pm

56. Genesis – Geneva
Connor – Cale

futuremama Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 1:49 am

57.
Aaliyah – Alessia
Landon – Lachlan/Linden

jjayx Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 3:33 am

58 – Kennedy – Kenna
Adrian – Hadrian

Mrs_B_King Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 3:42 am

59. Kinsley – Kinga
Asher – Anton

Claire1013 Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 5:00 am

60. Allison- Alston
Cameron- Campbell

Kew Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 5:15 am

61. Maya -> Nia
Leo -> Cato

Ariadna Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 7:18 am

62. Sarah -> Soraya
62. Theodore -> Bohdan, which is a Slavic name with the same meaning

noahs_girl Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 7:31 am

63. Madelyn – Magdalen
Jeremiah – Zachariah

lovelynames Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 8:04 am

64. Adeline……Clementine
Hudson……Holden

paw Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 8:45 am

65. Alexa – Eliza
Robert – Roger

paw Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 8:53 am

66,. Ariana – Mariana
Easton – Norton

futuremama Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 9:28 am

67.

Elena – Helena
Nolan – Roland

calliope_jones Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 10:16 am

68.

Nicholas – Neo
Gabriella – Galilee

mclola Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 10:22 am

69
Naomi –> Nimue
Ezra –> Asa

agentcarter Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 10:28 am

70.

Alice –> Alexandrina
Colton –> Sutton

blueylit Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 10:31 am

72
Hailey > Honey
Braden > Brodie

sarah1800 Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 10:42 am

71
Sadie – Sukie
Angel – Esmael

Selkit Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 am

72
Hailey –> Ridley
Brayden –> Basil

Selkit Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 11:40 am

Oops, just saw 72 was already done.

73
Eva –> Orla
Jordan –> Jordy

unculturedswine Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 11:44 am

74
Emilia – Emmeline
Dominic – Donovan

carmenandrea Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 12:07 pm

75. Autumn – Audra
Austin- Augustine

LibelluleClaire Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 12:31 pm

76. Ian- Ira
Quinn- Gwen

mclola Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 1:09 pm

77
Nevaeh –> Haven
Adam –> Eden

Bobcat108 Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 1:29 pm

78.
Piper -> Pilar
Elias -> Elwood

Pam Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Can I play?
79.
Ruby -> Pearl
Jaxson -> Baxter

NaomiNY Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 1:53 pm

80
Greyson ➡ Cloud
Serenity ➡ Bliss

NaomiNY Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 1:54 pm

EDIT:
80
Greyson -> Cloud
Serenity -> Bliss

Sorry, made a mistake with the arrows when posting.

arietta-rose Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 2:11 pm

80.
Serenity – Saoirse
Grayson – Gregor

Gondolin Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 2:20 pm

81
Willow -> Cedar
José -> Zeze

Selkit Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 2:44 pm

82
Everly –> Everest
Ezekiel –> Zachariah

mclola Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 3:02 pm

83
Cora –> Cordelia
Carson –> Oscar

rocketpower Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 4:55 pm

84
Kaylee -> Kalani
Evan -> Evander

rocketpower Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 5:01 pm

85
Lydia -> Lyra
Maverick -> Macklin

futuremama Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 5:16 pm

86.
Aubree – Hollie
Bryson – Brecken

futuremama Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 5:17 pm

87.
Arianna – Annika
Jace – Rhys/Reece/Reese

valentinayvonne Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 6:52 pm

88.
Eliana- Elowen
Cooper- Corbin

savbav Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 7:02 pm

89.
Xavier — Knox
Peyton — Sloane

lovelynames Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 7:26 pm

90. Melanie…..Maisie
Parker…..Crosby

Pam Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 7:33 pm

These are so brilliant. I never saw many of these connections between names. Greyson -> Cloud, so clever!

ceryle Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 7:56 pm

91.

Gianna —> Siana
Roman —> Rhodes

mclola Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 10:06 pm

92
Isabelle –> Isabeau
Jason –> Jensen

Renchickadee Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 10:10 pm

93.

Julia –> Junia / Djuna

Santiago –> Thiago / Tygo / Tycho

ruolan Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 10:16 pm

94. Valentina -> Valencia
Chase -> Chester

futuremama Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 10:57 pm

95.

Nova – Zara (tried to go lower on the list, but I think it’s a pretty perfect replacement!)
Sawyer – Atticus

futuremama Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 11:02 pm

86.

Clara – Flora
Gavin – Callum

futuremama Says:

September 15th, 2018 at 11:03 pm

96, not 86 – sorry!

Greyblue Says:

September 16th, 2018 at 1:57 am

97
Vivian – Viveca
Leonardo – Sholto

Ariadna Says:

September 16th, 2018 at 5:21 am

98. Reagan -> Rhea
98. Kayden -> Kaius

paw Says:

September 16th, 2018 at 5:50 am

99. MacKenzie – Maizie
Ayden – Augustine

LLBaby22 Says:

September 16th, 2018 at 6:16 am

100!!
Madeline: Madara
Jameson: Carlson

lee_augusta Says:

September 16th, 2018 at 10:37 am

If we kept this going…

101
Kevin –> Corbin
Brielle –> Sabrina

saoirse123 Says:

September 16th, 2018 at 2:48 pm

102. Delilah – Mahala
Bentley – Hartley

saoirse123 Says:

September 16th, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Could also go for Lolita as a swap for Delilah

sportasal Says:

September 17th, 2018 at 8:49 am

103. Isla > Lilac
Zachary > Zion

Mrs_B_King Says:

September 17th, 2018 at 9:31 am

104. Rylee -> Rilana
Everett -> Everard

annieteach Says:

September 17th, 2018 at 10:24 am

105. Katherine –> Keturah or Callista
Axel –> Dax

alom Says:

September 17th, 2018 at 1:49 pm

106.
Sophie –> Suzie
Tyler –> Tyrone

Ms.Teal Says:

September 17th, 2018 at 4:47 pm

107!
Josephine -> Delphine
Micah -> Milas

Babies123456 Says:

September 17th, 2018 at 8:44 pm

Let’s start back at one

Emma ——> Emmeline
Liam——> Lucien

Mrs_B_King Says:

September 18th, 2018 at 1:21 pm

108. Ivy -> Edie
Vincent -> Vaughn

xroisin_mcgx Says:

September 18th, 2018 at 5:43 pm

109. Liliana – Lilia
Weston – Easton

ryryramseyy Says:

September 28th, 2018 at 11:07 am

Jade -> Jada
Miles -> Milos

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