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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 more popular than... 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, and has stayed near... Read More 

  • Hunter

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Hunter has been dropping a bit for the past few years but is still one of the leaders of a distinctive band of boys' names that combines macho imagery (Hunter, Austin, Harley) with a softened... Read More 

  • Jackson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorite boy names, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson... Read More 

  • Jordan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Jordan became one of the top unisex baby names in the heyday of basketball's Michael Jordan, and is still among the most popular Read More 

  • Landon

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Landon is a popular surname name; it's been dropping slightly in recent years but has surpassed its once more popular rhyming cousin Brandon. For some it may bring back nostalgic memories of... 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 and shot up to the Top 5 for the first... Read More 

  • Mackenzie

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Originally inspired as a a girls’ name by eighties TV actress Mackenzie Phillips, parents have flocked to Mackenzie -- once only a male name -- for... Read More 

  • Mckenna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Mackenzie begat McKenna -- a catchy but very trendy choice. While the Mc or Mac prefix means "son of," this is exclusively a girl's names... 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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