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.

  • Paige

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Paige is more name, and less word than the occupational Page. Paige is also sleek and sophisticated a la Brooke and Blair and has been in or around the Top 100 since 1990, reaching as high as... Read More 

  • Parker

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One of the first generation of surname names, along with Porter and Morgan, Parker's still one of the most appealing and remains firmly in the Top 100. The association with Charlie Parker gives... Read More 

  • Porter

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A quintessential yuppie name, this surname name reentered the US Top 1000 in 1999 after a forty-year absence and has risen almost every year since. It currently sits at Number 422.Read More 

  • Riley

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Riley -- an upbeat, friendly Irish surname name -- is red hot for girls (though still going strong for boys). More than 7000 girls were named Riiley in 2016, enough to land it in the Top 25 for... Read More 

  • Ryan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Ryan has been one of the most popular Irish names in America for decades; it had been in the Top 20 since 1976, and still stands at Number 40, even though parents now have such a wide choice of... Read More 

  • Sullivan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Sullivan is a jaunty Celtic three-syllable name, with a real twinkle in its eye. It was immortalized in the 1930s classic film Sullivan's Travels and was chosen for one of Patrick... Read More 

  • Taylor

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Taylor is one of the prime unisex surnames used for girls and has also been a soap opera favorite. Taylor was in the Top 10 for the last several years of the twentieth century, so that now it... Read More 

  • Tyler

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The presidential Tyler rocketed up popularity charts in the late 1980s and early 1990s (it ranked Number 9 for that entire decade), along with cousin Taylor, becoming almost pandemic across the... Read More 

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