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Best One Syllable Baby Names

One syllable names are in style right now, appealing perhaps because of their simplicity and sleekness in a complicated world. One syllable baby names feel modern, although many of them have deep roots.

Names with two syllables may dominate the popularity lists right now, but one syllable names are next in line. The top one syllable names are Grace for girls and James for boys.

Along with Grace, the only other one syllable girl name that ranks in the US Top 100 is Claire. There are more boy names ranking in the Top 100. Along with James, the most popular boy names in the Top 100 are John, Luke, and Miles.

Many parents seek one syllable names for the middle names, which is a great idea. But they certainly inhabit first place nicely too. Here, our picks for the best one syllable names for baby boys and girls today.

  • Air

    This nature name hasn't escaped the hippie dippy air of others like River or Sky. Read More 

  • Anne

    The name of the sainted mother of the Virgin Mary was among the top girls’ names for centuries, in both the original English Ann spelling and the... Read More 

  • Art

    Though short and brisk, no nickname name could have a more creative image. Comic actor Chris O'Dowd named his son Art, as in his native Ireland it's used as a name on its own, separate from... Read More 

  • Ash

    Ash has Southern charm plus the arboreal-nature appeal. Plus your little boy will prize Ash as the name of the hero of the Pokemon cartoons. Ash can also be a dashing short form of Asher,... Read More 

  • Ayn

    Ayn is a nonconformist name associated with controversial Russian-born writer and philosopher Ayn Rand, (born Alisa) author of The Fountainhead. Read More 

  • Banks

    Banks as a girls' name was brought into the lexicon by actress Hilary Duff and musician Matthew Koma, who chose it for their daughter, Banks Violet. As both a surname and a word name, Banks refers... Read More 

  • Bay

    One of the most usable of the pleasant, newly adopted nature/water names (like Lake and Ocean), especially in middle position.

    There was a character named Bay Kennish on the show... Read More 

  • Bear

    Bear has suddenly lumbered onto the baby name landscape. Perhaps inspired by British adventurer Bear Grylls (born Edward Michael), first celebrity chef Jamie Oliver used it as the middle name for... Read More 

  • Beck

    Although the single-named singer is male, this might be a girl's nickname name or a sleek nature name that's perfect in the middle.Read More 

  • Bee

    We've seen Beatrice and Beatrix climb in popularity, along with traditional nickname Bea. And now there's Bee, giving it a buzzy nature world spin, plus a tie to popular late night TV''s Samantha... Read More 

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