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Best Three Syllable Baby Names

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Three syllable baby names strike the perfect balance for a short last name, but work perfectly fine with a one syllable middle name and a two syllable last name too.

The most popular three syllable names for girls are Sophia, Amelia, and Evelyn, all in the US Top 10. Along with those super-popular choices, other three syllable names for girls in the US Top 100 include Abigail, Emily, Avery, Camila, Aria, and Eleanor.

On the boys' side, the top three syllable names are Oliver, Benjamin, and Elijah, all in the Top 10. Other top three syllable boy names include Gabriel, Mateo, Anthony, Joshua, and Christopher.

Of course, there are thousands upon thousands of three syllable names for babies, both popular and unique. We include selections from many styles and origins in this best list.

Here are some of the best three-syllable baby names today.

  • Abraham

    Abraham is among the most classic baby names that's still widely-used today, popular for its references to both the Bible and American history. The Biblical... Read More 

  • Adelaide

    Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and in the company of Adeline and Amelia. It was chosen by actress Katherine Heigl... Read More 

  • Adeline

    Adeline originated as a French diminutive of Adele, which came from the Germanic root adal, meaning “noble.” Adeline was introduced to England by the Normans in the eleventh century, was... Read More 

  • Adrian

    Adrian is derived from Hadrianus, a Roman family name meaning “from Hadria.” There were two Roman towns called Hadria, the first in Northern Italy, modern day Adria, and the second in Central... Read More 

  • Amadi

    This name from the Igbo language of Africa, which feels like the more-familiar Arabic Ahmad, might be an original and attractive choice.Read More 

  • Amanda

    After a long run as the prettiest senior in class, this romantic name has lost some of its glossy sheen, though it's still quite lovely and well used. Amanda was one of the romantic-sounding Read More 

  • Amara

    Amara is the Italian word for bitter, from the same root as Mary and Miriam. It has separate roots in West Africa as a name that means “grace” in the Igbo language. These two meanings are the... Read More 

  • Anatole

    Anatole is one of the unique boys' names with an exotic-ish feel but an uncertain provenance, with a meaning related to sunrise and thus to fire. While it's Greek in origin, it is associated more... Read More 

  • Anderson

    Anderson shot up quite a bit on the popular names list in the 2000's, no doubt in large part due to the prominence of white-haired cable newsman... Read More 

  • Annabel

    Annabel is a spirited name that embodies quirky British gentility, and is gaining increading favor in the U.S. in the wake of the mega-popular Isabel. Appearing in Scotland as early as the twelfth... Read More 

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