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  • Taurus Baby Names

    By Sophie Kihm

    Names for Taurus babies might reference Taurus’s astrological symbol, the bull. Names related to all things bovine, like Fintan and Ferdinand, would be especially appropriate for a baby Taurus.

    Taurus baby names could also include names that mean earth such as Adam, as Taurus is one of the earth signs of the zodiac. In astrology, the flowers associated with Taurus are roses and violets, making any rose related or purple-hued name a great choice.

    Along with Adam and Violet, other popular Taurus baby names ranking in the US Top 1000 include Belle, Chloe, Daisy, Wesley, and William. Unique Taurus baby names that strike a contemporary style note include Freya, Thelonious, and Venus.

    If you need a name for a baby born under the sign of Taurus, which runs from April 21 to May 21, these names are worth your consideration.

  • Toddlers & Tiaras Baby Names

    The reality television show Toddlers & Tiaras chronicles the world of child beauty pageants. Along with a few yooneek spellings such as Brystol and Brittanie that don't appear in our database, the names of the girls, and a few boys, who've appeared on the show include these often glossy choices.

  • Too-Cool Baby Names

    Maybe you can't be too rich or too thin, but if you're a baby name, it just may be possible to be too cool. While the line of what constitutes a too-cool baby name seems to get redrawn every day, these choices will probably be on the wrong side of it for a long time to come:

  • Top 1900s Baby Names

    The top baby names of the 1900s include some choices newly back in style and others still moored in that long-ago era. While we may not be hearing many babies named Bertha and Clarence soon, names such as Mabel and Florence, Henry and Arthur are very much back in style. Sourced from the Top 50 of the decade from 1900 to 1910, here is a list of popular baby names which are relatively rare today.

  • Top 1910s Baby Names

    The top names in the 1910s are coming back in a big way today, following the Hundred Year Rule. Classic names from a century ago are featured on this list, sourced from the era of The Great War, from the 1910 to 1920. These 1910s names were in the Top 50 then but many are relatively rare today. We are hearing more babies with such 1910s names as Elsie and Edith, Walter and Henry, though Gladys and Elmer still have a ways to go before they come back into style.

  • Top 1920s Baby Names

    1920s baby names are due to come back into style, following the Hundred Year Rule. Top names of the 1920s include those on this list that were in the Top 50 in that decade but are not as widely-used today. 1920s names we are starting to hear include Florence and Frances, Hazel and Louise for girls; Arthur and Harry, Walter and royal baby name Louis for boys. Many of the 1920s names sound serious to contemporary ears, with their (often) two-syllable rhythm and consonant endings. These 1920s baby names may be the names of your great-grandparents and so have family meaning for you, or simply have not been stylish in so long that they're ready for a comeback. Browse the prime baby names from the 1920s here.

  • Top 1930s Baby Names

    1930s baby names took a serious turn along with the mood of the country during the Great Depression, with many names popular in that decade feeling decidedly out of style today. But given the Hundred Year Rule, we see names from the 1930s starting to feel more appealing over the coming decade, so we may be in for a new generation of girls named Barbara and Joan and boys called Ronald and Howard. These 1930s names may be familiar to you via grandparents or great-grandparents or other older relatives born in the first half of the 20th century. If you are interested in exploring names from the 1930s for your baby, browse the selection here drawn from the Top 50 for that decade but relatively rare today.

  • Top 1940s Baby Names

    Names from the 1940s' Top 50 may be one generation shy of sounding cool today. Many of these 1940s names are classics that were revived for the first generation of post-World War II babies, the oldest Baby Boomers. Expect to start hearing them on babies again in 20 years, when baby names from the 1940s will be a century old and so ready to return to style.

  • Top 1950s Baby Names

    Baby names from the 1950s epitomize the Baby Boom. These are the names of today's grandmas and grandpas, not quite baby-ready for a another generation. Sourced from the 1950s' Top 50, here is a list of popular baby names from that decade which are relatively rare today. If you really want to buck current fashions, you might choose one of these 1950s baby names for your 21st century child.

  • Top 1960s Baby Names

    Names from the 1960s Top 50 sound straight from a midcentury TV show. These 1960s names might be the names of your parents, both too current and too old-fashioned to be stylish. The top names of the 1960s include the following.

  • Top Baby Names 1970s

    The top baby names popular in the 1970s are more likely to be the names of today's parents, not their children. Sourced from the 1970s Top 50, here is a list of popular baby names then which are relatively rare today.

  • Top Baby Names 1980s

    The top baby names of the 1980s are the names of the new moms and dads of today. Sourced from the 1980s'US Top 50, here is a list of popular names from the 1980s that which are relatively rare for babies today. But you'll probably recognize these 1980s names as the names of the other moms and dads in your childbirth class!

  • Top Baby Names 1990s

    The top baby names of the 1990s are heard more often on new parents than they are on babies. These popular American names were used relatively more often for babies born in the US in the 90s than they are today. If the Hundred-Year Rule continues to hold, we can expect to see these 1990s names on babies at the end of the 21st century.

  • Top Baby Names 2020

    The top baby names of 2020 include brand new names, rediscovered vintage names, and names imported from around the world.

    We calculate our list of the top names of 2020 by calculating which names saw the biggest increases in views by readers over the past year.

    This list of most popular names is a radical departure from the official lists, including our own, because we're looking not at which names were most popular in the past or even the present, but which will be most popular in the future.

    Here, our roster of top baby names for boys and girls in 2020.

  • Top Baby Names for Boys

    The list of top boy names in the U.S. is more straightforward than the girls' list, which is skewed by spelling variations. Except for the Aiden/Caden/Jaden names, which are more popular than they look on the national list because of their many variations, most of the popular baby names for boys exist in one form only. Here, the current most popular baby names for boys.

  • Top Baby Names for Girls

    The top girl names in the U.S. are tallied every year by the Social Security Administration, but the government list counts each spelling separately, masking the true popularity of baby names with many variations such as Lily or Isabella. Here, the baby names that in all their different forms are the most popular names for girls.

  • Top Bible Baby Names

    Bible baby names have been among the most popular classic names over the past several decades. Old Testament Names for boys, particularly, have been high on the popular baby names list, but some Biblical girls' names are also longtime classic favorites. Here's a selection of the most popular Bible baby names for someone who wants a historic name that also feels right for a contemporary child.. For more unusual yet still classic name choices, you might also want to check the Cool Bible Baby Names list.

  • Top Boy Names 2020

    The top boy names of 2020 are a mix of the boys' names most popular in the official ranks along with baby boy names rising quickly through the charts.

    We looked at the most popular names in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, along with other countries for this year and Nameberry's own statistics to compile this list of the leading names for boys in 2020.

    Choosing one of these top baby names for your little boy means that his name will be in step with the times and widely admired, but he may also be one of many children who share his name. Check out this full list of the top baby names of 2020.

    The top boy names of 2020 include the following prime choices.

  • Top Girl Names 2020

    The top girl names of 2020 are likely to be a mix of the girls' names most popular in the official ranks along with baby girl names rising quickly through the charts.

    We looked at the top girl names for 2020 in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, along with other countries and Nameberry's own statistics to compile this list of the leading names for girls.

    Choosing one of these popular baby names for your little girl means that her name will be in step with the top baby names of 2020 and widely admired, but she may also meet a lot of other children who share her name.

    The top girl names this year include the following prime choices.

  • Top Irish Baby Names

    Irish baby names on Ireland's recent Top 100 popularity list include the following native choices. In the US, top names from this list include Irish boy names Liam and Finn. Liam and Finn are international stars too, making the lists of top names in nations as diverse as Germany, Sweden, and New Zealand. Irish girl names Caitlin and Tara have been trending downward in the US in recent years, though we're starting to hear more girls named Saoirse and Niamh. Irish baby names that are top-ranked in their native land include the following.

  • Top Italian Baby Names

    The top Italian names for babies in Italy include the following, many of which easily cross cultures.

  • Top Middle Names

    The top middle names for baby boys and girls over the last century are a more stable group than first names, which go in and out of fashion more dramatically and rapidly. The most common middle names, on the other hand, often honor family members or provide a smooth bridge between first and last names, so they're a less diverse group.

    For girls, the top middle names of the last hundred years are Marie, Ann (and Anne), and Elizabeth. For boys, Michael ranks as the top middle name of the century, followed by Joseph, William, and James.

    Girl middle names popular in the first half of the 20th century that later faded away include Irene, Mae and May, and Ruth. After 1950, middle names for girls that rose to prominence include Kay, Sue, and Renee. After the year 2000, Rose, Grace, and Faith became popular middle names for girls.

    For boys, middle names popular before 1950 include Henry, Francis, and Eugene. After 1950, Lee, Ray, and Wayne came into use. Lee remained popular as a middle name for boys after the year 2000, when Alexander and Matthew also came into play.

    Here, based on official records, are the top middle names for babies in the US for the past 120 years.

  • Top Names for Cats

    What are the top cat names in the US? Fluffy doesn't rank anymore, but cool people names like Orion and Bella are becoming stylish for cats too. If you've got a kitten or a cat go name, you'd do well to look through lists of names that also work for babies to find one for your feline. Here are the top names for kittens and cats.

  • Top Unisex Baby Names

    The top unisex baby names are widely-used these days for both girls and boys. Most unisex names lean at least slightly towards one gender or the other, though there are some names that feel unisex but are really used nearly exclusively for girls or boys: Addison and Madison are examples of popular names for girls that may have started out as boys' names and moved into the unisex category, but are now squarely on the girls' side. Names such as Wyatt and Dylan are still mostly used for boys.

    Along with Addison and Madison, the most popular unisex names for girls in the US Top 50 include Avery, Riley, Harper, and Aubrey. In addition to Wyatt and Dylan, the most popular unisex names for boys in the US Top 50 include Carter, Jayden, and Lincoln. Charlie, River, Emerson, and Finley are among the top unisex names with the most even gender split.

    The names on this list are given to at least 10 percent of the minority sex and rank among the most popular gender-neutral names today. Here, the top unisex baby names.

  • Top Unisex Names On Nameberry

    These 35 names are the top unisex baby names on Nameberry, meaning names that are often used for both boys and girls. Many of them are relatively new names that don't have strong ties with either sex, though some started out as first names for one sex (usually male) and have since been adopted for the other sex as well. These names may be especially appealing to the growing portion of parents who wish to raise their children without reference to traditional gender norms. You can find more unisex names, and learn about the gender breakdown of each name over time, on our Unisex Names page .

  • Traditional Baby Names

    Traditional baby names, by our definition, are those that have been used consistently in English-speaking countries for centuries -- and are still in widespread use.

    While traditional names are often popular, that's not always true. Traditional girl names among the current Top 10 in the US include Emma, Olivia, and Charlotte. For boys, the traditional names at the top of the popularity list include William, James, and Benjamin.

    Traditional baby names might not be the most exciting choices in the book, but they are the most reliable. Here are some of the top traditional baby names for both boys and girls.

  • Tree Names for Babies

    Tree baby names are a new branch of the nature names growing in popularity. They convey roots and strength of character — qualities we want our children to possess — and many also have a cool bohemian vibe, such as Willow and Juniper.

    Along with Willow and Juniper, other tree names for babies that make the US Top 1000 include Aspen, Olive, Hazel, Laurel, Koa, Magnolia, Forrest, and Oakley. Unique tree names we're hearing more of include Ash, Birch, Elowen, Linden, and Maple.

    Names with tree-related meanings might be perfect for an Arbor Day baby, or for the son or daughter of a nature lover. If you're looking to give your baby boy or girl a name that relates to trees, consider this list of tree names for babies.

  • TV Character Names

    The names of television characters, from the days of the Western and early soap operas, have always been influential, with life imitating the small screen and vice versa. Names of TV characters include current favorites, historic revivals, and writer creations. Not all of these TV character names come highly recommended (sorry, Turtle), but there are plenty of wonderful gems in this collection. Among the current television inspirations for baby names:

    For more ideas, take a look at our lists of Movie Character Names and Reality TV Baby Names.

  • TV Mom Names

    TV Mom names take their inspiration from the perfect (and sometimes highly imperfect) television mothers who typically vacuumed in heels and cooked their children hot lunches. Names that honor these paragons of domesticity range from Alice to Winnie, with detours to Peg and Tami. While some of these may seem hopelessly dated (they are mom names, after all), many names of TV moms—especially ones from earlier sitcoms—would be quite charming on a modern baby girl.

    For more, consider our list of TV character names