1205 Baby Names That Start With B (with Meanings and Popularity)

1205 Baby Names That Start With B (with Meanings and Popularity)

Baby names that start with B tend to be trendy rather than traditional, with the exception of Benjamin, the top B name for boys. With its biblical pedigree and multicultural appeal, Benjamin has never been more fashionable. The top girl name beginning with B is Brooklyn, after the New York borough, which was introduced as a baby name when David and Victoria Beckham used it for their son.

Along with Brooklyn, other girl names beginning with B in the US Top 250 for girls include Bella, Brielle, Brianna, Bailey, and Brynlee. As well as Benjamin, boy names starting with B in the US Top 250 include Brayden, Bryson, Bennett, Brooks, and Braxton.

Many celebrities have given their children stylish and rare names beginning with B, such as Kate Hudson, who has a son named Bingham, and Hilary Duff, who named her daughter Banks. Other unique names with the initial B include the ravishing Beatrix and pan-European Bastian.

Here, our full selection of names that start with B, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. Beatrice
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "she who brings happiness; blessed"
  2. Beckett
    • Origin:

      English and Irish
    • Meaning:

      "bee hive, little brook or bee cottage"
  3. Benjamin
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "son of the right hand"
  4. Beau
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "handsome"
  5. Bodhi
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "awakening, enlightenment"
  6. Brooks
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "of the brook"
  7. Briar
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "a thorny patch"
  8. Bennett
    • Origin:

      English, medieval form of Benedict
    • Meaning:

      "blessed"
  9. Beatrix
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "she who brings happiness; blessed"
  10. Blair
    • Origin:

      Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "dweller on the plain"
  11. Blake
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "fair-haired, dark"
  12. Bonnie
    • Origin:

      Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "beautiful, cheerful"
  13. Blythe
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "happy, carefree"
  14. Birdie
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "bird"
  15. Bellamy
    • Origin:

      English and Irish from French
    • Meaning:

      "fine friend"
  16. Beckham
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "homestead by the stream"
  17. Blaise
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "to lisp, stammer"
  18. Bianca
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "white"
  19. Billie
    • Origin:

      English, diminutive of Wilhelmina, Wilma
    • Meaning:

      "resolute protection"
  20. Bridget
    • Origin:

      Anglicized variation of Gaelic Brighid
    • Meaning:

      "strength or exalted one"