765 Baby Names That Start With N (With Meanings and Popularity)

765 Baby Names That Start With N (With Meanings and Popularity)

Baby names that start with N are led by Noah, the former top boy name and current king of biblical names. The female version, Noa, is one of the most popular names in its native Israel and is quickly rising up the charts in the US.

But it’s actually Nora that holds the title of the top N name for girls in the US. The quiet classic is experiencing a well-deserved revival and is now more popular than ever before.

Along with Nora, other names that start with N in the US Top 300 for girls include Natalie, Nova, Naomi, Nevaeh, and Noelle. Along with Noah, other boy names starting with the letter N in the US Top 300 include Nathan, Nolan, Nicholas, Nathaniel, and Nash.

Some surprisingly underused names with the N initial include the lovely Hawaiian baby name Noelani, unisex word name Navy, and charming vintage Nell. 20th century favorites Nancy and Nadine, Ned and Norman are still in a style limbo, but we think they deserve a fresh look.

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

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  1. Nora
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Honora or Eleonora, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "honor or meaning unknown"
  2. Noah
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "rest, repose"
  3. Nathaniel
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "gift of God"
  4. Nova
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "new"
  5. Nolan
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "champion"
  6. Nico
    • Origin:

      Italian diminutive of Nicholas, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "people of victory"
  7. Nyx
    • Origin:

      Greek mythology name
    • Meaning:

      "night"
  8. Naomi
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "pleasantness"
  9. Nathan
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "given"
  10. Nina
    • Origin:

      Short form of names that end in -nina
  11. Noa
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "motion"
  12. Nicholas
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "people of victory"
  13. Nael
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Nathanael, French
    • Meaning:

      "gift of God"
  14. Nell
    • Origin:

      English, diminutive of Helen, Eleanor, et al
    • Meaning:

      "bright, shining one"
  15. Niamh
    • Origin:

      Irish Gaelic
    • Meaning:

      "bright"
  16. Natalie
    • Origin:

      French variation of Russian Natalia
    • Meaning:

      "birthday of the Lord"
  17. Nola
    • Origin:

      Gaelic
    • Meaning:

      "white shoulder"
  18. Nash
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "by the ash tree"
  19. Nadia
    • Origin:

      Russian, Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "hope; tender, delicate"
  20. Nancy
    • Origin:

      English diminutive of Ann or Agnes, "grace" "pure"
    • Meaning:

      "pure"