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Top Baby Names Starting with B

Baby names starting 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.

View our complete list of baby names starting with B. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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  • Benjamin

    Benjamin is derived from the Hebrew name Binyamin, from the elements ben, meaning “son” and yamin, “right hand.” In the Old Testament, Benjamin was the youngest of the twelve... Read More 

  • Bella

    Bella derived as a diminutive of Isabella and other names with the suffix -bella. While Isabella is a variation of Elizabeth and thus means “God is my oath,” Bella is considered to mean... Read More 

  • Brooklyn

    Extreme makeover: Brooklyn has gone from jokey Borough Boy name in the 1990s to the leading girls' name starting with B. The status of New... Read More 

  • Brielle

    Though it sounds so modern, Brielle is, among other things, a traditional Cajun contraction of Gabrielle, but it has now spread far beyond that community. Brielle is also the name of a historic... Read More 

  • Brayden

    Brayden is the top spelling of one of the epidemically popular rhyming cousins of Aiden, hitting the Top 100 in 2005.. It has dipped a bit recently, but is still widely used. Other popular... Read More 

  • Bryson

    A surname name that can transition to first -- it entered the Top 1000 in 1980 and is now firmly in the Top 100. Actress NeNe Leakes chose it for her son. R&B singer Bryson Tiller's popularity may... Read More 

  • Bennett

    Bennett is Ben with a bow tie, kind of a cross between Benjamin and Beckett. It's been trending up on the popularity charts in recent years, and its choice by The Unbreakable Kimmy... Read More 

  • Brooks

    Surname name, nature name, and word name, with a more masculine slant than Brook or Brooklyn. Brooks Robinson was one of the greatest third basemen ever, playing for the Baltimore Orioles from... Read More 

  • Braxton

    Braxton entered the popularity ranks in 1985 and has been climbing steadily ever since. It has gained from the all-powerful X-factor, and perhaps also from the reality TV show, Braxton Family... Read More 

  • Bentley

    Bentley, a somewhat stuffy British surname, previously associated primarily with an incredibly expensive English car, has had a recent surge in popularity, thanks largely to the reality TV shows... Read More