Top Baby Names Starting with G

Baby names starting with G tend to be significant in meaning, such as Grace, the most popular G name for girls. Grace is religiously symbolic, as its meaning originally referred to the grace of God. A number of the other top names with the G initial are spiritually pertinent as well, such as Gabriel and Genesis.

But it’s Grayson that reigns as the most popular G name for boys. It’s the natural successor to Mason, and some parents have even begun using it for girls.

Along with Grace and Genesis, other girl names beginning with G in the US Top 250 include Gabriella, Gianna, Genevieve, Georgia, and Gemma. Along with Grayson and Gabriel, other boy names starting with G in the US Top 250 include Gavin, George, Gael, Giovanni, and Graham.

Some of the most interesting rare names with the initial G are place names, both real and imagined. Irish cities Galway and Glasgow are intriguing options, as is the British Isle name Guernsey. You may also consider biblical region Gilead or Princess Diaries kingdom Genovia — which was used as a given name long before the book series.

Here, our expansive collection of baby names starting with G. 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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  • Grace

    Grace is derived from gratia, the Latin word for “grace.” It existed as Gracia in the Middle Ages but was not in common use until the Puritans adopted it along with other Christian... Read More 

  • Grayson

    Grayson, which you might think of as a Jason-Mason substitute, is on the fast track. Though--you may be surprised to know--Grayson has been in the Top 1000 since 1984, it is now more popular than... Read More 

  • Gabriel

    Gabriel was derived from the Hebrew name Gavri’el, taken from the elements gever, meaning “strong,” and ’el, in reference to God. In Abrahamic religions, Gabriel is the archangel... Read More 

  • Genesis

    Genesis -- the name of the first book of the Bible -- is not nearly as original for babies as you'd think; Genesis has been quite popular for several years now. Genesis entered the Top 1000 girl... Read More 

  • Gabriella

    Gabriella is the feminine form of Gabriel, a name derived from the Hebrew Gavri’el. Gavri’el is composed of the elements gever, meaning “strong,” and ’el, referring to God.... Read More 

  • Gianna

    Gianna originated as a diminutive for Giovanna—a Latin feminization of John. The root name among these is the Hebrew name Yochanen, meaning “the Lord is gracious.” Common nickname include Gia and... Read More 

  • Greyson

    Greyson and Grayson, nephews of Jason, are both on the fast track. Gray/Grey makes a nice nickname.Read More 

  • George

    Iconoclasts though we may be, we like Fred, we like Frank, and we like George, which was among the Top 10 from 1830 to 1950, when the number of little Georges started to decline. Solid, strong,... Read More 

  • Gavin

    Gavin, a name with Scottish roots, has stepped into the spotlight, replacing the dated Kevin, thanks in part to pop-rock sensation Gavin DeGraw and Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale. ... Read More 

  • Gael

    This cross-cultural name, found in Wales, Brittany, and Spain, is a surprise star in the U.S. in recent years, largely thanks to actor Gael Garcia Bernal. It's especially popular in Texas.Read More