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Boys & Girls
  1. Abel
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "breath"
    • Description:

      Abel, the name of Adam and Eve's unfortunate younger son, compensates with positive connotations: capable, competent, ready and willing.
  2. Beck
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "small stream"
    • Description:

      The popular single-named alternative singer (born Bek) has given this cool nature-meets-surname name a new lease of life. Another notable bearer is Beck Weathers, a Texan pathologist who survived the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, which was covered in the book and film Into Thin Air.
  3. Berlin
    • Boston
      • Camden
        • Origin:

          Scottish
        • Meaning:

          "winding valley"
        • Description:

          Camden is a surprise hit, probably as a result of some star baby cred: it has been chosen by no less than four celebrity parents since 2012. Camden is a Jersey Boy name, along with equally popular Trenton -- these are two cases where the names are more attractive than the places that inspired them.
      • Cherokee
        • Origin:

          Native American tribal name
        • Description:

          Cherokee is the name of a Native American tribe, the largest in the United States stretching from North Carolina through Oklahoma. The meaning of the word Cherokee is uncertain: It may be Choctaw for "those who live in the mountains" or "those who live in the cave country" or it may be an Anglicization of the word the Cherokee use to refer to themselves, Tsalagi. The name was given to 19 baby girls in the U.S. in 2013 but was not recorded on the boys' roster, though we'd consider it equally appropriate for either gender.
      • Dallas
        • Origin:

          Place name, surnamed and Irish
        • Meaning:

          "skilled"
        • Description:

          A laid-back cowboy name which feels both cool and gentle, Dallas has ranked in the US Top 500 since records began in 1880. Never super popular but surprisingly never out of style, Dallas is given to nearly 1400 boys in the US every year.
      • Echo
        • Origin:

          Greek mythology name
        • Meaning:

          "echo or sound"
        • Description:

          Echo, the pretty, resonant name of a legendary nymph, was the heroine of Joss Whedon's sci-fi series Dollhouse. Nick Hexum, of the band 311, named his daughter Echo Love.
      • Geneva
        • Origin:

          Swiss place-name or French
        • Meaning:

          "juniper tree"
        • Description:

          Unlike its somewhat formal Swiss city namesake, this is a lively and appealing place-name that also has a real history as a female name.
      • Graham
        • Origin:

          Scottish
        • Meaning:

          "gravelly homestead"
        • Description:

          Well used in England and Scotland since the fifties, the smooth and sophisticated Graham is catching on here.
      • Isabella
        • Origin:

          Spanish and Italian variation of Elizabeth, Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "pledged to God"
        • Description:

          Isabella has been a Top 10 name for girls in the US for two decades now. The Latinate form of Isabel, a variation of Elizabeth which originally derived from the Hebrew name Elisheba, Isabella reigned as Number 1 in 2009 and 2010.
      • Jackson
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "son of Jack"
        • Description:

          Jackson is one of those names that's much more popular than you think, coming in near the top of our annual Playground Analysis, which ranks names by grouping all their spellings together. There were nearly 17,000 baby boys named Jackson -- along Jaxon, Jaxson, Jaxxon, Jaxen, Jaxyn, Jaxsen, and Jaxsyn -- which counted together makes it the Number 3 boys' name.
      • Jasper
        • Origin:

          Persian
        • Meaning:

          "bringer of treasure"
        • Description:

          Jasper originated as a variation of the Latin Gaspar, which ultimately derived from the Persian word ganzabara, meaning "bringer of treasure." As a given name, Jasper’s etymology is unrelated to that of the gemstone, which comes from a Semitic word meaning "speckled stone." Jasper is the usual English form for one of the Three Wise Men who brought gifts to the infant Christ according to medieval tradition and appears in the Bible as a reference to the stone itself in Revelations 4:3.
      • Josephine
        • Origin:

          French feminine variation of Joseph
        • Meaning:

          "Jehovah increases"
        • Description:

          Josephine, with its large measure of class and character and a gently offbeat quality, has been on a gentle uphill climb in the US for over 30 years, now ranking in the Top 100. With an intriguing number of vivacious nicknames, from Jo to Josie to Fifi to Posy, Josephine is a Nameberry favorite.
      • Kingston
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "king's town"
        • Description:

          Chosen for their first son by musical couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, this Jamaican place and elegant British surname also boasts the more regal yet user-friendly short form, King.
      • Leighton
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "meadow town"
        • Description:

          One of those names that's suddenly on the map because of a celebrity's influence, Leighton Meester of the TV show Gossip Girl. She pronounces it LAY-ton but some will intuitively say LEE-ton.
      • Logan
        • Origin:

          Scottish surname
        • Meaning:

          "little hollow"
        • Description:

          Logan, with its appealing Scottish burr, is a very hot boys' name—it's in the national Top 10 and heading for Number 1 in some states—and can also make a rich and resonant choice for a girl. Jason and Jordan Mewes have a daughter named Logan Lee.
      • Love
        • Origin:

          Word name
        • Meaning:

          "love"
        • Description:

          Love makes an endearing middle name, as in Jennifer Love Hewitt. However, more parents are considering Love as a first name — enough for it to enter the charts for the first time in 2022 as one of the fastest-rising names of the year. Other love-related alternatives include Juliet, Valentina, and Amor.
      • Magnolia
        • Origin:

          Flower name, from French surname
        • Meaning:

          "Magnol's flower"
        • Description:

          Magnolia, a sweet-smelling Southern belle of a name made famous via the iconic Edna Ferber novel and musical Showboat, is one of the latest wave of botanical names, along with unexpected blossoms Azalea and Zinnia. It is named for French botanist Pierre Magnol.
      • Monroe
        • Origin:

          Scottish
        • Meaning:

          "mouth of the Roe river"
        • Description:

          Monroe is a presidential name which, thanks to the immortal beauty of Marilyn Monroe, is catching on fast for baby girls. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon chose it for their twin daughter, honoring Marilyn Monroe. Their use of Monroe as a girls’ name did much to revive this Old Man name, a la Sydney, as a newly fashionable choice for girls.