Favourite Names

  1. Asleigh
    • Dakota
      • Origin:

        Native American tribe and place name; Sioux
      • Meaning:

        "friendly one"
      • Description:

        A Native American tribe name which is found in the names of two US states, Dakota was one of the first trendy nineties place names, but is now flagging a little in popularity. The cultural question around using a Native American tribe name as a baby name may be partly to blame.
    • Eli
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "ascended, uplifted, high"
      • Description:

        With its sharp, succinct sounds and cool, laidback style, Eli is a popular choice among parents today. Compact and punchy, it is a Biblical name with plenty of charm.
    • Hannah
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "grace"
      • Description:

        Hannah is one of the nation's top biblical girls' names—it surpassed Sarah in 1998, and ranks in the Top 50 along with Elizabeth, Abigail, Chloe, and Naomi. Hannah is a name with many sources of appeal: Old Testament roots, soft and gentle sound, and a homey yet aristocratic image.
    • Isiah
      • Origin:

        Variation of Isaiah
      • Description:

        Streamlined spelling of the biblical name, as in basketball great Isiah Thomas, falling fast from its height in the charts.
    • Jakob
      • Origin:

        German, Norwegian, and Slovenian variation of Jacob, Hebrew variation of James
      • Meaning:

        "supplanter"
      • Description:

        After cracking the US Top 200 in the early 2000s, fueled by Jacob's rise, this name has been losing steam in recent years. But Jakob is the top form of the name in many other countries, cultures, and languages, ranking highly in Germany, Norway, Austria, Iceland, and Slovenia. Jakub is the Polish variation.
    • Jayson
      • Origin:

        Spelling variation of Jason
      • Meaning:

        "to heal"
      • Description:

        Part Jason, part Jayce, this name has been among the Top 500 names for boys near-consistently since the late 1960s. While it's a reasonable spelling especially if you're naming your son after someone named Jay or another name that starts with the letter J, it's one of those names that will eternally need to be spelled out for people. But then again, so are classics like Elisabeth and Sara and Jon.
    • Joel
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "Jehovah is his God"
      • Description:

        In the Old Testament, Joel was one of King David's 'mighty men' and the name was taken up by the Puritans of the sixteenth century. In the mid 1960s, Joel entered the Top 100, and stayed there for about twenty years, as parents tried to jazz up and formalize old standby Joe by reviving this biblical name.
    • Jordyn
      • Origin:

        Spelling variation of Jordan
      • Meaning:

        "flowing down"
      • Description:

        This variation of Jordan entered the Top 1000 in 1989. Jordyn as well as Jordan trended throughout the 90s and early 2000s, but are beginning to fall slightly on the girls' side. While the Jordan spelling reached the highest point in popularity out of the 2, making it into the Top 50 in the late 90s and early 2000s, today Jordyn has taken the lead.
    • Josiah
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "God supports, heals"
      • Description:

        Josiah—a biblical name with lots of quaint, old-fashioned charm—makes a much fresher sounding alternative to either Joseph or Joshua, combining the best of both. Josiah is among the several Biblical boys' names that have been on the rise this decade.
    • Leah
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "weary"
      • Description:

        Strong but sweet, Leah is a classic name that doesn’t feel dull or dusty. It’s got plenty of dignity, grace, and pluck, making it a solid choice in the 21st century.
    • Levi
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "joined, attached"
      • Description:

        Levi, lighter and more energetic than most biblical names, with its up vowel ending, combines Old Testament gravitas with the casual flair associated with Levi Strauss jeans.
    • Lilliana
      • Origin:

        Variation of Lillian or Liliana
      • Meaning:

        "lily, a flower"
      • Description:

        While Lillian is the English version of this elaborated flower name and Liliana is the authentic Spanish and Portuguese spelling, Lilliana is a familiar and perfectly usable option in the US.
    • Madisyn
      • Origin:

        Spelling variation of Madison
      • Description:

        Both Madisyn and Madison have lost ground in recent years.
    • Mason
      • Origin:

        English occupational name
      • Meaning:

        "worker in stone"
      • Description:

        Mason is an occupational surname that ranked among the Top 10 name for boys throughout the 2010s, after its choice as one of the first Kardashian baby names.
    • Maxx
      • Origin:

        Variation of Max, English and German
      • Meaning:

        "greatest"
      • Description:

        Max, with something X-tra.
    • Tyson
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "firebrand"
      • Description:

        As parents were finding too many Tylers at the neighborhood playground, they began looking to Tyson as an alternative, no longer concerned with possible connections to Mike Tyson or Tyson chicken.