here's some names i like '20

  1. Ailani
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "chief"
    • Description:

      Lilting and lovely. Entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2016.
  2. Aoi
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "bluish"
    • Description:

      A very popular girls' name in Japan with an unfortunate English pronunciation: picture a toddler with a hurt knee saying "owee."
  3. Arden
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "valley of the eagle; high"
    • Description:

      Arden, the name of the magical forest in Shakespeare's As You Like It, is a stylish A name with a strong, straightforward image. Another reason to love Arden: its similarity to "ardent." Arden is solidly unisex, with the current gender distribution running about 60 percent girls and 40 percent boys.
  4. Arlo
    • Origin:

      Irish or English
    • Meaning:

      "between two hills"
    • Description:

      Quirky cool Arlo is now well and truly back. Last year it broke into the US Top 200 boy names and consistently ranks among the most popular boy names on Nameberry.
  5. Asa
    • Origin:

      Hebrew; Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "healer; born in the morning"
    • Description:

      A short but strong biblical name with multicultural appeal, Asa is enjoying new visibility thanks to hot young actor Asa Butterfield of Hugo fame.
  6. Aeon
    • Bergen
      • Origin:

        Scandinavian
      • Meaning:

        "lives on a hill"
      • Description:

        Norwegian city name heard much more often as a last name than a first.
    • Berlin
      • Origin:

        German
      • Meaning:

        "borderline"
      • Description:

        Edgy German capital with definite possibilities as a baby name.
    • Brinley
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "burnt meadow"
      • Description:

        Brinley was a surprise entrant to the girls’ names list in 2009, coming in at Number 778; it has since risen to Number 337. We've also seen it spelled Brinlee, Brinlea and Brinleigh.
    • Circe
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "bird"
      • Description:

        In Greek myth, Circe, daughter of Helios, the sun, was a sorceress living on the island of Aeaea, who could turn men into animals with her magic wand, which is just what she did to Odysseus's crew in Homer's Odyssey, transforming them into swine. All was forgiven, however, as Circe and Odysseus later had a child together—Telegonus.
    • Ever
      • Origin:

        Word name
      • Description:

        Ever is a name we first heard via the now grown-up Ever Carradine, daughter of Robert. It's a truly unusual and simple name with an evocative meaning. Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson chose it for their daughter.
    • Eiji
      • Eulani
        • Faye
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "fairy"
          • Description:

            Does Fay really need that e at the end? We vote no, but modern parents disagree: The Faye spelling was used for nearly 300 girls in 2014, vaulting the name back onto the Top 1000 after a 35-year absence, nearly ten times as many babies as received the Fay spelling.
        • Isaias
          • Origin:

            Latin variation of Isaiah
          • Meaning:

            "Salvation of the Lord"
          • Description:

            Widely used in the Hispanic community, as is the shorter Isai. While the original Isaiah and cousin Isaac are much more popular, Isaias commanded attention as the name of a storm in the summer of 2020.
        • Keala
          • Origin:

            Hawaiian
          • Meaning:

            "the path"
          • Description:

            Keala, also spelled Ke'ala, was a common name in its native Hawaii during the mid-20th century. It's considered unisex, but these days is virtually all feminine in usage.
        • Lennox
          • Origin:

            Scottish
          • Meaning:

            "elm grove"
          • Description:

            Lennox is an aristocratic and powerful Scottish surname name made truly special by that final x. The worldwide fame of British boxer--World and Olympic champion--Lennox Claudius Lewis brought the name into the spotlight as a first name, while as a last it's tied to Eurythmics singer Annie L.
        • Maeve
          • Origin:

            Irish
          • Meaning:

            "she who intoxicates"
          • Description:

            Maeve is a short and sweet name that has become one of the most stylish Irish names for girls in the modern US. Maeve would make an excellent first or middle name choice, with more heft than Mae/May and more modern charm than Mavis.
        • Mio
          • Navanu