Baby Parker Names

Sibling to Sky (Skylor) and Mia
  1. Ayo
    • Bay
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "berry"
      • Description:

        Like River and Lake, a cool, refreshing modern water-related choice.
    • Esme
      • Origin:

        French
      • Meaning:

        "beloved"
      • Description:

        Esmé comes from the past participle of the Old French verb esmer, meaing "to esteem" or "to love." It can also be considered a derivative of the Spanish name Esmeralda, which means "emerald".
    • Frankie
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Frances
      • Meaning:

        "from France; free man"
      • Description:

        Vintage nickname name, with a down-to-earth country feel. This renewed interest placed Frankie back in the US Top 1000 in 2015 after a 41-year hiatus. For girls, it's a popular choice in England and Wales, Australia, and New Zealand. Drew Barrymore, who helped popularize and glamorize boyish names for girls, has a daughter named Frankie. On TV's Better Things, Pamela Adlon's middle daughter is named Frankie (sister to Max and Duke, both girls).
    • Gigi
      • Origin:

        French diminutive
      • Description:

        Like high-kicking amies Coco and Fifi, Gigi has a lot of Gallic spunk but lacks substance. Was chosen for her daughter by designer Cynthia Rowley. While some parents might fashionably use Gigi on its own, we'd recommend lengthening it on the birth certificate to something like Georgiana or Gabrielle.
    • Helena
      • Origin:

        Latinate form of Helen, Greek
      • Meaning:

        "torch; shining light"
      • Description:

        Helena is one of those classic names that just misses making the US Top 1000 girl names for its entire history, falling off for a single year in 1992. Since then it's been drifting lazily up the charts, and makes a perfect choice if you want a name that both fits in and stands out.
    • Hugo
      • Origin:

        Latinized form of Hugh
      • Meaning:

        "mind, intellect"
      • Description:

        Hugo, the Latin form of Hugh, has more heft and energy than the original -- and of course we love names that end (or begin, for that matter) with an o. This one is especially appealing because it's backed up by lots of solid history and European style.
    • Ingrid
      • Origin:

        Norse
      • Meaning:

        "fair; Ing is beautiful"
      • Description:

        The luminous Ingrid Bergman's appeal was strong enough to lend universal charisma to this classic Scandinavian name, which has been somewhat neglected in the US. Even today, a child named Ingrid would be assumed to be of Scandinavian ancestry, signaling the name has never been fully integrated into the English lexicon the way other European choices from the same era like Danielle or Kathleen have.
    • Josie
      • Origin:

        English, diminutive of Josephine, feminine of Joseph
      • Meaning:

        "Jehovah increases"
      • Description:

        Josie is jaunty and friendly: among the most winning of all nickname names. She's been on the social security list since records began being kept.
    • Karina
      • Origin:

        Scandinavian, German, Polish, and Russian variation of Carina
      • Description:

        This sweet and loving name, favored in recent years by a mix of Hispanic-American parents and Bob Dylan fans, was chosen for her daughter by TV actress Melina Kanakaredes.
    • Kalise
      • Langston
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "tall man's town"
        • Description:

          The great African-American Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes put this one on the map; actor Laurence Fishburne adopted it for his now grown son, born in 1987. Despite these popular associations, the name didn't make it into the US Top 1000 until 2013. This name is even less used in England or Wales, where as recently as 2014 no births were registered using this name.
      • Louie
        • Origin:

          Variation of Louis, German and French
        • Meaning:

          "renowned warrier"
        • Description:

          Celebrated in song—the rock 'n' roll classic "Louie, Louie"—this is a gregarious, friendly spelling of Louis not often used as a full first name. It reentered the US Top 1000 in 2015. It's a highly popular choice in England and Wales.
      • Lulu
        • Origin:

          Diminutive of Louise or Lucy, or Arabic
        • Meaning:

          "pearl"
        • Description:

          Lula has a firecracker personality, a singing and dancing extrovert. Interesting that Lulu was a Top 100 name when the Social Security list was born in 1880, but it's been sliding ever since and has not been in the Top 1000 for decades. Modern parents in love with Lulu might well reverse that trend.
      • Maddox
        • Origin:

          Welsh
        • Meaning:

          "son of Madoc"
        • Description:

          Maddox, a previously obscure Welsh family name with a powerfully masculine image, suddenly came into the spotlight when Angelina Jolie chose it for her son in 2003. By the following year it was in the middle of the Top 1000, and it has risen since.
      • Meadow
        • Origin:

          Nature name
        • Description:

          Meadow's upward popularity trajectory certainly suggests that the name has transcended its connection to The Sopranos.. In the US, more than 750 baby girls were named Meadow last year, a number we expect to keep rising.
      • Nadia
        • Origin:

          Russian, Arabic
        • Meaning:

          "hope; tender, delicate"
        • Description:

          Nadia, an accessible Slavic favorite, has a strong run of popularity in the US in the early 2000s, partially thanks to the character on Lost called Nadia but actually named Noor, but it's since slumped down the rankings. An earlier inspiration was Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, who won the 1976 Olympics.
      • Ollie
        • Origin:

          Diminutive of Oliver, Latin
        • Meaning:

          "olive tree"
        • Description:

          Down-home nickname name once associated with the friendly dragon on kids' TV. As Oliver rises, we may well hear more Ollies.
      • Rogan
        • Origin:

          Irish
        • Meaning:

          "redhead"
        • Description:

          Rogan makes a great, roguish alternative for the more popular Logan, Ronan and Rowan.
      • Sonny
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "son"
        • Description:

          Sonny is one of the generic boy nickname names making a surprise reappearance, and it was recently used by actor Jason Lee. Another surprise: It's been on the US Top 1000 list every year since 1927, reaching a peak in 1975, when it hit Number 428.