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Top Baby Names For Girls & Boys: Rare, Beautiful, & Creative Names For Your Baby

Updated on 10 May 2022 • 5 minute read

 

What is the perfect name for my baby?

That is the million-dollar question for all new parents. Because admit it, choosing a name for your baby is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. The name you choose will identify them, so it has to sound good. It should roll off the tongue easily and be meaningful. And it should also be a name they can grow old with.

No pressure, huh? That’s why we’ve prepared this list of baby name ideas you can choose from. Let’s go…

 

What Is The Most Rare Name?

Here are some unique baby name inspirations that’ll make your baby shower invitations one-of-a-kind.

Rarest Baby Girl Names

1. Abra

  • Meaning: Mother of nations
  • Origin: Hebrew

 

2. Caoimhe

  • Meaning: Beautiful, precious, beloved, graceful, gentle
  • Origin: Irish, Scottish

 

3. Fleur

  • Origin: French

 

4. Isla

  • Meaning: Island
  • Origin: Scottish, Spanish
  • Variation: Islay

 

5. Tala

  • Meaning: Star, Noble, Gold, Turmeric, Story
  • Origin: Native American

 

Rarest Baby Boy Names

1. Aquila

  • Meaning: Eagle
  • Origin: Latin

 

2. Cairo

  • Meaning: Victorious one
  • Origin: Arabic

 

3. Caspian

  • Meaning: White
  • Origin: Eurasian

 

4. Eito

  • Meaning: Excellence, flourish
  • Origin: Japanese

 

5. Lyle

  • Meaning: Islander
  • Origin: French, Scottish, English

 

What Is The Coolest Baby Name?

Check out these baby name trends and pick the edgiest name for your baby.

Coolest Baby Girl Names

1. Dixie

  • Meaning: I have spoken, tenth
  • Origin: Latin

 

2. Joss

  • Meaning: Champion
  • Origin: Old German
  • Variation: Josse

 

3. Lava

  • Meaning: Molten rock from volcanoes
  • Origin: English

 

4. Kamiko

  • Meaning: Little goddess
  • Origin: Japanese
  • Variation: Kami, Miko

 

5. Storm

  • Meaning: A storm
  • Origin: American

 

Coolest Baby Boy Names

1. Epic

  • Meaning: Amazing, grand, impressive
  • Origin: American

 

2. Geo

  • Meaning: Farmer
  • Origin: Greek

 

3. Maverick

  • Meaning: A brave hero, shiny, brilliant
  • Origin: Hebrew

 

4. Micah

  • Meaning: One who resembles God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Variation: Michael

 

5. Rush

  • Meaning: Hasty, rushing
  • Origin: Old English
  • Variations: Rusch, Rosch

 

What Is The Cutest Baby Name?

The perfect baby name for your child may just be one of the cutest in the lot.

Cutest Baby Girl Names

1. Bella

  • Meaning: Beautiful
  • Origin: Spanish, French, Latin, Portuguese, Greek
  • Variations: Isabella

 

2. Ivy

  • Meaning: Vine
  • Origin: English, Latin

 

3. Jalia

  • Meaning: Precious one
  • Origin: Arabic, Persian

 

4. Jolee

  • Meaning: Pretty one
  • Origin: French

 

5. Zoe

  • Meaning: Life
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variations: Zoey

 

Cutest Baby Boy Names

1. Ashton

  • Meaning: Ash tree town
  • Origin: English

 

2. Gavi

  • Meaning: Hero of God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Variations: Gabby, Gabriel

 

3. Iggy

  • Meaning: Fiery one
  • Origin: English
  • Variations: Ignatius

 

4. Jasper

  • Meaning: Treasurer
  • Origin: Persian
  • Variations: Caspar, Gasparo, Jespa, Jesper, Kacpe

 

5. Lio

  • Meaning: Lion
  • Origin: British
  • Variations: Leo

 

What Are Some Creative Names?

Your baby name search is over with these creative baby names for boys and girls.

Creative Baby Girl Names

1. Aria

  • Meaning: Song or melody (Italian), lioness (Greek), noble (Persian)
  • Origin: Italian, Greek, Persian, Indian
  • Variations: Ari, meaning lion in Hebrew; can also be spelled as Arya, a gender-neutral name in India

 

2. Calliope

  • Meaning: Beautiful voice
  • Origin: Greek

 

3. Circe

  • Meaning: Bird
  • Origin: Latin

 

4. Eula

  • Meaning: Wealthy, gem of the sea, sacred red
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variation: Eulalia

 

5. Phoenix

  • Meaning: A bird that rises from the ashes in Greek mythology
  • Origin: Greek

 

Creative Baby Boy Names

1. Atlas

  • Meaning: Not enduring
  • Origin: Greek

 

2. Llyr

  • Meaning: Celtic god of the sea
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Variation: Lir

 

3. Mordecai

  • Meaning: Little man
  • Origin: Latin

 

4. Renzo

  • Meaning: City of laurels
  • Origin: Italian

 

5. Rocco

  • Meaning: Restful
  • Origin: Italian, German

 

Unique Baby Name Ideas

Unique Baby Girl Names

1. Chantria

  • Meaning: Moonlight
  • Origin: Cambodian
  • Variation: Chantrea

 

2. Imani

  • Meaning: Faith
  • Origin: Arabic

 

3. Luella

  • Meaning: Make amends
  • Origin: Latin
  • Variation: Louella

 

4. Lucine

  • Meaning: Moon
  • Origin: Latin, Armenian
  • Variation: Lucy

 

5. Sorrel

  • Meaning: Fragrant herb, reddish-brown
  • Origin: French

 

Unique Baby Boy Names

1. Akiro

  • Meaning: Bright boy
  • Origin: Japanese

 

2. Ciaran

  • Meaning: Black
  • Origin: Irish
  • Variation: Kieran

 

3. Levi

  • Meaning: United, joined
  • Origin: Hebrew

 

4. Naveen

  • Meaning: New
  • Origin: Hindi, Arabic

 

5. Taron

  • Meaning: Rocky Hill
  • Origin: Irish
  • Variation: Taryn, Tara, Taran

 

Nature Names For Baby

Baby Girl Nature Names

1. Iowen

  • Meaning: Elm
  • Origin: Cornish

 

2. Leilani

  • Meaning: Lei, meaning flower, and lani, heavenly, also translates to royal child
  • Origin: Hawaiian

 

3. Lumi

  • Meaning: Snow
  • Origin: Finish

 

4. Roza

  • Meaning: Rose
  • Origin: Latin, French, Slavic
  • Variation: Rosa

 

5. Sage

  • Meaning: Herb, wise
  • Origin: Latin
  • Variation: Saige, Sayge, Sange

 

Baby Boy Nature Names

1. Forrest

  • Meaning: Forest
  • Origin: English, Scottish
  • Variation: Forest

 

2. Ives

  • Meaning: Yew wood
  • Origin: French

 

3. Kai

  • Meaning: Ocean
  • Origin: Hawaiian

 

4. Makani

  • Meaning: Wind
  • Origin: Hawaiian

 

5. Reid

  • Meaning: Near the reeds, red-haired
  • Origin: British
  • Variation: Reed

 

Most Popular Baby Names

The SSA (Social Security Administration) released the list of names that topped the rankings for the most popular in the year 2020: (1)

Popular Baby Girl Names

1. Ava

  • Meaning: Lively, birdlike
  • Origin: Possibly Latin, German, Persian, and Hebrew

 

2. Charlotte

  • Meaning: Female version of Charles, strong, vigorous
  • Origin: French
  • Variations: Carlie, Carly, Carley, Carlota, Carlotta, Char, Charl, Charlie, Charley, Chaz, Cherry, Harlie, Harlo, Lola, Lotta, Lotte, Lottie

 

3. Emma

  • Meaning: Whole, universal
  • Origin: Ancient Germanic, Ancient & Modern Scandinavian, Old Norse, and Italian
  • Variations: Emmeline, Amelia

 

4. Olivia

  • Meaning: Olive, olive tree
  • Origin: Latin
  • Variations: Olive

 

5. Sophia

  • Meaning: Wisdom
  • Origin: Greek
  • Variations: Sofia, Sophie, Sofie

 

Popular Boy Names

1. Elijah

  • Meaning: Yahweh is my God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Variations: Elias, Elia

 

2. Liam

  • Meaning: Strong-willed warrior, protector
  • Origin: Irish
  • Variations: William

 

3. Noah

  • Meaning: Rest, peace
  • Origin: Hebrew, Swedish

 

4. Oliver

  • Meaning: Elf warrior
  • Origin: Old French, English
  • Variations: Olivier

 

5. Wiliam

  • Meaning: Strong-willed warrior, protector
  • Origin: English, German, Swedish
  • Variations: Wilhelm, Liam

 

Gender-Neutral Baby Names

Top 10 Unisex Names For Your Baby

1. Alex

  • Meaning: Defender
  • Origin: Greek

 

2. Ali

  • Meaning: Exalted, noble (Arabic), lion, eagle (Hebrew and Scandinavian)
  • Origin: Arabic, Hebrew, Scandinavian
  • Variations: Ariel

 

3. Aubrey

  • Meaning: Elf, magical being
  • Origin: Old German
  • Variations: Aubree, Aubrie

 

4. Cameron

  • Meaning: Crooked
  • Origin: Scottish

 

5. Casey

  • Meaning: Alert, watchful
  • Origin: Irish, Gaelic
  • Variations: Kasey, Kacey

 

6. Dana

  • Meaning: God is the judge, a Dane from Denmark
  • Origin: Hebrew, Old English
  • Variations: Daniel

 

7. Elliott

  • Meaning: Jehovah is God, high
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Variations: Elliot

 

8. Mackenzie

  • Meaning: Comely, child of a wise leader, born of fire
  • Origin: Scottish, Gaelic

 

9. Roan

  • Meaning: Raven
  • Origin: Frisian, English
  • Variations: Rowan

 

10. Taylor

  • Meaning: Tailor
  • Origin: French

 

Middle Names For A New Baby

Second Names For A Baby Girl

1. Camila

  • Meaning: Young religious attendant
  • Origin: Spanish

 

2. Eloise

  • Meaning: Healthy, wide
  • Origin: French, English
  • Variations: Eloisa, Eloísa

 

3. Frankie

  • Meaning: Free, truthful
  • Origin: American
  • Variations: Frank, Frances, Francis, Francesca

 

4. Hailey

  • Meaning: Hay’s meadow (English), hero (Norse), wise one (Irish)
  • Origin: English, Irish, Norse
  • Variations: Hayley

 

5. Winter

  • Meaning: Nature-inspired from the season
  • Origin: Old English

 

Second Names For A Baby Boy

1. Elis

  • Meaning: Jehovah is God
  • Origin: Welsh, Hebrew
  • Variations: Ellis, Elijah

 

2. Jac

  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Origin: Welsh
  • Variations: John

 

3. Jordan

  • Meaning: Flow down, descend
  • Origin: Hebrew

 

4. Quinn

  • Meaning: Descendant of Conn, wise, counsel
  • Origin: Irish
  • Variations: McQuinn

 

5. Zephyr

  • Meaning: West wind
  • Origin: Greek

 

20 Fun Monikers Or Nicknames For Baby

Chunky Monkey

Ducky

Bear cub

Cupcake

Dumpling

Peanut

Sugar

Bud/Buddy

Babylicious

Pal

Boss

Buzz

Tough guy

Little lady/Little man

Champ

Sport

Dimples

Wiggleworm

Cheeseball

Darling girl/boy

 

Still undecided? Check out these baby names ideas:

 

Anime girl names & Anime boy names

Anime-inspired baby names

 

Badass girl names

 

Black boy names & Black girl names

 

Chinese girl names & Chinese boy names

Chinese baby names

 

French girl names & French boy names

French baby names

 

German girl names & German boy names

German baby names

 

Greek boy names & Greek girl names

Greek baby names & Ancient Greek names

Greek god names

Greek gods and goddesses-inspired names

Greek mythology names

 

Girl names that start with A

Girl names that start with J

 

Irish girl names & Irish boy names

Irish baby names

 

Italian girl names & Italian boy names

Italian baby names

 

Japanese girl names & Japanese boy names

Japanese baby names

 

Korean boy names & Korean girl names

 

Russian boy names & Russian girl names

Russian baby names

 

 

 

References:

(1) https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/

 

 

 

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