Top 100 Most Popular Baby Names of This Year - Real Mom Recs

Top 100 Most Popular Baby Names of This Year

When I was choosing baby names for my kids, I tried hard to avoid giving them a name that is too popular. Many parents prefer unique names so the child won’t be one of several kids in their class with the same name. Jennifers of the 1980s know what I’m talking about!

Whether you are looking for common names to see what names are trending, or want to avoid names that are being used too much, you’ll be interested in the top 100 most popular baby names of this year.

Most popular baby names of this year

As usual, I recommend looking up any name you’re considering for your child on the social security website. It will show you how popular the name is and whether it’s on the decline or on the rise up the charts.

Some highlights of the lists include:

  • Liam taking the top spot on the boy charts for the second year in a row (it’s been in the top 3 since 2013)
  • Emma grabs the top spot for the girls for the FIFTH year in a row (and it’s been in the top 3 since 2003!)
  • Madison begins its decline, taking a seat outside the top 20 for the first time since 1996
  • Asher breaks into the top 50 for the first time ever

Now let’s start off with the girls name list!

Most popular girl names

Most popular girl names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Sophia
  6. Charlotte
  7. Mia
  8. Amelia
  9. Harper
  10. Evelyn
  11. Abigail
  12. Emily
  13. Elizabeth
  14. Mila
  15. Ella
  16. Avery
  17. Sofia
  18. Camila
  19. Aria
  20. Scarlett
  21. Victoria
  22. Madison
  23. Luna
  24. Grace
  25. Chloe
  26. Penelope
  27. Layla
  28. Riley
  29. Zoey
  30. Nora
  31. Lily
  32. Eleanor
  33. Hannah
  34. Lillian
  35. Addison
  36. Aubrey
  37. Ellie
  38. Stella
  39. Natalie
  40. Zoe
  41. Leah
  42. Hazel
  43. Violet
  44. Aurora
  45. Savannah
  46. Audrey
  47. Brooklyn
  48. Bella
  49. Claire
  50. Skylar

If you prefer a less common name than what’s in the top 50, take a look at my beautiful girl names you don’t hear every day. Or for something very uncommon, I also have a list of pretty unique girl names.

Do you have a short list of favorite girl names? I’d love to hear them in the comments!

Now, on to the boys!

Most popular boy names

Most popular boy names

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. William
  4. James
  5. Oliver
  6. Benjamin
  7. Elijah
  8. Lucas
  9. Mason
  10. Logan
  11. Alexander
  12. Ethan
  13. Jacob
  14. Michael
  15. Daniel
  16. Henry
  17. Jackson
  18. Sebastian
  19. Aiden
  20. Matthew
  21. Samuel
  22. David
  23. Joseph
  24. Carter
  25. Owen
  26. Wyatt
  27. John
  28. Jack
  29. Luke
  30. Jayden
  31. Dylan
  32. Grayson
  33. Levi
  34. Isaac
  35. Gabriel
  36. Julian
  37. Mateo
  38. Anthony
  39. Jaxon
  40. Lincoln
  41. Joshua
  42. Christopher
  43. Andrew
  44. Theodore
  45. Caleb
  46. Ryan
  47. Asher
  48. Nathan
  49. Thomas
  50. Leo

Typically the most popular boy names are filled with lots of historical and traditional names, which this list certainly has. However trends are starting to change in the boy name department with some more modern boy names breaking into the charts.

And if you are prefer uncommon boy names, there is an inspiration list for those too!

Do you seek out the most popular names? Or do you avoid them?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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