Top 20 Baby Names: Most Popular vs. Most Rare (2024)

Top 20 Baby Names: Most Popular vs. Most Rare (1)What's in a name? For expectant parents,there's oftena lot of joy -- and a lot of stress. If you're making the decision to name your baby together with your partner, you'll likely encounter some strong opinions for and against certain names. Ultimately you have to come to a resolution that works for both of you. (Though I'll tell you, with my eyes of hindsight, it won't matterquite so much 2, 4, 7, or 10 years down the road from now -- so keep that in mind.)

I'm not here to give you tips on how to decide on a baby's name, however -- that was said and done inthis post! Today, we're focusing on lists of the most popular vs. most rare baby names divided by girls, boys, and agender/gender neutral/unisex. Maybe, just maybe, you'll find that perfect name that you can agree on with one of the lists below!

20 Most Popular Baby Names

Most Popular Girl Names

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Sophia
  6. Mia
  7. Amelia
  8. Charlotte
  9. Abigail
  10. Emily
  11. Harper
  12. Evelyn
  13. Madison
  14. Victoria
  15. Sofia
  16. Scarlett
  17. Aria
  18. Elizabeth
  19. Camila
  20. Layla

Most Popular Boy Names

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. Logan
  5. Mason
  6. James
  7. Aiden
  8. Ethan
  9. Lucas
  10. Jacob
  11. Michael
  12. Matthew
  13. benjamin
  14. alexander
  15. William
  16. Daniel
  17. Jayden
  18. Oliver
  19. Carter
  20. Sebastian

Most Popular Unisex/Gender-Neutral Names

  1. Andy
  2. Aubrey
  3. Morgan
  4. Finley
  5. Charlie
  6. Sawyer
  7. Logan
  8. Skyler
  9. Casey
  10. Justice
  11. Quinn
  12. Blake
  13. Sam
  14. Parker
  15. Jordan
  16. Drew
  17. Alex
  18. Hayden
  19. Jessie
  20. Riley

20 Most Rare Baby Names

Most RareGirl Names

  1. Alessia
  2. Anya
  3. Aurelia
  4. Azalea
  5. Bexley
  6. Briar
  7. Effie
  8. Ellerie
  9. Imani
  10. Issa
  11. Kai
  12. Kenna
  13. Kolly
  14. Lyra
  15. Nayeli
  16. Nimah
  17. Ranya
  18. Sarai
  19. Sena
  20. Shiloh

Most RareBoy Names

  1. Axton
  2. Benji
  3. Boston
  4. Brantley
  5. Brecken
  6. Cade
  7. Callum
  8. Deacon
  9. Enoch
  10. Iker
  11. Kingsley
  12. Kyrie
  13. Langston
  14. Lathan
  15. Makai
  16. Marley
  17. Rhett
  18. Ryker
  19. Soren
  20. Stetson

Most RareGender-Neutral Names

  1. Asa
  2. Averill
  3. Baldwin
  4. Campbell
  5. Christmas
  6. Denali
  7. Dune
  8. Echo
  9. Ellington
  10. Endellion
  11. Fable
  12. Fifer
  13. Florian
  14. Gardener
  15. Guthrie
  16. Hero
  17. Indiana
  18. Jagger
  19. Jericho
  20. Kit

Sources

Mom365(2019)

Babygaga(2019)

Popsugar Family(2019)

Nameberry(2019)

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Top 20 Baby Names: Most Popular vs. Most Rare (2024)

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If you're searching for baby name inspiration, look no further: The Social Security Administration has released its latest list of most popular baby names, including the 1,000 most popular baby girl names. According to the SSA, favorites like Olivia, Emma and Charlotte reigned supreme in 2023.

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Think about the uncommon girl names like Cordelia, Guinevere, and Jazzlyn or uncommon names for boys like Everest, Auden, or Ulysses.

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