Finding the right moniker for your baby is sometimes a monumental task. A name is something that we all usually keep for a lifetime, so for a parent, it is important to get it right. Nameberry, the world’s largest baby name website on the Internet, recently announced the top names that peaked in 2021. Check out the most popular baby names in the U.S. Did your favorite make the list?
Trending Classics (Girls):
- Charlotte (Fun Fact: According to Nameberry, the name Charlotte is a girl’s name of French origin meaning “free man”. Charlotte is the feminine form of the male given name Charles. It derived from Charlot, a French diminutive of Charles meaning “little Charles,” and the name of Charlemagne’s son in French literature and legend. It is also the name of Prince William’s only daughter.)
Trending Classics (Boys):
- Graham (Fun Fact: According to Nameberry, the name Graham is a boy’s name of Scottish, English origin meaning “gravelly homestead”. Well used in England and Scotland since the fifties, the smooth and sophisticated Graham is apparently catching on here across the pond.)
His ‘n’ Hers Names (Girls and Boys):
- Baylor (Fun Fact: Baylor is also the name of a University in Waco, TX and the Baylor Bears are known for their Division I athletics.)
The Hottest Sounds (Girls and Boys):
- Colson (Fun Fact: According to Nameberry the name Colson is a boy’s name meaning “son of Nicholas”. However, the name is quickly gaining popularity among girls; therefore, making it the perfectly cool-sounding unisex name.)
Fresh and Faux Biblical Boys:
- Azrael (Fun Fact: Did you know that the Hebrew name Azrael is means “help of God”? Azrael is also the name of the Angel of Death in both Jewish and Muslim traditions.)
Uplifting Names (Girls and Boys):
- Eden (Fun Fact: According to Nameberry, the name Eden is both a boy’s name and a girl’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “place of pleasure, delight”. Eden is an attractive, serene name with obvious intimations of Paradise, one of several place names drawn from the Bible by the Puritans in the seventeenth century.
Interested in finding out what other names made the list? Click here for the full-list of names. Let us know, did your favorite make the list or is there one that you think should have? Sound-off and comment below because we want to hear from you.