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Baby Name Ideas You'll Love

I am a 28-year-old in Little Rock, Arkansas, with a passion for fostering and adoption.

Find a unique, lovely name on this long list of ideas!

Find a unique, lovely name on this long list of ideas!

First Name Suggestions for Your Beautiful Baby

Whether you want to draw inspiration from famous women and men from history, musicians and singers, TV shows, or simply beautiful names, you'll find a good idea on this name list! It also includes a look at the most popular baby names from years past and my personal name picks.

Is she a Piper, a Clementine, or a Quinn?

Is she a Piper, a Clementine, or a Quinn?

Baby Girl Names From TV Shows

Baby Girl NameTV Show

Annalise

How to Get Away with Murder

Michaela

How to Get Away with Murder

Laurel

How to Get Away with Murder

Haddie

Parenthood

Julia

Parenthood

Camille

Parenthood

Kate

Parenthood

Claire

Lost

Juliet

Lost

Sun

Lost

Maeby

Arrested Development

Lucille

Arrested Development

Rebel

Arrested Development

Maggie

Arrested Development

Meredith

Grey's Anatomy

April

Grey's Anatomy

Callie

Grey's Anatomy

Arizona

Grey's Anatomy

Izzie

Grey's Anatomy

Jo

Grey's Anatomy

Addison

Grey's Anatomy

Olivia

Scandal

Quinn

Scandal

Mellie

Scandal

Abby

Scandal

Maya

Scandal

Elise

Westworld

Clementine

Westworld

Serena

The Handmaid's Tale

Rita

The Handmaid's Tale

Moira

The Handmaid's Tale

Alex

Orange Is the New Black

Piper

Orange Is the New Black

Tasha

Orange Is the New Black

Stella

Orange Is the New Black

Aleida

Orange Is the New Black

How about Rowan, Desmond, or Glenn?

How about Rowan, Desmond, or Glenn?

Baby Boy Names From TV Shows

Boy NamesTV Shows

Derek

Grey's Anatomy

Jackson

Grey's Anatomy

Owen

Grey's Anatomy

Preston

Grey's Anatomy

Denny

Grey's Anatomy

Jake

Scandal

Rowan

Scandal

Cyrus

Scandal

David

Scandal

Connor

How to Get Away with Murder

Wes

How to Get Away with Murder

Nate

How to Get Away with Murder

Asher

How to Get Away with Murder

Sawyer

Lost

James

Lost

Jack

Lost

Hurley

Lost

Desmond

Lost

Ben

Lost

Boone

Lost

Michael

Arrested Development

Geroge

Arrested Development

Oscar

Arrested Development

Will

Stranger Things

Mike

Stranger Things

Lucas

Stranger Things

Leonard

Big Bang Theory

Sheldon

Big Bang Theory

Clay

13 Reasons Why

Carl

The Walking Dead

Daryl

The Walking Dead

Glenn

The Walking Dead

Tommy

Peaky Blinders

Clara, Gloria, or Shonda?

Clara, Gloria, or Shonda?

Baby Names Inspired by Important Women in History

Clara

Barbara

Amelia

Angelina

Rosa

Jane

Zora

Emma

Hillary

Gloria

Shonda

Anne

Michelle

Louisa

Kate

Diane

Baby Names Inspired by Important Men in History

George

John

Grant

Barack

David

Mark

Steven

Benjamin

Luther

Lincoln

Neil

Quincy

Give your future superstar a music-inspired name like Billie, Lauryn, or Cyndi.

Give your future superstar a music-inspired name like Billie, Lauryn, or Cyndi.

Baby Names for Girls Inspired by Music

Selena

Lauryn

Shania

Celine

Tina

Cyndi

Christina

Billie

Carrie

Ella

Janis

Nickie

Judy

Amy

Isley

Alanis

Dolly

Fiona

Adele

Aretha

Annie

Miley

Nina

Siouxie

Do you see him leading a band in the future? Try a name like Michael, Dylan, or Hendrix.

Do you see him leading a band in the future? Try a name like Michael, Dylan, or Hendrix.

Baby Names for Boys Inspired by Music

Bruno

Willie

Marvin

Michael

Art

Hendrix

Justin

Paul

Elvis

Elton

Ringo

Jimi

Stevie

Robert

Bowie

Joe

Ray

Dylan

Names like Liam, Emma, Olivia, and Noah have been the most popular choices in recent years.

Names like Liam, Emma, Olivia, and Noah have been the most popular choices in recent years.

This data comes from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Girl NamesBoy Names

Olivia

Liam

Emma

Noah

Ava

Oliver

Charlotte

Elijah

Sophia

William

Amelia

James

Isabella

Benjamin

Mia

Lucas

Evelyn

Henry

Harper

Alexander

Top Baby Names of 2018

Source: https://www.babycenter.com/top-baby-names-2018.htm

Girl NamesBoy Names

Emma

Liam

Olivia

Noah

Ava

Oliver

Isabella

Logan

Sophia

Mason

Amelia

Lucas

Mia

Ethan

Charlotte

Elijah

Harper

Aiden

Mila

James

Aria

Carter

Evelyn

Alexander

Ella

Sebastian

Avery

Jackson

Abigail

Benjamin

Riley

Jacob

Chloe

Michael

Scarlett

William

Emily

Luke

Luna

Daniel

Layla

Grayson

Ellie

Owen

Sofia

Jack

Sometimes, you just love how a name sounds! My favorites include Izlee, Britt, and Alem.

Sometimes, you just love how a name sounds! My favorites include Izlee, Britt, and Alem.

My Favorite Baby Names

GirlsBoys

Margo

Henry

Kinsley

Harvey

Alem

Geno

Olive

Walker

Izlee

Quentin

Laila

Britt

Rayna

Murphey

Monteray

Keean

Charlie

Kristian

Taren

Major

Tory

Merreck

Tips for Naming Your Baby

Having trouble choosing the right name? Consider these tips!

1. Make the Name Easy to Say and Spell

Many parents want to choose something that is unique—which can be fun and creative—but try and imagine how your child has to live with that name for the rest of their lives. Every time they start a new class, meet someone new, or order coffee, they will be asked how to spell their name. Doing that 100 times can get really irritating. You can have a unique idea for a name that still is easy to sound out and pronounce. Consider doing that.

2. Avoid Names That Bring Negative Thoughts to Mind

Let's say there is a famous murderer with the name David Blackburn. Naming your child David is, of course, fine, but if your last name also happens to be Blackburn, avoid it. You don't want people constantly associating your child with bad thoughts.

3. Don't Pick a Name That Is Too Common

In my high school class, we had three guys with the name Hunter Goodwin. It was always incredibly confusing figuring out who everyone was talking about when saying their name. If your last name is already very common like Smith, Brown, Williams etc., consider thinking of a more unique name. Otherwise, it may get confusing later in life when they share the same name with many others.

One way to check to see how common the name might be is to look on Facebook. Go to the search box and try typing "John Smith." See how many results you get. You can even filter by state. Now try a name that is less commonly used like "Quentin Smith". You will find that there are fewer people listed with that name.

It's not the end of the world if your child has the same name as someone else; just try to make sure it isn't something so common that it will get confusing later in life.

4. Find a Name With Important Meaning to You or Your Family

Whether it's a family name or you're literally finding a name with a cool meaning, it's great to be able to tell a story of how you got your name.

Comments

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 03, 2018:

Laila is my favorite. I’ll save it for a female cat since I’m not having any more kids.