What’s the Best Baby Name for You?




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By Nicole Pelletiere

From the moment you find out you’re pregnant (or maybe even before!), you’re thinking about baby names. And while finding the perfect name for your baby is never easy, but dreaming up all the various combinations is always a blast. Whether you’re going classic or contemporary, get inspiration from some of the best popular baby names, announced by the U.S. Social Security Administration.

 

Best Vintage Baby Names

These nostalgic picks are a sweet-sounding reminder of the simpler times that still manage to tug at our hearts (even if we didn’t actually live through them!). Some baby names to satisfy old souls:

Girls

  • Abigail
  • Charlotte
  • Amelia
  • Evelyn
  • Audrey

Boys

  • Gabriel
  • Samuel
  • Noah
  • Nathan
  • Julian

 

Best Modern Baby Names

You’re hip, but you don’t quite feel the need to name your child after a fruit, color, or map direction. These names give you baby an insta-cool factor now—while still fitting on a job application in the future.

Girls

  • Emma
  • Mia
  • Ella
  • Madison
  • Addison

Boys

  • Mason
  • Jayden
  • Liam
  • Aiden
  • Logan

Best Classic Baby Names

If you’re thinking timeless, consider one of these names. They conjure up plenty of class—and will never go out of style.

Girls

  • Elizabeth
  • Olivia
  • Grace
  • Isabella
  • Sophia

Boys

  • James
  • William
  • Jacob
  • Ethan
  • Michael

Best Hipster Baby Names

OK, no one calls themself a hipster. But if you’ve got a soft spot for these quirky-yet-charming names, well… These picks scream cool without even trying.

Girls

  • Zoe
  • Scarlett
  • Delilah
  • Brooklyn
  • Ruby

Boys

  • Logan
  • Sebastian
  • Xavier
  • Austin
  • Hunter