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Top 50 Baby Girl and Baby Boy Names of 2024

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What’s in a name? Well, that depends on who you ask. And if you ask a new parent, a lot goes into a baby’s name! When I was pregnant with my first daughter, Amelia, we kept a running list of baby name contenders in our Notes app. We’d add a name, remove, add back, decide on a name, then decide we didn’t like the definition. Then we’d change our mind and change it again! This naming dance continued for nine months until we settled on Amelia, one of the top baby girl names of 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020.

Inspiration for deciding on a baby name can come from anywhere. It can come from your favorite city, your heritage, a character in a book, or your biggest inspiration. To help you decide, we’ve compiled the Top 50 baby girl and baby boy names of 2024. Fun fact: Laura Modi, Founder of Bobbie, has one of her son’s names ranking at #24!

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What are the top 10 baby names of 2024?

Here’s a quick glimpse of the top 5 baby girl and top 5 baby boy names of 2024. Do you see your baby’s name on the list? Interestingly, the top five baby girl names remained the same in 2023 as they did in 2022. And do you notice the trend? Every top-five girl’s name ends in the letter “a.”

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Amelia
  4. Ava
  5. Sophia
  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elija
  5. Mateo

What is the top girl name of 2024?

Olivia reigned supreme in 2023 and continues to rank in the top 100 U.S. baby girl names since 1990. Olivia also extends in popularity throughout the world, ranking as a top-100 baby girl name in the U.K., Australia, and Canada. Here are three fun facts about the name Olivia: 

  • The meaning of the name Olivia is Olive
  • Olivia is the symbol of peace
  • Olivia is the feminine alternative to the boy name Oliver, and this popular girl name dates back to 13th-century England

What is the top boy name of 2024?

Liam was the top boy name of 2023 for the fourth consecutive year. Liam is also a fun, modern spin on the traditional boy name William. Do you love the name Liam, but you’re having a girl? The feminine alternative to William is Willa, which does not rank in the Top 100 baby girl names. So if you’re looking for a unique girl name, Willa is a great option! Here are three fun facts about the name Liam:

  • Liam is an Irish name meaning “strong-willed warrior” and “protector”
  • Liam (William) dates back to the Norman conquest of England in 1066
  • Liam is popular in Germany, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, and Switzerland

What is the coolest name in 2024?

Choosing just one is tough, but if we had to pick one name among the Top 100 boy and girl names, we’re going with River! There’s something effortless about the name River, which is of British origin that means “a flowing body of water.” When you think of a river, you think of calming and peaceful. The name River is a gender-neutral name and ranked #23 on the top names of 2023, which is up 56 spots from 2022. We love the nickname Riv, too!

Top 50 baby girl names of 2024

Without further ado, here are the top 50 baby girl names of 2024. According to Babycenter, Athena and Iris were two new names that climbed toward the top of the baby girl names, moving up 24 spots each. Another unexpected riser for girls was Freya, which jumped 22 places, bringing it into the top 100 names for the first time. Freya is a Scandinavian name meaning noble woman.

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Amelia
  4. Ava
  5. Sophia
  6. Isabella
  7. Luna
  8. Mia
  9. Charlotte
  10. Evelyn
  11. Harper
  12. Scarlett
  13. Nova
  14. Aurora
  15. Ella
  16. Mila
  17. Aria
  18. Ellie
  19. Gianna
  20. Sofia
  21. Violet
  22. Layla
  23. Willow
  24. Lily
  25. Hazel
  26. Camila
  27. Avery
  28. Chloe
  29. Elena
  30. Paisley
  31. Eliana
  32. Penelope
  33. Eleanor
  34. Ivy
  35. Elizabeth
  36. Riley
  37. Isla
  38. Abigail
  39. Nora
  40. Stella
  41. Grace
  42. Zoey
  43. Emily
  44. Emilia
  45. Leilani
  46. Everly
  47. Kinsley
  48. Athena
  49. Delilah
  50. Naomi
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Top 50 baby boy names of 2024

And finally, the Top 50 boy names of 2024! For boy names, Myles was the biggest riser, and River (our favorite!) moved up 31 places. For the first time, Legend and Atlas are the new baby boy names to break the Top 100 list. 

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elija
  5. Mateo
  6. Lucas
  7. Levi
  8. Asher
  9. James
  10. Leo
  11. Grayson
  12. Ezra
  13. Luca
  14. Ethan
  15. Aiden
  16. Wyatt
  17. Sebastian
  18. Benjamin
  19. Mason
  20. Henry
  21. Hudson
  22. Jack
  23. Jackson
  24. Owen
  25. Daniel
  26. Alexander
  27. Maverick
  28. Kai
  29. Gabriel
  30. Carter
  31. William
  32. Logan
  33. Michael
  34. Samuel
  35. Muhammad
  36. Waylin
  37. Ezekiel
  38. Jayden
  39. Luke
  40. Lincoln
  41. Theo
  42. Jacob
  43. Josiah
  44. David
  45. Jaxon
  46. Elias
  47. Julian
  48. Theodore
  49. Isaiah
  50. Matthew

Top 5 Names in the Last 100 Years

For girls, the top 5 names in the past 100 years include Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Amelia and Sophia. For boys, the top 5 names in the past 100 years includes Liam, Noah, Oliver, James and Elijah.

It’s common for baby name trends to reflect pop culture, current events, and even social media trends. Our favorite name trends from Nameberry’s predictions for 2024 are the gilded baby names that bring joy and energy, like Aurelia, Goldie, and Marigold. We also love the neo-cowboy baby names, which take direct inspiration from the western TV show Yellowstone. Think Rip, Wilder, and Rhett. 

Tips on naming your baby

I can appreciate how challenging this can feel, and it’s certainly a big decision, but as a mom of two, here are some tips on deciding a name for your baby:

  • Don’t overthink it! For my second daughter, we were inspired by the name Zoey from Peppa Pig. Inspo can strike from anywhere!
  • Be open to changing the name. You might think your baby looks like something completely different when they’re born, and that’s OK!

Whatever you decide, it will be the perfect name for your baby. We know it’s a tough choice, but there are so many good ones on this list and out in the world. We can’t wait to hear what you pick!

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The content on this site is for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Discuss any health or feeding concerns with your infant’s pediatrician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay it based on the content on this page.

Producer Jenny Altman

Jenny is the head of content at Milk Drunk and a writer for all of her favorite wellness and mom sites including Well+Good, Peanut, Motherly and Scary Mommy. Mom to Luisa, she can be found talking bras and beauty with the moms at school and on instagram.