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Most Popular Baby Names of 2023 and Predictions for 2024

Baby names to pick, or avoid!

Author Kari Hanson

Published on: December 14, 2023

baby with a popular baby name from 2023 smiling at the camera

When you are preparing for your family to grow, there are so many things to consider. Everyone wants to know your plan for every decision from diapering to feeding to sleeping, and it quickly feels like everyone you know has an opinion. But one question is asked to expectant parents more than any other: “What are you planning to name the baby?” 

If you are looking for inspiration, head to Nameberry, a website dedicated to baby names. You’ll find lists organized by gender (including gender neutral names), unique names, celebrity names, “cool” names and names inspired by nature. There is even a name generator to help you come up with names based on your specific “name DNA” (take a quiz, then indicate whether or not you like more than 100 quickly generated names, and your “DNA Baby Name Profile” is revealed. Pretty fun!).

Baby names inspired by Seattle


While picking a baby name can feel overwhelming, here’s the secret: It doesn’t matter whether you settle on a classic name, a unique name, a family name or just something everyone can spell. The name you pick will be perfect because it will belong to a little human you will love more than anything. 

Check out the lists below for the most popular names of 2023 and predictions for popular names in 2024.

Have fun! 

Most popular baby names of 2023 in the United States

In the United States, classic names top the charts once again in 2023, with Olivia leading the way for girls and Liam for boys.  

Top 10 girl names: 

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
  4. Amelia
  5. Sophia
  6. Isabella
  7. Ava
  8. Mia
  9. Evelyn
  10. Luna

Top 10 boy names:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. James
  5. Elijah
  6. William
  7. Henry
  8. Lucas
  9. Benjamin
  10. Theodore

Most popular baby names of 2023 in Seattle

Here in Seattle, we like to do things our own way. In 2023, trending baby names were classic, yet unique, with Maeve leading the pack for girls, and Soren for boys. In fact, none of the national top 10 girl names made the Seattle list, and only two of the top boy names are present. 

Top 10 Girl names:

  1. Maeve
  2. Eloise
  3. Aurelia
  4. Isla
  5. Millie
  6. Cora
  7. Alice
  8. Freya
  9. Ophelia
  10. Beatrice

Top 10 Boy names: 

  1. Soren
  2. Silas
  3. Oliver
  4. Theodore
  5. Felix
  6. Atticus
  7. Caspian
  8. Arlo
  9. Hugo
  10. Arthur

Predicted baby name trends for 2024

According to Nameberry’s predictions, 2024 will see an increase in unique names, such as Oslo, Valkyrie and Woods. Here are some of the names Nameberry's editors think will be on the rise in 2024: 

  1. Asha
  2. Athens
  3. Beverly
  4. Blaise
  5. Celia
  6. Cleo
  7. Coast
  8. Jireh
  9. Lando
  10. Leni
  11. Maude
  12. Murry
  13. Oslo
  14. Pia
  15. Renzo
  16. Rueben
  17. Valkyrie
  18. Venus
  19. Woods
  20. Wren

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