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These Will Be the Hottest Baby Names of 2024
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February 16, 2024

These Will Be the Hottest Baby Names of 2024

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These Will Be the Hottest Baby Names of 2024

As we’ve seen with the resurgence of Crocs, high-waisted “mom jeans” and [insert anything else that’s come back in style], trends come and go in a sort of cyclical pattern. And baby names are no exception! We pored over thousands (literally thousands) of baby names of actual Babylist babies born in 2023 and identified and analyzed the trends to predict the top names and genres we’re sure to see in 2024.

While some names consistently top the charts, certain baby names tend to go in and out of “style,” as you’ll see on the list below. (We say style in quotes because no matter what’s currently trending, if you love a name, you love a name, so forget what everyone else thinks and go for it!) Names are also heavily influenced by pop culture—think celebrities (and what they name their babies), movies, social media influencers, and 2023 was rife with inspiration. Will Taylor and Travis top the list of next year’s baby names? Only time will tell.

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect name for your little babe, you’re in luck. As we welcome in the new year and even more sweet Babylist babies, here are our predictions for the top baby name we’ll see in 2024, based on the name trends from the past year.

Vintage “Classic” Names

We’ll start with the biggest trend we noticed—parents love a classic, old-fashioned name. These names have a timeless appeal that’ll carry babe into adulthood. And many of them have consistently topped the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) baby names charts over the last 100 years, too. Among Babylist babies, Amelia, Benjamin, Charlotte, Jack and Olivia are the front runners by a long shot. Here are the other old-fashioned baby names that we think will be at the top of expecting parents’ lists in the new year.

  • Amelia
  • Alexander
  • August
  • Benjamin
  • Bennett
  • Brooks
  • Caroline
  • Charles
  • Charlotte
  • Eleanor
  • Elliot
  • Eloise
  • Emma
  • Evelyn
  • Ezra
  • George
  • Georgia
  • Grace
  • Harrison
  • Henry
  • Jack
  • James
  • John
  • Joseph
  • Josephine
  • Mabel
  • Michael
  • Molly
  • Nora
  • Oliver
  • Olivia
  • Scarlett
  • Sloane
  • Theodore
  • Thomas
  • Vivian
  • William

New Classics

A classic name is one that’s been used over and over again, over a long period, like the names in the preceding section. While these may not have been considered “classic” 100 years ago, they’ve become the new classic since they’ve either topped the SSA’s charts for at least the last decade or two and consistently moved up in rank each year, plus they’re topping the lists of Babylist Babes week after week.

For boys, we think Leo, Liam and Lucas will remain popular. And for girls, Aria, Ava, Mackenzie and Penelope are sure to be top faves. Here are a few more ideas for modern yet classic baby names.

  • Aria
  • Ava
  • Cameron
  • Chloe
  • Connor
  • Cooper
  • Elijah
  • Ella
  • Ethan
  • Everett
  • Hannah
  • Isabella
  • Jordan
  • Julian
  • Leah
  • Leo
  • Levi
  • Liam
  • Lucas
  • Mackenzie
  • Madeline
  • Madison
  • Mason
  • Mateo
  • Miles
  • Penelope
  • Sebastian
  • Sophia
  • Reece/Rhys
  • Wesley
  • Zoe

Earthy Vibes

We predict that baby names inspired by nature, the cosmos and the elements will continue to top the charts in 2024, as they did in 2023, among Babylist babes. They may be a popular choice among parents who want something a bit more unique than what’s topping the list but not overly trendy. They’re often short and sweet (just a few letters and syllables) and also make great middle names. We think Sage, Juniper, Wren and Hazel will continue to rise in popularity as more people discover their understated beauty.

  • Sage
  • Arlo
  • Hazel
  • Juniper
  • Rowan
  • Ruby
  • River
  • Quinn
  • Oakley
  • Luna
  • Nova
  • Miles
  • Maeve
  • Soleil
  • Sunny
  • Violet
  • Wren
  • Daisy
  • Magnolia
  • Dahlia
  • Poppy
  • Rosalie

Gender-Neutral Names

Names that transcend gender will continue to climb the charts. Avery was the most popular name in this category with Noah (also spelled Noa) right behind it. We think Stevie and Scottie will continue to be a popular pick for baby girls since they’re both cool and unexpected.

  • Avery
  • Noah/Noa
  • Micah
  • Parker
  • Peyton
  • Reece/Rhys
  • Riley
  • Scottie
  • Stevie
  • Quinn

Trend Setters

Babylist parents absolutely loved the names on this list. Archer, Caden, Cooper, Luca and Maverick were among the most popular names for baby boys. Everly, Emerson, Isla and Remi are top picks for girls. Since these names are so popular (and for good reason), we saw a lot of spelling variations to make them a bit more unique to each baby. We also want to note a few of these trending names (like Riley, Luca and Emerson) were used for both baby boys and girls.

  • Archer
  • Caden
  • Cooper
  • Easton
  • Emerson
  • Everly
  • Grayson
  • Harper
  • Isla
  • Jace
  • Jaxon
  • Kai
  • Luca
  • Marley
  • Maverick
  • Mila
  • Remi
  • Riley

Pop Culture-Inspired

From the silver screen to your phone screen, we think we’ll be seeing a bunch of babies with these names in 2024. We saw Margot a lot, likely boosted by the Barbie craze and its leading lady. Ocean is also trending up as more influencers are choosing the name for their baby boys and girls. Rhodes showed up a few times and we can’t help but to think it’s thanks to the Hailey and Selena thing (IYKYK). And Swifites are head over heels for Taylor and Travis, so we think the couple will inspire a lot of babies’ names in the new year.

  • Harrison
  • Margot/Margo
  • Ocean
  • Reign
  • Rhodes
  • Roman
  • Taylor
  • Travis
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