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Baby Names Rising in Popularity in 2021

Atticus, Freya, Danger, and 47 More Baby Names That Are Gaining Popularity in 2021

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Popular-baby-name lists are ever-changing, though many names find success for multiple years. In 2021, some of the most popular names from last year — like Henry and Ava — are still bubbling up among expectant parents, but according to Nameberry's monthly updates that compile the most-searched names of its users, there may be some newcomers to the party this year.

From Ezra and August to Freya and Maeve, look ahead to see Nameberry's top 25 boy names and top 25 girl names rising in popularity in 2021, some of which we predict will land in the top lists for the year. Note: although the lists are split by sex, so many of these names would be lovely for any baby!

The Top Boy Names For 2021 So Far

  1. Arlo
  2. Atticus
  3. Kai
  4. Milo
  5. Silas
  6. Finn
  7. Theodore
  8. Leo
  9. Jude
  10. Danger
  11. Ezra
  12. Felix
  13. Rowan
  14. Caleb
  15. Asher
  16. Soren
  17. Oscar
  18. Arthur
  19. Hugo
  20. Henry
  21. Cassius
  22. Jasper
  23. Jack
  24. Theo
  25. August

The Top Girl Names For 2021 So Far

  1. Luna
  2. Maeve
  3. Isla
  4. Aurora
  5. Aurelia
  6. Eloise
  7. Iris
  8. Hazel
  9. Ophelia
  10. Ivy
  11. Freya
  12. Ava
  13. Eleanor
  14. Alice
  15. Elodie
  16. Esme
  17. Cora
  18. Violet
  19. Charlotte
  20. Maya
  21. Astrid
  22. Amelia
  23. Clara
  24. Genevieve
  25. Nora
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