Wondering if your little one's name—or the baby name you're trying to decide on right this second—is super popular? Nameberry released its list of the 2021 most popular baby names, and while you may associate "popular" with being common, this list of 2000 names is sure to surprise you. Noting that their list is more current than the Social Security Administration's list, Nameberry is wagering that these names will overtake the data for the official list, and "a name that's high on this popularity list will probably rise through the official ranks in coming years."

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That means boy names like Danger (number 7 on the list) and girl names like Freya (number 8) may be what your kids (or yours) will hear on the playground in a few years. Plus, Nameberry's calculation of names like Luna and August feel correct when you think about recent celebrity baby names.

But, Nameberry isn't the only name predictor in town. Over in the UK, nametags manufacturer MyNametags has also released their list of the top 5 baby names for boys and girls. Scroll down to see if your favorites made the list!

Nameberry's top baby names for boys in 2021

1. Arlo

2. Soren

3. Milo

4. Atticus

5. Kai

6. Silas

7. Danger

8. Finn

9. August

10. Theodore

Nameberry's top baby names for girls in 2021

1. Aurelia

2. Maeve

3. Luna

4. Eloise

5. Isla

6. Ophelia

7. Iris

8. Freya

9. Aurora

10. Eleanor

To see the full list from Nameberry, click here.

Across the pond, British nametags manufacturer, My Nametags, have also come up with their own predictions based on their unique insight—they create nametags for all kinds of uses, like stationery, uniforms etc.

Their predictions favor the shows parents have been binging during lockdown and, of course, their favorite characters and celebrities.

Here are the top 5 names for boys and girls, respectively, according to My Nametags:

Top boy names


Star of Normal People.


Charity fundraiser, Captain Sir Tom Moore.


Footballer turned politician, Marcus Rashford MBE.


World record-breaking Formula 1 driver.


Everyone's favorite voiceover, Sir David Attenborough.

Top girl names


In honor of singer Billie Eilish.


From the popular Netflix show "Sex Education."


Star of the "Queen's Gambit" and "Emma."


The late Princess of Wales and from Netflix's "The Crown."


Star of the hit show, "Killing Eve."

A version of this post was published August 30, 2021. It has been updated.