Wondering if your little one’s name—or the baby name you’re trying to decide on right night this second—is super popular? Nameberry released its list of the 2000 most popular baby names for 2021, and while you may associate “popular” with being common, this list 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.”

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.

Keep reading to see the top 10 baby names for boys and girls, respectively, and then click here to see Nameberry’s full list.


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

Girls

  1. Aurelia
  2. Maeve
  3. Luna
  4. Eloise
  5. Isla
  6. Ophelia
  7. Iris
  8. Freya
  9. Aurora
  10. Eleanor