What to Name a Baby

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Deciding on a Baby Name

Deciding on a baby name is a decision based on many factors. Some people name their baby after a relative such as; a grandfather, grandmother, aunt, or uncle to carry on the family name. Others name their baby on what is popular, trendy, or common. But mostly, people choose a name for their baby based on what names they like best.

Names, Names and All Sorts of Names
I have compiled a list of names into categories that I thought would be of interest.

Names from the Bible

Many Christian and Jewish Faiths like to name their baby after a person from the Bible.

Here is a short list:

  • Elijah
  • Isiah
  • Daniel
  • Joseph
  • Jacob
  • Luke
  • Mathew
  • John
  • Ruth
  • Rebecca
  • Sarah
  • Eve
  • Adam
  • Paul
  • Peter
  • Mary

Seasonal Names

  • April
  • Mae
  • June
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Fragrant and Edible Names

  • Lilly
  • Jasmine
  • Rose
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Apple

Faith Names

  • Hope
  • Charity
  • Faith
  • Joy
  • Madonna
  • Grace

Names after Gems

  • Ruby
  • Opal
  • Diamond
  • Crystal

Names after Cars

  • Mercedes
  • Lexus

Cross Gender Names

Boys
Girls
Tony
Toni
Caroll
Carol
Casey
Cassey
Adrian
Adrien
Francis
Frances
Joey
Joi
Pat
Patt
Michael
Michael
Morgan
Morgan
Billy
Billie
Bobby
Bobbi
Johnny
Joni
Jamie
Jamie
Terry
Terri

Names of Christmas

  • Holly
  • Noel
  • Joy
  • Rudolph
  • Nicholas
  • Emmanual
  • Jesus

Baby Names Hardly Used Anymore

The names on this list are not as common as they were before the 1980s.

  • Edgar
  • Elsie
  • Bertha
  • Gertrude
  • Ethel
  • Maurece
  • Morris
  • Uhgene
  • Sylvia
  • Darlene
  • Martha
  • Margaret
  • Denise
  • Mary
  • Lucy

Popular Common Names

These names are still and were popular through the decades.

Boys:

  • Michael
  • David
  • Joseph
  • Mathew
  • Anthony
  • Thomas
  • George
  • Vincent
  • Robert
  • William
  • James

Girls:

  • Catherine (Cathy, Kathy, Katie)
  • Joanne
  • Jennifer (Jenny)
  • Donna
  • Debra (Debbie)
  • Susan
  • Judith (Judy)
  • Jeanne
  • Laura (Laurie)
  • Linda
  • Michelle


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Popular Names of 2013 - 2014

Top 10 Boy Names:

  1. Aiden
  2. Jackson
  3. Ethan
  4. Liam
  5. Mason
  6. Noah
  7. Lucas
  8. Jacob
  9. Jayden
  10. Jack

Top 10 Girl Names:

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Lilly
  7. Zoe
  8. Chloe
  9. Mia
  10. Madison

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