The Most Popular Baby Names And What They Mean

One honor that we have when bringing a child into the world is giving them a proper name. I found it to be fun to find names that fit my baby’s character and bright future, and so did my husband. I discovered that he had already thought of baby names for his children long before he met me, but when he told me what they were I knew that our child was lucky that I was about to save him from a life of ridicule.

If you’re trying to decide on a baby name, check out this list of popular baby names from the Social Security Administration. It may help you pick a classic or stray away from the crowd.


We all know how biblical this name is and it means rest or wandering.


There are a lot of popular Emmas in the world and it means universal.


I think of Liam Neeson when I hear this name, and he is always protecting and defending people in his movies. Short for William, it means resolute protection.


This is a strong elegant name meaning olive tree.


It is used for both boys and girls and it means worker in stone.


I just love this name. It is Greek meaning wisdom.


Also biblical in nature, Jacob means supplanter.


This name has a Spanish and Italian-feel meaning pledged to God.


A classic English or German  name meaning resolute protection.


This name is Latin meaning life, and it is highly used by celebrities for their children.


For other wonderful and interesting names to bestow upon your children, head over to NameBerry, and educate yourself on the origins and meaning of every name you’re considering.

Do you love any of these popular baby names?