The Most Popular Baby Names in 2023

Mom picking out baby names.

Naming Your Baby

When you are naming your baby, how will you choose? Will you try to go for a popular name or something a little more offbeat? People choose their babies’ names for many different reasons, but interestingly, the collective unconscious kicks in at some point and certain names become wildly popular. BabyCenter tracks popular names, based on the hundreds of thousands of baby names registered on their site each year, and at the end of each year, the top 100 are compiled into a list.

Big Changes This Year

Many names stay in that top 100 list year after year, and, in fact, the top ten take a while to change. 2023 was interesting because, for the first time in five years, this year saw a new baby boy name claim the top spot. While Liam has been top for all this time, Noah has now taken the lead. Liam remains in second place, with Oliver in third, which is the same as it was last year. The top three baby girl names? They’re exactly the same as last year: Olivia, Emma, and Amelia. There were some additions to the boy’s top 10, with Ezra and Luca taking over for Asher and James. Ezra was number 12 last year, so moving up to 9 is a pretty big deal.

Charlotte was the name with the most movement on the girls’ side, going from 9 to 5, and “M” names are gaining popularity for girls, with Miley, Mckinley, Mavis, and Milan all moving up hundreds of places. Names ending in “a” are extremely popular for girl babies, with Sophia at number 4, Isabella at 7, Mia at 8, and Luna at 9.

“L” is the first letter most popular for boys, with half of the top 10 names beginning with “L.” Liam, Lucas, Levi, Leo, and Luca are big this year. For the ending of boys’ names, parents like the “in” sound, with Benjamin, Lincoln, and Austin making the top 100 and many more “in” names in the top 500.

Top Names of 2023

  Top 100 Girl Names Top 100 Boy Names
1 Olivia Noah
2 Emma Liam
3 Amelia Oliver
4 Sophia Elijah
5 Charlotte Mateo
6 Ava Lucas
7 Isabella Levi
8 Mia Leo
9 Luna Ezra
10 Evelyn Luca
11 Gianna Asher
12 Lily James
13 Aria Ethan
14 Aurora Sebastian
15 Ellie Henry
16 Harper Muhammed
17 Mila Hudson
18 Sofia Maverick
19 Camila Benjamin
20 Layla Theo
21 Nova Kai
22 Eliana Jackson
23 Ella Michael
24 Violet Daniel
25 Hazel Aiden
26 Willow Gabriel
27 Chloe Josiah
28 Ivy Mason
29 Scarlett Jack
30 Penelope Elias
31 Eleanor Grayson
32 Elena Alexander
33 Avery Luke
34 Nora Julian
35 Abigail Jayden
36 Emily David
37 Maya Logan
38 Isla Theodore
39 Delilah Wyatt
40 Naomi Carter
41 Elizabeth Samuel
42 Grace Owen
43 Zoey William
44 Emilia Waylon
45 Riley Ezekial
46 Zoe Miles
47 Paisley Matthew
48 Athena Isaiah
49 Leilani Jacob
50 Madison Santiago
51 Victoria Caleb
52 Ayla John
53 Stella Joseph
54 Lucy Thomas
55 Kinsley Adam
56 Iris Amir
57 Gabriella Isaac
58 Lainey Nolan
59 Aaliyah Nathan
60 Serenity Zion
61 Addison Jeremiah
62 Alice Lincoln
63 Bella Adrian
64 Sadie Anthony
65 Sophie Cooper
66 Amara Eli
67 Autumn Micah
68 Summer Cameron
69 Emery Enzo
70 Everly Ryan
71 Valentina Roman
72 Hannah Rowan
73 Brooklyn Xavier
74 Madelyn Jaxon
75 Natalie Wesley
76 Leah Weston
77 Maria Andrew
78 Savannah Joshua
79 Amira Silas
80 Aubrey Colton
81 Jade Charlie
82 Jasmine Parker
83 Eden Christopher
84 Skylar Greyson
85 Josie Luka
86 Clara Atlas
87 Adeline Dominic
88 Elliana Christian
89 Millie Myles
90 Lillian Brooks
91 Melody Kayden
92 Sarah Austin
93 Eva Aaron
94 Ruby Omar
95 Freya Amari
96 Lyla Axel
97 Adalynn Beau
98 Liliana Jasper
99 Daisy Landon
100 Nevaeh Max

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