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These Are The Baby Names Moms Will Use in 2021 (600+ Names!)

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Inside: Are you looking for popular 2021 baby names? Check out this list of over 600 names including ideas for first and middles names for both boys and girls. These are names that moms are actually using!

I’m sure you’ve seen the Social Security Administration’s list of the top 1000 names for boys and girls.

That list is great and all, but it’s an entire year behind.

If you’re looking for popular baby names for 2021, you have to go straight to the source…

Moms.

So that’s what I did! I surveyed over 400 moms to see what they named their babies in 2020.

Since 2021 hasn’t happened yet, there’s no way to know what moms will be naming their babies this year.

But, since we do know what moms named their babies last year, you can be sure a portion of those names will continue to be popular in 2021.

I even took it a step further and gathered popular middle names. Pair any two of the names below, and you’ll have a super trendy baby name!

RELATED: The Ultimate List Of Modern Baby Names (700+ Names!)

Baby Girl Names For 2021

Baby girl lays on a pink blanket.

Below are 193 girl names I expect to be popular in 2021 based on their use in 2020.

  1. Abigail
  2. Adaline
  3. Adelina
  4. Adelyn
  5. Adrie
  6. Ainsley
  7. Alaina
  8. Alaya
  9. Alice
  10. Alijah
  11. Amara
  12. Amora
  13. Ana
  14. Analee
  15. Andilyn
  16. Andromeda
  17. Annalyse
  18. Aramina
  19. Ariana
  20. Ariya
  21. Arlow
  22. Ashley
  23. Aspen
  24. Athena
  25. Audra
  26. Aurora
  27. Ava
  28. Bailey
  29. Berkley
  30. Berlin
  31. Bexley
  32. Billie
  33. Birdie
  34. Blair
  35. Blakelee
  36. BobbieLynn
  37. Brielle
  38. Brooklynn
  39. Bryar
  40. Brynli
  41. Brystal
  42. Callie
  43. Cambria
  44. Cambry
  45. Capri
  46. Cecelia
  47. Cheyenne
  48. Chloe
  49. Cienna
  50. Claire
  51. Clementine
  52. Colin
  53. Dahlia
  54. Daisy
  55. Dani
  56. Daphne
  57. Darci
  58. Delilah
  59. Dottie
  60. Eden
  61. Elayne
  62. Elena
  63. Ella
  64. Ellen
  65. ElleneBelle
  66. Ellie
  67. Eloise
  68. Ember
  69. Emelyn
  70. Emersyn
  71. Emery
  72. Emi
  73. Emmie
  74. Emmy
  75. Emoree
  76. Emylia
  77. Esme
  78. Evelyn
  79. Everest
  80. Faith
  81. Finley
  82. Freyja
  83. Gemma
  84. Georgia
  85. Gianna
  86. Goldie
  87. Grace
  88. Hadlee
  89. Hailey
  90. Haislee
  91. Haizlee
  92. Harlow
  93. Harper
  94. Haven
  95. Hazel
  96. Hope
Baby girl stares at something.
  1. Huntlee
  2. Huntley
  3. Idabelle
  4. Indie
  5. Isabelle
  6. Jersey
  7. Josephine
  8. Julianne
  9. Juniper
  10. Jupiter
  11. Kairi
  12. Kaisley
  13. Kaitlyn
  14. Kajea
  15. Kamilla
  16. Kanyon
  17. Karsyn
  18. Katie
  19. Kaycee
  20. Kaylynn
  21. Kenalee
  22. Kennedy
  23. Kimber
  24. Kinzley
  25. KynzLee
  26. Kori
  27. Lakelynn
  28. Laken
  29. Layla
  30. Leddy
  31. Lei’nani
  32. Lexi
  33. Liv
  34. LockLynn
  35. Lucy
  36. Luna
  37. Lydia
  38. Lynae
  39. Madelyn
  40. Maeva
  41. Maggie
  42. Mariana
  43. Marley
  44. Maya
  45. McKenna
  46. McKinlee
  47. Monroe
  48. Mya
  49. Myla
  50. Natalie
  51. Nora
  52. Oaklee
  53. Oakley
  54. Olivia
  55. Olyvia
  56. Ophelia
  57. Paislee
  58. Paisley
  59. Pearl
  60. Phoebe
  61. Piper
  62. Piper
  63. Quincy
  64. Quinn
  65. Ramona
  66. Rebekah
  67. Remie
  68. Remington
  69. Riley
  70. Rosalie
  71. Rosemary
  72. Ruby
  73. Rylee
  74. Ryleigh
  75. Sarvani
  76. Savanna
  77. Savvy
  78. Saylor
  79. Scarlett
  80. Scottie
  81. Scottlyn
  82. Skylar
  83. Sloane
  84. Sophia
  85. Sophie
  86. Stevie
  87. Tayler
  88. Taylie
  89. Teagan
  90. Tylar
  91. Vayla
  92. Vivian
  93. Willow
  94. Wrenlee
  95. Xaria
  96. Ximena
  97. Xiomara
  98. Zendaya
  99. Zoe
  100. Zoey

2021 Girl Middle Names

Baby girl wears a hooded unicorn towel.

Here are 118 middle names for girls I expect to be popular in 2021.

  1. Ainsley
  2. A’Myia
  3. Alane
  4. Alice
  5. Alofa
  6. Anara
  7. Ann
  8. Anna
  9. Anne
  10. Avery
  11. Bea
  12. Belle
  13. Beth
  14. Bre
  15. Brynlee
  16. Carole
  17. Catherine
  18. Chamberlin
  19. Christyne
  20. Dawn
  21. Dean
  22. Donna
  23. Drew
  24. Elaine
  25. Elise
  26. Elizabeth
  27. Elle
  28. Elliana
  29. Eloise
  30. Emma
  31. Faith
  32. Faye
  33. Fiel
  34. Finch
  35. Giavanna
  36. Goldie
  37. Grace
  38. Gray
  39. Grei
  40. Grey
  41. Gwendolyn
  42. Harper
  43. Helen
  44. Irene
  45. Jade
  46. Jae
  47. James
  48. Jamie
  49. Janae
  50. Jane
  51. Jay
  52. Jean
  53. Jo
  54. Joan
  55. JoAnn
  56. Jolyn
  57. Joy
  58. Jules
  59. June
  60. Juniper
  61. Karen
  62. Kate
  63. Kathy
  64. Kay
Baby girl smiles while on her tummy.
  1. Kaye
  2. Kaylee
  3. Kessara
  4. Lake
  5. Layne
  6. Lea
  7. Lee
  8. Leilani
  9. Leslie
  10. Lily
  11. Lou
  12. Louise
  13. Luz
  14. Lynn
  15. Lyrik
  16. Madisa
  17. Madison
  18. Mae
  19. Maria
  20. Marie
  21. Mary
  22. Masina
  23. Maurine
  24. May
  25. McKenzie
  26. Michelle
  27. Montserrat
  28. Navy
  29. Noel
  30. Noelani
  31. Noelle
  32. Nova
  33. Pearl
  34. Penelope
  35. Quinn
  36. Rae
  37. Rain
  38. Ray
  39. Rayne
  40. Reign
  41. Rhea
  42. Rose
  43. RoseLee
  44. Rowen
  45. Ruth
  46. Ruthann
  47. Sage
  48. Shay
  49. Skye
  50. Sloane
  51. Snow
  52. Sue
  53. Taylor
  54. Valerie
  55. Vanese
  56. Veronica
  57. Vingette
  58. Virginia
  59. Winter
  60. Yvonne

I noticed several trends from the first and middle girls names.

One was place names like Aspen, Berlin, Everest, Georgia, Montserrat, and Virginia.

Another trend that stuck out was names that refer to outer space like Andromeda, Jupiter, Nova, Aurora, and Luna.

I also saw what are traditionally boy names with a more feminine spelling like Billie, Colin, Dani, Huntlee, Kanyon, Karsyn, Scottie, and Tylar.

It’s also apparent that family names are still a sentimental choice for middle names with the appearance of names like Ann, Elaine, James, Jean, Jo, Kay, and Sue.

Baby Boy Names For 2021

Baby boy with a bunny hat grabs his feet.

Below are 192 boy names that will probably be popular in 2021 based on their use in 2020.

  1. Aiden
  2. Alex
  3. Alexander
  4. Andy
  5. Archer
  6. Archie
  7. Arthur
  8. Asher
  9. Ashton
  10. Atlas
  11. Atticus
  12. August
  13. Augustus
  14. Axel
  15. Axton
  16. Ayden
  17. Barrett
  18. Bashtian
  19. Beau
  20. Beckham
  21. Benjamin
  22. Boston
  23. Brady
  24. Brance
  25. Brantley
  26. Brantly
  27. Braxton
  28. Brayden
  29. Brixton
  30. Brody
  31. Brooks
  32. Calum
  33. Calvin
  34. Camden
  35. Canyon
  36. Carson
  37. Carter
  38. Cash
  39. Cassius
  40. Charles
  41. Chase
  42. Christopher
  43. Clayton
  44. Colt
  45. Corbin
  46. Crue
  47. Dallas
  48. Dawson
  49. Dax
  50. Decklan
  51. Declan
  52. Dylan
  53. Eigil
  54. Eldon
  55. Elijah
  56. Elliot
  57. Emerson
  58. Estevan
  59. Ethan
  60. Everett
  61. Ezra
  62. Felix
  63. Finley
  64. Gabriel
  65. Glen
  66. Graham
  67. Grant
  68. Grayson
  69. Grey
  70. Greyson
  71. Griffey
  72. Gunner
  73. Hagen
  74. Hank
  75. Harrison
  76. Hendrix
  77. Henry
  78. Holden
  79. Hoytt
  80. Hudson
  81. Huxton
  82. Issac
  83. Jace
  84. Jack
  85. Jackson
  86. Jagger
  87. James
  88. Jameson
  89. Jamison
  90. Jason
  91. Jaxxon
  92. Jayden
  93. Jecht
  94. Jepson
  95. Jett
  96. Johnny
  97. Jordan
Baby boy looks up at a light.
  1. Joseph
  2. Joyner
  3. Jude
  4. Julian
  5. Kai
  6. Kairos
  7. Kaison
  8. Kannon
  9. Kash
  10. Kayden
  11. Kevin
  12. Knox
  13. Kobe
  14. Kobyn
  15. Kollins
  16. Kooper
  17. Krew
  18. Kruize
  19. Lance
  20. Landon
  21. Layne
  22. Leander
  23. Legend
  24. Leo
  25. Leroy
  26. Liam
  27. Lincoln
  28. Lorenzo
  29. Lucah
  30. Lucas
  31. Lucca
  32. Luke
  33. Macen
  34. Madden
  35. Makai
  36. Malcom
  37. Mateo
  38. Maverick
  39. Maverik
  40. Meloy
  41. Memphis
  42. Micah
  43. Michael
  44. Milas
  45. Miles
  46. Milo
  47. Myles
  48. Nixon
  49. Nixx
  50. Noah
  51. Ocean
  52. Oliver
  53. Otto
  54. Owen
  55. Parker
  56. Quin
  57. Reicher (pronounced Riker)
  58. Remington
  59. Remy
  60. Rex
  61. Rhett
  62. River
  63. Robert
  64. Roman
  65. Rome
  66. Rowan
  67. Ryan
  68. Ryder
  69. Sam
  70. Sawyer
  71. Sebastian
  72. Silas
  73. Stanlee
  74. Sterling
  75. Stetson
  76. Sullivan
  77. Sylis
  78. Taevon
  79. Tatum
  80. Tayden
  81. Teagan
  82. Theo
  83. Theoden
  84. Theodore
  85. Titus
  86. Travis
  87. Tylden
  88. Tyler
  89. Tylon
  90. Vallyn
  91. Vilinois
  92. Vinn
  93. Walker
  94. Waylon
  95. Weston
  96. William
  97. Zayden

2021 Boy Middle Names

Baby boy sucks finger and smiles.

I expect these 140 middle names for boys to be popular in 2021.

  1. Alexander
  2. Amar
  3. Andrew
  4. Anthony
  5. Armen
  6. Arthur
  7. Ayron
  8. Benicio
  9. Bernardo
  10. Blaze
  11. Branden
  12. Braxtyn
  13. Brett
  14. Brooks
  15. Chace
  16. Chance
  17. Charles
  18. Christer
  19. Christian
  20. Christopher
  21. Clark
  22. Clay
  23. Creed
  24. Cruz
  25. Dale
  26. David
  27. Dean
  28. Dee
  29. Dennis
  30. Derek
  31. Derrick
  32. Dixon
  33. Don
  34. Drake
  35. Duane
  36. Duke
  37. Elias
  38. Elijah
  39. Elliot
  40. Ellis
  41. Emmet
  42. Everett
  43. Finn
  44. Forrest
  45. Foxx
  46. Francis
  47. Fynn
  48. Gabriel
  49. Gale
  50. Garret
  51. Gary
  52. Gasparian
  53. George
  54. Gillen
  55. Grant
  56. Grey
  57. Harper
  58. Harrison
  59. Hayes
  60. Hendrix
  61. Henry
  62. Ira
  63. Isaac
  64. Jack
  65. Jacob
  66. Jame
  67. James
Sleeping baby boy lays on a blue blanket.
  1. Jaxson
  2. Jay
  3. John
  4. Jon
  5. Jonathan
  6. Joseph
  7. Joshua
  8. Josiah
  9. Kade
  10. Kai
  11. Kasey
  12. Kelly
  13. Kidd
  14. Krie
  15. Lane
  16. Layton
  17. Lee
  18. Lennox
  19. Leo
  20. Lincoln
  21. Logan
  22. Malik
  23. Mars
  24. Matthew
  25. Mavryx
  26. Max
  27. McCoy
  28. McKay
  29. Merrick
  30. Michael
  31. Myles
  32. Nox
  33. Oliver
  34. Opie
  35. Oso
  36. Patrick
  37. Paul
  38. Ray
  39. Raye
  40. Rayv
  41. Reese
  42. Reid
  43. Reilley
  44. Riley
  45. Robert
  46. Roman
  47. Ronnie
  48. Ryan
  49. Ryatt
  50. Ryder
  51. Scott
  52. Shane
  53. Sterling
  54. Steven
  55. Sonatane
  56. Tanner
  57. Taylor
  58. Thomas
  59. Timothy
  60. Todd
  61. Victor
  62. Wade
  63. Walden
  64. Warner
  65. Wayne
  66. Wells
  67. White
  68. William
  69. Winter
  70. Wyatt
  71. Xander
  72. Xavier
  73. Zayden

Place names are also a trend for boys with names like Dallas, Memphis, and Rome on the list.

I also noticed a number of names that relate to Greek mythology like Atlas, Leander, Leo, Titus, and Legend.

It’s clear that traditional names are still a popular choice with names like Benjamin, Charles, Joseph, Jason, Matthew, David, and James making the list.

There’s also a good amount of celebrity names like Kobe, Hendrix, Jagger, Madden, Sebastian, Theoden, and Waylon.

Gender Neutral Names

These names were found on both lists of names, so they could be used for either a boy or girl!

  1. Finley
  2. Remington
  3. Dean
  4. Grey
  5. Harper
  6. James
  7. Jay
  8. Lee
  9. Ray
  10. Taylor
  11. Winter

What baby names will be popular in 2021?

3 babies laugh and look at each other.

Based on the information I gathered, these were the most common first and middle names for boys and girls, and therefore will most likely be the most popular baby names in 2021.

Popular Girl Names

  1. Ellie
  2. Paisley
  3. Harlow
  4. Harper
  5. Indie
  6. Willow
  7. Aspen
  8. Aurora
  9. Ava
  10. Berkley
  11. Birdie
  12. Brielle
  13. Chloe
  14. Evelyn
  15. Grace
  16. Haven
  17. Huntley
  18. Maggie
  19. Ryleigh
  20. Saylor
  21. Scarlett
  22. Scottie
  23. Sophia

Popular Girl Middle Names

  1. Grace
  2. Lynn
  3. Mae
  4. Rose
  5. Rae
  6. Jo
  7. Jade
  8. Kay
  9. Virginia
  10. Jane
  11. Jean
  12. Sue
  13. Dawn
  14. Elaine
  15. Elizabeth
  16. Faye
  17. Jae
  18. Jay
  19. Joy
  20. Marie
  21. May
  22. Nova
  23. Quinn
  24. Ray
  25. Skye
  26. Winter

Popular Boy Names

  1. Sawyer
  2. Oliver
  3. Owen
  4. Remington
  5. Weston
  6. Axel
  7. Benjamin
  8. Charles
  9. Elliot
  10. Grayson
  11. Joseph
  12. Krew
  13. Lincoln
  14. Maverick
  15. Michael
  16. Roman
  17. Stetson
  18. Alexander
  19. Asher
  20. Atlas
  21. Brixton
  22. Camden
  23. Carson
  24. Greyson
  25. Jason
  26. Leo
  27. Liam
  28. Nixon
  29. Sam
  30. Tyler

Popular Boy Middle Names

  1. James
  2. Lee
  3. Scott
  4. David
  5. Hayes
  6. Matthew
  7. Robert
  8. Wade
  9. Alexander
  10. Andrew
  11. Anthony
  12. Arthur
  13. Christian
  14. Christopher
  15. Elias
  16. Grey
  17. McCoy
  18. McKay
  19. Oliver
  20. Ray
  21. Raye
  22. Ryatt
  23. Shane
  24. Wayne
  25. William

Want More?

If you liked this post about popular baby names for 2021, you can find even more baby name ideas in this growing archive!

Your Turn

Do you have any predictions for which baby names will be popular in 2021? Have you noticed any trends with baby names?

Let me know in the comments!

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