First Names Starting with A-Z
Find hundreds of boy names and girl names for every letter of the alphabet, and learn their meaning and origin. Browse by first letter to make that perfect monogram!
If you're expecting a baby, it's time to start thinking about a name! You don't have to have a given name ready before you see your precious little one's face, but having a solid idea of what first and middle name you'll use does make things easier when it's time to sign the birth certificate.
Some parents love common names and want to select one that is trending, while others prefer less-known baby names. The Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps track of the most popular baby names in the United States, breaking them down into two lists: one for female names and one for male names. Currently, the most popular names for baby girls are Olivia, Emma, Ava, Sophia, and Isabella. The top baby boy names are Liam, Noah, Oliver, William, and Elijah.
Maybe you don't want to name your child one of most popular baby names. Some parents stay away from trending given names in favor of something more unique or personalized. One idea is to choose boys' or girls' names beginning with a particular letter. If your first child's name begins with K, for example, you might choose a K name for your subsequent babies too. You also might consider matching the first letter of your last name so that the full name has a cohesive sound to it.
Here are some ideas:
Still not satisfied and want to browse through every name in the world? Take a look through our huge database of baby names to learn about name origin and etymology of nearly all names, including unique names that start with Q and X!
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