50 Trendy Baby Names

50 Trendy Baby Names

The 21st century has ushered in some interesting trends, with the choosing of increasingly outlandish baby names being one of them. While there’s plenty to be said for having a cool name that stands out from the crowd, some parents (ahem, celebrities!) have gone a bit overboard with monikers like Fanta and Apple.

For the rest of us, we have to be much more judicious. However, there are some truly beautiful names that you won’t easily find on a preschool classroom roster. Take Abner, for example–this old farmhouse favorite is making a comeback with parents of baby boys thanks to its lovely Hebrew origin, meaning “father of light.

We also love Allura for girls; not only does it call to mind the word “allure,” which in itself is a sleek-sounding word with an attractive meaning, but this British name means “Godly adviser.” Talk about starting your little one off on the right foot!

Another trendy name for baby girls is Suzu, which could be a de mode update on its postwar-era predecessor Susan. Suzu, however, is Japanese in origin, and means “little bell,” which we hope is a prayer for what her cries will sound like.

If you’re looking to inspire strength in your little boy, consider Apollo or Ellington. The former references the Greek sun god while the latter is a nod to jazz giant Duke Ellington. Clearly, you can’t go wrong taking the namesake of such renowned figures here.

Check out our list below for more of our favorite trendy baby names.

Abner

Meaning: Father of light
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Adelaide

Meaning: Of Noble Kin
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Aidan

Meaning: Little Fire
Origin: Irish
Gender: Unisex

Alastair

Meaning: Defender Of The People
Origin: Scottish
Gender: Boy

Alexander

Meaning: Defender Of The People
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Allura

Meaning: Godly adviser
Origin: British
Gender: Girl

Apollo

Meaning: Sun God
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Archer

Meaning:  Bowman, One Who Excels At Archery
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Aria

Meaning:  Solo Melody
Origin: Italian
Gender: Girl

Aurora

Meaning: Dawn
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Ava

Meaning: Like A Bird
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Benjamin

Meaning: Son Of My Right Hand
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Caleb

Meaning: Whole Hearted
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Charlotte

Meaning: Free
Origin: French
Gender: Girl

Connor

Meaning: Descendent Of Hound, Desire
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Declan

Meaning: Full Of Goodness
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Delilah

Meaning: Delicate, Weakened
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Elijah

Meaning: My God Is Yahweh
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Eliza

Meaning: God Is My Oath
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Ellington

Meaning: Jazz giant Duke Ellington
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Ethan

Meaning: Firm, Strong
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Felix

Meaning: Happy And Prosperous
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Finn

Meaning: Fair
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Freya

Meaning: Goddess Of Love, Fertility And Beauty
Origin: Scandinavian
Gender: Girl

Gabriel

Meaning: God Is My Strength
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Grace

Meaning: Charm
Origin:  Latin
Gender: Girl

Grayson

Meaning: Son Of The Grey-Haired One
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Griffin

Meaning: From Gryphon – A Fabled Monster
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Hannah

Meaning: Grace
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Hazel

Meaning: The Hazel Tree
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Henry

Meaning: Ruler Of The Home
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Isla

Meaning: Island
Origin: Scottish
Gender: Girl

Jasper

Meaning: Treasurer
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Kaden

Meaning: Fighter
Origin: American
Gender: Boy

Keira

Meaning: Black Haired
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Levi

Meaning: Joined In Harmony
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Liam

Meaning: With Gilded Helmet
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Luna

Meaning: The Moon
Origin: Italian
Gender: Girl

Maeve

Meaning: Intoxicating
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Matthew

Meaning: Gift Of God
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Mia

Meaning:Of The Sea Or Bitter
Origin: Scandinavian
Gender: Girl

Nora

Meaning: Honor
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Oliver

Meaning: Descendant Of The Ancestor
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Owen

Meaning: The Yew Tree Or Youth
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Scarlett

Meaning: Red
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Sebastian

Meaning: Venerable
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Suzu

Meaning: Little bell
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Girl

Theodore

Meaning: Divine Gift
Origin: Greek
Gender:  Boy

Violet

Meaning: Purple/blue Flower
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Vivienne

Meaning: Alive
Origin: French
Gender: Girl