Have you become a parent recently?
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You know, your life completely changes once you give birth to a baby. You are a free soul, but when you bring a new life into this world, you are suddenly burdened with many responsibilities.
It may sound a bit harsh, but the reality is, when you hold your baby close to your heart for the first time, that very moment, you are already willing to do everything you can to see a smile on that tiny face.
Motherhood is amazing, you know. You take on tons of responsibilities, and you get tired. But the moment you look at the happy face of your baby or hear your baby say “Mommy,” you forget all your tiredness.
Among the many responsivities, one responsibility as a parent is choosing the right name for your little one. And trust me, no matter how simple it sounds, it’s a tough job. Well, at least it was for me when I needed to choose a name for my baby girl!
My husband and I spent days and hours looking for a name for our newborn. After many disagreements, we finally agreed on the name Zara, which means princess. After all, she IS our little princess!
But you don’t have to face the same struggle as me. I have done your hard work and created a trending modern baby names collection!
Modern Baby Names for Your Little One
We, parents, always look for what is best for our kids. And there is no exception when choosing a name for them.
Not all parents have the same criteria while looking for names. While some look for names with a specific meaning, some look for names of a specific origin, and others look for names that start with a specific letter.
Today, I’m going to tell you about modern baby names. So, if you are a parent looking for trendy names for your boy or girl, this post is for you!
Modern Baby Names for Girls
Have you become parents to a baby girl? Are you looking for a good name for her?
You have landed on the right page!
I have compiled a list of some of the most awesome modern baby names for girls. All you need is to go through this list and choose the name that suits your baby girl the best.
Are you ready?
Anna is your name if you are into short and trendy names!
This name is easy to remember and pronounce. And that is what has made this name a hot favorite among parents worldwide.
If you like the name Hannah but looking for a variation, you can go for the name Anna. Doesn’t it sound delicate?
Since Amazon Alexa has become a part of the smart household, Alexa as a name has been making rounds.
Parents like this modern name that means the defender of humanity.
Do you like fantasy stories and novels? I’m a huge fan and have read almost all the fantasy novels and stories.
If you are anything like me, there is a high chance that you have already read Alice in Wonderland. Haven’t you?
Alice can be a good name for your daughter.
The name Beth has its roots in the English and Hebrew languages.
If you like the name Elizabeth or Bethany but want to opt for something other than them, as they are a bit long, you can go for Beth.
I grew up playing with Barbie, and if you like dolls, the chances are that you have too.
There are so many memories associated with this pretty name. If you want to say the name for the rest of your life, you can choose this name for your beautiful little girl.
Also, some parents use this name as a nickname for Barbara.
Becca sounds like the name of that most popular girl in school whom all boys want to date and who has a gang of her own.
It is a beautiful name for your gorgeous girl. You can use the name Rebeca as a nickname for your baby girl.
This name has an Old English charm to it. And can you ignore the regal vibe it has?
I’m so into this name! It has its roots in English and French languages. You can find this name in many famous novels. It’s a perfect name for your daddy’s girl.
It’s such a classy name, I must say!
When you pronounce the name, it sounds like the name of some posh woman. If you are into names like this, you can opt for this name for your baby girl.
Claire originates in French and Latin and comes with the meaning of clear and bright.
Did I tell you Chloe is trending now?
Yes, this stylish and modern name has become very popular recently. If you are into mythology, let me tell you that Chloe is mentioned in Greek mythology. Also, you can find this name in the New Testament.
It means a blooming, fresh, green shoot – perfect for your lively daughter.
Darnisha is a variant of Darnell and means hidden. Some parents want the name they choose for their little ones to be unique. If you are one of them, Darnisha can be a good name for your daughter.
Only a few girls carry this name, but it has an undeniable appeal.
You can also choose Darla, which is another version of this name.
This name of English origin is preferred mainly by parents looking for modern names with a dash of class.
Don’t you find it to be classy too?
The word Emma has a German origin. It has a certain sense of femineity and prettiness that you can’t ignore.
And who doesn’t know Emma Watson, the popular actress in Harry Potter movies and our favorite Hermione?
This short name has all the cuteness you need in a name!
It sounds like the name of a beautiful, elegant, and pretty girl. It translates to a beautiful fairy. The meaning is quite similar to the vibe it creates.
Have you watched the very popular Netflix series Emily in Paris?
Since I watched that series, I have become a HUGE fan of Emily. Her looks, beauty, and of course, her dresses are jaw-dropping and oh-so-perfect!
This name will greatly suit your fashionista girl.
Doesn’t this name sound like the name of some superhot diva?
Well, that is the exact vibe it has. Did you know it was the name of a popular actress back in the 70s?
It comes with the meaning of fair.
I read the story of Florence Nightingale in school. I developed a huge admiration for her. This name brings back so many memories of my childhood days.
Florence holds the meaning of flourishing. And it is a famous city in Italy.
Do you like combining names? Then you will like the name Gabrianna, which is a combination of Gabrielle and Anna.
It sounds elegant and is perfect for girls who are quiet and intelligent.
This name has its roots in the Latin language. It is said that it is taken from the name Julian. It holds the meaning of “youthful.”
This name is on the list of top names and soaring high in popularity.
Have you watched Catwoman?
I was in school when that movie was released, and ever since then, I’ve been a fan of Halle Berry, who played the lead actress in the movie.
If you like powerful feminine names, you can go for this name.
Jane is such a common name!
This name was mostly used in Old English novels. But then it became so popular among parents that people still love this sweet name.
Are you into flowery names?
Then the chances are that you will like the very pretty name Lily for your flower-like baby girl.
It holds the meaning of innocence, purity, and beauty.
Maggy is such a joyful name!
I had a classmate whom we used to call Maggy. If you want, you can go with the spelling Maggie too.
It holds the meaning of pearl.
Neda is a modern name that is very commonly used in Africa. It has a feminine vibe to it with a courageous undertone.
It comes with the meaning of a wealthy protector.
Nancy is a name that almost all of us are familiar with, as we have come across it several times in many popular novels.
It has a charm that you can’t ignore. And have you noticed how sweet this name is?
It started gaining popularity in the Old English times, and recently, it has been used by parents worldwide.
Isn’t this name short and trendy? If you like short names, it could be a good choice for your baby.
It has a funky tone and can also be used as a nickname for your baby girl.
It’s a name that always retains its value among parents. And did you notice the fashionista vibe it comes with?
It holds the meaning of “passionate.”
Are you into witches and demons? Have you watched the Netflix series Sabrina?
In that, the lead character was named Sabrina. It has some religious connection to it. Did you know Sabrina was a Celtic goddess?
Do you want your girl’s name to be such that only she will carry it in the entire school, and no other kids will carry that name?
Give her the name Tamsin.
It is a unique name that only a few parents use for their girls. It comes with the meaning of twin.
It’s another uncommon name on my list of modern girls’ names.
It is a short name that is easy to remember. It has a sense of serenity to it. It holds the meaning of light-hearted.
Ever since I watched High School Musical, I became a fan of Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron. And I have always watched all of their movies since then.
This name has a certain feminine vibe to it. If you like the name Vanessa or are a fan of the actress Vanessa, you can choose this name for your little princess.
Modern Baby Names for Boys
If you have become parents to a little prince and looking for the right name for him, then let me tell you, you have come to the right place!
In this section, I have come up with a long list of boy names that are modern and trending. Have a look at the list and see what catches your fancy!
Are you into popular names? How about the name Adken?
It is a unique name that is being used by modern parents these days. It holds the meaning of made of oak.
It is a perfect name for boys who are brave and powerful. If you want a variation, you can choose the name Aiken too.
We have all read about Thomas Addison in school.
He was a famous physician and scientist who is known for his discovery of Addison’s disease.
Do you want your son to become an intelligent and smart man when he grows up?
Then you can go with the name Addison. It holds the meaning of the son of Adam.
I have found this name in so many movies. It’s a modern name used by lead characters in movies and series.
It comes with the meaning of one who drives a cart. Many parents use it as a surname for their boys too.
Dave is a short name that you can pronounce in one go. If you are into easy-to-pronounce names, you can choose the name Dave for your little boy.
Parents commonly use it as a nickname for their kids.
It’s a modern name that is unique at the same time.
If you want to name your kid something that will be used only by him in his class, you can give him the name Daron.
You can’t ignore the classiness it has, right?
Are you looking for a name that has an aristocratic vibe to it? How about the name Earl?
It’s a modern name that most parents prefer naming their sons with. It comes with the meaning of nobleman.
Here is another modern name for you that is uncommon at the same time.
This stylish name has a certain sense of gentlemanly vibe to it. It comes with the meaning of wise.
Want your son to be smart when he grows up?
Give him the name Elfred.
Frank is a name that has a stylish vibe to it. And it has a charm that you can’t ignore.
People have used this name for ages but still retained its charms. And it would rank as one of the most popular modern names.
It comes with the meaning of a free man.
This modern name has its roots in the English language. It comes with the meaning of spear.
It can be a great name for your little boy who you want to be courageous when he grows up.
Do you want your son to have qualities like quiet and calm?
Then you can go for the name Galen. It sounds like grandeur. It holds the meaning of calm.
The word means tranquil and, for some, has its roots in the Gaelic language.
Do you want your son to bear qualities such as inspiration, intelligence, mind, and heart?
Well, all these mean, Hugo. Yes, this is a name with multiple meanings. And did you notice the posh vibe this name comes with?
It has its roots in German and is a perfect fit for your classy son.
It’s a modern English name that has a certain roughness to it. It seems like the name of a man who is rough and tough.
If you want your son to grow up strong, you can give him this name.
I was in school when the movie Titanic got released. I still remember the day when my parents went for a movie date and watched this movie while I stayed at home with my aunt.
Later when I grew up and watched the movie for the first time, I cried a lot at the ending scene. And from then, the name Jack got engraved on my heart. I fell in love with the character Jack.
If I had a son, I would name him Jack!
Kaison is a name that modern parents are using a lot these days. It holds the meaning of keeper of the keys.
You can go with the name Kai if you want a shorter version.
The name Mark has a handsome vibe to it. It sounds like the name of some sexy guy you might want to flirt with.
Do you want your son to be popular with girls?
Well, you can give him the name Mark!
Norman sounds like a traditional name. It holds the meaning of someone who hails from the North.
It has its origin in the French language and is popular among parents.
Are you into modern names that have a traditional vibe to them?
Then you can choose the name Oliver for your little prince. It sounds like the name of some cute and romantic boy.
And who doesn’t know about Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens?
Are trendy names your thing? How about the name Penn?
It is a quirky name and has a pop-star vibe to it. It comes with the meaning of “from the enclosure.”
It has its roots in English origin.
This modern name has a masculine vibe to it. It sounds like the name of some masculine man.
If you want your son to have a good body with toned muscles, you can choose the name Raine for your baby boy.
It comes with the meaning of “rule.”
This name is commonly used by millennials these days. It’s a perfect example of modern names for boys.
It is short, stylish, and sounds like the name of the most happening guy in your group. It comes with the meaning of the defender of man.
Unisex Modern Baby Names
Are you modern at heart? Do you want to give your baby a unisex name?
In this section, I have come up with some amazing names you can use for both boys and girls.
Yes, these are gender-neutral names.
If you are into simple yet modern names, Casey is the name for you!
Do you want your baby to grow up courageous and one who can deal with all the obstacles in life without fear?
Casey would be a good name option, as it comes with the meaning of brave.
Doesn’t this name sound a bit mysterious?
I found it to be so. If you want your baby girl or boy to have the qualities of a poet, you can give them this beautiful name.
It holds the meaning of the poet.
Are you a Marvel movie fan? How many Spiderman movies have you watched?
If you ask me, I’m a HUGE fan of Spiderman. I was in school when I watched the very first movie of this series. And the next few days I spent looking at spiders very closely, with the wish to get bitten by one of them!
Even now, I wish I had at least some superpowers!
So, Peter Parker is the name of Spiderman’s character. And you can use Parker for both girls and boys. Happy?
Perry is another modern name you can give to both boys and girls alike. This name has a quirky vibe and will fit your millennial perfectly.
If you like names with a hippy vibe, you can choose Perry for your kiddo.
This name has an Old English vibe but is very popular among parents. After all, who can ignore the charm it carries, right?
It holds the meaning of “dispenser of provisions.”
Do you want your kid to have great observation power when they grow up?
Scout would be a good name in that case. It carries the meaning of “to spy.”
As the name suggests, Sunny means cheerful and bright.
If you’re looking for a name with a cheerful vibe, this can be the perfect name for your happy little one.
If you are a modern family looking for a baby name, you are spoilt for choice here. Did you like the name I have included in my list? Which one did you like the most?
Remember to let me know in the comments!