Top 100 Trending Names for 2021

We didn’t see it coming, but COVID-19 had thrown us a curveball when WHO declared it a global pandemic early 2020. While the front liners scrambled to contain the spread, the majority of us stayed at home.

Despite the chaos, stress and the challenges of staying at home with no prospects of leaving our homes unless it was absolutely necessary, it was good-natured humour to expect a baby boom. After all what else could married couples possibly do to kill time except getting plenty of bedroom action to burn off all the food they’ve been consuming. If this were indeed the case and you’ve got a baby in the oven, then congratulations! Now we know why you’re here.

Choosing the perfect name for your baby can seem rather daunting when you have so many to choose from. But even names roll with the times. On some years specific names are more popular than some, and there isn’t any set trend to predict when they will become popular again. Still, parents can always get a head start by narrowing down some potential names, even if you don’t yet know the sex of your baby. After all, find the most suitable name for your baby is serious business. To help you gather some inspiration, here are the top 100 trending names for both girls and boys for this year. But since it is ladies first, we’ll start off with the girls’ names first.

Top 50 Trending Girl Names for 2020

Top 50 Trending Girl Names for 2020
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  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Charlotte
  6. Sophia
  7. Amelia
  8. Mia
  9. Luna
  10. Camila
  11. Aria
  12. Evelyn
  13. Abigail
  14. Ella
  15. Aurora
  16. Violet
  17. Hazel
  18. Chloe
  19. Scarlett
  20. Isla
  21. Freya
  22. Sofia
  23. Adeline
  24. Nora
  25. Adelaide
  26. Lily
  27. Grace
  28. Maeve
  29. Ivy
  30. Audrey
  31. Genevieve
  32. Iris
  33. Lucy
  34. Ophelia
  35. Eloise
  36. Vivianne
  37. Lorelei
  38. Wren
  39. Hannah
  40. Clara
  41. Lydia
  42. Madeline
  43. Claire
  44. Astrid
  45. Thea
  46. Kaia
  47. Cora
  48. Penelope
  49. Naomi
  50. Zoey

Now that you’ve seen the name choices for the girls, how about checking out some really cool and trending name options for the boys?

Top 50 Trending Boy Names for 2020

Top 50 Trending Boy Names for 2020
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  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. William
  4. Oliver
  5. Lucas
  6. Benjamin
  7. Elijah
  8. James
  9. Henry
  10. Alexander
  11. Sebastian
  12. Mason
  13. Ethan
  14. Logan
  15. Michael
  16. Daniel
  17. Jacob
  18. Jackson
  19. Mateo
  20. Aiden
  21. Gabriel
  22. Caleb
  23. Theodore
  24. Declan
  25. Owen
  26. Simon
  27. Grayson
  28. Levi
  29. Matthew
  30. Finn
  31. Miles
  32. Leo
  33. Landon
  34. Emmett
  35. Evertt
  36. Jasper
  37. Oscar
  38. Felix
  39. Hudson
  40. Harrison
  41. Elliot
  42. Lincoln
  43. Gavin
  44. Dominic
  45. Jack
  46. Isaac
  47. Wyatt
  48. Elias
  49. Josiah
  50. Thomas

Well, it is no surprise there that Liam ranks number one in the list. I mean, who doesn’t want at least one of the Hemsworth brothers in the house – although I am not sure why the name Chris didn’t also make it into the list. 

Needless to say, celebrity names and famous people do play a huge role in influencing name choices. So as a bonus, what about checking out some trending celebrity names for the year? Maybe you might find one you fancy?

Bonus Celebrity Names that are Trending

  1. Archie
  2. Betty
  3. Daisy
  4. Ruthie
  5. Hayes
  6. Buddy
  7. Violet
  8. Callum
  9. Wyatt
  10. Lyla

Are you still looking for the one? It is common to hear an avid celebrity fan naming their kids after who they look up to. Today, parents tend to gravitate more towards celebrity-inspired baby names because they are usually unique, somewhat quirky and come with beautiful meanings. So why bother reinventing the wheel? Below are some more A-lister names for you to consider.

Needless to say, celebrity names and famous people do play a huge role in influencing name choices. So as a bonus, what about checking out some trending celebrity names for the year? Maybe you might find one you fancy?

A-lister names

  1. Timothée
  2. Ariana
  3. Shawn
  4. Normani
  5. Adam
  6. Rihanna
  7. Travis
  8. Stefani
  9. Jennifer
  10. Bruce
  11. Taylor
  12. Brie
  13. Chris
  14. Billie
  15. Addison

Are you still looking for the one? It is common to hear an avid celebrity fan naming their kids after who they look up to. Today, parents tend to gravitate more towards celebrity-inspired baby names because they are usually unique, somewhat quirky and come with beautiful meanings. So why bother reinventing the wheel? Below are some more A-lister names for you to consider.

Needless to say, celebrity names and famous people do play a huge role in influencing name choices. So as a bonus, what about checking out some trending celebrity names for the year? Maybe you might find one you fancy?

Choosing the perfect baby name can be thrilling and intimidating all at once. After all, the name you give your baby is the name that they will carry for the rest of their life. You would want a name that you think would suit them best. 

If you’re going to add on a second name, then there are a couple more things to consider like how well the first, middle and last name flows. Of course the most important is to nail that first to last name flow first, and we haven’t even touched on the flow of names in other languages.

In hindsight, do you really want your child’s name to be so long? Think about all the forms you will have to fill when you register their birth, and again when they go to school. Some parents aren’t too fussed, but it is something to think about.

Another good point that shouldn’t go unnoticed is name pronunciation. Since we live in a multi-racial, multi-cultural country like Malaysia, it would be good to try spelling it so that it is easier to pronounce cross-culturally. Of course, there will be the odd few who would still pronounce it wrong no matter what you do. 

At the end of the day, we still think the best advice is to do your research first. Narrow down the potentials with your spouse, sleep on it and just go with your gut feel. Good luck!

somewhat quirky and come with beautiful meanings. So why bother reinventing the wheel? Below are some more A-lister names for you to consider.

Needless to say, celebrity names and famous people do play a huge role in influencing name choices. So as a bonus, what about checking out some trending celebrity names for the year? Maybe you might find one you fancy?

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