The 200 Most Popular 2022 Baby Names Right Now
Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
Photography by PHOTOGRAPHED BY KRISTEN CURETTE & DAEMAINE HINES
Got a bun in the oven and desperately searching for a name? You’re not alone. If you’re wondering what the most popular 2022 baby names are (either for inspiration or to avoid), you’re in luck!
Nameberry recently released a list of the baby names that “peaked” in 2021. According to the baby naming-site, this eclectic mix of 400 names “ranked higher in the U.S. in 2021 than they have ever done before.”
Overarching trends include Classic Names, Unisex Names, Trending Sounds (-lani and -lo endings, Kai and Bo beginnings), Biblical Names, Nature-Inspired Names, Surname Names, Lyrical Names, and more!
Below are a selection of the most popular 2022 baby names on the rise!
Hot Girl Names:
Maeve, Luna, Eloise, Isla, Aurora, Eleanor, Freya, Iris, Ivy, Charlotte, Amelia, Violet, Evelyn, Nora, Olivia, Wren, Sienna, Evangeline, Lyra, Juniper, Poppy, Astrid, Cecilia, Lilith, Margot, Elena, Maya, Willow, Ayla, Kaia, Delilah, Athena, Calliope, Nova, Noa, Eden, Persephone, Evie, Sage, Zara, Selah, Lorelei, Clover, Lucia, Sloane, Esme, Emilia, Shiloh, Eliana, Briar, Natalia, Sylvie, Gemma, Dahlia, Harlow, Artemis, Blair, Guinevere, Remi, Alina, Maia, Octavia, Liliana, Gia, Sutton, Soleil, Rory, Lyla, Lennon, Scout, Indigo, Magnolia, Marlowe, Selene, Alessia, Juliette, Emery, Celine, Aspen, Ember, Azalea, August, Noelle, Blake, Alora, Collins, Kingsley, Anais, River, Indie, Liana, Reign, Tatum, Mazikeen, Soraya, Elora, Raya, Annalise, Sawyer, Lorelei. (See 100 more + their meanings!)
Hot Boy Names:
Arlo, Theodore, Silas, Atticus, Milo, Kai, Atlas, Jude, Ezra, Oliver, Asher, Theo, Rowan, Bodhi, Jasper, Miles, Caspian, Leo, Elliott, Callum, Elio, Levi, Luca, Nico, Emmett, River, Rhys, Elias, Evander, Cassian, Archer, Lucas, Beau, Ari, Enzo, Jack, Liam, Graham, Bennett, Beckett, Mateo, Elijah, Tate, Brooks, Cillian, Ezekiel, Azriel, Maverick, Koa, Flynn, Apollo, Hayes, Wells, Wilder, Nolan, Ace, Lennox, Koda, Hudson, Finley, Odin, Neo, Aziel, Cooper, Nash, Kenzo, Atharv, Zayn, Sage, Bear, Rhett, Weston, Jett, Jackson, Onyx, Sullivan, Banks, Hendrix, Kiaan, Beckham, Bo, Crew, Shiloh, Grey, Zion, Oakley, Shepherd, Thiago, Amari, Legend, Bowie, Bjorn, Lorenzo, Bellamy, Callen, Ford, Salem, Santiago, Judah, Waylon. (See 100 more + their meanings!)
For more inspiration, check out the 200 Most Popular Baby Names of 2021!
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