We’ve compiled a list of the top baby names of 2023 so far, according to the favorite name lists of the millions of users who visit BabyNames.com! Do any of these surprise you?
Back in the day, baby naming was influenced by cultural and religious traditions passing down names through generations. But nowadays, there’s much more media influence including celebrity names, character names from books and television, and even popular influencers. Of course, people want to pick names that sound good and have positive meanings. It’s a wild ride of influences that keeps the naming game always changing! What will be in store for 2024?
Jennifer Moss (she/her) is the founder of BabyNames.com, author of The Baby Names Workbook, and Producer of The Baby Names Podcast. Jennifer is widely regarded as the leading expert on popular baby name trends and the naming process, serving as the authoritative source on the subject for national and international media.
Jennifer entered the tech arena in the 80s as a software developer and database architect, and became a pioneer in the Internet industry. In addition to operating BabyNames.com, Jennifer owns a web development agency in central California.