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?

Top Baby Names of 2023 So Far


  1. Charlotte
  2. Aurora
  3. Violet
  4. Amelia
  5. Hazel
  6. Wren
  7. Aria
  8. Ophelia
  9. Evelyn
  10. Ivy
  11. Iris
  12. Adelaide
  13. Nora
  14. Olivia
  15. Scarlett
  16. Ava
  17. Luna
  18. Maeve
  19. Genevieve
  20. Alice


  1. Asher
  2. Oliver
  3. Theodore
  4. Liam
  5. Henry
  6. Silas
  7. Owen
  8. Declan
  9. Finn
  10. Levi
  11. Jasper
  12. Felix
  13. Milo
  14. Benjamin
  15. Elijah
  16. Caleb
  17. Gabriel
  18. Ethan
  19. Sebastian
  20. Arlo


  1. Rowan
  2. Willow
  3. Sage
  4. Quinn
  5. Avery
  6. River
  7. James
  8. Kai
  9. Finley
  10. Charlie
  11. Jade
  12. Logan
  13. Harper
  14. Eden
  15. Ezra
  16. Nova
  17. Orion
  18. Ashton
  19. Julian
  20. Riley

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.