Popular Baby Names

What's fun, new, and fresh-sounding in the world of baby names this year? See the top 100 baby names and other popular American baby names. From the most popular baby boy names to trendy baby girl names, find inspiration for the perfect names for babies here.

Baby Names: Is It Too Popular?

Great names tend to get very popular. Heres how to choose a baby name that won't dominate the preschool roster.

The Biggest Baby Name Trends of 2013

Is your favorite baby name gaining in popularity? Find out!

The Top 20 Baby Names of the Year

If you're looking to choose (or avoid!) a super-popular baby name, don't miss this list of the year's top-ranking baby names for boys and girls.

The Most Popular Baby Names by State

Sophia or Olivia? Liam or Mason? Find out which names you'll be hearing on the playground in your town!

The 12 Buzziest Baby Names of the Year

The following baby names may not have a shot at the top spot on the Social Security Administration's list of top baby names, but these monikers are moving up in the ranks -- fast! Check out the buzziest baby names of the year.

The Biggest Baby Name Trends of 2014

From mythical to moody, places to presidents, check out the year's top trends in baby names.

Best Baby Names 2009

Find out which baby names were most popular on Parents.com in 2009! We've put together the hottest baby names and trends, plus some beloved classics. See if your favorites made the cut!

Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?

You want your baby to stand out, but is the name you've chosen too unique? Heres how to choose the perfect baby name.

Baby Names: How to Know You've Picked the Right Name

Naming your baby can be a daunting task. Here's how to know you've picked the right name.

The Top Baby Name Trends of the Year

If timeless baby names seem a little boring and tired to you (another James or Elizabeth?), there's always a fresh new naming trend to consider. Here's what's hot and happening in baby names this year.