Get inspired to go short when it comes to naming your newborn with this list of short (yet totally sweet) baby names for boys and girls.

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Despite its length, a short baby name can make a big impact. Cute short names are also a great way to balance out a long last name. And if you ask us, short names for babies are just plain cool—without trying too hard. Whether you're looking for short names that are unique, classic, or somewhere in between, we rounded up our top picks of the best short baby names for girls and boys to inspire you.

Classic Short Girl Names

These short baby girl names are a great combination with a long last name. However, they sound equally as chic with a short last name.

  • Kate
  • Ruth
  • Rose
  • Beth
  • Jean
  • Ann
  • Eve
  • Blaire
  • Paige
  • Gail
  • Gwen
  • Kim
  • Liv
  • Grace
  • Sue
  • Dee
  • Elle
  • Dawn
  • Claire
  • Faye
  • Jane
  • Madge
  • Pearl
  • Tess

Unique Short Names for Girls

Just because a name is short, doesn't mean it can't be unique! If you want a cute short girl name that's unusual with a little bit of an edge, check out these options.

  • Sloan
  • Lou
  • Skye
  • Bray
  • Gem
  • Gia
  • Drew
  • Jade
  • Rain
  • Luna
  • Quinn
  • Star
  • Val
  • Zoe
  • Aja
  • Minka
  • Tia
  • Uma
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Classic Short Boy Names

Old-fashioned baby names are a huge trend right now. Here are our top picks for the best classic short baby boy names.

  • Cale
  • Beau
  • Blake
  • Brock
  • Cade
  • Chad
  • Chase
  • Clark
  • Cole
  • Drake
  • Grant
  • Heath
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Kent
  • Kurt
  • Luke
  • Max
  • Neil
  • Rhett
  • Ross
  • Todd
  • Trent
  • Troy
  • Vince

Cool Short Names for Boys

If you want a more modern short name, check out the following one- and two-syllable baby boy names that have a cool sound, making them perfect for your future son.

  • Zane
  • Chet
  • Dane
  • Gage
  • Finn
  • Grey
  • Guy
  • Jayce
  • Jude
  • Kai
  • Saul
  • Slade
  • Van
  • Vaughn
  • Tate
  • Hud
  • Jax
  • Pax
  • Dax

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