Are you looking for an original name for your child? Or would you like to find out what your name means, how common it is, and what else there is to know about it? Then be inspired and browse through our directory of over 100,000 first names, full of information on their meaning, popularity and many other interesting stories.
All the names on our site are included in the SmartGenius first name statistics, which means that they have been officially recorded as first names in the US.
What are the most popular names for girls and boys? It may seem like a simple question, but it’s actually difficult to answer, as the popularity of first names is constantly evolving and varies greatly from region to region. Also, there isn’t just ONE official statistic in the US that tells you the distribution of a name. Instead, there are numerous individual statistics for all of the US as well as for individual states. Each of these reveal just a glimpse of the frequency of a name. We’ve done the work for you and have compiled all this data from many sources and have created our own SmartGenius statistics for first names. This is probably the most comprehensive first name database in the United States, which you can easily browse to discover popular, rare, quirky and unusual first names for boys and girls.
Many first names have a profound meaning derived from their linguistic origin and history. For example, the name Benjamin is originally Hebrew and means the “son of fortune” or “child of fortune”. However, Benjamin is often also interpreted to mean “the youngest”, since Benjamin was the last of Jacob’s twelve sons in the Old Testament. Similarly, many first names can be interpreted through their etymology, so not just one interpretation is right, but several interpretations are possible. Hence, there are names that suit someone who is clever, or names that signify love, or promise happiness.
Love is everywhere and seems so powerful that it is hardly surprising that numerous deities are dedicated to it. But not only these names carry love...Read more
In the United States, parents have a great deal of freedom in assigning first names, limited only by a few laws. This allows a large amount of leeway, which has led to a variety of names and name trends.Read more
A big decision lies ahead of you! Finding the right name for your child is not easy, because your child will have to deal with this name for a lifetime. Here we give you helpful tips.Read more
What are old American names? Isn't that a bit outdated, naming your child something like that? Not at all! Learn more about old American names here.Read more
You like short name better than long ones as they sound catchy and modern? Have a look at our suggestions for pretty short names for girls.Read more
Looking for a short name for your son? Isn't that boring? Not at all, finding a creative, unique short name is super easy.Read more
Cool names do not only sound cool, they also make your child look rather stylish! Pick a name that has a cool meaning or sounds casual.Read more
A unique boy name is hard to find? Not at all! Here you will find everything you need to know about unique, beautiful boy's names.Read more
You love rebels? Who go their own way and are also role models? Then you are in the right place - looking for a badass name for your boy.Read more
You prefer a classy name for your daughter? Take a look at our suggestions and find out why some names sound more classy than others.Read more
Do you want to let everyone know that your daughter is from the USA? Then you're probably looking for a typical American name! We compiled our Top 30 for youRead more
You are looking for a rare girl's name to let your daughter feel unique and to stand out from mainstream? Have a look at our suggestions!Read more
You think names like Charles and Albert sound nice? Then you are in the right place if you are looking for an elegant, classy name for your son.Read more
The most popular boy's name of all time? Or rather the current #1? Here you will find answers to both questions - an important aid in the name search.Read more
You want to know which names are popular and trendy? Then take a look, here are the answers to the most important questions.Read more
Typical American Names? Do they even exist? Definitely, here you will find inspiration and ideas for boys' names.Read more
The name Noah is the current hit - not only in the USA. Here is everything you need to know about this simple and beautiful name.Read more
Oh, beautiful Liam, what are you doing to the world? This first name is a real hit, it inspires thousands of parents. Here you will learn everything you need to know about Liam.Read more
You long for a strong, reliable companion in your life? Then look out for Ethan. You can find everything you need to know about this beautiful name here.Read more
Everyone knows the name Benjamin. But it still has secrets. Here you will learn them and appreciate this beautiful name!Read more