Baby Name Ideas

Baby Name Inspiration lists

Essential Baby has thousands of baby name ideas for you to choose the perfect baby girl name or baby boy name.

Firstly you can check out our BABY NAME TOOL, where you can search by letter, meaning, name origin and gender.

You can chat with others about your ideas, and give advice to those looking for it, in our BABY NAME FORUM.

And below you'll find lists of names under popular categories. Browse through to find a name you love.

Most popular baby names

Musical names

International names

Astrology names

Need more help finding the perfect baby name?
Head to our Baby Name Tool to browse by letter, meaning, gender or origin.
Use our Baby Name Tester tool to see how a name sounds in a variety of situations.
Talk to others and use the forum as a sounding board with baby names on our baby names forums. There are lots of naming fanatics ready to help with name ideas, sibsets and to warn you off no-go names in the baby name forum.



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Hyphenated hell: Why my baby will be taking their mother's surname

My partner and I are reasonably progressive and have chosen to pass on her family name to our kid. This came after reflecting on the complexities of my family name and the surprising spectrum of options available, one of which might even be our own idea. We've exhausted them all.

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