When it comes to choosing your baby’s name there is much choice out there that it can be quite intimating and overwhelming. And while many of us look to family tradition, TV shows or even nature for a little inspiration, there is a lot to be said about looking at the popular names in other countries.

 

We have already listed Italian, French, Irish and English names, so we thought with the huge influence that America has on trends that we would look at what’s popular over there for a little inspiration.

 

Girls:

 

1. Avery – meaning  rules with elf-wisdom

 

2. Addison – meaning son of Adam

 

3. Aubrey – meaning fair ruler of the little people

 

4. Brooklyn – meaning water; stream

 

5. Harper – meaning harpist

 

6. Jada – a variation of the Jade stone

 

7. Kayla – meaning pure

 

8. Kendall – meaning royal valley

 

9. Lexi – meaning defender of mankind

 

10. Maci – derived from the name Matthew; meaning gift of the Lord

 

11. Madison – meaning strong fighter

 

12. Mackenzie – meaning son of the fair

 

13. Payton – meaning fighting man’s estate

 

14. Paige – meaning young helper

 

15. Raelynn - variation on the name Rae

 

16. Riley – meaning valiant

 

17. Reagan – meaning regal

 

18. Skyler – from the name Schuyler meaning shelter

 

19. Taylor – meaning tailor

 

20. Willow – meaning slender

 

 

Boys:

 

1. Bailey – meaning man in charge

 

2. Blaine – meaning thin

 

3. Calder – meaning rough waters

 

4. Chester - meaning camp

 

5. Denzel – a place in Cornwall

 

6. Fairfax - meaning blonde

 

7. Parker – meaning forest ranger

 

8. Grayson – son of the Gray family

 

9. Gunnar – meaning bold warrior

 

10. Hunter – meaning hunter

 

11. Jaden – meaning Jehovah has heard

 

12. Jared – meaning rose

 

13. Kai – meaning the sea

 

14. Mateo – meaning God’s gift

 

15. Maverick – meaning man who avoids conformity

 

16. Newman – meaning a newcomer to a place

 

17. Orson – meaning bear cub

 

18. Radley – meaning from the red meadow

 

19. Stuart – meaning bailiff

 

20. Tayler – a surname

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