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480 Innovative Modern Baby Names

Team Peanut
Team Peanut25 days ago11 min read
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We’ve got all the modern baby names you ever wanted on one list. Names that are spiffy, fly, hip, happening, and above all, super cool. Check them out.

Modern Baby Names

If you’re looking for modern baby names, look no further!











We’ve assembled 480 of the coolest baby names in use today.

We’ve got trendy names, we’ve got modern names, we’ve got unique modern names, we’ve got gender-neutral options — and so much more.

Ready to explore? Let’s get going.

In this article: 📝

  • What are modern baby names?
  • What is the coolest name for a baby?
  • What is the most trendy name?
  • What is a modern name for a girl?
  • What is a modern boy name?
  • What are modern gender-neutral names?

What are modern baby names?

So what makes a name modern?

Firstly, modern names tend to be ones that have just arrived on the scene.

This could be because they’re brand spanking new or because they went out of fashion ages ago and are now making a comeback.

Consider names like Henry. In 1900 it was one of the top ten names given to boys born in the USA.

By 1994 it had dropped way down to number 146.

And now it’s been back within the top ten for two years in a row!

Once some dusty royal and now the cutest little tot in his hipster bowtie and braces!

As the world around us becomes more culturally diverse, we may hear names for the first time that are in fact, ancient.

Similarly, non-binary options are gaining in popularity, and the strict ideas around what names are “appropriate” for certain genders are shifting too.

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Like Henri for a girl. Cute right?

Some familiar names get a makeover with new spelling.

How about the ever-so-cool Kamryn, instead of Cameron?

The main rule is that there are really no rules.

Modern names are all about freshness and innovation. And you doing you.

What is the coolest name for a baby?

We define cool baby names as the ones we really weren’t expecting.

Often short, almost always meaningful, and sometimes sounding nothing like a name at all — a place, a feeling, an emotion, or even a color.

We weren’t kidding about throwing those rules out the window!

Here are our picks for the coolest baby names.

Cool boy names

There are many ways to be cool. Whether they ride a motorcycle or know how to work the Dewy Decimal system, these guys sound ever so chill.

  1. Alder
  2. Axl
  3. Benji
  4. Blaze
  5. Brae
  6. Brixx
  7. Chance
  8. Fenix
  9. Grey
  10. Harris
  11. Kolt
  12. Miloh
  13. Nash
  14. Quaid
  15. Slade
  16. Tiaga
  17. Trek
  18. Urban
  19. Van (pronounced Vaughn)
  20. Vinn
  21. Watts

Cool girl names

She’s fierce, she’s feisty, she’s a firework!

These modern, short and unique girl names couldn’t be more on point.

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  1. Aspen
  2. Anais
  3. Bowie
  4. Bria
  5. Cate
  6. Delta
  7. Demi
  8. Devon
  9. Enja
  10. Fleur
  11. Hattie
  12. Henley
  13. Imani
  14. Kit
  15. Lola
  16. Malin
  17. Nell
  18. Nur
  19. Raya
  20. Sera

What is the most trendy name?

If we consider trendy baby names to be the most popular ones, we’ve got a handy little list of those for 2021 in order of popularity.

Top girls’ names 2021

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Charlotte
  4. Amelia
  5. Ava
  6. Sophia
  7. Isabella
  8. Mia
  9. Evelyn
  10. Harper

➡️ Check out more top girl names: The 1000 Most Popular Baby Girl Names

Top boys’ names 2021

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Elijah
  5. James
  6. William
  7. Benjamin
  8. Lucas
  9. Henry
  10. Theodore

➡️ Check out more top girl names: 1000 Popular Baby Boy Names

What is a modern name for a girl?

When it comes to modern girl names, the Skye’s the limit 😉.

But seriously, was your baby conceived in Sotik, Kenya while you were on Safari?

Go ahead, honor that with the beautiful name Sotik.

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If you need some ideas, here are our best modern baby girl names for your babe.

  1. Aarya
  2. Acadia
  3. Ada
  4. Adley
  5. Alaia
  6. Alessia
  7. Alita
  8. Alivia
  9. Alora
  10. Anise
  11. Arbriella
  12. Aspyn
  13. Audrina
  14. Aura
  15. Austyn
  16. Aviana
  17. Azalea
  18. Baylee
  19. Bellamy
  20. Berkley
  21. Beth
  22. Bexley
  23. Blithe
  24. Blue
  25. Braelyn
  26. Brielle
  27. Bristol
  28. Bryleigh
  29. Cadence
  30. Cambria
  31. Chi
  32. Cora
  33. Daisy
  34. Daleyza
  35. Dallary
  36. Dallas
  37. Daphne
  38. Denali
  39. Devony
  40. Dior
  41. Dream
  42. Echo
  43. Eleanor
  44. Eleven
  45. Ella
  46. Elspeth
  47. Emi
  48. Galilea
  49. Gesina
  50. Glory
  51. Gracelynn
  52. Hadley
  53. Haisley
  54. Halo
  55. Harlow
  56. Hartley
  57. Hazel
  58. Heaven
  59. Honesty
  60. Hosanna
  61. Josephine
  62. Icelyn
  63. Ila
  64. Indiana
  65. Indica
  66. Indie
  67. Irie
  68. Jadis
  69. Jaelyn
  70. Jayla
  71. Jaylani
  72. Jazlynn
  73. Jersey
  74. Jessa
  75. Jianna
  76. Jolie
  77. Journey
  78. Jovie
  79. Jream
  80. Juniper
  81. Jurnee
  82. Kaci
  83. Kadence
  84. Kaelyn
  85. Kairi
  86. Kaisley
  87. Kalani
  88. Kalia
  89. Karlee
  90. Karma
  91. Kaylani
  92. Kenna
  93. Kenzi
  94. Kimber
  95. Kinley
  96. Kinzlee
  97. Lakelyn
  98. Landy
  99. Lira
  100. Love
  101. Lucy
  102. Lux
  103. Mackenna
  104. Mae
  105. Majesty
  106. Malani
  107. Malaysia
  108. Malka
  109. Maple
  110. Marleigh
  111. Mayven
  112. Maylee
  113. Meadow
  114. Memphis
  115. Milani
  116. Miley
  117. Mya
  118. Mylah
  119. Nairobi
  120. Nalani
  121. Navy
  122. Naya
  123. Nayeli
  124. Nirvana
  125. Nix
  126. Novalee
  127. November
  128. Oaklee
  129. Oaklyn
  130. Orla
  131. Payton
  132. Pixie
  133. Prairie
  134. Queen
  135. Raylee
  136. Raylynn
  137. Remi
  138. Ripley
  139. Rose
  140. Rue
  141. Sadie
  142. Scout
  143. Sequoia
  144. Sevyn
  145. Shaylee
  146. Shiloh
  147. Sisa
  148. Skyla
  149. Solaris
  150. Star
  151. Stormi
  152. Story
  153. Sunday
  154. Sunshine
  155. Sutton
  156. Teagan
  157. Temperance
  158. Tempest
  159. Tenley
  160. Tinsley
  161. Trinity
  162. True
  163. Violet
  164. Vivian
  165. Waverly
  166. Whimsy
  167. Whitley
  168. Winslet
  169. Wren
  170. Wrenley
  171. Wylie
  172. Wynter
  173. Xena
  174. Zayla
  175. Zella
  176. Zendaya
  177. Zhuri
  178. Zia
  179. Zoey
  180. Zola
  181. Zoya

What is a modern boy name?

The same rules apply when choosing modern boy names.

There are none 😉.

Choosing modern baby boy names is just as much fun as choosing for girls.

You’ll spot famous surnames, proper nouns, and even the odd furry creature. Here are the ones we love the most.

  1. Ace
  2. Alistair
  3. Ames
  4. Anakin
  5. Arcadian
  6. Armani
  7. Arrow
  8. Aspen
  9. Atlas
  10. Augie
  11. Baker
  12. Banks
  13. Bard
  14. Baylor
  15. Bear
  16. Beckham
  17. Benjamin
  18. Blaze
  19. Boden
  20. Boss
  21. Branch
  22. Braven
  23. Brayson
  24. Brewer
  25. Bridger
  26. Bridges
  27. Bronson
  28. Bronx
  29. Caden
  30. Caine
  31. Callahan
  32. Cannon
  33. Cartier
  34. Cash
  35. Cedar
  36. Charleigh
  37. Charli
  38. Cherish
  39. Chicago
  40. Coen
  41. Cohen
  42. Colson
  43. Corbin
  44. Cortez
  45. Cove
  46. Creed
  47. Crew
  48. Cru
  49. Cruz
  50. Cullen
  51. Dakari
  52. Damari
  53. Daxton
  54. Daylen
  55. Deacon
  56. Denim
  57. Deuce
  58. Draven
  59. Edward
  60. Elian
  61. Enzo
  62. Flash
  63. Fitz
  64. Forsythe
  65. Fox
  66. Gage
  67. Gannon
  68. Gatlin
  69. George
  70. Gibson
  71. Grady
  72. Granger
  73. Gunner
  74. Hatcher
  75. Harlem
  76. Haze
  77. Hendrix
  78. Hiro
  79. Houston
  80. Huxley
  81. Jabari
  82. Jace
  83. Jagger
  84. Jair
  85. Jairo
  86. Jakari
  87. Jakob
  88. Jakobe
  89. Jamison
  90. Jaxson
  91. Jaxtyn
  92. Jericho
  93. Jesiah
  94. Jett
  95. Jovani
  96. Jules
  97. Kade
  98. Kaiden
  99. Kairo
  100. Kaison
  101. Kalel
  102. Karsyn
  103. Kash
  104. Kashton
  105. Kason
  106. Kenji
  107. Keon
  108. Khai
  109. Khari
  110. Khaza
  111. King
  112. Kingsley
  113. Kingston
  114. Kip
  115. Knox
  116. Kobe
  117. Koda
  118. Kolson
  119. Korbyn
  120. Krew
  121. Kross
  122. Kruz
  123. Kylan
  124. Kyler
  125. Kylian
  126. Kyro
  127. Lebron
  128. Legacy
  129. Legend
  130. Leo
  131. Linkin
  132. Loyal
  133. Lux
  134. Macklin
  135. Madden
  136. Maddox
  137. Major
  138. Makai
  139. Malachi
  140. Mateo
  141. Maxton
  142. McCoy
  143. Neo
  144. Niko
  145. Nixon
  146. Om
  147. Onyx
  148. Painter
  149. Pax
  150. Psalm
  151. Quinn
  152. Raiden
  153. Reeve
  154. Riggs
  155. Ripp
  156. Ryker
  157. Rye
  158. Saint
  159. Scorpio
  160. Sekani
  161. Semaj
  162. Seven
  163. Shai
  164. Shepard
  165. Sir
  166. Slade
  167. Smith
  168. Sterling
  169. Trace
  170. Tripp
  171. Tru
  172. Victor
  173. Vincent
  174. Wells
  175. Wesson
  176. Westley
  177. Wilder
  178. Xavion
  179. Xen
  180. Zaire
  181. Zavian
  182. Zeppelin
  183. Zion
  184. Zuma

What are modern gender-neutral names?

While we’re busy getting rid of those rules, check out some great unique, gender-neutral modern baby names that work anywhere on the gender spectrum.

  1. Alias
  2. Anniston
  3. Arly
  4. Blakely
  5. Blessing
  6. Briar
  7. Cairo
  8. Cambell
  9. Canyon
  10. Cobie
  11. Collins
  12. Dallas
  13. Dani
  14. Deja
  15. Delaney
  16. Denali
  17. Dilan
  18. Dior
  19. Ellison
  20. Emery
  21. Ensley
  22. Essence
  23. Ever
  24. Everest
  25. Genesis
  26. Hayes
  27. Hensley
  28. Indigo
  29. Jax
  30. Jaylin
  31. Jensen
  32. Jordy
  33. Kyrie
  34. Layne
  35. Londyn
  36. Lyric
  37. Madden
  38. McKinley
  39. Nixon
  40. North
  41. Nova
  42. Palmer
  43. Paxton
  44. Penn
  45. Phoenix
  46. Poet
  47. Rio
  48. River
  49. Rome
  50. Ryder
  51. Sage
  52. Sailor
  53. Saylor
  54. Tatum

And there you have it — nearly 500 modern baby names for your modern baby.

And if you need any other support right now, head over to our Peanut community.

We’re in it together, whatever name you choose.

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