classic baby names

1997 BABY NAMES
Classic baby girl and baby boy names are those that have been around for years, but are still popular today. If you are searching for a timeless name for your baby boy or baby girl, check out The Bump's extensive list of classic baby names.
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  • Emma
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  • POPULARITY:   1
  • ORIGIN:   German
  • Entire or universal. While there aren't many ermintrudes ... MORE

  • Olivia
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  • POPULARITY:   2
  • ORIGIN:   Latin
  • Olive tree. This name has the o factor. while olivia has ... MORE

  • Noah
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  • POPULARITY:   3
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • Peaceful. It’s no wonder noah has had a meteoric rise amo... MORE

  • Liam
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  • POPULARITY:   4
  • ORIGIN:   German
  • Will helmet, protection. The irish short form of william,... MORE

  • Ava
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  • POPULARITY:   5
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • Life" or "serpent", or from latin "avis" meaning "bird. A... MORE

  • Sophia
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  • POPULARITY:   6
  • ORIGIN:   Greek
  • Wisdom. A brainy beauty among names, sophia evokes sophis... MORE

  • William
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  • POPULARITY:   7
  • ORIGIN:   German
  • Will helmet, protection. Honestly, there hasn’t been a ye... MORE

  • Mason
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  • POPULARITY:   8
  • ORIGIN:   British
  • One who works with stone. When it comes to english occupa... MORE

  • James
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  • POPULARITY:   9
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • He who supplants. This popular, traditional name has been... MORE

  • Isabella
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  • POPULARITY:   10
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • God's promise. A royal name, isabella is feminine and rom... MORE

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  • Benjamin
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  • POPULARITY:   11
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • Son of the right hand; son of the south; son of my old ag... MORE

  • Jacob
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  • POPULARITY:   12
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • He who supplants. Jacob heralded the return of biblical n... MORE

  • Mia
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  • POPULARITY:   13
  • ORIGIN:   Scandinavian
  • Beloved. This all-star name is chic and sporty with a dos... MORE

  • Michael
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  • POPULARITY:   14
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • Who resembles god?. Emperors, kings and saints have borne... MORE

  • Elijah
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  • POPULARITY:   15
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • The lord is my god. Among biblical names, elijah strikes ... MORE

  • Ethan
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  • POPULARITY:   16
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • Firmness, long-lived. Ethan is a biblical name and a trad... MORE

  • Alexander
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  • POPULARITY:   17
  • ORIGIN:   Greek
  • Man's defender, warrior. The defender of mankind has been... MORE

  • Charlotte
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  • POPULARITY:   18
  • ORIGIN:   German
  • Free man. The feminine variation of charles, charlotte ha... MORE

  • Oliver
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  • POPULARITY:   19
  • ORIGIN:   Latin
  • Olive tree. In the us, oliver has not reached the heights... MORE

  • Daniel
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  • POPULARITY:   20
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • God is my judge. Daniel remains one of the most fascinati... MORE

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  • Matthew
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  • POPULARITY:   22
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • Gift of god. Matthew is truly a classic and beloved boys'... MORE

  • Logan
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  • POPULARITY:   24
  • ORIGIN:   Gaelic
  • Hollow. Logan is a scottish place name and surname that o... MORE

  • Abigail
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  • POPULARITY:   25
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • Father of exaltation. Abigail was king david's wife in th... MORE

  • Jackson
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  • POPULARITY:   26
  • ORIGIN:   British
  • Son of jack. Jackson is a freewheeling surname that reach... MORE

  • David
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  • POPULARITY:   27
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • Beloved. David held the top spot in the country for just ... MORE

  • Harper
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  • POPULARITY:   28
  • ORIGIN:   British
  • Harpist, minstrel. As a girls' name, harper has had a met... MORE

  • Emily
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  • POPULARITY:   29
  • ORIGIN:   Latin
  • Rival, laborious, or eager. Emily used to be the most pop... MORE

  • Joseph
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  • POPULARITY:   30
  • ORIGIN:   Hebrew
  • Jehovah increases. Joseph has a rich history beginning wi... MORE

  • Carter
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  • POPULARITY:   31
  • ORIGIN:   British
  • One who transports goods. An occupational surname for a p... MORE

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