US Popularity:3856
Lovers of Greek mythology may adore the mystical name Nyx, a gender-neutral title borne by the revered Greek goddess and personification of night. This nebulous figure is as ancient as the dawn of creation and is believed to be the only goddess Zeus feared. If nighttime is when you flourish, you'll likely bestow this love of the star-filled sky onto baby. Finding comfort in the moon and constellations is within our nature, and naming baby "night" may inspire the courage to defeat the monster under the bed.

Nyx Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nyx is currently #734 on The Bump
Boy:Nyx is currently #418 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Nyx is currently #536 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nyx is currently #3856 in U.S. births
Boy:Nyx is currently #4283 in U.S. births
Girl:Nyx is currently #2714 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 473
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 242

  • Behind the Name, Nyx May 2020

  • Name Doctor, Nyx

  • Britannica, Nyx February 2023

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