Picking a baby name is a huge decision. Every parent has specific things they do and don't like in a baby name. Some parent's love super new and trendy names, but others don't. If mom and dad love older names, this list has them covered!
Many millennial mom's love the 90s most popular baby names, and below we have a list of 20 of them! We have gathered the best of the best baby names that were super loved in the 90s. Some of these names are still in the top 50 baby names today, while others are way down on the popularity chart. We have picked 10 boy names and 10 girl names that everyone will love. With each name we have given you a list of perfect nicknames to go along with it.
If mom and dad are in the market for a perfect baby name, we have so many options! If they are a parent who loves names that are older, we picked some that will make them say “wow!” and others that will make them say “aww!” We have taken the weight off parents' shoulders in the baby name department. These are names any future baby will thank us for later.
Jacob is #17 in popularity at the moment, but back in 1999 this name was the #1 name on the charts for a little boy. Jake is a common nickname given to a Jacob. Jacob means supplanter, according to BabyCenter and has been a top 100 baby name for 30+ years. This name is strong but so sweet at the same time. Jacob Ryker, Jacob Isacc, Jacob Kyle, Jacob Oliver and Jacob Samuel are first and middle name options for this name. We know your future Jacob will be a huge sweetheart. Your future Jacob will complete or add to your family perfectly.
Amanda is a name that we cannot resist due to how sweet and girly it is. Amanda, according to BabyCenter, means worthy of love, which a precious name meaning for a precious little girl. BabyCenter states that Amanda is #363 on the charts for 2018, but back in 1991 this name was #4 in popularity. Some beautiful first and middle name options for Amanda are: Amanda Makayla, Amanda Ruby, Amanda Morgan, Amanda Lauren and Amanda Josephine. Mandy is a common nickname given to a girl with the name Amanda. This name is all around perfect, and it will make your best friend say “wow!” while your in-laws say “Awww!”
Tyler is #121 on BabyGaga’s popularity list, but back in 1996 this name was #7 on the charts. This name means maker of tiles or bricks. Tyler is a name that usually gets given the nickname Ty, which is also super adorable. Tyler is a manly name that is also sweet at the same time. Some first and middle name options for Tyler are: Tyler Anthony, Tyler Keith, Tyler Gabriel, Tyler Joel and Tyler Bryce. This is a name that belongs to a little guy who will change the world. A future Tyler will be determined, loving and a caring son and brother.
Elizabeth means my god is beautiful or consecrated to god, according to BabyCenter. This name often gets given the nicknames Beth, Liz, or Lizzie. Elizabeth is #27 in popularity for 2018, but back in 1993, this name was #9 on the charts. This name is super feminine and sweet. Elizabeth can also be spelled Elisabeth. Some first and middle name options for Elizabeth are: Elizabeth Robin, Elizabeth Mae, Elizabeth Willow, Elizabeth Fiona and Elizabeth Natalia. This name is perfect for any little girl, regardless of what she will look like. Your future Elizabeth will do great things in this world, and she will be loved by many.
Matthew is currently #33 in popularity for 2018, while back in 1995 this name was #2. Matthew typically gets shortened to Matt, which is a fun nickname, Matthew, according to BabyCenter, is from the Hebrew name Matityahu meaning, gift from god. This name is manly and strong, and we think it would fit any little guy as he grows into a loving man. Some first and middle name options for Matthew are: Matthew Dean, Matthew Hunter, Matthew Reid, Matthew Alan and Matthew Logan. Your future Matthew will be the kid that every teacher loves, and every kid wants to be best friends with.
Jessica, according to BabyCenter, means god sees. This name is currently #369 on the popularity chart, but in 1993 this name was the #1 name. This name may have lost some popularity, but it is still a perfect name for any little girl. Jessica is typically shortened to Jess or Jessie by her peers. A future Jessica will love learning and be a curious little girl with a big heart. Jessica Tayler, Jessica Hope, Jessica Brooke, Jessica Rose, Jessica Jane and Jessica Paige are some first and middle name ideas that we adore. This name not only fits any last name well, but will be fitting for any little princess.
The name Brandon means sword, according to BabyCenter. Brandon is #153 in popularity for 2018, but in 1992 this name was #6 in popularity. The name Brandon is not a name that is typically shortened into a nickname, which is a huge plus for many parents. Brandon Parker, Brandon Caleb, Brandon Phillip, Brandon Josiah and Brandon Rhett are first and middle name ideas for this name. We think your future Brandon will be a fun older brother and a sweet and loving son. This is a name that will look cute on any little guy!
In the 90s, the name Sarah was very popular. Sarah was #4 in popularity in 1998, but now in 2018 this name is #60 on the charts. BabyGaga says that this name means princess, which is perfect for your little girl. This name is short and sweet, and we think its fitting for any little girl. Sarah is not a name that is typically given nicknames, but it can be spelled Sara instead of Sarah. Some beautiful first and middle name options for Sarah are: Sarah Faith, Sarah Elisabeth, Sarah Annette, Sarah Piper and Sarah Charlotte.
Joshua, according to BabyCenter, means lord is salvation. This name is currently #54 in popularity as we near the end of 2018, but back in 1994, this name was #4! If you like classic or biblical names, this one is a great option. The name Joshua often gets shortened to the nickname Josh, which we adore. Joshua Ryan, Joshua Logan, Joshua Mitchell, Joshua Carter and Joshua Kane are some first and middle name options for this name. Joshua is a name that pairs nicely with any last name, which is a huge plus! We think this name is fitting for any little guy.
The name Hannah is Hebrew for Grace of god or favor. This biblical name is currently #35 in popularity for 2018, but back in 1998 it was in the #2 spot. This 90s name is still relatively popular, and for good reasons. This name is sweet, feminine and rolls off the tongue beautifully. Some gorgeous first and middle name ideas for the name Hannah are: Hannah Marie, Hannah Rachelle, Hannah Kinsley and Hannah Penelope. Hannah can also be spelled Hanna if you are looking for an alternative name spelling. We know your future Hannah will be beautiful and have a heart of gold.
This next 90s name is one of our favorites. The name Andrew often gets given the nickname Drew, which is manly but oh-so adorable at the same time. BabyGaga states that Andrew is #61 in popularity for 2018 while back in 1990, this name was #7 in popularity. This name may have lost some popularity, but it still remains in the top 100 names. Andrew means courageous, manly, and strong according to BabyCenter, and we bet dad will want all of those traits for his little guy. Andrew Daniel, Andrew Vincent, Andrew Wyatt and Andrew Oliver and some first and middle name options for this name.
BabyGaga states that back in 1992, the name Brittney was #4 in popularity, while now in 2018 this name has dropped dramatically down to #1,676 on the popularity chart. Brittany means, from England, according to BabyCenter. We love this name because it is a classic name that is fun and girly. Brittany often gets given the nickname Britt, which is super cute as well. Some first and middle name ideas for this name are: Brittany Madison, Brittany Alexis, Brittany Harper and Brittany Quinn. We know your future Brittany will have a smile that will light up a room and an adorable giggle to go with it.
The name Nicholas means victory of the people, according to BabyCenter. This name is currently #91 in popularity, but back in 1999 this name was #5 on the charts. Although this name is not so common anymore, we still love how strong and manly this name is. Often, Nicholas gets given the nickname Nick. This is a great name choice because it pairs well with just about any last name. Nicholas Connor, Nicholas Zander, Nicholas Finn, Nicholas David and Nicholas Ricardo are first and middle name options that sound perfect with this name. Nicholas is also a great name for people who love the holidays due the infamous Old saint Nicholas!
In 1995, the name Taylor was #6 in popularity, but now it is #117! Taylor, according to BabyCenter means tailor. This name can also be spelled Tayler. We love this name because it is a lovely name that will age beautifully with a little girl as she grows into a woman. Tay is a common nickname for a girl named Taylor. Some beautiful first and middle name ideas for Taylor are: Taylor Brynn, Taylor Elise, Taylor Anne, Taylor Adeline, and Taylor Noelle. This is a name that your mother will approve of. A future Taylor will stand out in a crowd with her grace and beautiful smile.
The name Christopher is currently #65 in popularity for 2018, but back in 1993 this name was #2 on the popularity list. We love this name because it is strong and manly. Christopher, according to BabyCenter means Christ-bearer, which is a great name meaning if you are looking for a name with biblical ties. This name often gets shortened to the nickname Chris, which we also love. Christopher Ryan, Christopher Davis, Christopher James and Christopher Matthew are some first and middle name ideas for this name. We think your future Christopher will be polite, generous and above all, a loving and caring brother and son.
Ashely, according to BabyCenter was the #1 most popular name back in 1992, but now is ranked #295. This name means ash-tree meadow. Ashley often gets given the nickname Ash, which we think is fun and girly. Ashley is another classic name that you just cannot go wrong with. Some beautiful first and middle name ideas for Ashely are: Ashley Claire, Ashley Reese, Ashley Jane, Ashley Pearl, Ashley Sophia and Ashley Isabella. We love this name because it sounds great with any middle or last name. We know your future Ashley will be a loving big sister to a future Avery or Emma.
Currently, Michael is #16 in popularity, but back in 1993 this name was #1. We love this name because it is strong. Michael means who is god, in Hebrew. Michael is easy to spell and pronounce, which is a huge plus. The name Michael often gets given the nicknames Mike or Mikey. Some first and middle name options for Michael are: Michael Allen, Michael Clayton, Michael Warren, Michael Levi and Michael Asher. This name is perfect for any little guy. We foresee your future Michael being the best at whatever he sets his mind to. This name sounds great in any sibling group. We know your future Michael would be the best brother to a Levi or an Elle.
Samantha is currently #103 in popularity, but back in 1997, this name was #6 on the charts. BabyCenter tells us that Samantha means listener. Sammy or Sam are often nicknames given to a girl named Samantha. We love this name because it is sweet and girly. We think your future Samantha will succeed at whatever she sets her mind to. She can be a chemist, a teacher or a model, whatever a Samantha sets her mind to, she will put her whole heart into it. A Samantha will be mommy’s best friend and daddy’s little angel.
Joseph, according to BabyCenter means god shall add (another son). For 2018, this name is #44 in popularity, but back in 1991 this name was #9 on the charts. We love this name because it can be given the nicknames Joey or Joe. This name is strong, spiritual, and also super adorable. We know your future Joseph will add to or complete your family perfectly. This is a name that sounds great in any sibling group. A future Joseph would be a caring little brother to a Jacob or a fun big brother to an Emily. Joseph Brandon, Joseph Corbin, Joseph Wyatt and Joseph Idris are some first and middle name options that sound perfect.
In 1994, the name Megan was #10 in popularity, but in 2018 this name has dropped to #474 on the charts. BabyCenter states that Megan means able and strong. This is a name that would be great for a tom boy or a girly girl. Megan can also be spelled Meghan. Some perfect first and middle name options for the name Megan are: Megan Alexandra, Megan Jade, Megan Kynlee, Megan Adair, and Megan Everly. This is a name that pairs well with any last name and will fit any child beautifully. A future Megan will be a loving and caring little girl.
Sources: Baby Center