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25 Baby Names Perfect For A Millennial Mom's Baby

There are a lot of things about life that seem to change throughout the years, and that is because new generations of people bring about new ideas, and make new discoveries. This happens with every generation, and millennials are no exception to this.

Millennial men and women are very different from past generations. For example, because of how much society has advanced when it comes to technology, millennial mothers and fathers can use their electronics (such as computers, cell phones, and tablets) to read about certain parenting styles, thus giving the millennial generation a lot of new ideas that previous parents did not have as much access to.

Furthermore, there are some aspects of raising children that seem to stay the same, at least for the most part. One of the things that falls into this category is the names parents choose for their children.

It seems that millennials still love to use some of the names that have been around for many years. Additionally, they also like to give a new spin to classic baby names, and millennial parents love to make totally new names as well. So, here are some of the baby names that are perfect for children with millennial mothers.

25 Brittany

Various versions of this name have been incredibly popular for a very long time. However, this particular version of it is relatively new, which gives it a unique twist.

Brittany has a Latin origin. The meaning of this name is “from Brittany or Britain.”

In the United States of America, this name became popular enough to hold a spot on the list of the top 2,000 baby names. It has remained on that list since then, though it is used a bit less these days.

24 Michael

This is a name that has been around for a while in many areas around the world. However, how this name came into existence adds to the uniqueness of it.

Michael originally came from an old Hebrew name, and the meaning of it was “who is like God?” Michael is someone who is mentioned in the Bible.

This name is perfect for millennial mothers to choose because there are a lot of variations of it, which only makes it even better. Some of them are Mikael, Mikkel, and Michal.

23 Taylor

The history of this name is very interesting, as it was at one point a British last name that described someone who worked as a tailor. These days, however, it has become more than just a surname.

Taylor is a first name that is used for babies of both genders. However, those who would like a more feminine version of it are in luck. Tayler and Tayla are the feminine variations of this name.

Taylor has been used in a few places around the world. In the United States, Taylor was given to the highest amount of baby girls in 1993. The name peaked for boys in 1992.

22 Christopher

This name has been around for a very long time. Perhaps that is why there have been so many different versions of it created over the years.

Christopher is a name that came from Greece. The meaning of it is “bearing Christ.”

There are a lot of variations of this name. Some of them include Christie, Chris, Christofer, Christoph, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christof, Kit, Kester, Christophe, Christos, Cris, Cristoyano, Stoffel, Topher, and Tobal.

In 2016, Christopher held the 36th spot on the list of popular baby names in America. It peaked in 1994 when it sat the 2nd spot.

21 Danielle

The name Danielle is a variation on the name Daniel. This name has a Hebrew origin, and “God is my judge” is the meaning that has been given to this baby name.

There are some names that are thought to be similar to Danielle. Isabelle, Courtney, Nicole, Alex, Giselle, Ashley, Amber, Colleen, Sofia, Lisa, and Gabrielle are just a few of the other names that are similar to Danielle.

This name may sound familiar to millennial mothers who grew up watching the television program Boy Meets World. The character “Topanga Lawrence” was played by actress Danielle Fishel.

20 Joshua

There are some names that have went out of style for a bit, but then they regained their popularity and made a strong comeback. In the United States of America, Joshua has proved to be one of these names. Perhaps the nostalgic vibe this name has it part of what makes it such a great name for millennial mothers to choose for their babies.

Joshua is a name that started out with a Hebrew origin. The meaning that has been given to the name Joshua is “God is salvation,” and it is currently ranking in at the 39th spot on the list of popular baby names in America.

19 Amber

This name can be traced back to an English origin. It comes from the word amber. The word this name comes from is either a reference to the color Amber, which consists of shades of orange and yellow mixed together, or the gemstone.

The name Amber became a widely used name after the release of Forever Amber, which was a novel written by Kathleen Windsor. Furthermore, there are numerous famous people named Amber, including the actresses Amber Heard and Amber Tamblyn.

18 Matthew

This is a name that is primarily chosen for little boys. Matthew is an English name, but it comes from the name Matthaios. Mattharios was the Greek version of Mattityahu, which meant “gift of Yahweh.” Matthew has been used since approximately the middle ages.

There are some well known actors who share this name. Matthew Broderick and Matthew McConaughey are a couple of them.

This name has been used for a long time in many places. Matthew peaked in America in 1983.

17 Melissa

This is a name that is still used a lot today, but it is not as popular as it once was. Millennial mothers tend to bring older things back into style, so that is part of why Melissa is a good name for children of millennial mothers.

There are a couple of meanings associated with the name Melissa, which is a name of Greek origin. “Bee” and “honey” are the meanings connected to this name.

There are a lot of variations of Melissa. Malissa, Lisa, and Melesa are just a few of them.

16 Daniel

There are some names that were once popular but are no longer used. Then there are names like Daniel, which have been extremely popular for many years and they do not seem to be losing popularity anytime soon.

This name can be traced back a Hebrew origin. Dana, Danna, and Danielle are the feminine versions of the name Daniel.

Furthermore, there are a lot of other variations on this name. Dan, Danal, Dani, Dane, Daneal, Danek, Dani, Danilo, and Danil are all different versions of Daniel.

15 Kayla

This name comes from Arabic and Hebrew origins. The name Kayla means both “laurel” and “crown.”

Kayla is a very popular name, and it is used in many different places. In Ireland, this name was ranked at the 70th spot on the list of popular baby names in 2017. In America, Kayla ranked in at the 138th spot. Kayla held the 264th spot in England in 2016, and it took the 468th spot in Germany that same year.

There are a couple of names that are similar to Kayla. Some of them are Kaylee and Haley.

14 David

This name was derived from the Hebrew name Dawid. Dawid came from a Hebrew word, “dod,” which meant either “uncle” or “beloved.”

David is a name that is usually chosen for little boys. Because David has been around for such a long time, there is a great deal of nostalgia attached to it, but it also does not sound too old-fashioned, which is part of why it is a perfect name for a millennial mother to choose for her baby boy.

13 Hannah

This name is usually given to female babies. It has such a delicate vibe to it, which makes it perfect for babies of any generation.

Hannah was derived from the name Channah. Channah is a Hebrew name that means “favour” and “grace.”

Hannah has a lot of variants. Some of them include unique names like Hanne, Hanna, and Chanah.

This name has been used in the United States for many years. It peaked in 2000. Hannah is also used in Australia, France, Ireland, New Zealand, and numerous other places around the world.

12 Andrew

This is a name usually chosen for male children. In fact, the meaning of the name Andrew is “manly.”

Originally, Andrew came from a Greek origin. Furthermore, there are some cool nicknames for anyone named Andrew, which makes it an even better choice for millennial mothers. The nicknames are Drew and Andy.

This name has been very popular for a long time. Andrew is currently holding the 40th spot on the list of popular baby names in America. Fans of The Walking Dead may like Andrew because it is the name of actor Andrew Lincoln, who is famous for his role as “Rick Grimes.”

11 Rachel

This is a name that originally came from a Hebrew background. Rachel is usually a name that is chosen for female babies.

Millennial mothers may like this name due to the fact that it is featured on a very popular television show. “Rachel Green,” who was played by actress Jennifer Anniston, is a character from the show Friends.

“Ewe,” and “female sheep” are the meaning that have been given to this name. Rachel is also someone who is mentioned in the Bible.

10 James

There are a lot of names that are considered timeless. James is one of these names, which is why it is such awesome choice for any millennial mother looking to name her unborn baby.

This name originally came from a Hebrew origin. James is a name that means “supplanter.”

There are some nicknames that can be used for someone named James. Jimmy, Jamie, Jim, and Jame are a few of the most common nicknames associated with James.

Furthermore, many famous people have had this name. A great example is actor James Dean.

9 Megan

This is a beautiful name for any baby girl, as it never seems to lose style. Megan has both a Greek and a Welsh background, and it means “pearl.”

This name is a variation of the name Margaret. Additionally, Megan has some variations of it as well. They include Meighan, Meghanne, Meggy, Maygan, Maegan, Meagan, Meg, Megen, Meggan, and Meggi.

Megan has been a very popular name amongst little girls in the United States for a while. It seemed to be most popular in the late 1900’s.

8 Joseph

This name has been used for many years. It has a Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joseph is “Jehovah increases.”

The name Joseph is used in various spots around the world, including England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, and Germany. Furthermore, Joseph has been an extremely popular name in America for a very long time.

There are various versions of this name. Giuseppe, Josef, and Joe are some of them. A feminine version is Josephine. Another version of Joseph is Joey.

7 Nicole

There are some names that naturally give off a bold vibe, and are therefore great name choices for millennial mothers to choose from. This is where the name Nicole fits in.

Nicole is a name that has a Greek origin. Furthermore, Nicole is considered to be a French version of the name Nicholas.

This name means “people of victory.” Fans of film and television may like it because it is the first name of actress Nicole Kidman. In America, Nicole was used the most between the years 1940 and 1991.

6 John

This is a name that never seems to lose its’ appeal. John has been around for many years, and it seems to be a name that parents of all generations love.

Originally, John started out with a Hebrew origin. John was mentioned in the Bible, as he was one of the twelve apostles.

There have been plenty of popular people named John. John Wayne, John Barrymore, John Cusack, and Johnny Depp are some of the popular actors with this name.

5 Lauren

Lauren is a great name for any millennial mothers looking for a name for their little girl. This is a name that started with an English origin, and the meaning that is associated with it is “bay laurel.”

This name has been used a lot in England, Ireland, and the Netherlands. It is also very popular in America, where it held the 148th spot on the list of most popular baby names in the country in 2017. Also, it is a variation of Laura.

4 Nicholas

This name started out with a Greek background. Nicholas is usually a name that is given to little boys, and there are some names that are considered similar to Nicholas. A few of these names are Peter, William, Matthew, Benjamin, Ethan, and Nathan.

Nicholas seems to be the most popular in England, Australia, and the United States of America. In America, Nicholas held the 68th spot on the list of the most popular baby names in 2017. This name is trendy, which only makes it better.

3 Stephanie

Some names become popular because of the nicknames that can come out of them. Stephanie has some very cool nicknames, as well as entirely different versions of itself, that millennial moms are sure to love.

This name means “garland” and “crown.” Stephanie began with a Greek origin.

There are a lot of different name that are actually variations of Stephanie. Some of them are Stevonne, Fania, Stefcia, Fanya, Stevey, Stevie, Stephney, Stesha, Steffie, and Stepanida.

Stephanie has been on the list of the top 2,000 baby names in America for a long time. It seemed to be most popular between the years 1940 and 1991.

2 Ryan

This name has been known to be used for babies of both genders. However, Ryan is a name that is most commonly given to little boys.

Ryan has a Gaelic origin. One meaning that is connect to it is “king.” Another possible meaning to this name is “water.”

The feminine version of this name is Riane. Also, there are a lot of other variations of Ryan. Some of them are Ryun, Rian, Ryon, Rien, Ryne, Rion, and Ryen. Ryan is used both inside and outside of the United States.

1 Samantha

Sometimes, part of what makes a name cool is the history it has. This is the case for Samantha, and that is because the background it has only makes it seem even more cool.

Samantha is a name that originally came from the Samuel. Furthermore, it is a name that has a Hebrew history. But, one of the coolest things about it is that it seemed to rise in popularity after the success of the television show Bewitched, and that is because the lead character’s first name was Samantha.

References: Romper, Think Baby Names, Behind The Name, IMDB, Name Berry 

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