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25 Bright And Beautiful Baby Names That Will Make Moms Happy

Picking a baby name is a hard task for many parents. Things are now easier for everyone, since this list has 25 of the most bright and beautiful baby names that mom will love! Below there is a mix of boy and girl names that are perfect for just about anyone.

Some of these names are super short while some of these are pretty long. If mom like names that get turned into nicknames, we have many of them. If she is in the market for a no-nickname name, we have plenty of those too. Along with the names listed, we have given mom middle name ideas for each name. These names are ones that will stand out in a crowd due to how beautiful and fun they are! Some of these names are super common while some are super rare.

Whether baby grows up to be an astronaut, a baker, or even a salesman, we have names that will be fitting for anyone no matter what occupation they have or what they will look like. Upon hearing these names, they will make anyone smile.

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25 Lilah

Lilah, according to BabyCenter is #322 on the popularity list and means bluish or form of lilac. This name is super girly and sweet. The name Lilah is fitting for any little girl as she grows into a beautiful and intelligent woman. This is a name that rolls off the tongue beautifully. Grandma and Grandpa will be in love with this name the second they hear it. Lilah Jean, Lilah Morgan, Lilah Rose, Lilah Everly and Lilah Penelope are first and middle name ideas that we adore. We know your future Lilah will add to or complete your beautiful family perfectly.

24 Ezra

Ezra, according to BabyCenter, means helper and is #52 in popularity. This name has continued to climb the popularity charts since 2003! We love this name because it is edgy, creative and super cool. Some first and middle name options for Ezra are: Ezra Joseph, Ezra Grey, Ezra Brooks, Ezra Joshua, and Ezra Filey. We know that your future Ezra will have a smile that lights up a room and a giggle that makes everyone smile. This is a name that dad will think is perfect the second he hears it. Your little Ezra will do great things in his life.

23 Leo

Leo, according to BabyCenter, is Latin for lion. This name has been souring in popularity since the year 2008. Currently, Leo is #22 in popularity for the year 2018. This name is hard to resist. It is short, sweet, easy to pronounce and easy to spell. Some potential first and middle name options for the name Leo are: Leo Hudson, Leo Josiah, Leo Samuel, Leo Nathanial, Leo Idris and Leo Zechariah. We know that your future Leo will be a leader who will be a great example for his friends and siblings. This name is fitting for any little guy.

22 Max

Max, according to BabyCenter, is short for Maximilian, which means greatest or short for Maxwell, which means great spring. This name is #72 in popularity for the year 2018 and is losing popularity as the years go on. If you are in the market for a short name that is easy to spell, say, and remember, this is a perfect option. Max is a name that fits into any sibling group perfectly. Your future Max would be a super fun brother to an Ava, Mia, or Jack! Some potential first and middle name options for the name Max are: Max Bennett, Max Julian, Max Oliver, Max Armand, and Max Wesley.

21 Blake

Blake means fair or dark, according to BabyCenter. This name is #147 on the popularity list, which makes it not overly used at the moment. This name is strong, rugged, and perfect for any little guy. Your future Blake will wear this name well, whether he is a musician, anthropologist, or even a teacher. Some first and middle name options for the name Blake are: Blake Jackson, Blake Patrick, Blake Justin, Blake Mitchell and Blake Matthew. This is a name that pairs well with just about any last name, which is a huge plus for many parents. This is a name that will make your friends say “aww!”

20 Amelia

Amelia, according to BabyCenter means striving and industrious in Latin. This name is well loved sitting at #6 on the popularity char for 2018. Amelia can also be spelled Emelia if you are looking for alternative spellings. This name is feminine, sweet, and super girly. Amelia is a name that does not commonly get shortened into a nickname, which is a huge bonus for many parents. We think your future Amelia will be a silly little girl who always wants to play and race around. There is no taming her little spirit, but she will grow into a successful and beautiful woman.

19 Liam

Liam means strong-willed warrior and protector, according to BabyCenter and is the #1 name for the year 2018. If you don’t mind an overused name, we think this is a perfect choice. Liam is easy to pronounce, and it rolls off the tongue perfectly. Your future Liam will be the best bro to a little sister named Ella or a big brother named Jacob. Your future Liam will have a heart of gold and be a protective and loving son who will always love and cherish his mother. Will he be a chemical engineer, or will he be a salesman? Whatever he will be, he will do it well.

18 Ariella

Ariella is #256 in popularity as we near the end of 2018, according to BabyCenter. NameBerry states that Ariella means lion of god. This name is super girly and fun. Your future Ariella will thank you for this name later. She will probably be called El, Ella, or Ari by her peers, and if you don’t mind nicknames this name is a super great option. Some first and middle name ideas for Ariella are: Ariella Jane, Ariella Kate, Ariella Jude and Ariella Mae. This name is one that your in-laws will swoon over and your neighbors will be jealous they didn’t think of first.

17 Rose

BabyCenter tells us that the name Rose means rose bush and is #116 in popularity for 2018. Your Rose will probably be given the nickname Rosie, which is super adorable. This is a perfect name for a sweet baby girl, and it will grow beautifully with her as she becomes a woman. Some first and middle name options for Rose are: Rose Natalia, Rose Everly, Rose Fiona, Rose Vivienne, Rose Catherine and Rose Olivia. We think this name is perfect for any little girl, regardless of what she will look like when she is born. Your future Rose will be beautiful inside and out.

16 Jonah

Jonah, according to BabyCenter, means dove, and is #139 on the popularity chart for 2018. We know that your future Jonah will be daddy’s best friend and mommy’s sweetheart. He will love baking cookies with dad and going on walks with mom. This is a perfect name for any little guy. Jonah Scott, Jonah Rhys, Jonah Pierce, Jonah Grey and Jonah Everett are first and middle name options that are too cute to pass up. Will your little Jonah grow up to be a professional athlete or will be he grow up to own his own company? Whatever he does, he will put his whole heart into it.

15 Bailey

Bailey, according to BabyCenter, means able and is #143 on the popularity list. The name Bailey is super sweet and perfect for any little girl. Bailey Kate, Bailey Mae, Bailey Caroline, Bailey Corinne, Bailey Hannah and Bailey Faye are first and middle name options that we think are just too cute. Your future Bailey will add to or complete your beautiful family perfectly. She will be a loving little girl who has a smile that will light up a room and eyes that make your heart melt. We know that your future Bailey will love her name when she is older.

14 Claire

Claire, according to BabyCenter, is from the Latin bright, or clear. This name is #66 in popularity for 2018, which makes it not totally uncommon but not overly used. We know that your future Claire will be a total sweetheart to everyone she meets. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Claire are: Claire Elise, Claire Nicole, Claire Madelyn, Claire Victoria, Claire Neveah, and Claire Willow. This name is easy to pronounce, easy to spell and rolls off the tongue beautifully. We know that this name will be perfect for any little girl. Your future Claire will be a beautiful little girl inside and out.

13 Harrison

Harrison is #144 in popularity for 2018 and means son of Harry. We love this name because it is easy to spell and say but also it is super adorable. Harrison looks super sweet on a little guy but super manly on an adult. Some first and middle name ideas for Harrison are: Harrison Kyle, Harrison Oliver, Harrison Duke, Harrison Tyler and Harrison Nicholas. We think that your future Harrison will be a fun little guy who loves the outdoors. A little boy named Harrison will most likely be given the nickname Harry. Your future Harrison will be a loving son and a protective brother.

12 Caden

Caden, according to Nameberry does not have a meaning because it is a modern invented name. BabyCenter says that Caden is #207 in popularity for 2018. Some first and middle name ideas for Caden are: Caden Isiah, Caden John, Caden Elijah, Caden Wesley and Caden Nicholas. Caden can also be spelled Kaden, Caiden, or Kaiden. Your future Caden will be an athletic little guy who loves baseball, football, hockey, and even soccer! He will always be on the go and keeping dad and mom on their toes! Your future Caden will be a fun brother and a super loving son.

11 Drew

Drew, according to BabyCenter, is a form of Andrew and means manly. Drew, is #389 in popularity for 2018, which makes this name far from overused and common. We love this name because it is short, fun, and easy to pronounce. When hearing the name Drew, Grandpa and Grandma will instantly fall in love. Some first and middle name ideas for Drew are: Drew Daniel, Drew Ryan, Drew Kinsley, Drew Anthony, Drew Xavier and Drew Oliver. This is a name that is perfect for any little guy. Your future Drew will be whatever he sets his mind to- author, singer, or even a great dad!

10 Gracelynn

Gracelynn, according to BabyCenter is #401 in popularity for 2018. NameBerry states that Gracelynn is a combination of Grace and Lynn. This name is adorable beyond words and very feminine. Your future Gracelynn will probably be given the nickname Grace, Gracie, or Lynn. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Gracelynn are: Gracelynn Reese, Gracelynn Ivy, Gracelynn Ruth, Gracelyn Mae, Gracelyn Kate, Gracelyn Scarlett and Gracelynn Claire. Your future Gracelynn will be a fun big sister to a Everleigh or a Michael. We know that this is a name that will stop your friends dead in their tracks.

9 Chloe

Chloe, according to BabyCenter means young green shoot or blooming. This name is #24 in popularity for 2018 which makes it quite common at the moment. We know that your future Chloe will be a beautiful little girl inside and out. Your future Chloe will add to or complete your family beautifully. Chloe Brianne, Chloe Beth, Chloe Jessica, Chloe Madeline, Chloe Emilia, and Chloe Viola are some first and middle name options for this name that are perfect. We know that your Chloe will be a daddy’s girl and mommy’s best friend! This is a name that is fit for any little sweetheart.

8 Nyla

Nyla, according to BabyCenter is #240 on the popularity list for 2018. NameBerry states that the name Nyla means winner. Nyla is a unique name that is fitting for any little sweetie regardless of what hair or eye color she will grow up to have. We know your future Nyla will adore her name when she grows up. Nyla McKenna, Nyla Avery, Nyla Annabel, Nyla Cassidy and Nya Skye are some of the many beautiful first and middle name combinations for this lovely name. Your future Nyla will be a loving daughter and a caring sister.

7 Alexander

Alexander is #14 in popularity for 2018, and is Greek for defender of men, according to BabyCenter. Alexander commonly gets shortened to the nickname Alex. We love Alexander because not only is it manly, but it is super sweet. The name Alexander is fitting for any little guy as he grows into a hard working and caring man. Some first and middle name options for the name Alexander are: Alexander Julian, Alexander Vincent, Alexander Mason, Alexander Wrenn and Alexander Finley. We know your future Alexander will be a great friend and a super caring brother. This is a perfect name for any little guy!

6 Ryder

Ryder, according to BabyCenter is #133 in popularity for the year 2018. NameBerry states that Ryder means messenger or cavalryman. Will your future Ryder be athletic like mom or super smart like dad? Your future Ryder will complete or add to your beautiful family perfectly. This is a name that your friend’s will be jealous they didn’t think of first. Ryder Preston, Ryder Drake, Ryder Brooks, Ryder Ellis, Ryder Sterling and Ryder Lincoln are first and middle name options for this name that are just about perfect. Your future Ryder will be a caring son, a dedicated friend and an awesome brother.

5 Elijah

Elijah, according to BabyCenter is Hebrew for Yahweh is God and is #6 in popularity for the year 2018. This name is super common, and if that is something that mom and dad don’t care about ,this name is a perfect choice. Elijah does not commonly get shortened into a nickname, which is a huge bonus for many parents. Elijah Owen, Elijah Luke, Elijah Sean, Elijah Daniel, Elijah Corbin and Elijah Tyler are some first and middle name ideas for this name that sound great. The name Elijah rolls off the tongue perfectly. We know that your future Elijah will add to or complete your family perfectly.

4 Holden

Holden, according to BabyCenter means kindly or gracious. This name is #235 and has been climbing in popularity over the past few years. Will your future Holden have dad’s quick wit or mom’s sense of humor? This is a name that is perfect for any little guy. Holden Andrew, Holden Randall, Holden Michael, Holden Josiah, Holden Rhett, Holden Daniel and Holden Kane are first and middle name options for the name that we love. The name Holden will be one that your little guy will love when he gets older. Will a future Holden be athletic or artsy? The sky is the limit for someone named Holden.

3 Noelani

Noelani, according to BabyCenter means mist of heaven and is #1,671 in popularity for 2018. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Noelani are: Noelani Ariana, Noelani Harper, Noelani Cheyenne, Noelani Jayde, Noelani Piper and Noelani Joy. We know that your future Noelani will be an amazing addition to your family and will bring a lot of joy. Your future Noelani will be anything she sets her mind to, the sky is the limit for someone with this name. Whether your Noelani has black, blonde or red hair- this name will look perfect on her.

2 Celesta

Celesta is #10,996 in popularity for the year 2018. TheBump states that the name Celesta means heavenly in Latin. If mom and dad love rare names, this one is the most uncommon on this list. Celesta is a beautiful name that is super girly and fun. Celeste is a common nickname for the name Celesta. Celesta Elizabeth, Celesta Marie, Celesta Elizabeth, Celesta Alice, Celesta Ivy, Celesta Eva and Celesta Naomi are first and middle name ideas for this name that are gorgeous. Will your future Celesta look like dad or look like mom? This name is fitting for any little girl.

1 Chase

Chase, according to BabyCenter means hunter and is #108 in popularity for 2018. Chase Daniel, Chase Wesley, Chase Victor, Chase Kaden, Chase Austin and Chase Ryan are a few of the many middle name options for this name. We think that this name pairs well with any last name, which is a huge plus for many parents. Will your future Chase be calm like dad or a nature lover like mom? This is a perfect name for any little guy. A future Chase will be a super fun brother to a sister named Ruby or a brother named Owen.

Sources: Name Berry, Baby Center

 

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