While some parents only like rare names, others tend to fall in love with the common ones. No matter the category that a parent on the hunt for a baby name falls in, they still need to be aware of the names that are now overused. Although some names have been used way too much in recent years, many of them are still gorgeous names that are irresistible.
Some of these names have lovely meanings such as "wisdom", while others have super cute nicknames to go along with them. We have given you the scoop on the most overused names, so you can either steer clear or get ideas for some amazing names.
We have even given several middle name ideas for these names to help out even more. We understand why these names are overused and if that is something you don’t mind, there are some great options! Some of these names will stay popular for many years to come while we assume some of these names will fall off of the popularity chart at some point. We have compiled a list of 30 baby names that will be overused by 2019. We have found 15 boy names and 15 girl names that are so overused that is not even funny.
Which of these names do you love?
According to BabyCenter, Elijah is #7 in popularity for the year 2018. This name is Hebrew for Yahweh is God. This name just will not stop climbing in popularity as the years go on.
By the year 2019, we expect this name will move up a space or two in popularity. This name is super cute, but once again, very overused. This is far from a unique name, and we expect that your Elijah will be one of many in his graduating class. There are several first and middle name options for this name: Elijah Daniel, Elijah Talon, and Elijah Rhett to name a few.
According to BabyCenter, the name Mason is #4 in popularity and is traditionally a French last name used in the middle ages by stoneworkers. Mason is a name that we think suits any little boy as they grow into a man. The name Mason sounds great with other sibling names.
We can picture a Mason to be a little brother to an Ava or a big brother to a Noah. Mason Alexander, Mason Zander, and Mason Oliver are some great name combinations for this name. We think a future Mason will be a fantastic friend who will be loving and caring to everyone around him.
The name Avery is #14 in popularity and means wise in French, and ruling with elf-wisdom in English. This name will fit a little girl perfectly due to its beauty and sweetness. Avery Rose, Avery Charlotte, and Avery Noelle are some potential first and middle name options for this beautiful name.
We foresee a future Avery to be a lovely little child who grows into a woman who is kind to everyone around her. A potential nickname for the name Avery is the name Ava, which has also made its way on this list! Avery is a name that may be overused, but it never loses its beauty.
The name Ella means beautiful fairy woman or light, according to BabyCenter. This name is #12 in popularity and is becoming more loved as the years go on. This name is easy to spell, easy to pronounce and rolls off of the tongue beautifully.
Ella Danielle, Ella Renee, Ella Valentina and Ella Isobel are some of the many beautiful name combinations for this name. We think a future Ella will be daddy’s little girl and have him wrapped around his finger! Ella can be shortened to the nickname Ellie, which is adorable!
The name Aiden is #10 on the popularity charts, according to BabyCenter and simply means, fiery. We believe your future Aiden will be full of spunk, energy, and a drive to be the best that he can be.
Aiden can also be spelled: Aydin, Ayden, Aydan, Aden or even Aidyn. Aiden Isaac, Aiden John, Aiden David, and Aiden Noah are possible first and middle name choices for this name.
A future Aiden will be the star of the soccer team and the biggest mama’s boy around. This name does not typically get shortened, so this is a great choice if you like no-nickname names!
The name Olivia is #2 in popularity and means olive tree. Olivia Claire, Olivia Gianna, Olivia Fiona, and Olivia Lauren are great first and middle name options for this name. This name usually gets given the nicknames Liv or Livie, which are super cute!
We believe that a future Olivia will excel in school and be a leader during her school-aged years and beyond. This is a name that fits any sweet little baby as she transitions into a teenager and into adulthood.
The name Olivia pairs well with many sibling names. We believe an Olivia would be a loving and protective older sister to an Ethan and a fun loving best friend to a big sister named Abigail.
Mia Anne, Mia Natalia, Mia Brielle and Mia Faith are some of the many gorgeous first and middle name combinations for this stunning name. Mia is a great name if you do not like names that get shortened into nicknames. This name is short, sweet, easy to pronounce and easy to spell.
According to BabyCenter, Mia means wished for a child, which is a beautiful meaning for a future little girl. Mia is #7 in popularity, which means that your Mia will certainly not be the only Mia in daycare. We love this name because it fits just about any last name.
The name Mila is #10 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. This name means industrious and hardworking. Mila Gabriella, Mila Grace, Mila Kathryn, Mila Elisabeth and Mila Tayler are many of the first and middle name options for this gorgeous name.
We picture a future Mila to be a kind and happy child who loves to sing and dance. Mila is a name that is soft, sweet, and all around perfect. Mila is a name that is hard to resist, and we assure you that this is a name that grandma and even your over-opinionated sister will love.
BabyCenter states that Oliver is #3 in popularity which makes this name overused to the extreme. NameBerry states that Oliver means olive tree. This name has been growing in popularity which means it is not going away anytime soon. We love the name Oliver because it sounds sophisticated and manly for a grown man but super adorable and cute for a little boy.
It is not uncommon for people to call a little boy named Oliver, Ollie, and we think that is adorable! Oliver Jett, Oliver Hunter, Oliver Jett, and Oliver Bane are some first and middle name options for this name.
The name Sebastian means revered or venerable and is #13 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. This name is fun and very adorable. Sebastian Joel, Sebastian Felix, Sebastian Beckett, Sebastian Chase and Sebastian Oliver are a few of the first and middle name ideas for this name. Sebastian is a strong name that will suit any little boy perfectly.
We believe that a future Sebastian will be a leader who does great things with his life. We can picture a future Sebastian to be a dentist, electrician, or a realtor. This name fits any little guy as he grows into a man who puts his heart into whatever he does.
The name Lucas means giving light and illumination. This name is #5 in popularity and we understand why. This is a name that fits a sweet little baby boy but grows well as he ages into a man. This name is manly and sweet at the same time.
We picture your future Lucas to be handsome as can be with a smile that lights up the room. Lucas Oliver, Lucas Scott and Lucas Eli are some super cute first and middle name combinations for this adorable name. A future Lucas would be the best big brother to his future siblings and be a huge mama’s boy.
The name Harper, according to BabyCenter, is #9 in popularity. This name made a 65 spot jump from 2010 and 2011. This name just keeps soaring in popularity. NameBerry explains that this name means harp player. Some first and middle name options for this name are Harper Nicole, Harper Adeline, Harper June, Harper Elizabeth, and Harper Lynn.
The name Harper is fun, cute, and the perfect choice for a little girl. We can picture a future Harper to be a beautiful girl inside and out. Harper is a name that fits well with just about any last name and is super easy to pronounce.
Ava is #3 in popularity and is most certainly well loved for many reasons. This name is a variation of the name Eve and may be from the Latin avis which means bird. Ava is short, sweet, easy to spell and rolls off the tongue beautifully. This name pairs well with a lot of middle names such as Ava Anne, Ava Hannah, Ava Grace and Ava Paige.
Ava is a name that fits with every last name and also sounds great with a variety of sibling names. The name Ava sounds perfect with big sisters such as Emma and Kylie or with brothers with names like Ace and Rhett.
The name Benjamin is certainly not a new name, but it is one that never seems to leave the popularity chart. BabyCenter says that Benjamin is #15 in popularity and means son of the south. Typically, this name gets shortened to the adorable nickname, Ben.
Benjamin Tyler, Benjamin Ethan, Benjamin Hunter and Benjamin Derrick are some first and middle name ideas for this name. We love this name because it suits a little tiny baby boy and also a grown man. Your Benjamin will be loved by everyone who knows him and be the best friend to all of his classmates.
The name Ethan is #8 in popularity according to BabyCenter and means firm, strong and safe. This name is perfect for any little boy. Ethan is easy to pronounce and spell, which is a huge plus for some parents.
Ethan Alexander, Ethan Nicholas, Ethan Oliver and Ethan Wrenn are a few first and middle name options for this super sweet name. We love Ethan because on one hand, this name is adorable but on the other hand, this name is rugged and manly.
Maybe your future Ethan will be a bodybuilder, a great salesman, or a police officer- the sky is the limit for an Ethan.
Charlotte is #8 in popularity and means petite and feminine. This is an elegant name that is beautiful no matter what middle name you put with it. Some ideas for a beautiful first and middle name pair are Charlotte Eve, Charlotte Jane, Charlotte May and Charlotte Lilly.
We think a future Charlotte will be a bookworm who loves to fill herself with knowledge. This is a name that everyone will love and probably want to copy. Charlotte is a name that pairs well with any sibling group and we believe she would be the best sister to a Rose, Grace, Ethan or even a Sawyer!
BabyCenter states that the name Aria is #11 in popularity and in Hebrew this name is derived from Ariel, meaning lion of god. This name has become increasingly popular due to the popular show Pretty Little Liars where one of the main characters is named Aria.
Aria can also be spelled Ariya. Aria Mae, Aria Ashleigh, Aria Piper and Aria Opal are a few great first and middle name choices for this name.
We love this name because it is easy to pronounce and is super adorable. Your future Aria can be a girly girl or a tomboy. She will have a spitfire personality, but she will also be a gentle soul.
BabyCenter states that the name James is #9 in popularity and means supplanter. James sounds great with just about any middle name, such as James Russel, James Asher, James Connor and James Hunter. James is a name that we picture pairing well with any little boy.
A future James will be a loving, compassionate, and friendly person who would give you the shirt off of his back. This name is sweet but also masculine at the same time, and that is something we really love about this name. It is hard to find a name that everyone loves, but we assure you, even your mother-in-law will love this name.
The name Noah means rest and comfort and is #2 in popularity. This is undoubtedly an overused name, but it is just too darn cute. This is another name that sounds perfect for a sweet little baby boy, an energetic little boy, and a mature man.
Noah Kyler, Noah Jackson, Noah Xavier and Noah Parker are some of the first and middle name options that are too cute to pass up on. This name belongs to a boy who will capture the hearts of everyone around him and be the shining star of the group. Noah is a great name for those who do not like names being turned into nicknames.
Isabella is #4 in popularity and means devoted to god, according to BabyCenter. This is certainly not a new name, but it is a name that never seems to go away. Isabella is a gorgeous name that is perfect for any little girl. Issy, Bella, and Is, are some of the adorable nicknames that usually come out of this name.
This is another name that goes great with sibling names. A future Isabella would be a great sister to Noah and Ethan or sisters named Sofia and Mia. Isabella Marie, Isabella Danielle, Isabella Olivia and Isabella Rose are some of the many first and middle name choices for this elegant name.
Jackson is #12 in popularity and keeps getting more loved as the years go on. According to BabyCenter, this name means son of jack. The name Jackson is downright precious and pairs well with any sweet little boy. Jackson Wayne, Jackson Orion, Jackson Carter and Jackson Damien are a few name combinations that suit this name well.
We love Jackson because it fits just about any last name and sounds perfect in any sibling group. The name Jackson would pair well with a sister named Claire or a brother named Liam. We picture a future Jackson to be responsible, empathetic, and loyal.
The #1 most popular girl name is the name, Emma, according to BabyCenter. Emma means universal or whole. This name has been popular since the 19th century and surely isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
You are bound to find several Emma’s in your child’s school, at dance class, and even at the park. This name is everywhere, but for good reasons. Emma is adorable and has many middle names to accompany it such as Emma Lola, Emma Violet, Emma Amanda and Emma Riley. We know that a future Emma will be a lovable little girl with a whole lot of spunk.
Abigail is #15 in popularity, according to BabyCenter and means a fathers joy. This is a perfect name for a future little daddy’s girl! We love this name because of the super cute nickname Abby that usually accompanies it. Abigail is a classic name that never seems to go away, but we don’t mind.
Abigail is a super cute name for a bouncy little girl as she transitions into a successful woman. Abigail Tess, Abigail Sophia, Abigail Faith, Abigail Claire and Abigail Elise are some of the many first and middle name ideas for this name. We adore the name Abigail and we believe anyone who has this name will do great things with her life.
The name Logan is #6 in popularity according to BabyCenter and means small hollow. We like this name because it is manly yet sweet at the same time. We believe a future Logan will be daddy’s little sidekick, whether that be kicking the ball in the yard or tagging along for an errand run.
Logan Hunter, Logan Tyler, Logan Dillon and Logan Connor are some of the first and middle name options for this name that we adore! Logan is a name that is strong and will make mom and dad proud! This is a name you cannot go wrong with.
The name Alexander means defender of men and is #14 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. This name is a name that dad, big sister, and even great-grandpa will adore. Alexander may get shortened to the nickname Alex if you don’t mind names that get turned into nicknames.
Alexander Gabriel, Alexander Talon, Alexander Wyatt and Alexander Damien are some first and middle name options for this name. Alexander is a classic name that never goes out of style. It may be super overused, but it is obvious why this name never seems to go away. This is a name fit for any little boy.
According to BabyCenter, Carter is #11 in popularity, the name Carter is one that is loved by many. Babble says that the name Carter means drives a cart. This name is easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and is very adorable. Some cute first and middle name choices for this name are Carter Dylan, Carter James, Carter Wesley and Carter Rhett.
The name Carter fits in any sibling group. A future Carter would love playing football with his big brother Justin or playing games with his little sister Sophie. We think a future Carter will be anything he sets his mind to- from doctor to dancer, he will succeed at whatever he puts his mind to.
Evelyn is #13 in popularity, according to BabyCenter and has been in the top 20 names since 2013. According to Babble, this name means wished for. This name can also be spelled Evalyn or Evelyne. Evie and Eva are typical nicknames derived from the name Evelyn, which are super adorable.
Evelyn Kate, Evelyn Rose, Evelyn Willow and Evelyn Amaya are some of the many gorgeous first and middle name ideas for this name. We think a future Evelyn will be spunky, smart, fun…and a little bit sassy. This is a name that we can picture fitting any little girl who grows into a determined and hardworking woman.
Amelia is #6 in popularity and means industrious and striving, according to BabyCenter. This name can also be spelled, Emilia. We love this name because it is super sweet and soft but fun and playful at the same time. Amelia fits well with many middle names such as Amelia Jo, Amelia Blair, Amelia Peal and Amelia Evelyn.
Amelia is a beautiful name that will pair fantastically with any little girl as she grows into a beautiful woman. We picture your future Amelia to be artistic and super creative. This is a name that although is overused, is hard to pass up on.
Sophia is #5 on the popularity charts and simply means wisdom. Sophia Grace, Sophia Claire, Sophia Mae, and Sophia Isabel are some of the many precious first and middle name options for this name. We love this name for many reasons, but one reason is because of the super cute nicknames Soph and Sophie which come from it.
Sophia is a name that fits well in any sibling group. A future Sophia would fit in with a big sister Emma or a little brother Jacob. Sophia can also be spelled Sofia as well. This name is just too cute.
The #1 most popular and overused boy name is the name, Liam. This name, according to BabyCenter means warrior and protector. We like this name because it is manly yet sweet at the same time. Liam Anthony, Liam Josiah, Liam Everett, Liam Ryan and Liam Declan are some of the many first and middle last name combinations for this name that are too cute to pass up.
Liam is a name that is for any little boy. Liam is a name that does not usually get shortened into a nickname and is super easy to pronounce. This name may be way overused, but it certainly is adorable.
References: Babycenter, Nameberry, and Babble.