Popular baby names around the world

One of the most exciting things, when expecting a baby, is the chance to pick his or her name. Why not think outside the box and consider some international baby names for your son or daughter?

You may find a name that honours your own family’s culture and heritage, or maybe you’d like some more inspiration to get started. Read through our lists of some of the most popular names given to babies in several countries around the world.

For example, in France, over the past few years, names like Sophie, Sylvie and Yvette were popular for girls while Sylvain, Vincent and Xavier were popular for boys. While in the United States Emma, Olivia and Sophia were among the most popular girls names; and Noah, Liam and Mason were the most popular names for boys.

Here are some more of the top international boy and girl names to inspire you, and help you choose just the right one for your new baby.


Girl names

  • Sophie

  • Stéphanie

  • Suzanne

  • Sylvie

  • Thérèse

  • Valérie

  • Véronique

  • Virginie

  • Yvette

  • Yvonne

Boy names

  • Stephane

  • Sylvain

  • Théo

  • Thiérry

  • Thomas

  • Valentín

  • Vincent

  • Xavier

  • Yannick

  • Yves


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United States

Girl names

  • Abigail

  • Ava

  • Charlotte

  • Emily

  • Emma

  • Harper

  • Isabella

  • Mia

  • Olivia

  • Sophia

Boy names

  • Alexander

  • Benjamin

  • Ethan

  • Jacob

  • James

  • Liam

  • Mason

  • Michael

  • Noah

  • William


Girl names

  • Azra

  • Defne

  • Ecrin

  • Elif

  • Eylül

  • Hiranur

  • Miray

  • Nehir

  • Zehra

  • Zeynep

Boy names

  • Ahmet

  • Ayaz

  • Berat

  • Eymen

  • Hamza

  • Mehmet

  • Miraç

  • Muhammed

  • Mustafa

  • Ömer

  • Yunus Emre

  • Yusuf


Girl names

  • Sophia

  • Alisa

  • Maria

  • Alexandra

  • Victoria

  • Daria

  • Anastasia

  • Elizaveta

  • Anna

  • Polina

Boy names

  • Alexander

  • Dmitry

  • Maxim

  • Cyril

  • Artyom

  • Andrey

  • Mikhail

  • Egor

  • Daniil

  • Ivan

Have you found a favourite baby name from among these lists of top international baby names?

If you haven’t picked a name yet and time is ticking, why not organise a baby naming party with family and friends to get inspired? It's a great way to bring loved ones together for brainstorming fun.

If you still need ideas, check out our Baby Name Generator for inspiration. You can search by gender, popularity, meanings and more.

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