Baby Names

These are the most unique baby names 2024 has to offer – add them to your list, today

Emma Harpham  |  13 Dec 2023


Each year, lists upon lists of the top 100 names to watch out for are shared online. Looking for inspiration but tired of the endless scrolling? Here are our favourite baby names 2024 is highlighting – summarized!

Baby names 2024 – what are the trends to know?

Last year, we recapped our top baby names for 2023. This time around, we’re also nodding to some of the key baby name trends we’ve seen for 2024, to provide some context for those of you who are looking to get ahead of the baby name curve. And, to shed some light on exactly why you might want to consider naming your child Andromeda!

Names beginning with O for girls

Parents seem to be increasingly looking for O-name alternatives to Olivia, which has consistently been leading the top 100 names for girls in previous years.

Think: 

  • Octavia
  • Ottilie
  • Odette
  • Ophelia
  • Olive

Names beginning with A for boys

Speaking of taking an established trend and running with it, the popularity of Aidan a couple of years back seems to have prompted a string of A-name alternatives for baby boys, too.

Think: 

  • Arlo
  • Ari
  • Ansel
  • Artemis

Celestial, atmospheric names

This all sounds a bit grand, but we’re seeing so many unique, airy names for all genders in 2024. Last year, natural, earthy names stole the spotlight, but this year the trend is going skyward. These names are really fresh and unique, and represent a break with tradition. 

Think: 

  • Aire
  • Andromeda
  • Aura
  • Celeste
  • Luna
  • Stormi
baby names 2024 trends and tips

Strong female names

We’re sure that strong female names are here to stay in 2024, thanks in part to the huge impact the Barbie movie had on pop-culture. We don’t mean that everyone is choosing Barbie as a name though – its influence is deeper than that, and all about embracing individuality.

Think: 

  • Ada
  • Althea
  • Arwen
  • Billie
  • Margot
  • Max
  • Ruth

Gentle parenting names

Soothing, soft-sounding names with fluid consonants are also in for 2024, mirroring the mellow, gentle parenting approach that so many of us favour right now.

Think: 

  • Alfie
  • Alba
  • Asa
  • Elio
  • Faye
  • Oona
  • Rhys

Baby names 2024 – Team TRB faves

So, it looks like celebrating strong influences from pop culture, plus an increasing focus on personalization and uniqueness, as well as influences from the gentle parenting movement have all played a role in creating these baby name trends for 2024

And honestly, we’re here for it all! Here are our team’s very own top picks.

Baby names for girls

Drawing on classic, strong, and whimsical, our most-loved list of baby names for girls includes a variety of styles, suitable for different tastes and preferences.

  • Anastasia
  • Bambi
  • Cleo
  • Delilah
  • Harlow
  • Margot
  • Maeve
  • Nellie
  • Nova
  • Ophelia

Baby names for boys

When it comes to our top baby names for boys, we’ve picked a mix of traditional and contemporary names that seamlessly incorporate the trends above.

  • Asa
  • Enzo
  • Jude
  • Kit
  • Lucas
  • Milo
  • Otis
  • Reuben
  • Ronnie
  • Rupert

Gender neutral baby names 2024

Gender neutral baby names can be given to boys or girls, and tend to be quite unusual and whimsical, which we love. 

Looking to give your little one some wiggle room to make their own choices in the future? Here are our top gender-neutral baby names 2024 has, along with their meanings. 

  • Aspen 
  • Dylan 
  • Ember 
  • Henley 
  • Indigo 
  • Jordan
  • Monroe 
  • Phoenix 
  • Quinn 
  • River 
  • Wren
unique baby names 2024 has to offer

Looking for more inspo for unique baby names 2024 style? Try these top tips

Our CEO and founder Eloise is pregnant with twins and due in early 2024, so we know that picking baby names can come with a lot of anticipation – and feel like a lot of pressure, too!

When everyone keeps asking, and you can’t seem to agree with your partner on what you like best, have a look at these three tips for narrowing in on unique baby names. 

  1. Look back at your family tree. If you’re looking for unique names with a really personal touch, do some digging on your family tree. You might find something that resonates with you, whilst honoring that sense of familial continuity. This is great if you’re a fan of more traditional names.
  2. See what celebs are doing. Although certain celebrity baby names may often be quite unusual (to say the least!) they can also be really distinct, charming and creative. Think along the lines of Lyra (Ed Sheeran’s daughter) and Aire (Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s son)
  3. Combine traditional with modern. This could involve combining names from different cultural backgrounds, merging syllables, or adding a contemporary twist to a classic name with a unique spelling. You’ll probably want to consider pronunciation and how it might be received by others, though!

Remember to take your time, get curious about the process, and select a name that resonates with you and your partner. Discussing potential names together and considering their cultural, familial, or personal significance will help make the naming journey a special and memorable experience, in 2024.

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