American baby names — like its people — are a wonderful blend of nationalities. The most popular monikers can trace their origins to Greece, Sweden, Israel and beyond. Here are the name, meaning and origin for the most popular boy and girl names in the U.S.
Sophia – Greek origin, means Wisdom
Isabella – Hebrew, Italian and Shakespearean roots, means Devoted to God
Emma – English and Teutonic meaning is Whole; Swedish meaning is Nurse
Olivia – American meaning is Twelfth Night; Spanish and Swedish meaning is Olive
Avery – French, American, English, Anglo-Saxon, means sage, wise and rules with elf-wisdom
Emily – French, German and Teutonic origins, means Industrious or Hard-working
Abigail – the Biblical meaning is Father’s joy
Ella – English, American, French and German origins, abbreviation of Eleanor and Ellen, means beautiful fairy
Charlotte – English, American and French origins, means feminine manly
Elizabeth – Hebrew, meaning either oath of God, or God is satisfaction
Jacob – a Biblical name, means That supplants, Undermines, The Heel
Mason – English and French origins, means Stone worker or Worker in stone
William – English, French, Teutonic and Shakespearean roots, means Determined protector or Resolute protector
Benjamin − Biblical, American, English and Hebrew, means Son of the right hand.
Noah – a Biblical name, means Repose; Consolation
Michael – the Biblical meaning is Poor; Humble; the Hebrew meaning is Who is like God?
Ethan – Biblical, means Strong; The gift of the island
Alexander – Swedish, Greek and Biblical roots, means Defender of Men
Liam – German, American, Gaelic, Irish, Teutonic, means Will-helmet, Famous Bearers,
Elijah – Biblical, American, and Hebrew origins, means God the Lord or the strong Lord
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