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Most popular short and sweet baby names

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Most popular short and sweet baby names

Do you lie awake worrying that someone is going to take your child’s name and award it a nickname you never had in mind? Do you worry that “Araminta” will be turned into “Mint” or that “Justin” will be frantically shortened to “Just”?

At Stacker, we’ve thought long and hard about these conundrums and come up with one foolproof solution: one-syllable names. For those seeking names that ring short and sweet, we reviewed 2017 data from the Social Security Administration to identify the thirty most popular one-syllable names for each gender.

No longer will you concern yourself with the butchering of a beloved name. With this list, you can be assured that your child will have their name spoken only in its entirety.

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#50. Shea (for girls)

Births in 2017: 182

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #1,291

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#50. Kane (for boys)

Births in 2017: 940

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #352

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#49. Blayke (for girls)

Births in 2017: 197

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #1,210

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#49. Troy (for boys)

Births in 2017: 949

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #351

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#48. Tess (for girls)

Births in 2017: 201

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #1,199

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#48. Cruz (for boys)

Births in 2017: 961

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #348

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#47. Scout (for girls)

Births in 2017: 251

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #1,026

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#47. Prince (for boys)

Births in 2017: 978

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #345

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#46. Ann (for girls)

Births in 2017: 251

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #1,023

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#46. Zayn (for boys)

Births in 2017: 988

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #341

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#45. Luz (for girls)

Births in 2017: 253

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #1,014

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#45. Gage (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,035

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #328

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#44. Blaire (for girls)

Births in 2017: 290

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #914

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#44. Jase (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,042

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #325

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#43. Noor (for girls)

Births in 2017: 311

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #869

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#43. Seth (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,051

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #322

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#42. Gwen (for girls)

Births in 2017: 315

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #862

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#42. Jett (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,160

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #301

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#41. Clare (for girls)

Births in 2017: 315

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #861

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#41. Lane (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,176

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #297

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#40. Rayne (for girls)

Births in 2017: 318

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #854

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#40. Ace (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,222

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #290

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#39. Joyce (for girls)

Births in 2017: 323

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #836

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#39. Reid (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,244

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #288

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#38. Dream (for girls)

Births in 2017: 326

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #828

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#38. Cash (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,260

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #285

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#37. Sky (for girls)

Births in 2017: 332

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #817

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#37. Nash (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,273

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #283

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#36. Belle (for girls)

Births in 2017: 335

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #808

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#36. Colt (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,329

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #269

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#35. Kai (for girls)

Births in 2017: 336

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #804

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#35. Chance (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,332

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #267

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#34. Faye (for girls)

Births in 2017: 401

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #710

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#34. Sean (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,469

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #251

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#33. Reign (for girls)

Births in 2017: 407

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #704

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#33. Jake (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,491

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #248

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#32. Liv (for girls)

Births in 2017: 432

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #675

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#32. Knox (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,628

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #232

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#31. Mae (for girls)

Births in 2017: 452

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #654

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#31. Paul (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,684

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #225

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#30. Pearl (for girls)

Births in 2017: 453

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #652

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#30. Jax (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,707

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #222

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#29. Jayde (for girls)

Births in 2017: 455

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #645

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#29. Myles (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,792

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #212

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#28. Saige (for girls)

Births in 2017: 474

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #624

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#28. Kyle (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,823

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #211

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#27. Sloan (for girls)

Births in 2017: 493

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #611

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#27. Mark (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,936

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #203

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#26. Anne (for girls)

Births in 2017: 522

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #575

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#26. Zane (for boys)

Births in 2017: 1,938

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #202

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#25. Blair (for girls)

Births in 2017: 609

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #511

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#25. Dean (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,067

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #188

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#24. Wren (for girls)

Births in 2017: 668

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #465

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#24. Rhett (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,188

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #180

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#23. Eve (for girls)

Births in 2017: 727

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #436

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#23. Gael (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,234

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #178

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#22. Skye (for girls)

Births in 2017: 744

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #425

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#22. Joel (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,242

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #177

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#21. Elle (for girls)

Births in 2017: 828

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #373

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#21. Grant (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,279

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #172

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#20. Maeve (for girls)

Births in 2017: 860

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #360

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#20. Finn (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,365

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #167

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#19. Joy (for girls)

Births in 2017: 954

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #336

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#19. Bryce (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,380

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #166

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#18. Sage (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,043

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #309

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#18. Jude (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,493

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #157

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#17. Brynn (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,091

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #294

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#17. Beau (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,493

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #156

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#16. Jane (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,148

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #282

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#16. Blake (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,600

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #150

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#15. Kate (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,162

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #275

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#15. King (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,661

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #147

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#14. Blake (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,182

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #268

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#14. Jayce (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,885

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #139

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#13. Ruth (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,194

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #265

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#13. Juan (for boys)

Births in 2017: 2,980

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #137

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#12. Hope (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,250

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #253

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#12. Max (for boys)

Births in 2017: 3,121

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #128

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#11. June (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,288

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #244

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#11. Kai (for boys)

Births in 2017: 3,121

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #127

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#10. Sloane (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,397

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #220

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#10. George (for boys)

Births in 2017: 3,151

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #124

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#9. Brooke (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,609

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #191

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#9. Cole (for boys)

Births in 2017: 3,446

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #115

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#8. Paige (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,690

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #179

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#8. Miles (for boys)

Births in 2017: 3,601

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #110

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#7. Reese (for girls)

Births in 2017: 1,748

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #171

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Oksana Kuzmina // Shutterstock

#7. Chase (for boys)

Births in 2017: 4,157

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #94

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#6. Rose (for girls)

Births in 2017: 2,059

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #141

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#6. Jace (for boys)

Births in 2017: 4,621

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #87

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#5. Faith (for girls)

Births in 2017: 2,597

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #119

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#5. Charles (for boys)

Births in 2017: 7,130

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #49

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#4. Jade (for girls)

Births in 2017: 2,725

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #110

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#4. Jack (for boys)

Births in 2017: 8,419

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #35

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#3. Quinn (for girls)

Births in 2017: 3,575

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #76

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#3. Luke (for boys)

Births in 2017: 9,163

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #30

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#2. Claire (for girls)

Births in 2017: 4,683

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #49

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#2. John (for boys)

Births in 2017: 9,434

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #27

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#1. Grace (for girls)

Births in 2017: 6,991

Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #21

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#1. James (for boys)

Births in 2017: 14,232

Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #4

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