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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)
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    #50. Shea (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 182

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

  • #50. Kane (for boys)
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    #50. Kane (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 940

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #352

  • #49. Blayke (for girls)
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    #49. Blayke (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 197

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

  • #49. Troy (for boys)
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    #49. Troy (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 949

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #351

  • #48. Tess (for girls)
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    #48. Tess (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 201

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

  • #48. Cruz (for boys)
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    #48. Cruz (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 961

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #348

  • #47. Scout (for girls)
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    #47. Scout (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 251

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

  • #47. Prince (for boys)
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    #47. Prince (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 978

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #345

  • #46. Ann (for girls)
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    #46. Ann (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 251

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

  • #46. Zayn (for boys)
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    #46. Zayn (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 988

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #341

  • #45. Luz (for girls)
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    #45. Luz (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 253

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

  • #45. Gage (for boys)
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    #45. Gage (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,035

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #328

  • #44. Blaire (for girls)
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    #44. Blaire (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 290

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #914

  • #44. Jase (for boys)
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    #44. Jase (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,042

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #325

  • #43. Noor (for girls)
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    #43. Noor (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 311

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #869

  • #43. Seth (for boys)
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    #43. Seth (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,051

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #322

  • #42. Gwen (for girls)
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    #42. Gwen (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 315

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #862

  • #42. Jett (for boys)
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    #42. Jett (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,160

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #301

  • #41. Clare (for girls)
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    #41. Clare (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 315

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #861

  • #41. Lane (for boys)
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    #41. Lane (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,176

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #297

  • #40. Rayne (for girls)
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    #40. Rayne (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 318

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #854

  • #40. Ace (for boys)
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    #40. Ace (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,222

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #290

  • #39. Joyce (for girls)
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    #39. Joyce (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 323

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #836

  • #39. Reid (for boys)
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    #39. Reid (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,244

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #288

  • #38. Dream (for girls)
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    #38. Dream (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 326

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #828

  • #38. Cash (for boys)
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    #38. Cash (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,260

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #285

  • #37. Sky (for girls)
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    #37. Sky (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 332

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #817

  • #37. Nash (for boys)
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    #37. Nash (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,273

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #283

  • #36. Belle (for girls)
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    #36. Belle (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 335

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #808

  • #36. Colt (for boys)
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    #36. Colt (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,329

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #269

  • #35. Kai (for girls)
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    #35. Kai (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 336

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #804

  • #35. Chance (for boys)
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    #35. Chance (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,332

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #267

  • #34. Faye (for girls)
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    #34. Faye (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 401

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #710

  • #34. Sean (for boys)
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    #34. Sean (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,469

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #251

  • #33. Reign (for girls)
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    #33. Reign (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 407

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #704

  • #33. Jake (for boys)
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    #33. Jake (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,491

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #248

  • #32. Liv (for girls)
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    #32. Liv (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 432

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #675

  • #32. Knox (for boys)
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    #32. Knox (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,628

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #232

  • #31. Mae (for girls)
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    #31. Mae (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 452

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #654

  • #31. Paul (for boys)
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    #31. Paul (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,684

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #225

  • #30. Pearl (for girls)
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    #30. Pearl (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 453

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #652

  • #30. Jax (for boys)
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    #30. Jax (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,707

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #222

  • #29. Jayde (for girls)
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    #29. Jayde (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 455

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #645

  • #29. Myles (for boys)
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    #29. Myles (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,792

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #212

  • #28. Saige (for girls)
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    #28. Saige (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 474

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #624

  • #28. Kyle (for boys)
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    #28. Kyle (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,823

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #211

  • #27. Sloan (for girls)
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    #27. Sloan (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 493

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #611

  • #27. Mark (for boys)
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    #27. Mark (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,936

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #203

  • #26. Anne (for girls)
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    #26. Anne (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 522

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #575

  • #26. Zane (for boys)
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    #26. Zane (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 1,938

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #202

  • #25. Blair (for girls)
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    #25. Blair (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 609

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #511

  • #25. Dean (for boys)
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    #25. Dean (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,067

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #188

  • #24. Wren (for girls)
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    #24. Wren (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 668

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #465

  • #24. Rhett (for boys)
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    #24. Rhett (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,188

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #180

  • #23. Eve (for girls)
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    #23. Eve (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 727

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #436

  • #23. Gael (for boys)
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    #23. Gael (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,234

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #178

  • #22. Skye (for girls)
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    #22. Skye (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 744

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #425

  • #22. Joel (for boys)
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    #22. Joel (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,242

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #177

  • #21. Elle (for girls)
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    #21. Elle (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 828

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #373

  • #21. Grant (for boys)
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    #21. Grant (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,279

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #172

  • #20. Maeve (for girls)
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    #20. Maeve (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 860

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #360

  • #20. Finn (for boys)
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    #20. Finn (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,365

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #167

  • #19. Joy (for girls)
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    #19. Joy (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 954

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #336

  • #19. Bryce (for boys)
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    #19. Bryce (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,380

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #166

  • #18. Sage (for girls)
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    #18. Sage (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,043

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #309

  • #18. Jude (for boys)
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    #18. Jude (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,493

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #157

  • #17. Brynn (for girls)
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    #17. Brynn (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,091

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #294

  • #17. Beau (for boys)
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    #17. Beau (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,493

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #156

  • #16. Jane (for girls)
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    #16. Jane (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,148

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #282

  • #16. Blake (for boys)
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    #16. Blake (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,600

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #150

  • #15. Kate (for girls)
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    #15. Kate (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,162

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #275

  • #15. King (for boys)
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    #15. King (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,661

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #147

  • #14. Blake (for girls)
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    #14. Blake (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,182

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #268

  • #14. Jayce (for boys)
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    #14. Jayce (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,885

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #139

  • #13. Ruth (for girls)
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    #13. Ruth (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,194

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #265

  • #13. Juan (for boys)
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    #13. Juan (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 2,980

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #137

  • #12. Hope (for girls)
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    #12. Hope (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,250

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #253

  • #12. Max (for boys)
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    #12. Max (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 3,121

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #128

  • #11. June (for girls)
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    #11. June (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,288

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #244

  • #11. Kai (for boys)
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    #11. Kai (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 3,121

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #127

  • #10. Sloane (for girls)
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    #10. Sloane (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,397

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #220

  • #10. George (for boys)
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    #10. George (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 3,151

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #124

  • #9. Brooke (for girls)
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    #9. Brooke (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,609

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #191

  • #9. Cole (for boys)
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    #9. Cole (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 3,446

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #115

  • #8. Paige (for girls)
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    #8. Paige (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,690

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #179

  • #8. Miles (for boys)
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    #8. Miles (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 3,601

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #110

  • #7. Reese (for girls)
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    #7. Reese (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 1,748

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #171

  • #7. Chase (for boys)
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    #7. Chase (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 4,157

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #94

  • #6. Rose (for girls)
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    #6. Rose (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 2,059

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #141

  • #6. Jace (for boys)
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    #6. Jace (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 4,621

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #87

  • #5. Faith (for girls)
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    #5. Faith (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 2,597

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #119

  • #5. Charles (for boys)
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    #5. Charles (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 7,130

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #49

  • #4. Jade (for girls)
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    #4. Jade (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 2,725

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #110

  • #4. Jack (for boys)
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    #4. Jack (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 8,419

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #35

  • #3. Quinn (for girls)
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    #3. Quinn (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 3,575

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #76

  • #3. Luke (for boys)
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    #3. Luke (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 9,163

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #30

  • #2. Claire (for girls)
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    #2. Claire (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 4,683

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #49

  • #2. John (for boys)
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    #2. John (for boys)

    Births in 2017: 9,434

    Overall name rank for boys in 2017: #27

  • #1. Grace (for girls)
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    #1. Grace (for girls)

    Births in 2017: 6,991

    Overall name rank for girls in 2017: #21

  • #1. James (for boys)
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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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