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Most popular short and sweet baby names

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Most popular short and sweet baby names

It's a question every expecting parent wonders, "Will choosing my baby's name now have repercussions for them later?" Naming a child is the first major decision an expecting parent faces in what will be 18 years of difficult decisions. Some research suggests that a person’s name can influence many factors in their lives like school acceptances and choosing spouses, and it may color the way others perceive them. And what if an unintended consequence of a chosen name turns out to be an ear-splitting nickname that you can't stand? Any parent who has named their kid Andrew only to learn all his friends call him Andy will sympathize.

Parents have options: Choosing a family name, especially to honor a dearly departed loved one or picking a classic that will never lose its appeal are two popular options. Luckily, Stacker's here to help. In fact, Stacker has published an exhaustive list of the most popular baby names in America. And if you're shopping for something a little more "hip," then check out Stacker's rundown on the most popular baby names for millennials.

But that tricky problem of picking a name that won't devolve into a horrid nickname remains: Do you lie awake worrying that someone will take your child’s name and award it a nickname you never had in mind? Do you worry that “Araminta” will morph 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 2018 data from the Social Security Administration to identify the 50 most popular one-syllable names for each gender.

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

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#50. Shay (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 164
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #1,360

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#50. Jase (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 874
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #370

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#49. Bryn (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 168
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #1,332

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#49. Troy (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 904
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #363

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#48. Tess (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 176
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #1,285

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#48. Wade (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 913
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #361

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#47. Drew (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 177
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #1,282

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#47. Kade (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 926
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #355

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#46. Shea (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 195
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #1,204

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#46. Hayes (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 969
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #343

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#45. Rae (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 217
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #1,119

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#45. Zayn (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 996
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #334

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#44. Ann (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 267
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #983

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#44. Cruz (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,011
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #327

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#43. Scout (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 269
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #970

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#43. Kash (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,040
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #321

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#42. Queen (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 274
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #957

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#42. Kane (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,048
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #319

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#41. Joyce (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 278
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #945

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#41. Prince (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,058
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #317

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#40. Gwen (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 294
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #905

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#40. Jett (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,122
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #304

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#39. Halle (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 300
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #895

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#39. Lane (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,205
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #290

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#38. Sky (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 312
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #859

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#38. Reid (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,217
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #288

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#37. Kai (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 315
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #854

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#37. Cash (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,267
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #276

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#36. Noor (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 316
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #852

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#36. Chance (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,304
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #270

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#35. Rayne (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 331
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #813

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#35. Sean (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,310
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #269

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#34. Clare (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 357
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #758

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#34. Jake (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,372
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #262

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#33. Lea (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 408
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #708

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#33. Nash (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,399
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #256

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#32. Faye (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 410
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #705

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#32. Ace (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,434
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #255

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#31. Liv (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 426
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #683

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#31. Colt (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,615
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #236

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#30. Saige (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 447
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #655

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#30. Paul (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,625
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #234

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#29. Dream (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 480
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #620

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#29. Knox (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,698
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #219

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#28. Anne (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 504
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #599

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#28. Jax (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,751
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #214

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#27. Sloan (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 519
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #585

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#27. Mark (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 1,859
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #210

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#26. Mae (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 556
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #552

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#26. Zane (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,014
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #200

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#25. Reign (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 586
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #530

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#25. Myles (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,085
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #195

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#24. Wren (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 661
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #468

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#24. Grant (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,162
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #182

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#23. Eve (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 716
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #442

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#23. Bryce (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,228
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #175

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#22. Blair (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 723
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #432

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#22. Dean (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,241
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #173

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#21. Skye (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 741
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #416

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#21. Rhett (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,304
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #167

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#20. Elle (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 812
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #380

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#20. Finn (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,316
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #166

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#19. Joy (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 890
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #355

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#19. Brooks (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,368
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #161

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#18. Maeve (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 969
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #334

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#18. Blake (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,446
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #158

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#17. Sage (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 1,083
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #307

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#17. Jude (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,468
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #157

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#16. Brynn (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 1,084
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #305

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#16. Beau (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,576
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #151

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#15. Jane (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 1,123
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #291

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#15. King (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,579
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #150

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#14. Kate (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 1,156
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #285

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#14. Jayce (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,635
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #147

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#13. Ruth (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 1,234
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #265

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#13. Juan (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,826
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #139

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#12. Hope (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 1,265
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #255

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#12. Max (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,857
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #136

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#11. June (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 1,342
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #241

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#11. Gael (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 2,922
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #132

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#10. Paige (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 1,443
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #213

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#10. George (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 3,059
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #127

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#9. Brooke (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 1,518
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #201

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#9. Cole (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 3,327
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #118

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#8. Sloane (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 1,623
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #181

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#8. Kai (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 3,421
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #113

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#7. Reese (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 1,788
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #159

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#7. Miles (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 3,964
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #98

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#6. Rose (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 2,432
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #123

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#6. Jace (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 4,276
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #90

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#5. Faith (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 2,442
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #122

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#5. Charles (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 6,604
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #52

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#4. Jade (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 2,673
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #111

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#4. Luke (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 8,577
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #29

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#3. Quinn (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 3,369
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #84

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#3. Jack (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 8,834
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #28

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#2. Claire (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 4,379
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #49

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#2. John (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 9,119
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #27

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#1. Grace (for girls)

- Births in 2018: 6,724
- Overall name rank for girls in 2018: #24

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#1. James (for boys)

- Births in 2018: 13,525
- Overall name rank for boys in 2018: #4

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