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Baby names

20th May 2023

The most popular names for May babies have been revealed

Sophie Collins

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Oliver, Isabella and Noah are some of our favourites.

The most popular names for babies born in May have been revealed.

If you’re due this month and have yet to find the perfect moniker then fear not.

These names for both baby boys and girls are just adorable.

If you’re finding it hard to pick a name then why not seek some inspiration from the list below?

There really is something for everyone with traditional names, flower names and even three-letter monikers.

Top May baby names for boys:

  1. Oliver
  2. George
  3. Arthur
  4. Noah
  5. Harry
  6. Oscar
  7. Muhammad
  8. Jacob
  9. Leo
  10. Jack

Top May baby names for girls:

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Ava
  4. Isla
  5. Lily
  6. Emily
  7. Sophia
  8. Freya
  9. Isabella
  10. Grace/Mia (equal)

According to the experts at happiestbaby.com here are some of the most important things to consider before naming your baby.

Does the baby name allow for growth?

It’s true that you’re naming a baby…but it’s important that the name you choose can grow with your little one past toddlerhood. Some names are really cute for babies, but you just can’t picture it on an adult.

How popular is your baby name pick?

Ever hear someone call out your name in a crowded room, but they’re not talking to you? This might happen to your little one if you choose a popular name.

Do you want to honor a family member with your baby’s name?

A great way to pay homage to an inspiring family member is pass on their name. Was your Grandma Elizabeth your favorite person growing up? Honor her legacy by giving your baby her name.

Do you like all of the possible nicknames?

Love the name Madeline but hate the nickname Maddie? You may want to consider a different option…or not! You can always guide friends and family toward using your baby’s full name—or the nickname you prefer—just do it from the get-go to set precedent.

Do you and your partner agree on a baby name?

It’s hard enough to find a name you like… let alone one that you and your partner both love. But it is important to be on the same page when it comes to naming your newest family member.

Would you want the name you’re choosing?

Put yourself in your baby-to-be’s shoes. Remember: You’re giving a name to your little one for their entire life…would you like the name you’re choosing?

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