Fastest-Rising Baby Names 2023: 40 Effortlessly Cool Names Parents Are Loving

If you want your kid to be cool, then you’re going to want to choose from one of these fresh choices. These are the most-viewed baby names 2023 has brought us, so far, according to the baby naming site, Nameberry.

Thousands of parents-to-be flock to Nameberry every day for inspiration in their search for the perfect name.

These are the ones that are being searched for over and over again and the fastest-rising baby names, heading straight to the top. Watch out!

Experience has shown our lists to be an excellent indicator of a name’s future popularity. For example, names like Maeve and OpheliaArlo and August from Nameberry’s Top 10 for the first quarter of 2021 went on to leap up the official charts that year,” Nameberry author Emma Waterhouse explains.

The top baby names 2023 listed here mostly represent the kind of up-and-coming choices that feel fresh and cool to this year’s crop of new parents.”

Ready to see the lists? Here we go!

The fastest-rising baby names 2023 (so far) 


  1. Luxury (or Lux)
  2. Aurelia
  3. Maeve
  4. Eloise
  5. Alice
  6. Aurora
  7. Isla
  8. Luna
  9. Ophelia
  10. Iris

Luxury takes out the top spot for the first time. We first mentioned the name Lux as a three-letter baby name to watch in 2021 and Luxury is a pretty cool next step.

“I think it’s just one celebrity baby away from being a massive hit,” adds Nameberry Editor-in-Chief Sophie Kihm.

It’s also interesting to see that most of the coolest baby names of 2023 are vowel names including 3 A’s (Aurora, Alice, Aureia) and 2 I’s (Iris and Isla).  Interestingly, Isla was also the most popular baby name in Australia last year for girls – looks like she may remain on top for a few more years!

In terms of the boys, here are the coolest baby names of 2023, so far:


  1. Aire
  2. Royal
  3. Soren
  4. Theodore
  5. Silas
  6. Felix
  7. Atticus
  8. Cassius
  9. Oliver
  10. Hugo

Oliver, another Aussie favourite, cemented his mark in the top ten but check out the other contenders! We’ve got Aire, which is clearly thanks to Kylie Jenner.

It’s nature-inspired, sounds like the aspirational word name Heir, and also boasts that fashionable -aire ending that we predicted would be among the top name trends for 2023,” Emma explains.

Never mind the fact it translates to “my penis” in Arabic.

Five-letter names also appear to hit the cool spot in baby names 2023 with Soren, Silas, Felix and Royal.

Fun fact – Royal will most likely be rejected if you try to register this name in Australia. All ‘royal title” names are banned including Prince, Saint, Duke and Major. 

Additional names to watch:

Be aware of these new additions to the top 100 most-searched-for names of 2023.


  1. Amara
  2. Beatrix
  3. Elowen
  4. Isolde
  5. Esti
  6. Lucia
  7. Florence
  8. Kaia
  9. Wednesday
  10. Wren


  1. Aziel
  2. Callum
  3. Casimir
  4. Elias
  5. Ignatius
  6. Kieran
  7. Kit
  8. Kylian
  9. Liam
  10. Owen

Nameberry also identified some of the names that are falling from grace including:


  • Emma
  • Emily
  • Elizabeth
  • Mia
  • Maya
  • Julia
  • Isabella


  • Jacob
  • Roman
  • Zane
  • Wolf
  • Xavier
  • Phoenix
  • Malachi

Coolest pet names of 2023 also revealed

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Moving away from baby names and into furbaby names, we’ve also uncovered the most common dog names of 2023. According to Hill’s Pet Nutrition Australia, these are the top 10 names Australians are searching for when on the hunt for a pup’s name.

  1. Pepper
  2. Luna
  3. Bruno
  4. Chloe
  5. Sadie
  6. Duke
  7. Tucker
  8. Millie
  9. Gus
  10. Rebel

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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