Suggested names for your baby

What happens when a child receives a name? Besides the obvious – you have to come up with a name that you like and that might suit the new little person. Maybe you have had an idea or a favourite name for a long time, or maybe you have no idea and need some suggestions. Here's some advice and inspiration!

3 min read

Suggested names for your babyPhoto: Preggers

Choosing a name for your child is no easy thing. What's more, today there are more and more names to choose from. In some ways, it was easier in the old days, when children received names that had been in the family for generations. Today we have a huge treasury of names that only grows, with ever greater variation, so it can be difficult to decide what name to give one's child. But that also makes it exciting and fun!

Advice and inspiration

If you feel lost, you can get some help from the"Name suggestions"tool. If you're connected with another person in the app, you can help each other, come up with ideas, and create a list of favourite names together.

Idols and celebrities

As soon as a name becomes famous, its popularity rises. These days, celebrities have a big influence on baby names. If you want to name your child after your idol, that can also work. For example:

Sports names

Zlatan, Ibra, Ronal, Wayne, Luis, Marion, Tiger, Anja, Figo, Marta, Elena, Foppa, Zäta, Freddie, Kenny, Kim, Ingo, Ara, Venus, Serena.

Actor names

Sienna, Jude, Julia, Sean, Ashley, Kate, Lindsay, Edward, Leonardo, Tobey, Noomi, Meryl, Pierce.

Old film stars

Audrey (Hepburn), Ava (Gardner), Clark (Gable), Elizabeth (Taylor), Humphrey (Bogart), Jean (Harlow), Errol (Flynn), Marlon (Brando), Vivienne (Leigh), Inga (Tidblad), Gunnar (Björn-strand), Gunn (Wållgren), Ingrid (Bergman), Greta (Garbo), Georg (Rydeberg), Mimmi (Pollack), Viveka (Lindfors), Jarl (Kulle), Nils (Poppe), Harriet (Bosse), Gösta (Krantz), Margareta (Krook).

Artist names

Indigo, Jade, Gold, Olive, Ruby, Silver.

Music names

Britney, Jimi, Justin, Frank, Cornelis, Ray, Tracy, Benny, Björn, Jussi, Marvin, Bruce, Ella, Iggy, Malcolm, Björk, Osbourne.

Names from the 1920's, '30s, and '40s

Bertil, Britta, Ture, Stig, Arne, Ingegerd, Karin, Åke, Rut, Sture.


If you like food and candy, perhaps one of these names can work for your child:
Saffron, Chutney, Calamari, Kokos, Cayenne, Chili, Thyme, Kelda, Tikka, Hallon, Smultron, Candy, Mazarin, Polly, Pepsi, Melony, Ginger, Aioli, Oliver, Sushi.

Place names

If you want to go with a "love name," the baby can receive its name from the place where the actual conception took place. This was the case with Brooklyn, David and Victoria Beckham's son. Here are some more suggestions: Havana, Texas, Paris, Rio, Medina, Lima, Stockholm, Visby.


Written by Preggers


Hundreds of related articles, podcasts & more waiting for you in the Preggers app.

Download Preggers today.

10k reviews
  • Download
  • Download
  • Download

More from Preggers

Read popular and relevant articles.

Childbirth tips!

Childbirth tips!

Giving birth is hard work and it requires mental training and a lot of energy. Remember the following tips or make a checklist – it’s not far now!

Bumpies - Capturing Your Pregnancy Memories

Bumpies - Capturing Your Pregnancy Memories

Bumpies are a unique way of capturing your pregnancy journey - by photographing your growing belly instead of your face. With the Bump Booth tool, you can upload, edit, and add effects to your bumpies to create lasting memories of your pregnancy.

Hospital bag checklist – here you get tips

Hospital bag checklist – here you get tips

Planning and preparing the hospital bag well in advance is a common recommendation - and a good idea. Maybe you can hardly think of anything other than what is now in front of you, childbirth! Then it's nice to know that the bag is ready in the hall. Here you get the best tips for the perfect hospital bag.

Not ready to tell anyone yet?

Not ready to tell anyone yet?

There are of course many reasons why you don’t want to tell anyone that you just got pregnant. And of course, it’s up to you to decide how and when you want to tell. Want some advice on how to hide the big news just a bit longer? Here are some great excuses for when you want to keep your secret to yourself just a little bit longer.

Girl or boy?

Girl or boy?

No, it can’t be predicted. But according to old wives’ tales, certain signs predict the gender of the child. What do you think?

18 weeks pregnant

18 weeks pregnant

I am in constant motion. Kicking and tumbling about so much that with a bit of luck mother might get a feeling of butterflies fluttering in her belly.