Most common but endearing baby names

Choosing a baby name for your little one is one of the biggest decisions that all aspirant parents make. While some parents choose unusual names, others go for celebrity inspiration and a select few may opt  for horoscope names. Check out this list of common baby names that have been greatly popular and loved since time immemorial!

One of the most common names since 1880, David is a name of Hebrew origin that means ‘beloved’. David was the second greatest king of Israel who ruled in the 10th Century BC. Dave is a common short form of the name David.

Derived from Germanic word ermen that means universal or whole, Emma is a short form of Emmeline or Amelia. Emma is a popular baby girl name and is one of the most common names across the world.

Emily is a Latin baby name that means industrious and striving. Emily comes from the name Aemilia which is the feminine form of the Roman goddess Amelius.

Lily is an English baby girl name. Lily symbolizes innocence, beauty and purity. The name Lily is derived from Lillian or Lilliam. Lillian itself is a diminutive of Elizabeth.

Olivia is a beautiful and a very sophisticated name that is also hugely popular. First used as Olivia by Shakespeare in his famous comedy Twelfth Night, Olivia was  loosely based on Oliver or Oliva. The name has been used in the English-speaking world since the 18th century. It rose to prominence in America with the 1970s-television series ‘The Waltons’. The name is derived from the Latin word Oliva which means olive. Olivia symbolizes peace!

William comes from old German origin and means a determined protector. The prefix Wil symbolizes will, desire, determination and its other half helm means helmet or protection.

This is another extremely popular name given to boys across the world. It ranked no. 1 among the most common names in the 20th century. The name has Hebrew origins. The meaning of the name is derived from the question ‘who is like God?’ Some variations of the name include Mike, Mikey, Micha or Mick. Female forms of the name Michael include names like Michelle, Michele, Michela and the like.

The name comes from Greek origin and means wisdom or skill! Sophie is a direct derivation from the name Sophia and both the names have enjoyed lots of popularity for centuries!