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Top Christian baby names for 2023

By Christian Healthcare Ministries
Top Christian Baby Names for 2023

What are the most popular Christian baby names for 2023? If you want to start a family or you’re already expecting, it’s time to think about the ABCs–like Abby, Ben, or Caleb–of choosing a Christian baby name. 

You’ll find plenty of trendy names on the horizon for 2023. Wherever your path and prayers lead you, enjoy the journey! Choosing a baby name is just the beginning of your parenting adventure.

Choosing a Christian name for your baby

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you.” (NLT)
[James 1:5]

Choosing the right name for your tiny bundle of joy is a tall order! Of course, wise decisions start with prayer. Bestowing a strong Christian name on your newborn can help get your child off to a good start in life. 

When you’re naming your baby, the Bible is a good place to start. Some parents lean toward Old Testament classics, like David, Hannah, Ezra, and Ruth. Others look to the New Testament for inspiration. From Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John, to Mary, Elizabeth, Timothy, and Paul, the possibilities are endless. Whatever name you choose, it will be like every newborn gift from God–blessed, loved, and perfect

2023 trending baby names

Those who follow the trends think top baby names for 2023 could take unexpected turns. According to, a popular baby-naming site, Noah, Liam, and Oliver have trended for boys over the last few years, while Amelia, Emma, and Olivia were go-to favorites for girls. Nameberry editors think parents want fresh new ideas for a post-pandemic era. 

In 2023, the names and naming choices of media celebrities and social influencers are expected to sway young parents ready for a change. A few names for 2023–like Noah, Rose, Trinity, and Sunday–have direct or indirect scriptural connections. Also trending are traditionally boys’ names given as nicknames for girls, like Billie, Charlie, and Noah.

Popular Christian baby girl names

Christian parents often name their daughters after women of faith who exemplify Biblical virtues and values. They may appreciate the wisdom of Deborah, the mercy of Miriam, or the strength of Sarah. Whatever the source of their inspiration, many parents choose baby names that are more timeless than trendy.

These and other Biblical and faith-inspired names for girls are consistently popular among Christians:

  1. Abigail
  2. Alice
  3. Ana / Anna / Annabelle
  4. Angel
  5. Ariel / Arielle
  6. Deborah
  7. Delilah
  8. Esther
  9. Eunice
  10. Grace
  11. Hope
  12. Ira
  13. Joanna
  14. Jordan
  15. Judith
  16. Julia
  17. Leah
  18. Lois
  19. Martha
  20. Mary
  21. Miriam
  22. Naomi
  23. Nevaeh
  24. Paula
  25. Priscilla
  26. Rachel
  27. Rebekah / Rebecca
  28. Ruth
  29. Sarah
  30. Susanna

Whatever name you choose, it will be like every newborn gift from God – blessed, loved, and perfect.

Popular Christian baby boy names

Some little boys have names inspired by Biblical leaders who set a high bar or speak to a parent’s heart. Parents may admire the faith of Abraham, the boldness of Elijah, the courage of Daniel, or the enthusiasm of Peter. There are endless choices from the ranks of Godly men who persevered in faith.

Enduring and endearing faith-based names for Christian boys include:

  1. Aaron
  2. Abraham
  3. Alexander
  4. Benjamin
  5. Caleb
  6. Daniel
  7. David
  8. Ethan
  9. Gabriel
  10. Gideon
  11. Isaac
  12. Isaiah
  13. Jacob
  14. James
  15. Jeremiah
  16. Jonah
  17. Joseph
  18. Joshua
  19. Luke
  20. Mark
  21. Matthew
  22. Nathan
  23. Noah
  24. Paul
  25. Peter
  26. Seth
  27. Solomon
  28. Thomas
  29. Timothy
  30. Zechariah

Biblical baby names for special blessings

Popular baby names and less common options are all worth considering as you narrow your list. The reasons parents pick one baby name over another are as varied and unique as each child. Some parents decide right away, but most take a while before settling on a name.

Whatever your preferences, a name that’s guided by prayer and given in love is sure to be a lifelong blessing to your child

What should your baby’s name be?

Take our quiz to find the perfect name for your new bundle of joy.

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