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Congratulations! You’re expecting a baby! Now, the question is, what are you going to name this new addition to the family? Babies are super cute, cuddly (sometimes loud or smelly, lol) and make our hearts fill with joy, but you’ve got to have something just perfect to name this sweet bundle of love, right? So what are parents to do when they need to get help choosing a name that’s just right? Well, there are a lot of helpful resources out there from baby name books to taking a quick flip through magazines with celebrity names, author’s names, names of music artists in the list of Grammy Awards winners, or you can turn to thoughtful bloggers who love to spend their time collecting character-building names for you to thumb through and choose from. Aren’t we just the sweetest? Wink, wink. Ok, I know it isn’t necessarily going to be “hip” to say you chose your child’s name from a list on your favorite blog, but I must say… it would be very cool to see children growing up in a few years with these names and think, maybe, I had a chance to play a small part in suggesting it. 


If you have ideas currently stirring in your mind as you wonder what the best name could be to give to your new little boy or girl, you might keep in mind the possibility of choosing a name that works well for a boy or a girl. There are many names out there that cross over and could fit beautifully with your new baby’s personality, even amidst not knowing whether or not it will be a boy or a girl right up until the very moment your baby gives its first cry when it is born. If you are one of those parents who chose not to know the gender until it is born, then this may be the best route for you to go when choosing a name.


Below you’ll find a list of 50 fabulous baby names that begin with the letter A. These should give you inspiration and lots to think about as you are planning and anticipating the birth of your new bundle of joy! Choose from 21 different names for girls and 21 unique names for boys, along with a variety of 8 names that are suitable for a boy or a girl. Have fun and feel free to comment with the name you choose for your precious little one! We’d love to hear the happy news and celebrate with you!


Girl Names That Begin With A:

  • Ala
  • Ara 
  • Amy
  • Amalie
  • Alisa
  • Aliyah
  • Ayla
  • Allara
  • Alana
  • Allison
  • Antonia 
  • Alexandria
  • Andrea
  • Addilyn
  • Aoufie
  • Ava
  • Ari
  • Aurora
  • Adrianna
  • Ann
  • Adele 


Next we have a rather enjoyable collection of original A names that are sure to be interesting to any moms and dads searching for that perfect prospective name for their coming baby boy. Between all the highs and lows of pregnancy and carrying that sweet bundle of love as it grows inside your womb, to the sense of urgency you feel as the last trimester comes to a close,  it’s no wonder you are looking for a little help in the baby name department.  It can be completely exhausting going through all the final steps of pregnancy from weekly doctor’s appointments, labwork, baby showers, and shopping for items you need when the baby arrives, all while happily awaiting the arrival of your new little family member. This list is sure to be helpful if you are in the market for a special infant boy’s name that begins with the letter A. Remember… your child has to live with this name forever, so it’s totally ok to be picky and desire to choose a name that you and your partner feel is both “cool” and unique, or something that reminds you of what you feel is honorable, loving, courageous or noteworthy to give your child that boost in life to aspire to. 

Names that start with A

Boy Names That Begin With A :


  • Arnold
  • Alexander
  • Arthur
  • Artie
  • Amin 
  • Apollo
  • Asher
  • Anthony
  • Ansem 
  • Archie
  • Aaron
  • Abraham 
  • Armando
  • Adrien
  • Aaro
  • Agustin
  • Alfred
  • Arlo 
  • Anders
  • Austin
  • Aragon 


Every once in a while I run across someone who has a name that is perfect to use for either a boy or a girl. These names are special in that they give you lots of flexibility if you decide you want to be surprised on the BIG DAY and haven’t yet found out what you are having – whether a boy or a girl. The beauty in having this sort of name is that you can have a lot of flexibility in finding creative ways to announce the baby’s arrival and you are confident in choosing this name for them because it won’t matter what type of blessing they are – the bottom line is they are your precious child and you will love naming them this no matter what gender they are born with. It’s a win/win! 

Baby Names Starting With the Letter A for Boys or Girls:

  • Addison
  • Ashley 
  • Alexis
  • Adwin
  • August
  • Angel 
  • Avery
  • Amor


I can’t believe how exciting this must be for you right now! Being in the position of coming up with a name for your little boy or girl on the way is just beyond fun and should take lots of thought and pondering while you and your partner or spouse decide what you want to call your child every morning when you wake up and see his or her precious little face. This tiny human is yours to keep, love and adore as you raise him or her to become a positive impact on our world and a blessing to society. Since you’ve decided you at least know you might want their name to begin with the letter A, choosing any A name may seem like a daunting task sometimes, but in the end, I’m sure you will come up with that absolutely ideal name that will resonate well with you, your partner and the rest of your families. Have fun, enjoy peeking at this list a few times and showing it to your partner, family or friends, and may the rest of your pregnancy and delivery be safe and blessed!

Now that you have name ideas you may want to start on some Nesting Projects!

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