Unique baby names are the name of the game (or game for the name?) for Generation Alpha babies!
Move over, Gen Z. There's a new generation in town. What's in a name? Well, Generation Alpha's trending baby names are all unique and individual as befits the times. Gen Alpha is coming through with a few still-popular Gen Z boy baby names and girl baby names, but is coming in fresh with a whole slew of unique and gender-neutral baby names.
Parents of a Generation Alpha baby can find loads of tips, tricks, and favorite products in the Mommy Poppins Baby and Maternity Guide. And our handy Birthday & Holiday Gift Guide for Kids can help you narrow down what to buy for a Gen Alpha baby's first birthday gift, and every birthday thereafter!
It's really tiring to think of all that's to come for this new generation of kids. Photo by Nan Ross
What is Generation Alpha?
Generation Alpha (Gen Alpha) is the name for the social cohort of babies born directly after Generation Z. Gen Alpha children are those born to Millennials and some older members of Gen Z.
Generation Alpha Years
Gen Alpha babies' birth years span from approximately 2010 to 2024.
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Gen Alpha babies will save the world. After they nap. Photo by Maureen Wilkey
Generation Alpha Characteristics
This new generation of kiddos has already experienced a lot. And they're brand new to the world! This generation is set to be known for its independence and advances in the use of technology. Some of the Generation Alpha babies were born before the COVID-19 pandemic, while some were born during the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. While the full effects of the pandemic are yet to be completely studied, the effects of social isolation, interruption in school, and the transition to and from virtual learning environments are just a few of the things that current Gen Alpha kids have already experienced.
We don't really know what these kids will be like, but we're pretty sure they're going to change the world, and all for the better!
Popular Baby Names for Generation Alpha
Now onto the fun part – what are popular Gen Alpha baby names? Unique names are definitely trending for Generation Alpha babes. We're aware that some popular celebrity names are really breaking barriers with names that have a unique pronunciation, or even include numbers and all-caps! We've compiled a list here from what we're seeing, what our family and friends are naming their kids, and what's ranking in popularity for baby names.
Be sure to share your Gen Alpha baby's name—and photo, please, we love baby pictures— on Facebook and Instagram! Now, here's what's trending:
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What's in a name? Photo by Jaime Sumersille
Gender-Neutral Baby Names for Generation Alpha Newborns
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What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous. Photo by Elsa Simcik
Boy Baby Names Popular for Gen Alpha
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Choose a name that fits your baby! Photo by Jody Mercier
Gen Alpha Girl Baby Names That Are Trending
All photos are the babies of Mommy Poppins editors and social media managers, and were taken by their moms!