When it comes to baby names, many of us are looking for something that is simultaneously unique while still maintaining that feeling of familiarity — a classic with a twist — which is why baby name mashups are a perfect place to find inspiration. You might be surprised just how much creativity you can find when you pair two classic names together. Sometimes the formula of 1 ordinary name + 1 ordinary name = pure magic.
Here are a few baby name mashups to give you some inspiration!
A mashup of the names Olivia + Vivienne, this combination adds a unique spin on the super popular name Olivia.
Emma has been on the most popular names list for years, but when combined with the name Lynn, it gets a fresh spin. Emma + Lynn = far more unexpected.
The name Tobin is already a name that’s been heard, but I love the idea of switching the spelling as a mashup of the names Thomas + Ben. Perhaps a nice way to switch up one of these more traditional names.
Eloise has long been on my list of personal favorites when it comes to baby names, and the fact that I have an Aunt Louise makes it even more endearing as it is a lovely combo of the names Eleanor + Louise.
Pairing the names Grey + Lee creates a truly unique and gender neutral baby name option. This one might be my most favorite on the list!
Audrey + Anna, both lovely names in their own right, but when mashed up, you get something that is both pretty and more off the beaten path.
Such a sweet name for a little boy. Who knew Wendell + Donald had such great potential?
My grandmother is actually named Rosemary, and it was derived from a combination of Rose + Marie, although it makes even more sense when paired up as the duo of Rose + Mary. Very on-trend in the current vein of food-inspired baby names.
Not to be confused with “Allium” the plant. This baby name could be a great mashup of the names Alexander + William. Perfect for a boy or a girl.
Remember when I said that Greylee was my favorite name on this list? I think I changed my mind. It’s Penley for sure. The combo of Penelope + Henry are a match made in baby name heaven.
Have a James or a Nelson in your family tree who you’d like to pay homage to with your choice of baby name? Jameson (James + Nelson) just might be the perfect pick!
Though they are each sweet names on their own, Alice + Olivia combine to make the name Alivia and it is certainly one you won’t be hearing repeated over and over in a kindergarten classroom one day!
Doesn’t get much cuter than this mashup of Frances + Annette. Kind of obsessed with this one.
I’m a bit partial to this one, since it combines both my name and my mother’s: Anna + Lauren. I have only heard of one other Annalore in all my years, so this one would definitely bring something unique to the table.
With the popularity of names ending in “son,” Tayson is a perfect addition — a mix of the names Taylor + Jackson and could work for a boy or a girl.
At first I wasn’t sure if this combination of Kenneth + Andrew actually worked, but the more I rolled it around in my brain, the more it grew on me. I think I rather like the name Kendrew.
A mashup of the names Rose + Leigh — I am personally quite fond of this name as it is my littlest’s middle name. I chose it because Rose is a family name and the ending offers a subtle nod to both my mother-in-law (Sally) and my own mother (Marie). Aren’t mashups fun?
This combination of Devon + Luke certainly marches to the beat of its own drum. A truly distinctive name in the world of boy names.
No, I didn’t just remove the “H” from Hanson. This name is a mashup of Andrew + Mason and is one I haven’t actually heard before!
This pairing of Rae + Lynn has a nice, classic baby name mashup feel to it. Perfectly sweet for a little girl.
The name Avajean (Ava + Jean of course) was inspired by a local restaurant in my town, and I really do love this unexpected moniker for a little girl.
We’ve heard Delta being used as a baby name recently, but I can’t think of any occurrences of the name Della — so sweet — and a perfect combo of Ella + Adele.
Kent is kind of a classic that hasn’t gotten much play as of late. A nice mixture of the names Kenneth + Brent.
Another mashup with a classic vibe. This mixing of Ida + Mae is all at once classic and fresh for a baby girl.
This combination of Isabella + Dora is sweet and sophisticated at the same time. A cute name of a little girl and a classy name for a grownup lady. Definitely a tough balance to strike with a name and this one nails it.
Olivia + Sophia have each been popular girl name options over recent years, but Ophelia blends the two in a lovely and more unique way.
Match up Katie + Lily and you’ve got Callie — a sweet and simple name for a little lady.
Terina (Terry + Tina) wasn’t one I loved initially, but it’s definitely grown on me. Definitely a name that would stand out in a crowd.
If Aiden is on your list of favorites, but you’re worried about its overwhelming popularity, perhaps Alden — Alan + Aiden — is just the thing.
This strong and unique name for a boy is a mashup of the names Caleb + Colton. Perhaps it’s one to be added to the boy names inspiration list!