In our culture today we celebrate the impending arrival of a newborn baby with elaborate gender-reveal events, traditional baby showers, and everything in between.

The question most often asked by enthusiastic family and friends seems to be, what is his or her name going to be? Mostly out of well-meaning curiosity, but sometimes, especially from grandparents, there's a bit of pressure to pick the 'right' name.

Top 3 Most Common Boy Baby Names in California

According to, the 3 most popular or common names for baby boys in California are dominated by what many might call old-fashioned names. Certainly, a familiar Biblical name is included on the list. The names are:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mateo

Top 10 Most Common Girl Baby Names in California

According to, the 3 most popular or common names for baby girls in California are also dominated by what many might call beautiful, old-fashioned names. They are:

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Camila

The Meaning of the Name Noah

According to, the name Noah is:

Noah comes from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. (Noah also appears in the Hebrew Bible and the Quran.) As the renowned Bible story goes, Noah was instructed by God to build an ark and save his family and the earth's creatures from a devastating flood.


The name Noah comes from the Hebrew word Noach and means joy and comfort.

The Meaning of the Name Olivia

According to, the meaning of the name Olivia is:

Olive tree; Peace. Olivia is a girl's given name of Latin origin. Its primary meaning is "olive tree," making it suitable for parents seeking an earthy, nature-inspired name for their precious bundle.

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