Deciding on a name for baby can be exciting, but also a challenge. You want a name that’s just as strong and lovely as your little bundle of joy. And, while deciding on a first name is hard, picking a baby middle name can be just as difficult, as you want it to fit with the first and last names. You may also want it to be representative of some of the most important people in your life.

When narrowing down your options for baby boy middle names and baby girl middle names, there’s a lot to consider. Maybe you want a unique middle name for boys, like Abbott, Griffith, Maxfield, or Rufus. Or perhaps you’re looking for a more common middle name for girls such as Ava, Emma, Olivia, or Sophia. Considering how long to make the name? There are plenty of options for short middle names for boys, like Ajay, Dax, Kai, Liam, or Noah, and short middle names for girls, like Bella, Evie, Lily, or Shyla. Are you looking for something to celebrate your heritage? Maybe you want to choose authentic, but popular middle names for girls and boys native to your family’s history (check out our Origin lists). At the end of the day, there are tons of good middle names for girls and boys out there. Need helping picking an option that seems like the right fit? Use The Bump’s baby name search to find the perfect middle name for your baby boy or baby girl. Once you have saved your list of names, use The Bump's Advanced Features to preview that list with your baby's first and last name to find the best middle name for your baby.