Baby names and trends are constantly changing. Trend factors include the royal family, TV shows and the tendency to choose shorter names. Following you can find the most popular baby names.
Choosing a Baby name is a very big commitment. Your Child will have this name literally for his or her whole life. So you might find yourself asking questions like do you want a really unique name? A trending or popular name? A specific spelling of a popular name?
The social security administration is keeping track of baby names all the way back to 1879. Looking back at previous years Emma and Liam have been popular for a while and are still on top of the list.
Shorter Baby Names
Overall baby names are getting shorter. Names with four letters are getting very popular. (Makes sense with Emma and Liam) Especially the names for girls like Luna, Mila or Cora.
Parents like names from other countries that are more international like like Kai or Axel as well as Scandinavian names like Bjorn or Anders and even Thor.
Names inspired by the royal family will never get old. Anything to do with the english royal family has been trendy. According to BabyCenter the interest in Meghan jumped 49% right after the royal wedding.
BabyCenter also predicts that there will be a rise in popular Disney names thanks to Disney+
Names from their popular shows like High school musical (Troy, Gabrielle, Ricky). As well as the classic Disney movie princesses (Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine…)
Names from the 20s and 70s are coming back.
Barbara, Frank or Ruth are having a comeback. But just as many new parents chose names from a more recent past, with names that recall their ’90s boy and girl band stars. Brittany, Nicole, Amber, Nicholas, Austin, and Jonathan. Just like pop culture inspired names.
Star Wars inspired names like Kylo are in the top 10 climbing names. As well as Leia and Cassian.
Even though it is already over – Game of Thrones is still a very popular name giver for babies.
Aria can be found in the top 20 for girl names. Olenna, Ellaria and Stark are becoming popular too.
Right after names from Game of Thrones are Names from the Kardashians/Jenners. There is a rising interest in True, Chicago, Dream, Reign, and even Nori, which is the nickname for North.
These are the most popular Baby names according to the Social Security Administration (Newest Data from 2018):
Are you a fan of the classic names or are you gonna name your baby something unique?
Make sure to find some great finds for your baby registry here.
Are you currently pregnant?
Make sure you got all the basics for your nursery covered!
Subscribe to our email list and get a free baby registry checklist.