The most popular baby names are changing with every year. With popular trends surfacing, the names that parents choose are constantly changing. In 2019, the most popular names are drastically different from what they were in the past few years. If you are expecting a little one this year, choosing the right name is one of the most important decisions that you will make.
The “O” and “A” Effect
Every year, there are a few letters that tend to be more commonly used as compared to others, and these tend to make up a large chunk of the top names that parents opt to go for. The letter “O” is predicted to be one of the most popular letters to be used in names, for both boys and girls. One of the top names beginning with the letter “O” is Oliver, which is a name that has consistently been on the list for the past several years. Currently, this is a name that stands at the top in the U.K. and is in the top ten for baby boy names in the United States. Owen is another pick that has consistently been at the top of the lists and is sure to retain its position in 2019.
When it comes to names for girls, Olivia is one that is predicted to rise the ranks to become one of the most popular names in 2019. One popular trend that has been surfacing for girls shows names that start with an “Oak” prefix. Oaklynn, Oaklee, Oakley, and Oaklin are some names that have been growing in popularity over the past few months.
The first letter of the alphabet is also something that people are regularly looking towards when trying to find names for their babies, and this has been an ongoing trend for the past few years. Names like Amara, Aurora, and Amelia stand high on the most popular names list for girls, and several others are set to follow in their footsteps.
Breaking Gender Stereotypes
The world is changing, and so are the ways in which people are naming their babies. As inclusivity and gender acceptance take center stage in today’s society, parents are turning towards gender-fluid or non-binary names for their babies. The predicted list of top names is surely going to include a number of gender-neutral names that can be given to either boys or girls. Elliot is one name that has become increasingly popular, with several variations arising, depending on the gender of the baby. This is a name that is popular for both boys and girls, and many more names are set to follow in its footsteps.
A survey conducted by Nameberry showcased the non-binary names that are gaining prominence, and some of these include Journey, Justice, Robin, Briar, and Campbell.
Inspired by Nature
One big trend that has already surfaced this year is naming your child something that has to do with elements of nature. Willow is one of the most popular names in the girls’ names category in keeping with the nature-based theme. Flowers, in particular, serve as a great inspiration for those who want to find nature-based baby names, with names like Magnolia, Rose, and Lily. Natural elements are also proving to be a great inspiration for those looking for baby names as exemplified by the rise of names like Aurora, Colt, and Luna.
Turning to Television
With TV shows like Game of Thrones becoming a cult favorite, there is no doubt that names based on this TV show are going to become more popular. Names like Aria and Khalessi have already risen the ranks to become some of the more popular names, and the names of the actresses playing them have also started to become incredibly popular.
Here is a list of names for girls that we think will be the most popular in 2019 (variations in spellings may occur):
Here is a list of names for boys that we think will be the most popular in 2019 (variations in spellings may occur):