The Top Baby Name Trends You Can Expect To See in 2019

by: Jacqueline Weiss
Here are just a few of the baby name trends you can expect to see on your social media feeds, and maybe even choose for your child in 2019.
baby name trends

Choosing a name for your baby is a big decision, not only for the parent, but for your child, too! And every year, there are a slew of new names that become popular based on a variety of trends, celebrities, royal family members, and even food!

Here are just a few of the trends and popular names you can expect to see on your social media feeds, and maybe even choose for your child in 2019.

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Royal Family

With two new additions to the immediate royal family, Meghan Markle and Prince Louis of Cambridge, both names saw a rise in popularity this year for new babies, and we can expect to see those names continue to rise into the new year. Plus, Meghan and Prince Harry’s baby-to-be will for sure influence future babies as well.

Celebrities

Celebrities no doubt have influence on us, but would you name your child after one? The legendary family that is Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, and their children Luna and Miles all had direct impact on the list, with their popularity up 27, 9, 35, and 13 percent respectively compared to previous years. Based on their successes in 2018, we can expect to see these names also gain momentum on the list:

  • Ariana 
  • Hailey 
  • Justin
  • Kylie

Neutral & Nonbinary

With changing times comes changing names that do not necessarily associate with a gender upon a first listen. Here are some gender-neutral names to look out for:

  • Story
  • Campbell
  • Laken
  • Briar

Trendy Gems

Crystals are a popular supplement to meditation, and are also used as decoration, but what about naming your child after a crystal or precious gem? It’s been predicted that some of the trendiest babies of 2019 will draw inspiration from crystals, including:

  • Amethyst
  • Sapphire
  • Peridot
  • Ruby

While there are parents who think outside the box, like the mother who named her daughter Abcde, trends are followed for a reason and influence by all that’s around us. What do you think of these predictions for 2019?

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