Baby Name Trends 2015: The 15 hottest!

Baby name trends for 2015 signal an increasingly adventurous spirit in baby naming, with more meaningful and colorful words becoming names, new gender twists and the tapping of fresh international and pop-culture sources. Here, our predictions for the 15 hottest trends for 2015.

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Now vowel: O at the End

We’ve all known and loved o-ending boys’ names like Milo and Theo for a while, but the big news is that girl-namers have now latched onto that trend big time. We find that o-sound ending such hotties as Juno, Marlow, Harlow, Margo(t), Monroe, Willow, Indigo, Isabeau and Shiloh.

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Zoey_Artemisia Says:

December 5th, 2014 at 12:34 am

Alexis isn’t a name that’s been stolen for girls. It’s a diminutive of the name Alexandra, dating back to Ancient Greece.

eveyalecia Says:

December 5th, 2014 at 1:07 am

@Zoey_Artemisia Actually, Alexis was originally male– diminutive of Alexander.

CaitlinBrittin Says:

December 5th, 2014 at 8:50 am

I went to Scotland in August and now I am obsessed with all things Scottish! My favorite Scottish boys names are

Malcolm
Boyd (my Grandfather’s middle name)
Craig
Struan
Duncan
Leith
Hamish
Tavish
Ferguson (my Grandmother’s maiden name)

And my favorite Scottish girl names are

Lindsey (my Mother’s name)
Flora
Bonnie
Ailis (pronounced AY-lish, it’s the Scottish form of Alice)

I also really love the name Fraser for a girl. I know it’s only ever been used for a boy but it’s meaning of strawberry makes me think it would perfectly fit a little redheaded girl!

shalexis Says:

December 5th, 2014 at 11:31 am

I like that Dune made this list! I started thinking about it last month but didn’t get a very enthusiastic response

mill1020 Says:

December 5th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Beach is a BOLD choice. I’m also surprised Maisie wasn’t on the list for up-and-coming Scottish girl names. I can see using Angelou as a middle.

nativoyoung Says:

December 5th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Speaking of nature names–my children met a young couple from Colorado while they were playing in the mountains (Utah) today. The couple has a little baby girl named “Summit Maple.” Now that is a nature name!!!

southern.maple Says:

December 6th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Not sure if Beach is name material. I do know a teenage girl named Summit, however.

PeachyOwl Says:

December 6th, 2014 at 6:36 pm

I think it should have said that Gus’s given name is Augustus (in The Fault in Our Stars) and he gets called that just as much as Gus. I mean, Gus is cute but I like it better with a more distinguished given name.
I really love Elspeth but I worry about it getting too popular because of the rise of Elsie.
I don’t understand how names like Mason and Madison are still “in”! Everyone here on Nameberry seems to hate matchy sounding names so I hope that people take inspiration from us!

Chloe14 Says:

December 7th, 2014 at 11:31 am

For girls I hope Magenta, Louisiana and Carolina become widely used I think they are gorgeous names! And for boys I really love the nature name River so I hope that becomes a little more popular maybe then people in the UK will use it more. River is a gorgeous name! I love it.

Anaxandra Says:

December 7th, 2014 at 11:35 am

Oh wow, Roxana! That is gorgeous. Although I think I prefer Roxanna. (It is more natural with my accent)

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Catastroffy Says:

December 10th, 2014 at 4:38 am

I’m glad these predicted trends seem to be leaving my favourite names alone *crosses fingers*

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