The most exciting celebrity baby news of the past few weeks has undoubtedly been that of the birth of PrinceHarry and Meghan Markle’s little prince. ArchieHarrison does not have any family names, but his middle name honors Dad—Harrison literally means Harry’s son.
When the new US popularity data comes out, we all look for certain things. Are we still naming our babies for Game of Thrones characters? (Most certainly yes.) How about the royal family? (Meghan, I’m looking at you.)
But there’s a quieter trend to watch, something that happens in the 1910s and the 1950s, and one that we still see today: classic baby names cycle in – and out – of fashion.
The top names of 2018 were recently released, reflecting the names parents chose for their children born last year. At Nameberry we compile our own Top 1000 based on the most popular names on the website. It’s updated every month, so it’s a year and a half ahead of the US Top 1000. And since the Nameberry Top 1000 is determined by views, not by babies who receive the names, it looks fairly different from the US Top 1000. Let’s compare!