Nameberry’s Popular Baby Names 2019
The ins and outs of our new popular names count:
The most popular girl names on Nameberry this year are led once again by Olivia, also Number 1 last year. Olivia is a top name on official name popularity lists too, in the US, the UK, and a wide range of other countries.
Nameberry favorite Asher moves up to Number 2. Archie rose a whopping 137 places to claim Number 3, but that dramatic move is due to the young prince and not (totally) to an increase in interest in the name.
Oliver is another newcomer to the boys’ Top 10, popularity that is reflected in official statistics. The only other new name in the top ranks is Aarav, though we suspect that’s because it’s the first name in many alphabet searches.
Is Frankie the Charlie of the 2020s? This gender-neutral nickname name jumped more than 500 points on our list, now ranking at #397. In fact, most of the highest-jumping girl names are gender-neutral, with Remy and Remi along with Darcy particularly hot.
Some of the highest jumping names have celebrity connections. Sutton is Sutton Foster, star of TV’s Younger, based on the novel written by Nameberry cocreator Pamela Redmond. Billie is inspired by teen singing sensation Billie Eilidh, and Reese is Reese Witherspoon, notable this year as the star of Big Little Lies.
But what comes up most go down, and many of the furthest-falling names are connected to celebrities too, including Zendaya, Rumi (Beyonce and Jay-Z’s twin daughter), and Stormi (Kylie Jennifer and Travis Scott’s little girl.
The hottest boy names of 2019 are a mix of ancient and modern, elaborate and sleek. The Ancient Greek Acacius and the angelic (but beware: he’s a bad angel) Azriel balance with the minimalist Ren and Ty.
These are the highest-ranking girls’ names that are new to the Nameberry Top 1000. Of this group, we’d expect Mika and Noa to translate most directly to names given to more babies in the coming years.
These are the ten highest-ranked boys’ names new to Nameberry’s Top 1000 popular baby names 2019. They’re a mix of curiosities that may well be making a one-time appearance on the list and hot names like Cove, Kiaan, and Everest that we expect to stay around for a while.
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