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Surprising New Names Top 2019’s Popularity List

Half-year data reveal new Number 1s

top baby names 2019

by Sophie Kihm and Pamela Redmond

Nameberry’s list of Most Popular Baby Names of 2019 features two new names at Number 1: Archie and Isla.

Midway through the year, Archie attracted 50 percent more page views than any other boys’ name. Archie‘s popularity is thanks largely to Britain’s latest royal baby. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Harry and Meghan) will be christened this weekend

But Archie can stake a genuine claim to the top spot apart from its royal connection. Archie, a diminutive of the Teutonic Archibald which means “truly brave”, was the fastest-rising boys’ name in the US in 2018. Archie climbed back onto the official list of Top 1000 Baby Names for the first time in 30 years. It’s been a Top 100 name in England since 2000.

Isla, a Top 5 Nameberry name of 2018, has surpassed Olivia to reach Number 1 for the first time. Popularized by actress Isla Fisher, this Scottish name meaning island ranks in the Top 10 in Canada, Australia, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England, yet only Number 82 in the US.

Nameberry’s popularity list measures not which names parents chose for the babies in the past but which names are attracting the lion’s share of the nearly 30 million views of our name pages in the first half of 2019. It’s most valuable as a predictive tool, with names on our Top 100 likely to become more popular on official lists over the coming years.

In the Number 2 spot for girls is Olivia, Nameberry’s former reigning queen of girls’ names. At Number 2 for boys was Milo, also in second place in 2018. Both are names that feature the fashionable long O sound. Other O-names in our Top 100 include Arlo, Bodhi, Elio, and Margot.

Unique names for girls are popular among Nameberry users. Top 100 baby girl names on Nameberry include several choices that don’t make the US Top 1000: the first quarter’s Number 1 Posie and Ottilie, along with Imogen, Cleo, and Cordelia.

Several unique names joined the Top 100 Boy Names on Nameberry, including Amias, Caius, Cassian, and Ambrose. These distinguished Latin names are having a style moment in 2019, along with the more established Silas, Atticus, Cassius, and Elias.

International names rank high on Nameberry, which attracts visitors from every country in the world. Scandinavian names such as Freya and Axel are popular. Girls’ names that are favorites in the United Kingdom, notably Poppy, Elsie, and Esme, make the Nameberry Top 100. Also ranking on our list are Sanskrit and Hindi names for boys, such as Aarav, Bodhi, and Vihaan.

These are the 100 most popular names of 2019 so far, based on the number of views each name page receives.

Top 100 Girl Names

top girl names 2019

  1. Isla
  2. Olivia
  3. Aurora
  4. Ada
  5. Charlotte
  6. Amara
  7. Maeve
  8. Cora
  9. Amelia
  10. Posie
  11. Luna
  12. Ophelia
  13. Ava
  14. Rose
  15. Eleanor
  16. Genevieve
  17. Alice
  18. Elodie
  19. Lucy
  20. Ivy
  21. Evelyn
  22. Astrid
  23. Freya
  24. Anna
  25. Iris
  26. Mia
  27. Violet
  28. Eloise
  29. Aurelia
  30. Thea
  31. Adelaide
  32. Maisie
  33. Esme
  34. Nora
  35. Adah
  36. Chloe
  37. Emilia
  38. Jane
  39. Aria
  40. Penelope
  41. Maya
  42. Hazel
  43. Adeline
  44. Elizabeth
  45. Eliza
  46. Imogen
  47. Clara
  48. Isabella
  49. Phoebe
  50. Elsie
  51. Evangeline
  52. Mae
  53. Audrey
  54. Elise
  55. Emma
  56. Arabella
  57. Lyra
  58. Julia
  59. Claire
  60. Josephine
  61. Lilith
  62. Beatrice
  63. Willa
  64. Caroline
  65. Anastasia
  66. Grace
  67. Elena
  68. Abigail
  69. Clementine
  70. Mabel
  71. Willow
  72. Sadie
  73. Isabel
  74. Wren
  75. Stella
  76. Lydia
  77. Emily
  78. Seraphina
  79. Margot
  80. Mila
  81. Gabriella
  82. Gemma
  83. Matilda
  84. Naomi
  85. Poppy
  86. Lila
  87. Margaret
  88. Madeline
  89. Cleo
  90. Hannah
  91. Elliana
  92. Zara
  93. Cordelia
  94. Maya
  95. Delilah
  96. Harper
  97. Ottilie
  98. Sienna
  99. Lily
  100. Florence 

Top 100 Boy Names

top boy names

  1. Archie
  2. Milo
  3. Asher
  4. Jasper
  5. Silas
  6. Theodore
  7. Atticus
  8. Jack
  9. Aarav
  10. Finn
  11. Oliver
  12. Felix
  13. Henry
  14. Wyatt
  15. Aryan
  16. Leo
  17. Oscar
  18. Levi
  19. Ethan
  20. James
  21. Julian
  22. Arthur
  23. Ezra
  24. Theo
  25. Eli
  26. Aaron
  27. Liam
  28. Bodhi
  29. Jude
  30. Soren
  31. Arlo
  32. Louis
  33. Charles
  34. Emmett
  35. Kai
  36. Atlas
  37. Charlie
  38. Sebastian
  39. Axel
  40. Cassius
  41. Caleb
  42. Archer
  43. Thomas
  44. Lucas
  45. Amias
  46. Zachary
  47. Jayden
  48. Benjamin
  49. Tobias
  50. Miles
  51. Harry
  52. Declan
  53. Roman
  54. William
  55. Elijah
  56. Josiah
  57. Alexander
  58. Owen
  59. August
  60. Hugo
  61. Luke
  62. Elio
  63. Elias
  64. Cyrus
  65. Xavier
  66. John
  67. Callum
  68. Isaac
  69. Jacob
  70. Cassian
  71. Ambrose
  72. Gabriel
  73. Nolan
  74. Otis
  75. Kit
  76. Caius
  77. Noah
  78. Samuel
  79. Everett
  80. Ryker
  81. Otto
  82. Gideon
  83. Andrew
  84. Sawyer
  85. Graham
  86. Daniel
  87. Adrian
  88. Beau
  89. Max
  90. Zane
  91. Ronan
  92. Caspian
  93. Isaiah
  94. Simon
  95. Abel
  96. Beckett
  97. Bear
  98. David
  99. Vihaan
  100. Lachlan

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enchantrasand Says:

July 5th, 2019 at 5:34 am

Lyra is listed twice.

Pam Says:

July 5th, 2019 at 1:17 pm

Great catch, @enchantrasand! I checked against the master list and #86 was actually Lila, so I made the change. Thank you.

Susette Says:

July 6th, 2019 at 3:38 pm

I’m impressed that these names fall squarely on traditional gender lines. Only one unisex name, Harper, among the girls and thankfully it’s near the bottom of the list. Word names are also extremely under-represented, with only the trendy Willow, Wren, Atlas, Axel and Bear…thankfully. Surprised that Jayden is still around. And honestly, how did Aryan get to be #15? Maybe it’s popular in the Middle East, but Americans and Europeans most likely shun it.

kkilgallon Says:

July 7th, 2019 at 11:12 am

7th paragraph incorrectly states that Lilith is not in the US top 1000. It was number 521 last year.

beynotce Says:

July 8th, 2019 at 12:38 pm

In this comments section, I learned that Posie, Rose, Ivy, Iris, Violet, Aria, Hazel, Grace, Clementine, Poppy, Sienna, Lily, Jasper, Archer, Roman, August, and Caspian aren’t words… thankfully [sic].

Amber W Says:

July 8th, 2019 at 5:51 pm

Susette- Aryan always makes this list because it’s a list, essentially, of names people are curious about rather than names people actually use. A lot of people would look up Aryan just because they can’t believe anyone would use it.

anamingstory Says:

July 9th, 2019 at 10:33 pm

Maya is also listed twice.

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