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Most Popular Names of 2019….so far

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The Most Popular Baby Names of 2019  on Nameberry 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.

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About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.
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