The Top Baby Names of 2019 Are Here!
The top baby names of 2019 are (finally!) here, and we have a brand-new Number 1 girl name! Olivia usurps Emma for the title of most popular name for girls, while reigning champ Liam stays in the top spot for boys.
Emma and Isabella each dropped a position, ranking at Number 2 and Number 5, respectively, while Ava held on to the Number 3 slot, and Sophia rose to Number 4.
Liam and Noah remain in the top two spots for boys, while Oliver rose from Number 5 to Number 3, and William dropped to Number 4. Newcomer to the Top 5 for boys in Elijah, up two spots from 2018.
In 2019, Ethan returns to the Top 10 for boys, replacing Logan, which now ranks at Number 16.
Here are the new 2019 Top 10 baby names with their positions relative to last year:
1. Olivia +1
2. Emma -1
3. Ava =
4. Sophia +1
5. Isabella -1
6. Charlotte =
7. Amelia +1
8. Mia -1
9. Harper =
10. Evelyn =
1. Liam =
2. Noah =
3. Oliver +2
4. William -1
5. Elijah +2
6. James -2
7. Benjamin -1
8. Lucas =
9. Mason =
10. Ethan +2
View the official Top baby names of 2019 here.
The fastest-rising baby names for girls in 2019 was Amoura, an alternate spelling of the name Amora. For boys, the honor goes to Sekani, inspired by Sekani Carter, the younger brother character in the 2018 film The Hate U Give.
Other fast-rising names include vintage revivals Theodora, Amias, and Ambrose; newly-coined Navy, Oakleigh, and Kyro; and international imports Ainhoa, Emani, and Yaritza.
Celebrity baby names such as Archie, the son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and Crew, the son of Chip and Joanna Gaines, were among the top risers last year.
Trendy spellings Jaxtyn and Emmarie were the two fastest-falling names in 2019.
Also dropping fast was Chad — now associated with a stereotype for an alpha male — which fell over 200 places in 2019. Karen also dropped in popularity, slipping 23 spots last year.
Pop-culture related picks Elon, Bowie, and Drake dropped significantly in 2019.
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on September 4th, 2020 at 3:13 pm
Omg yayy!! 🥳
on September 4th, 2020 at 3:26 pm
It breaks my heart at how popular Oliver has become.
on September 4th, 2020 at 3:44 pm
It also breaks my heart how popular Oliver is, but thankfully, the other names on my list are not on this list. Even if Oliver moved to number one, I’d still use it, it’s my first choice. I’m interested in seeing the top 100, and the top 1,000, just to see what’s new.
on September 4th, 2020 at 8:14 pm
Oh boy, oh boy!! I’ve already been combing the list—I noticed that some other NB favorites (including Alistair, Salem, Persephone, Harriet and Beatrix) have joined the ranks. Also Zendaya and Seven—George is getting upset!
Can’t wait for NB’s further analysis!
on September 4th, 2020 at 9:07 pm
I am so glad the data finally came. I was not expecting this at all. I knew Olivia was going to be the most popular name.
on September 5th, 2020 at 5:52 am
In The HATE U Give, Sekani’s surname is Carter, not Carver 😃
Emma Waterhouse Said
on September 5th, 2020 at 6:09 am
Thanks for the catch, @hedvigpihh!
Great to see so many beautiful NB favourites rising! (Or is it…?)
on September 5th, 2020 at 9:28 am
Shouldn’t we be happy to see good names becoming more popular?! I don’t understand the disappointment at all.
on September 6th, 2020 at 2:17 pm
Yay, finally! As a dyed-in-the-wool #namenerd I’ve been waiting so long for this to be released!
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