Most Popular Baby Names for 2019

Thanks to our lovey-dovey feelings around the holidays, December is routinely a month when the largest number of couples get pregnant. That also means that when January rolls around, expecting parents are tossing around baby names. So what names can we expect for 2019’s new arrivals? Which recent favorites are bound to take off in a big way? Here are the most popular baby names for 2019. Take notes expecting parents, these are the hottest baby names RN!


Popular Picks for Boys  

The Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps track of baby name popularity and their records actually date back to the 1880s. Right now, these are the top 10 most popular baby names for 2019 and given to baby boys:

  • Liam
  • Noah
  • William
  • James
  • Logan
  • Benjamin
  • Mason
  • Elijah
  • Oliver
  • Jacob


Popular Picks for Girls

According to the SSA, reigning champs for girls reveal we’re all about names that end in “a” and have been for awhile. Look for these favorites for girls to carry on into next year:

  • Emma
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Isabella
  • Sophia
  • Mia
  • Charlotte
  • Amelia
  • Evelyn
  • Abigail


Breakout Names for Boys and Girls

According to BabyCenter, these baby name picks are about to break through and land on the top 10 lists. For girls, they are: Aria, Riley, Layla, Zoe and Harper. The boy names just under the bubble are Jackson, Aiden, Caden, Grayson and Lucas.


Biggest Jumps in Popularity

We can also count on the SSA to keep track of the names that experience a huge jump in popularity year over year. Overall, the name Oaklynn increased by 1,072 spots for girls, and both Oaklee and Oakley saw big jumps for boys. These fast-rising names for girls also saw big jumps:

  • Ensley
  • Dream
  • Melania
  • Emberly
  • Octavia

While the following names for boys are climbing the charts fast and may crack the top 10 for 2020:

  • Wells
  • Kairo
  • Caspian
  • Nova
  • Colson

If you’re parents who are sticking to tradition and don’t succumb to trends when it comes to baby names, you can check the name you have in mind to see its overall popularity. BabyCenter has a baby name finder that shows the name meaning, origin, popularity and related names. You can also check the 50 most popular names for both boys and girls in 2019 according to BabyCenter. Calm your first-trimester nerves and consider this your starting point for your baby’s moniker!  


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