Baby names for boys and girls predicted to become popular in the next 10 years

Parents can spend months picking out a name for their children to ensure they get the huge decision right.

Whether you’re considering a traditional moniker or something more unusual, there’s always trends in baby names as some come back into fashion while others fade away.

And now pregnancy and parenthood company Bounty has predicted the names it expects to be on the rise with new parents in the next 10 years to help you get ahead of the curve, as reported by Hull Live.

Bounty looked at more than 300,000 names registered in the last 12 months to track the highest climbers and identify which name trends are set to take off.

A pregnant woman deciding a name for her baby
Nellie is the highest rising name for girls

For girls, it predicts Nellie to soar in popularity, followed by Elodie and Anastasia – and for boys it’s Chester, Levi and Hudson. Here’s the top 40 predictions:

Names for girls predicted to trend this decade

  1. Nellie
  2. Elodie
  3. Anastasia
  4. Margot
  5. Aubrey
  6. Ayda
  7. Remi
  8. Alayna
  9. Aurelia
  10. Winnie
  11. Dorothy
  12. Kyla
  13. Maeve
  14. Dottie
  15. Liyana
  16. Addison
  17. Blossom
  18. Adeline
  19. Avery
  20. Nola

Names for boys predicted to trend this decade

  1. Chester
  2. Levi
  3. Hudson
  4. Eddie
  5. Myles
  6. Rio
  7. Vincent
  8. Otis
  9. Abel
  10. Coby
  11. Travis
  12. Robbie
  13. Idris
  14. Monty
  15. Romeo
  16. Raphael
  17. Barney
  18. Osian
  19. Dante
  20. Troy

Both lists feature references to popular culture, with Maeve and Otis as the lead characters in Netflix‘s hit series Sex Education, as well as names linked to A-list celebrities such as Margot Robbie and Idris Elba.

It also highlights possible moves away from the names that proved to be the most popular in 2020, after BabyCentre collected all the data to unveil the top 100 for boys and girls last year.

The list features more traditional names, as Sophia, Olivia and Amelia made up the top three spots for girls, with few of the predictions for the next decade making the final rankings.

And it was a similar story for boys, where the top three were Muhammad, Noah and Oliver.

Do you like any of the names on the list? Let us know in the comments.


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