The Biggest Baby Name Predictions Of 2018 Are Here

Some are more alarming than others

“In the year ahead, we predict a stronger taste for heroic names for both daughters and sons, increased flexibility in using names to equalise the genders, and a more adventurous search for names that have deep roots but feel fresh in the modern world.” So says online baby name authority Nameberry (trust us, they’re legit), which released its 2018 predictions this week.

Interestingly, the site believes names inspired by “powerful women” will have the most impact in 2018 (insert fist pump here), followed by presidential names (except – ahem – Donald), fashion-forward boys’ names, Welsh names (you have Game of Thrones to thank for that), superhero names and names starting with S.

With that in mind, here are some of the names they expect to hit the big time next year.

For girls:

  1. Eleanor
  2. Margaret
  3. Sophia
  4. Pallas
  5. Matilda
  6. Arya
  7. Sojourner
  8. Sage
  9. Snow
  10. Anwen
  11. Bronwen
  12. Eira
  13. Aurora
  14. Harley
  15. Rey

For boys:

  1. Atticus
  2. Jasper
  3. Carter
  4. Jackson
  5. Pierce
  6. Quincy
  7. Franklin
  8. Wyatt
  9. Emrys
  10. Vaughn
  11. Idris
  12. Everett
  13. Logan
  14. Falcon
  15. Thor

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