These are the top 100 baby names of 2019

If you're expecting a baby in the year ahead, consider this your starter list of names.

top 100 baby names of 2019

December is the month in which the largest number of people get pregnant, which means that in January, a lot of newly-expectant parents are starting to think about baby names for 2019. What new baby names will start appearing on birth certificates and in nurseries this year? Which recent favorites will really take off in 2019?

To find out, we measured the names that are attracting the most attention on Nameberry right now versus at this time a year ago. The results showed us 100 baby names, both familiar and unique, that we predict we'll be hearing a lot more of in 2019.

If you're one of the many parents who are newly expecting a baby in the year ahead, consider this your starter list of names. These names represent a range of styles that all strike the perfect note for the times. But if you want a name that no one else is thinking of... don't choose one of these.

Here, the 100 hottest baby names of 2019.

Girls' names

  1. Ada
  2. Adira
  3. Alma
  4. Anastasia
  5. Andromeda
  6. Ariella
  7. Astrid
  8. Beatrix
  9. Birdie
  10. Calliope
  11. Cassia
  12. Cecilia
  13. Claudia
  14. Cleo
  15. Clover
  16. Colette
  17. Cordelia
  18. Cressida
  19. Delphine
  20. Elodie
  21. Elowen
  22. Elsie
  23. Emmeline
  24. Esther
  25. Etta
  26. Everly
  27. Flora
  28. Freya
  29. June
  30. Juno
  31. Lavinia
  32. Lilith
  33. Lucia
  34. Lumi
  35. Lyra
  36. Mabel
  37. Maisie
  38. Margot
  39. Nola
  40. Ophelia
  41. Orla
  42. Ottilie
  43. Persephone
  44. Posie and Posey
  45. Selah
  46. Teagan
  47. Theodora
  48. Thora
  49. Valentina
  50. Wren
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Boys' names

  1. Ambrose
  2. Amias
  3. Amos
  4. Archer
  5. Arlo
  6. Asa
  7. Atlas
  8. August
  9. Azariah
  10. Bear
  11. Beau
  12. Bennett
  13. Briar
  14. Brooks
  15. Caius
  16. Calix
  17. Cassian
  18. Cassius
  19. Desmond
  20. Ellis
  21. Emerson
  22. Emrys
  23. Evander
  24. Everett
  25. Ezra
  26. Flynn
  27. Gideon
  28. Isaiah
  29. Jett
  30. Jude
  31. Julian
  32. Kai
  33. Kit
  34. Leon
  35. Louis
  36. Malcolm
  37. Maverick
  38. Micah
  39. Milo
  40. Otto
  41. Rafferty
  42. Rhys
  43. Sawyer
  44. Silas
  45. Theo
  46. Theodore
  47. Torin
  48. Victor
  49. Zeke
  50. Zephyr

Originally posted on Nameberry.

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