Baby naming trends for 2019

Geez…”Tammy” didn’t make the list…..  LOL

The website Nameberry has come out with a list of the hottest trends in baby names for the New Year, and some of them may just leave you shaking your heads.

Baby naming trends for 2019 include:

  • Global Names –People are looking for original choices with deep roots and diverse origins, like Acacius, Cyrene, Jedda, Niabi, Walken and more.
  • Nonbinary Names – More parents want to raise their kids free of gender stereotypes, so they pick gender neutral names like Campbell, Finley, Journey, Laken, Story or Royal.
  • East – Names inspired by Eastern religions and non-European mythology are gaining popularity, including Asherah, Bodhi, Lakshmi, Raiden and Zen.
  • Muted Hues – Naming kids after colors is still popular, but parents aren’t necessarily looking for bright colors. Instead they are going for things like Ash, Gray/Grey, Lavender, Mauve and Ivory.
  • Rare Gems – Like Emerald, Garnet, Onyx, Peridot and Sapphire.
  • Old-school Nickname Names for Boys – Like Billy, Ace, Buddy, Jimmy, Johnny and more.
  • The Letter “F” – More people are picking names that start with “F,” including Faye, Felix, Fern, Frankie, and Frost.
  • Three Letters – Names with just three letters seem to be the trendiest, like Hal, Liv, Rio and Van.
  • Animalia – People will continue to name kids after animals, including Hawk, Bear, Falcon, and Tiger.
  • Celebrity Surnames – Celebs are still influencing names, with the site seeing a trend in picking last names of celebs for kids, like Beckham, Jolie, Lennon and Bowie.
  • The Vowel “U” – Expect a lot of names featuring the vowel “U” including Eulalie, Hugo, Jude and True.
  • Em-Names – Including Emory, Emerson, Emily, Emma, Emmett and more.

Source: Today

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