What people have been naming their children this year and beyond
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Choosing the best name for your child can be exciting, especially if it’s your first. The name can be inspired by previous generations and tradition, or maybe it’s a mashup of consonants and vowels for the sake of originality.
Let’s explore some of the top baby names so far in 2019 and well…the last century.
2019 (so far)
Because we’re only several months into the year, it’s unclear to say what the most popular names are for 2019 overall. But the year has started with name trends inspired by nature, “Game of Thrones” and ones that are not attached to any gender.
Names inspired by nature:
‘Game of Thrones’ inspired (with meanings where available):
- Arya (aka Arya Stark): Noble
- Arianne (aka Arianne Martell): Very holy one
- Asha (aka Asha Greyjoy): Life
- Brienne (aka Brienne of Tarth): Strong
- Catelyn (aka Cat Stark): Pure
- Cersei (aka Cersei Lannister): Enchantress
Top names in the last 100 years or so:
Latest data from 1918 to 2017.
Source: Social Security Administration
You may choose to go with one of the names above … or not! Whether you value unique names or are more comfortable with the traditional route, remember that deciding on a name should be a thoughtful but fun process.