We might still be in the final weeks of 2018, but when it comes to baby names, there’s already some clear trends predicted to boom in 2019.
From gender neutral names to names inspired by celebrity surnames, it looks like we’re going to see loads more unique names popping up in 2019.
On the girls list, some of the more unique appearances include Fawn, Bowie and Koala. (Yes, Koala).
For the boys, names expected to receive a boost in 2019 include Lennon, Falcon and Finnian.
Here’s a rundown of the baby name trends Nameberry are predicting:
Global inspired names
Geography and travel inspired names have been around for decades.
But while Sydney, Adelaide and Paris have always been popular names, new choices from more diverse origins are set to enter the mix in 2019.
Maori names, ancient Greek names and Korean names are predicted to rise in 2019 with names including Acacius, Aroha, Cyrene, Lior and Sena increasing in popularity.
Names related to Eastern religions, like Bodhi, Kali and Zen, are also rising in popularity.
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Gender neutral names
With more parents looking to raise their child free of gender stereotypes, some parents are choosing gender neutral names.
According to Nameberry, popular gender neutral baby names include Campbell, Journey, Justice, Robin and Story.
Colour and gem inspired names
There’s no denying that colour and jewel-inspired names have been around for a long time.
But next year, colour-inspired names are getting even more unique. Colour names on the rise in 2019 will include Fawn, Grey, Moss, Olive and Sage.
Jewel-inspired names for baby girls, including Ruby, Pearl and Amber, have been popular for decades.