Many couples will welcome a new addition to their family this year and will have a lot to plan ahead of the big arrival, including choosing a name.
With so many names to choose from, it can be a difficult task to narrow down the options, but some names are already proving to be popular choices this year.
International name trends
Nameberry has revealed the most popular baby names that expectant parents plan to name their little ones.
The list is based on data from the website, which shows which nickname parents are most interested in at the moment, not what they have actually named their babies.
The data helps give an indication of what the big baby name trends will be for next year, revealing which names are the best choices right now.
Nameberry receives traffic from more than 200 countries and territories around the world, showing which names are the most popular in different parts of the world.
The site selected 25 of its top 50 countries by number of visitors to reveal the five most viewed girls and boys names so far in 2021.
The analysis found that Jayden is the most popular boy’s name among visitors from the three African nations on the list, including Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa, while in countries with a large Muslim population, such as Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Nigeria, Zara is a top pick for girls.
Luna and Arlo are proving popular throughout the English-speaking world and much of Europe, along with Latin names like Aurora and Atticus.
Ancient children’s names, such as Atlas, Rufus, and Severus, also seem to become popular in Nordic nations such as Finland and Sweden.
Boy names that end in the letter ‘O’ also continue to be a huge trend internationally, with names like Hugo, Leo, Milo and Santiago, which have been a hit in many countries.
Nameberry revealed that the general trends for baby names this year point to grandiose and elaborate nicknames for girls, such as Ophelia and Pesephone, while gender-neutral names beginning with ‘R’ are also proving popular, including Remy, River and Rhys.
What names are popular in the UK?
Surprisingly, the names Olivia and Oliver did not appear in the major UK names, despite being firm favorites.
Olivia has previously been the top girl’s name in the UK for the past two years, but failed to make it into the top five. As for children’s names, names that begin with the letter ‘A’ are among the best choices, making up three of the top five.
Here’s what made it the top five for babies and girls in the UK:
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This notice was published: 2021-04-26 20:49:36