Study Says Baby Names Like 'Posie' and 'Milo' Are Most Popular So Far in 2019 (Video)
Unique baby names have been in vogue for decades, but there are always a few “unique” names that are practically everywhere.
If you feel like every new kid you meet is named Olivia, Chloe, Aiden, or Atticus, there's good reason: These are some of the most popular baby names from the last several years. But what baby names will win in 2019?
Nameberry, a website for finding baby names, has published a new report on the most popular names for the first quarter of 2019. The site ranked names based on how much traffic the site's name pages received so far this year. It seems like a few names are reigning supreme already.
Last year’s most popular names, Olivia and Atticus, seem to be falling out of fashion with new parents, according to Nameberry’s metrics. Posie and Milo have attracted the most attention.
“We’re measuring which names attract the most interest from parents in real time versus how many babies actually receive these names,” said Nameberry co-founder and CEO Pamela Redmond, who said that website traffic was a good way to gauge popular names now, rather than waiting 18 months for the statistics from the Social Security Administration.
Nameberry noted that the name Posie (and its various spellings) follow a particular trend. “It’s a vintage name, a nature name, and a nickname-name.” Milo can be traced to both Latin and German roots, and may be particularly popular thanks to actor Milo Ventimiglia from “This is Us.”
Last year’s number one names have continued to stay popular, however. Names with ancient roots like Aurora and Freya, Irish names like Maeve and Finn, and classic names like Cora and Theodore seem to be gaining steam.
Many parents have been using particular methods to name their children. Previous research has suggested that names like Amy or Jacob seem to be associated with “good” behavior, while some parents have also been opting for gender neutral names, taking inspiration from places or opting for names that have been used in the past for all genders.
Below are the top 10 names for girls and boys in 2019 so far, according to Nameberry.