Popular Baby Names for 2017 - 2018

Choosing a baby name can be something quite exciting! In some customs the child will take the name of their grandparents, others will take celebrity names, some will be named after Gods or Phrophets, while others may choose to create a whole new name altogether. Whatever the choice may be, it must be unanimously approved by both parents. Finding the right name can be tedious, sifting through thousands of blogs and websites that look for new trends in names and one must remember that naming a child is a personal preference and not one that should necessarily be adopted by the masses. In recent times, gender neutral names have gained popularity for those who are looking for names that cater for males and females such as Max. This article will explore the latest trends in naming babies and look at how the years have influenced a new era of names for children.

Choosing when to Name

Some couples will reveal the gender of their child early in the pregnancy. This will allow friends and family to organise suitable gifts for the newborn. In some cases, the gender of the child will remain a secret in much the same way the child's name is kept secret by some. The mother may choose to style and decorate the newborns room in time for it's arrival.

Popular Names for 2017

Male names

Noah
Liam
William
Mason
James
Benjamin
Jacob
Michael
Elijah
Ethan

Female names

Emma
Olivia
Ava
Sophia
Isabella
Mia
Charlotte
Abigail
Emily
Harper

Gender neutral names

Some parents choose to name their children with gender neutral names (or unisex) which means the name is suitable for both males and females. Som common gender neutral names are below:

Oakley
Charlie
Landry
Skyler
Frankie
Lennon
Dakota
Emerson
Casey
Finley
Lennox
Remy
Rowan
Sutton
Ellis
Dallas
Harley
Riley
Quinn
Alex
Eden
Karter
Blake
Taylor
Marley
Payton
Skylar
Logan
Carter
Harper

Trends

Over the last 5 years there have been obvious trends in baby names with popular names being carried forward to the next generations. Popular names from the 70's and 80's like Luke, Matthew, John, Peter, Amber, Caroline, Heather and Elizabeth will always be in the mix just not as popular as they once were.