Last year it was all about animal names, short-and-sweet names, even colour names. This year? Parents are looking to the skies and the superheroes when searching for the perfect baby name for their bundle of joy.
According to naming website, Nameberry, we can expect to see some pretty interesting baby name trends in 2021. Heroes and villains, woodsy-themed names, and avian baby names are among some of the 2021 baby name trends.
Have a read of all 2021 baby name trends below and check out the 80+ names to watch this year.
Magical and mythical monikers
Supernatural, mythical heroes, literary legends, gods and goddesses, superheroes, even villains are all expected to make an appearance in 2021. These magical names have something powerful and mystical but also a touch of darkness to them.
Magical names to watch:
Boho baby names continue to rule for 2021. We’ve seen a few nature and botanical-inspired options already soar to the top of the charts (Daisy, Ivy, Lily, for example), but these are the names that are predicted to make their mark in 2021.
Remember when everyone was ALL about the -yn/en ending. Adalyn, Maddisyn, Jayden, Braden, Kayden, Hayden. Well, ladies, it’s now time for -ari to take the stage.
The -ari ending is gender-neutral and offers a perfect mixture of strong and sweet names.
Below are a few we especially like:
The Ever effect
Get ready for the rise of Ever! While the -ari suffix will dominate, you can expect the Ever prefix to make a steady incline.
Check out a few Ever names expected to take off:
Last year experts predicted that Billie Eilish would have a lasting impact on the baby name game and this year, she’s also on top, as well as a few other boyish nicknames for girls.
Long A for girls
Another trend predicted for girls is the long A names (that “eh” sound).
Names to watch:
Plenty of celebs are choosing to fly high with their babies’ names, especially their middle names, by choosing an avian inspired name. Katy Perry opted for Daisy Dove while Milla Jovovich went with Osain Lark (she also has a daughter named Ever, FYI).
Some other bird names we predict to see as both first and middle names include:
The Bridgerton baby boom
Although Nameberry doesn’t mention anything about Bridgerton, we have a feeling this Netflix show is going to play a big part in inspiring parents’ naming choices.
Our top predictions?
So there we have it – 2021 baby name trends predicted to take off. Do any of the names on the list tickle your fancy?