While you can count on trends like movies and TV shows to inspire baby names, every year there are a handful of names that seem to become the most popular moniker on the playground. For 2019 there are some surprising new names topping the most popular baby name list.

Nameberry has just released its annual list of the most popular baby names and there are some newbies at the top. For girls the number one name of the year is Isla, a name that has been popular for a few years and in the Top Five, but this is the first year it has hit number one.

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Although the most popular boy name of 2019 is unusual, it should come as no surprise considering its royal connection––Archie comes in at number one. It wasn’t necessarily the new Royal baby that set the trend in motion, however. According to Nameberry, Archie has been on the rise in the United States since 2018 and among the Top 100 in the United Kingdom since 2000.

The Top 10 Most Popular Names for Girls in 2019 are:

  1. Isla
  2. Olivia
  3. Aurora
  4. Ada
  5. Charlotte
  6. Amara
  7. Maeve
  8. Cora
  9. Amelia
  10. Posie

The Top 10 Most Popular Names for Boys in 2019 are:

  1. Archie
  2. Milo
  3. Asher
  4. Jasper
  5. Silas
  6. Theodore
  7. Atticus
  8. Jack
  9. Aarav
  10. Finn

You can check out the full lists of the Top 100 Names here.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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