What will be the most popular baby names for 2019? While no one can stop the reign of Emma and Noah, new surveys show the baby-name trend predictions for the year ahead and we can use them to make some pretty good guesses about what will be embroidered on tiny knit hats in 2019.
The Most Popular Girl Names 2019
Abigail Girl’s name meaning, origin, and popularity. “The father’s joy” in Hebrew. In the Bible, Abigail is King David’s intelligent and beautiful third wife. Because the biblical Abigail describes herself as King David’s handmaid, it’s a name often given to ladies’ maids in literature
Evelyn is traditionally an English last name, it used to be a boys’ name, but now is typically used for girls. May also be a combination of the names Eve (this “first woman” moniker is connected with the Hebrew for “life” or “living”) and Lynn.
Amelia a blend of the medieval names Emilia and Amalia. In Latin, it means “industrious” and “striving.” Its Teutonic meaning is “defender.” Well-known Amelia: aviator Amelia Earhart; title character in the Amelia Bedelia kids’ book series.
Charlotte the feminine form of “Charles,” it means “petite” and “feminine.” It has been a common name for royalty. Well-known Charlottes: novelist Charlotte Brontë; Wilbur’s spider friend in Charlotte’s Web; character in Sex and the City.
A short version of Maria popularized by actress Mia Farrow. Its Latin origins mean “mine” or “wished-for child.” Other well-known Mias: Kate Winslet’s daughter.
Sophia name is from the Greek for “wisdom.” The name was used by European royalty in the Middle Ages. Common variants: Sophie, Sofia. Well-known Sophias: director Sophia Coppola; actresses Sophia Loren and Sofía Vergara.
A variation of Isabel, itself a variation of Elizabeth, meaning “devoted to God” in Hebrew. England, France, Portugal, and Hungary all had royal Isabella in their courts. Nicknames: Bella, Izzy, Izzie. Well-known Isabella: actress Isabella Rossellini.
A variation of Eve. Maybe from the Latin “Avis,” meaning “bird.” It could also be a short form of the name Chava (“life” or “living one”), the Hebrew form of Eve. It was popularized as a girls’ name by actress Ava Gardner.
First used by William Shakespeare for a character in Twelfth Night. It’s a feminine form of Oliver, meaning “olive tree.” Well-known Olivia: singer Olivia Newton-John; Olivia Pope in Scandal; the pig in the popular children’s book series.
An English name derived from the Old German for “whole” or “universal,” popular since the 19th century. Well-known Emmas: the title character in Jane Austen’s Emma; actresses Emma Thompson, Emma Stone, and Emma Watson.