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The most popular baby names of 2019 so far (and we're surprised!)

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Despite many of us having our heart set on our future baby's name since we were small - when it comes down to it, choosing a moniker is no easy task. 

Will they be able to spell it with ease? Will it suit their personality? Will there be 18 others(!) with the same name in their reception class? The questions are enough to leave us anxiety-ridden whilst panic-eating a large bowl of Cheerios.  

Looking ahead to 2019, the trend for choosing comfortably familiar names, with or without a twist, is definitely going to continue. Famous youngsters are also boosting names' popularity (Luna and Harper, anyone?) 

Check out the most popular baby names so far for 2019, according to Nameberry. 

Popular baby names 2019:

 

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1) Posie

Posie is the pet form of the name Josephine. Posies are determined and independent and born headed for success. They also have no trouble with making new friends.
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2) Miles

Miles has the meaning of being mild and peaceful. Another popular variation of the name is Milo.
 
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3) Isla

Isla is a Scottish girl’s name which comes from Islay, an island off the West coast of Scotland.
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4) Jasper

Jasper comes from a Persian origin and means the ‘bringer of treasure’.
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5) Olivia 

Olivia is an Italian girl’s name coming from the meaning of olive tree. 
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6) Atticus

Atticus is an old Roman nickname meaning man of Attica, a region in Greece which surrounded Athens. The name grew popular from the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
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7) Aurora

Aurora came from the mythological goddess of Dawn and Disney's fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.
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8) Theodore

The name Theodore holds the meaning of God's gift. It can be shortened to Theo, or for a pet’s name, Teddy. 
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9) Maeve

Maeve is an old Irish name and means the cause of great joy. An Irish legend Maeve was the name of a warrior queen of Connacht. 
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10) Asher

Asher is another one of the popular names today. Asher means to be happy and blessed. 
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11) Cora

Cora wasn’t a popular name until the 18th century as it appeared in literature. Cora means maiden or daughter. 
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12) Silas

The name Silas is an English boy baby name that originated from a Greek name meaning forest and woods. 
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13) Amara 

The exotic, Nigerian name Amara means grace, mercy and kindness.
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14) Jack

Jack was an extremely common name in the Middle Ages and has been since then. It became a slang word for man. 
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15) Ada 

Ada is another form of the name Adele and Adelaide. This name means the first-born female. 
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16) Finn

Finn is a Scandinavian name that means Laplander. It also means to be fair. 
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17) Amelia 

Amelia is a blend between Emilia and Amalia. The name means to strive and be industrious.
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18) Henry

Henry has a German origin and means the ruler of the household. 
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19) Charlotte

Charlotte is an elegant royal name that means petite. It can be shortened to Charlie or Lottie.
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20) Felix

Felix is a Roman name meaning successful. This name has always been popular for boys since the Middle Ages.  
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21) Freya

Freya was the goddess of fertility and holds the definition of the noblewoman. 
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22) Noah

Noah, one of the more popular biblical names is a Hebrew name meaning rest and comfort.
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23) Evie

The name meaning of Evie is the mother of all the living. 
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24) Leo

The name Leo means lion. An alternative could be Leon, a German name meaning brave people.
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25) Aria

The name Aria is an Italian girl’s name which means air. In Albanian, it means gold and lioness of God in Hebrew. 
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26) Muhammad

Muhammad is an Arabic name that is translated as praised and commended. 
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27) Willow

Willow is a name taken from the tree and means they have a graceful appearance.
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28) George

George is a Greek name and means a farmer or earth worker. 
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29) Elsie

Elsie is a shortened alternative from the Scottish name Elspeth which is an alternative to Elizabeth. The name means to promise an oath.
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30) Oliver

Oliver, the same is Olivia, holds the meaning of an olive tree. Both versions symbolise dignity.
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31) Grace

Grace holds the meaning of doing everything with grace and has connotations with eloquence, kindness, and mercy. 
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32) Jacob

Jacob is a popular boys name that means seizing by the heel, to follow and overreach. 
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33) Sophia

Sophia is a Greek girl name which holds the meaning of wisdom and having skill. Sophia has been popular since the 17th century. 
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34) Oscar

Oscar translates to the gentle friend. Many people have been given Ozzy as a nickname.
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35) Ava

Ava is a short form of Chava and the Hebrew form of Eve. The name means to be like a bird.
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36) Joshua

Joshua is a Hebrew name and means the lord is salvation. Joshua was the leader of the Israelites after Moses died. 
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37) Ivy

Ivy has connotations with faithfulness. The charming name represents fidelity too.
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38) Ethan


The Hebrew name Ethan means to be firm, strong and, to live for a long time. 
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39) Mia

Italian name Mia both means mine and darling with the Spanish origin of Mía. 
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40) Alfie

Alfie has two meanings of an elf or magical counsel. They are regarded to have special powers of seeing into the future. 
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41) Lily

 Lily comes from the lily flower and has been popular in most English-speaking countries. It shares the meaning of pure and rebirth.
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42) Charlie

Charlie, another name for Charles, holds the meaning of free man.
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43) Isabella

Isabella, short for Elizabeth, means devoted to God. Nicknames include Bella, Belle, Izzy, and Issie. 
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44) Harry

Harry has meanings with Army Commander, but for more recent years, the protector of the house. 
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45) Isabelle

Isabelle is another nickname from Isabella. It says the name means God is my oath.
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46) Freddie

Freddie is a German name that comes from Frederick. The popular name in England means peace and ruler. 
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47) Emily

Emily has an English origin and comes from the name Aemilia. The name means trying to equal. 
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48) Jaxon

Jaxon is a modern version of Jackson. The name holds the meaning of God has been gracious; he shows favour. 
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49) Ella

Ella means to be complete and light. Ella is a short form of Eleanor and Ellen. 
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50) Archie

Archie is a bold name and has grown to be a very popular name in England, for example, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The name means to be genuine and brave. 
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51) Sophie

  The same as Sophia, the name Sophie holds the meaning of having wisdom and a lot of skill.
 
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52) Thomas

Thomas is a popular boys name with a biblical origin. The name actually means twin and was one of the disciples of Christ. 

The list is based on research conducted by Nameberry. The said: "We calculate our popularity list based on which names attracted the most of the 11 million views of our name pages so far this year."

Top girls names 2019

Check out the full list of the girl's names expected to become very popular in the next year, here. 

Top boys names 2019 

Check out the full list of the boy's names expected to become very popular in the next year, here. 

Baby name trends 2019

From animal themes to the letter 'F', here are all the trends for baby names in 2019. 

Now read: The most popular baby names of all time and their meanings

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