The most popular baby names of 2023 so far
Although we’re only a few months into 2023, the most popular baby names have already seen a major upheaval as Liam has been surpassed as the most popular baby boy name for boys for the first time since 2018.
BabyCenter, a digital resource for parents that helps expectant parents find and choose baby names, publishes a list of the most popular nicknames each year. Throughout the year, however, the site also tracks the most popular names in real timewith the list changing as parents share which names they’ve chosen for their latest additions.
According to the latest ranking, Liam, who has been the boys’ number one since 2019, has slipped to third place, while Oliver has worked his way up to second place.
As for the most popular name of 2023 so far, Noah, who was third in 2022, has risen to the top of this year’s list for babies.
Rounding out the top five list for boys is Aiden and James in fourth and fifth respectively, with the two names replacing previously popular Elijah and Mateo.
Aiden in particular has experienced a significant boost in popularity since the name was still at number 15 a few months ago.
Current events and pop culture have also played their part in the latest naming trends, with Elon, the BabyCenter reported fell 450 spots in 2022, making it “one of the fastest falling baby names of the year” of the year, and rebounded 400 spots to land at number 764 on the current list.
The most popular baby girl names have also shifted slightly, as Luna jumped four spots from last year to become the third most popular baby name of 2023 so far, closely followed by Amelia and Aurora.
As for the number one and number two most popular baby names for girls, BabyCenter reports that Olivia has maintained her spot at the top of the list for the third year in a row, while Emma has maintained her second spot.
However, the changing times has resulted in formerly popular names such as Sophia, which was most popular name for 11 years in a rowhave fallen slightly, with the name falling out of the top 5 or even top 10 to end up in 11th place.
Lily made perhaps the biggest jump yet as the name moved up from 24th to sixth place in the first three months of the year, while Mia has fallen from eighth to 17th on the list.
Other names, like Scarlett, have fallen completely out of the top 50 most popular names list, with the name ranked 12th in 2022 and now nowhere to be found.
Interestingly, while the list of the most popular names is ever-changing, as BabyCenter notes, some trends have continued into 2023, such as B. the popularity of girl names ending in the letter “A”.
“The top 5 names for baby girls all stayed the same in 2021 and 2022 — every single name ends with the letter ‘A,'” according to the website reporteda trend that is still true as of March.
Heavenly names, a favorite trend for girls names in 2022has continued into the new year, with Luna, Aurora and Nova all making the top 20, while nature-inspired baby names like Ivy, Willow, Delilah and Iris have remained popular with new parents too.
The ever-changing popular baby names come after unusual baby names have grabbed headlines recently, with Molly-Mae Hague naming her daughter Bambi, while an influencer recently defended her decision to name her son Koazy after facing criticism from other influencers .
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