Baby names tend to come and go, like low-rise jeans and frosted tips. One day they’re in, then they’re out, and then, suddenly, they’re super in again. There are topical baby names that get super popular, too, like when a TV show goes viral or a celebrity has a baby with a cool name and so everyone else starts naming their kid Daenarys or Apple. But contrary to what celebrity baby names will have us believe, there are some baby boy and baby girl names that have been around for longer than our great grandparents. And those names probably won’t ever go out of style – they’re classics. The popular 2022 names for boys and girls predictions show that classics will always reign supreme.
According to Names.org, there are already strong predictions for the baby boy and baby girl names that we will probably see more of this year. Using data from The Social Security Administrationwhich also tracks the popularity of names, and data from user interest on Names.org, they predicted which names are likely going to be the most popular in 2022.
“In past years, our predictions have proven to be some of the most accurate (if not the most accurate) name predictions online,” Names.org writes. “From 2018 to 2020, 95 percent of our predictions top 10 lists were in the actual top 10 once official numbers were released. Official numbers for 2021 are not yet available to compare to our predictions last year. ”
So, what can we expect to see in baby boy names this year?
Two names that are just outside of the top 10 list, but also trending up this year, are Theodore and Mateo.
And what will be the most popular baby girl names this year?
Other names that will likely be popular this year that did not make it into the top 10 predictions for baby girl names are Camilla and Harper.