When was the last time you met a baby David? How about a Michael or Maxine? Well, according to new figures released around the most popular baby names of 2019, if you don’t know one already, it’s probably only a matter of time before one is born into the family.
BabyCentre has revealed its list of the most popular baby names 2019, and there’s a surge of 80s names rising back up through the ranks.
While the top spots for both boys and girls are taken by traditional names such as Olivia and Muhammed, the number of new mums and dad making retro choices, including Jason, John, Penny and Hannah, is said to be growing.
Lorna Marsh, senior editor at BabyCentre, said that nostalgia for the security felt during those decades could be the driving force behind the trend.
‘We are seeing a real rise in strong and stable names, especially those with a 1980s twist,’ she explained.
The most popular baby names for girls 2019
The most popular baby names for boys 2019