It’s no secret that some baby names are more popular than others. Earlier this year, it was revealed that the names Olivia and Muhammed were the most sought after names in the UK, but will they still be reigning in ten year’s time?
Well, the experts at Namesberry have predicted exactly what most of us will be calling out children in 2028 and the lack of change may surprise you.
According to the website, the name Charlotte will be the number one choice for baby girls that year – much of which we assume is thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter, Princess Charlotte. But that won’t be the only celebrity-influenced name on the list. The name Harper – which has increased in popular in recent years after British power couple David and Victoria Beckham gave their daughter the name – will also appear, placing third in the top ten names for girls.
Full list of popular baby names for girls in 2018
Meanwhile for baby boys, 2028 will see the rise of the name Liam as the experts predict this will take the top spot. They suggest that it will be closely followed by the names Mateo, Maverick, Noah and Lincoln.
Pam Satran, CEO of Nameberry, explains their predictions, saying: ‘Names that get popular fast, usually thanks to a celebrity or a pop culture event, tend to fall just as fast. Beyonce, used for 105 baby girls in 2008, was used for no baby girls last year.
‘Names that are popular over several years tend to stay that way for several more before starting a very gradual slide. Emma entered the top 10 in 2002 for instance, moving in and out of the number 1 spot but lingering in the top five and we project it will still be in the top five in a decade.’
Full list of popular baby names for boys in 2018