These 11 popular baby names will be everywhere this year

Here are a list of 11 names that are predicted to be popular this year:

Boys :

Arlo :

Arno is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means ‘Fortified Hill’. A famous Arlo is American folk singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie, son of Woody Guthrie.

Austin :

You’ll probably know it from the US city in Texas of the same name. Its origins are English, developed in the Middle Ages from the Latin Augustine, which means magic dignity, or venerable.

Dexter :

Made recognisable by the TV Dexters of the Laboratory and serial killing. Means, right-handed, from Latin.

Harrison :

Harrison Ford is the most famous with the first name, but this is the second moniker given to Meghan and Harry’s son, Archie. It means, ‘son of Harry’.

Logan :

The name Logan is derived from the Scottish surname which in turn means ‘hollow’. A famous fictional Logan is the real name of the X-Men’s Wolverine.

Noah :

There are plenty of little Noah’s already running around playgrounds. The most well-known connection is he of the Ark. (We know it best from Noah Lawson way back when on Home and Away).

Girls :

Aoife :

This Irish name shows no signs of stopping! How many Aoifes do you know now? It means ‘beauty’ or ‘radiance’.

Aurora :

Many people will know the name Aurora from the fairly tale Sleeping Beauty. The Roman mythological Goddess of Dawn shares the name.

Dottie :

Dottie is often a shortened version of Dorothy or Theodora which derive from the Greek meaning ‘God’s Gift’.

Harper :

Certainly one of the breakout names of the decade! Harper Beckham is one famous example, she was apparently named for Victoria’s favourite author, Harper Lee. It means, ‘one who plays the harp.’

Margot :

Margot is a diminutive form of Marguerite, which is the French form of Margaret. It derives from the Greek word for ‘pearl’, margaritas. The name is gaining in popularity thanks to actress Margot Robbie.

Winnie :

Winnie the Pooh could be the cutes Winnie around, but it’s an adorable name for a baby girl. It comes from the Welsh meaning ‘fair one’. It’s often a short form of Edwina, Winifred, Gwendolyn, Guinevere and Gwyneth (Welsh).


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