Choosing a name for your little one is no easy task. Many parents often turn to the internet to search for ideas before finally deciding on a name.
Are you expecting a child in 2019? Whether you are expecting a boy or a girl, here are some of the predicted most popular names for 2019!
1. Aria (AHR-ee-ah)
The name Aria is a girl’s name of Italian origin. The name means “air, song or melody”. Of late, the name was popularized by one of the characters in the popular Game of Thrones series.
In 2017, the name Aria was #20 on the list of most popular names, and it continues to climb the list. Most famously known with the name Aria is actress and singer, Aria Wallace. She is best known for her performances on iCarly, and has made guest appearances on The Bernie Mac Show, Charmed, and That ’70s Show.
2. Amelia (ah-MEE-lee-ah)
The name Amelia is a girls name that is an English-language variant of Amalia, derived from the Germanic word ‘amal’ which means ‘work’. It is also a variant of Emilia — another popular girls name.
Most famously known with the name Amelia is the famous pilot, Amelia Earhart — who was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Also known with the name Amelia is TV actress, Amelia Rose Blaire and UK Pop Singer, Amelia Lily. Jay William (former Chicago Bulls point guard) and his wife Nikki Bonacorsi welcomed their daughter, Amelia in October of 2018. Actor Harry Hamlin and wife Lisa Rinna also chose the name Amelia for their daughter born in 2001.
3. Aubrey (AW-bree)
The name Aubrey is a unisex name. It is an English given name, from ‘Aubri’, the French form of the German name Alberich, which consists of the elements alf “elf” and ric “power”, with the meaning of “fair ruler of little people”. It is a popular female name, but was traditionally male.
In 2017 the name was the 31st most popular name of the year. Most famously known with the name Aubrey is actress Aubrey Plaza who played April Ludgate in the television series Parks and Recreation. Other famous Aubrey’s include actresses Aubrey Miller, Aubrey Anderson Emmons, and Aubrey Peeples. Actor Terrence Howard also chose this name for his daughter born in 1993. Aubrey is also the first name of Canadian actor and rapper, Drake!
4. Avery (AY-ve-ree)
The name Avery is another popular baby name that can be used for a little boy or girl. Avery is a given name which was originally an English surname, that (along with Aubrey) was derived from the Old French version of the name Alfred or the Ancient Germanic name Alberich. The meaning of the name is derived from the Old English words aelf “elf” and raed “counsel”.
The name Avery has been quite trendy for a few years now. It was ranked as 14th most popular name in 2017. Most famously known with the name Avery is basketball player, Avery Bradley and pop singer, Avery Storm. A number of celebs have chose the name for their daughters, including: actress Amy Locane, writer (and son of Dr Phil) Jay Phillip McGraw, and athlete Jason Sehorn.
5. Axel (AK-sel)
The name Axel is also growing in popularity. Names with an “x” have been scoring big with boys. The name Axel is a French, German, Dutch and Scandinavian masculine name, that is also commonly spelled Aksel or Axl. The name means: “the father is peace”.
Most famously known with the name include Axl Rose (of Guns ‘n’ Roses), Axel Alonso (American comic creator/editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics), and many celeb children including: Axel Farrell (son of actor/comedian Will Farrell, b. 2010), Axel Meyers (son of comedian/tv host Seth Meyers, b. 2018), and Axel McElhenney (son of actress Kaitlin Olson and actor Robert Dale McElhenney, b. 2012).
6. Bodhi (BOH-dee)
The name Bodhi is a Sanskirt name meaning “awakened” or “enlightenment”. This is a popular name for little boys, that has been growing in popularity but it has been used for little girls too!
Most famously known with the name Bodhi include: actor, Bodhi Elfman and rock singer, Bodhi Jones. It is also a popular name among celebs for their children. In 2018, actress/dancer/model, Stacy Kiebler named her son Bodhi. In 2010 actor, Oliver Hudson chose the name for his son and in 2014 actress, Megan Fox and actor, Brian Austin Green named their son Bodhi, too. Actor, Ian Somerhalder and actress, Nikki Reed named their daughter Bodhi in 2017.
7. Charlie (CHAHR-lee)
The name Charlie is of English origin meaning “free man”. Although it is most commonly used as a boys name, there have been female Charlie’s popping up here and there! For a female, Charlie is often a nickname for “Charlotte” or “Charlene”, or simply, used on its own.
Most famously known with the name Charlie include: the late Charlie Chaplain (actor), Charlie Puth (singer) as well as actors: Charlie Sheen, Charlie Heaton, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Carver, Caharlie Murphy, Charlie McDermott and Charlie Day. In 2018, celebs Kelli Giddish & Lawrence Faulborn and Brianna Brown & Richie Keen chose the name Charlie for their children. Celebs David Arquette, Jon Cryer, Gary Oldman, Tiger Woods, as well as Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer all chose the name Charlie for their sons. Actress, Rebecca Romijn and actor, Jerry O’Connell chose the name Charlie for their daughter in 2008.
8. Claire (KLAYR)
The name Claire is Latin in origin and means: “bright” or “clear”. The name is quite classic, but not overly trendy. It was rated 49th most popular name in 2017, but it is predicted to climb the charts further.
Most famously known with the name Claire include: actresses, Claire Danes, Claire Holt and Claire Foy. Actor Oliver Platt also chose the name Claire for his daughter born in 1999. Claire is also the name of the protagonist in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series (Clair Elizabeth Beauchamp Randall Fraser) as well as famous television sitcom mom, Claire Huxtable from The Cosby Show.
9. Easton (EES-ten)
The name Easton is English in origin and means “east town” or “(place) to the east of the settlement”. The name continues to rise in popularity and was ranked # 66 in 2017. It is a strong name for a boy, that will age well too. There are female’s with the name popping up, too!
Most famously known with the name Easton is country singer, Easton Corbin. Jenna Elfman (actress) and husband Bodhi Elfman (actor) named their son Easton in 2010, and in 2008, Elisabeth Rohm (actress) chose the name for her daughter.
10. Emilia (eh-MEE-lee-ah)
Emilia is a feminine name derived from “Aemilia”, the feminine from of the the Latin name “Aemilius”. The name means to “rival, excel or emulate”.
Most famously known with the name Emilia include: actresses, Emilia Clarke, Emilia Fox, Emilia McCarthy, Emilia Jones and Emilia Schule. Patrick Monahan (lead singer of the band Train) chose the name for his daughter born in 1997. More recently, Stanley Tucci (actor/writer/producer/film director) chose the name Emilia for his daughter born in 2018.
11. Evelyn (EH-ve-lin)
Evelyn is a name in the English language that is most commonly borne by females. The name was originally used as a surname, which derived from Aveline, a feminine Norman French diminutive of the name Ava. The meaning of the name is: “wished for child” or “life”, and reached the top 10 of most popular baby names in 2017.
Most famously known with the name Evelyn is pop singer, Evelyn King. It is also a popular name for celebrity children — Jason Bay (athlete), Ray Charles (musician), Debi Mazar (actress), Bruce Willis (actor) and Chevy Chase (actor), all chose the name for their daughters.
12. Everly/Everleigh (EH-ver-lee)
Everly (also spelled Everleigh) is a little girl name that has been growing in popularity of the past few years. The name is English in origin and means “from the boar meadow”.
Channing Tatum (actor) and Jenna Dewan-Tatum (actress) chose the name Everly for their daughter born in 2013. In 2007, Anthony Kiedis (musician) chose the name Everly for his son. In 2009, Cam Joslin Gigandet chose the name Everleigh for his daughter.
13. Gia (Jee-ah)
The name Gia is a girls name of Italian origin meaning “God’s gracious gift” It has been growing in popularity and moving up the list fast.
Most famously known with the name Gia is Gia Carides (actress) and Gia Coppola (director), who was inspired by the work of her aunt, Sofia Coppola. In 2008, Matt Damon (actor) chose the name Gia for his daughter, and in 2010, Mario Lopez Jr (actor/tv star) named his daughter Gia, too. In 2018, Gary Clark Jr (musician) and wife Nicole Trufio (model), chose the name Gia for their first born.
14. Harper (HAR-per)
Harper, although more recently used for both boys and girls, Harper was traditionally a boys name. It is becoming more commonly used as a girls name. The name was derived from the Middle English harp (a harp), which arose as an occupational name for a harp player.
Most famously known with the name Harper is “To Kill A Mockingbird” author, Harper Lee. It is also a popular name for many celebrity children including daughter of Victoria and David Beckham, as well as daughter to actor Neil Patrick Harris, David Grohl, and Brandon Barash and his wife, actress Kirsten Storms, and daughter of Brady Smith and his wife, actress Tiffani Thiessen.
15. Henry (HEHN-ree)
Henry is an English male name and Irish surname derived from Old French “Henri/Henry” from the German Heinrich. The meaning of the name is “estate ruler”. The name continues to grow in popularity. It was the 17th most popular baby name in 2017.
Most famously known with the name Henry include actors Henry Cavill and Henry Winkler, and American founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford. Many celebs have also chosen the name Henry for their children including: Heidi Klum, Amanda Peet, Julia Roberts, Emily Deschanel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Meryl Streep, Minnie Driver, Rachel Weisz, and Colin Farrell — to name just a few.
16. Isaac (IY-zek)
The name Isaac is a boy’s name of Hebrew, Aboriginal origin meaning “laughter”. The name Isaac was the 33rd most popular name in 2017, and continues to climb the list.
Most famously known with the name Isaac is Sir Isaac Newton, the scientist who discovered gravity. There are also a number of musicians with the name, including: Isaac Hayes, Isaac Brock, Isaac Hanson, and Isaac Slade. Celebrity’s who have chosen the name for their sons include: Peter Gabriel (musician), Joel McHale (actor), and Annie Potts (actress).
17. Isabella (i-ze-BEHL-ah)
The name Isabella is the Spanish and Italian variation of the name Elizabeth, meaning “devoted to God” in Hebrew. The name reached the top 5 most popular name in 2017, and continues to be a popular go-to name.
Most famously known with the name Isabella include: Isabella Rossellini (actress/filmaker), and Isabella Acres (child actress), and actress Isabella Gomez. Many celebs have chosen the name for their daughters including: Sean Astin (actor), Justin Chambers (actor), Matt Damon (actor), as well as Tom Cruise (actor) and Nicole Kidman (actress) — to name only a few.
18. Isaiah (iy-ZAY-ah)
The name Isaiah is Hebrew in origin meaning “salvation”. The name is expected to continue to grow in popularity in 2019.
Most famously known with the name Isaiah include: Isaiah Thomas (basketball player) and Isaiah Washington (actor). Celebrities who have chosen the name for their sons include: Mia Farrow (actress), Carrie Underwood (musician), and Elizabeth Hasselback (tv star) — to name a few. In 2018, The Bachelor couple Sean and Catherine Giudici Lowe chose the name for their son.
19. James (JAYMZ)
James is a classic boys name derived from the Hebrew name Jacob. It means “supplanter”. In 2017, the name ranked as the 4th most popular name for boys. Though it is most commonly a male name, some females have also been given the name.
Most famously known with the name James include: James Corden (comedian), James Franco (actor), James McAvoy (actor), James Earl Jones (actor), James Cameron (director), and James Horner (American film composer). The name is also very popular among celebs. Sarah Jessica Parker (actress) and Matthew Broderick (actor), Colin Farrell (actor), Mick Jagger (musician), and Paul McCartney (musician) have all used the name for their sons. Blake Lively (actress) and husband, Ryan Reynolds (actor) chose the name James for their daughters, born in 2015.
20. Josiah (joh-ZIY-ah)
The name Josiah is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “God supports, heals”. The name cracked the top 50 in 2017, and is expected to climb the list in 2019.
Most famously known with the name Josiah is Josiah Duggar, the 8th child (of 19) of TV reality stars Michelle Duggar and Jom Duggar.
21. Kennedy (KEH-ne-dee)
Kennedy is a unisex name that has been climbing the list of most popular baby names in more recent years. The name is the Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic name Cinnéidigh, meaning “helmeted cheif/head”. It is most commonly used as a girls name, and ranked the 25th most popular name in 2017.
Most famously known with the name Kennedy is Kennedy Brock (musician). It is also the surname of the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy.
22. Louis (LOO-ee)
The name Louis is a boy’s name of German and French origin meaning “renowned warrior”. The name is expected to gain popularity in 2019 — after the birth of Prince William and Duchess Katherine’s third born, Louis.
Most famously known with the name Louis include: Louis Tomlinson (pop singer), Louis Armstrong (trumpet player), Louis Vuitton (entrepreneur) and Louis CK (comedian). Sandra Bullock (actress), Mel Gibson (actor/filmmaker), and Ozzy Osbourne (musician) chose the name for their sons.
23. Max (MAKS)
Whether you are expecting a girl or a boy, the name Max is growing in popularity for both genders. Though most commonly used as a boy’s name, Max is of German, English and Aboriginal origin and means “greatest”.
Most famously known with the name Max include: Max Schneider (actor), Max Carver (actor), Max Charles (actor) and Max George (pop singer). The name is also very popular among celebrities for their children. Christina Aguilera (musician), Cynthia Nixon (actress), Charlie Sheen (actor), and Steven Spielberg (filmmaker), all chose the name Max for their sons — to name just a few. In 2012, Jessica Simpson (musician) chose the name Max (Maxwell) for her daughter.
24. Miles (MIYLZ)
The name Miles is derived from the Old French Milon, which is from the Old High German ‘Milo’. Its meaning is “mild, peaceful, calm”.
Most famously known with the name Miles include: Miles Teller (actor), Miles Heizer (actor) and Miles Brown (actor). It was a popular name among celebs in 2018. Dan & Chelsea Gheeling, Ginger Zee & Ben Aaron Colonomus, as well as Chrissy Tiegen & John Legend all chose the name for their sons born in 2018.
25. Oliver (AH-li-ver)
The name Oliver is derived from the French ‘Olivier’, which is generally considered to be from the Old French olivier (olive tree). In 2017, the name Oliver was among the top 10 most popular baby names, and it is expected to continue to show up on the list in the coming year.
Most famously known with the name Oliver include: Oliver Phelps (actor), Oliver Hudson (actor), and Oliver Star (actor). The name is also very popular boy name among celebrities. Gennifer Goodwin (actress), Jamie Anne Allman (actress), and Julie Bowen (actress), all chose the name for their sons — to name just a few.
26. Olivia (ph-LI-vee-ah)
Olivia is a feminine given name in the English language, derived from Latin ‘oliva’ meaning “olive”. The name was first popularized by William Shakespeare’s character in the Twelfth Night.
Most famously known with the name Olivia include: Olivia Newton-John (actress/singer), Olivia Holt (actress), Olivia Wilde (actress), and Olivia Munn (actress). Many celebs have named their daughters Olivia, including: Lance Armstrong (athlete), James Van Der Beek (actor), Denzel Washington (actor) and Ben Stiller (actor/comedian) — to name only a few.
27. Owen (OH-ehn)
The name Owen is traditionally a Welsh name meaning “young warrior” or “well born, noble”. The name surged in popularity since the year 2000. It was ranked 28th in 2017 and is expected to climb further up the list. Thought it is most commonly used as a boy’s name, it has been used as a girl’s name on occasion, too.
Most famously known with the name Owen is Owen Wilson (actor). Noah Wyle (actor), as well as Kevin Kline (actor) and wife, Phoebe Cates (actress), chose the name Owen of their sons. Michelle Branch (musician), chose the name for her daughter in 2005.
28. Riley (RIY-lee)
Riley is a unisex given name, which is from the Old English ryge leah meaning “wood clearing”. The Irish Gaelic form of the name ‘Riliegh’ means “valiant”. In 2017, the name ranked as the 25th most popular baby name.
Most famously known with the name Riley include: Riley McDonough (pop singer), Riley Keough (actress) and Riley Voelkel (actress). Howie Mandel (actor/tv host), Holly Marie Combs (actress) and Richard Blais (chef/reality tv star), all chose the name for their children. In 2018, Bachelorette alum Ali Fedowtowsky and her husband Kevin Manno, chose the name for their son born in May.
29. Roman (ROH-men)
Roman is a male given name that has distant origins dating back to the Roman empire and the Latin language. It comes from the Latin word “romanus” which means Rome. Roman means “a citizen of the Roman Empire”.
Most famously known with the name Roman includes: Roman Reigns (wrestler), Roman Polanski (director) and it is a popular name among many professional football and soccer players! Roman is even a popular name chosen by celebs for their sons. Molly Ringwald (actress), Cate Blanchett (actress) and Debra Messing (actress), all have a son named Roman.
30. Sam (SAM)
The name Sam is of Hebrew origin and means either “name of God” or “God has heard”. Sam is often short for Samuel or Samantha, and is a popular unisex name on it’s own. In 2017, it was ranked 21’st most popular, and it is believed to possible crack the top 10 in 2019.
Most famously known with the name Sam include: Sam Smith (pop singer), Sam Hunt (country singer), Sam Heughan (actor), and Sam Claflin (actor). Michael J. Fox (actor), Sally Field (actress), Patricia Heaton (actress), and Bruce Springsteen (musician), all have a son named Sam. Tiger Woods (athlete) as well as Charlie Sheen (actor) and Denise Richards (actress), have a daughter named Sam.
31. Scarlett (SKAHR-leht)
Scarlett is a feminine name derived from an English surname with an occupational meaning, referring to a person who sold cloth of scarlet, it means “bright red”. The name seems to be on the upswing and was ranked # 18 in 2017.
Most famously known with the name Scarlett include: Scarlett Johansson (actress) and Scarlett Pomers (actress). The name was also popularized by the character Scarlett O’Hara in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.
32. Theodore (THEE-e-dohr)
The name Theodore is a masculine give name that is Greek in origin and means “God-given” or “Gift of God”. Many parents are cutting to the chase and giving their child the nickname eg Theo.
Most famously known with the name Theo(dore) include: Theodore Roosevelt (US president), Theo James (actor), and Theo Rossi (actor). Ali Larter (actress) and Natascha McElhone (actress), have a son named Theodore.
33. Violet (VIY-ah-lit)
The name Violet originates from the Old French violette, a diminutive form of viole, which is derived from the Latin viola (a violet). The name has been used since the middle ages, but did not become common until the middle of the 19th century when using the name of flowers became popular. It is expected to climb the charts in the next few years.
Jennifer Garner (actress) & Ben Affleck (actor) share a daughter named Violet, and other celebs including Dave Grohl (musician), and Christina Milian (musician) also have daughters named Violet.
34. Willow (WI-loh)
The name Willow is a feminine name with English origin meaning “willow tree”. Willow trees are noted for their flexibility and graceful appearance, and an alternate meaning to the name is “graceful” or “slender”.
Most famously known with the name Willow include: Willow Sheilds (actress) and Willow Smith (pop singer) and daughter of Jada and Will Smith. Michelle Monaghan (actress), A.J. Buckley (actor), as well as Carey Hart and wife, “Pink” (musician), all have daughters with the name Willow.
35. Wyatt (WIY-eht)
Wyatt is a boy’s name of Old English origin and means “hard, brave”. It was ranked #25 in 2017, and the name shows no sign of slowing in popularity. Although it was most commonly a boy’s name, the name is also growing in popularity as a girl’s name, too.
Most famously known with the name Wyatt include: Wyatt Oleff (actor), Wyatt Russell (actor), and Wyatt Earp (an American law-keeper). Celebs like Sheryl Crow (musician), Rachel Uchitel (reality tv star), as well as Mila Kunis (actress) and husband, Ashton Kutcher (actor), have all chosen the name Wyatt for their sons.