Experts predict that there could potentially be a baby boom in 2021 because of lockdowns and all that time people have been stuck indoors. So, as we head into a new year there could be lots of new arrivals just around the corner.
All of these precious new arrivals are going to need a name just a special as they are, but choosing the perfect one is a big task. It will be with them for the rest of their lives and will become a big part of their identity – no pressure right!?
But don’t worry, you’re in luck. We have rounded up the top baby name trends for 2021 to make sure you’re ahead of the curve and to help you with the decision-making process. Keep reading for the perfect 2021 baby name inspiration...
The ones that are here to stay
There are those special names that top the popular names list year after year and we don’t see these names going anywhere in 2021.
Trends are seeing a spike in more traditional names making a comeback in popularity as expectant parents looked at decades gone by for their inspiration.
Mabel - is an English female given name derived from the Latin amabilis, "lovable, dear".
Alfred - is of Old English origin but gaining popularity.
Elizabeth – the name of our Royal Queen herself is a traditional name looking to have a revival in 2021.
Elijah - It's the name of an Israelite prophet in the First and Second Books of Kings in the Bible. It has rocketed in popularity since the 1990s.
Theodore - It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Theodore is "God's gift".
Penelope - was first used in Greek mythology and seeing a recent spike in popularity.
Evelyn - Evelyn, meaning "wished for child", has English origins and roots.
Ada - A pretty, feminine name meaning nobility.
2020 has been a tough year for all, so many people are looking to bring joy and hope into 2021 with inspiring baby names.
Hope – A beautiful and positive name to bring hope.
Faith - The meaning of this name isn’t just tied to the faith of religion but also keeping faith in positivity and hope.
Grace – Meaning goodness and generosity. Greek mythology ties it to beauty, blossom, and joy.
Kit - Greek origin meaning ‘hope and carrier of Christ.’
Benedict - Of Latin origin meaning ‘blessed.’
Adora- Latin meaning ‘beloved one.’
Haven - A pretty name meaning safe place
Dillon - An Irish name meaning “ray of hope”.
Celebrities are always a huge source of inspiration for expectant parents. These names from new mini celebrity babies from 2020 are expected to top the lists in 2021.
Sienna – The beautiful firstborn from reality TV couple Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor
Beau - Robbie Williams and Ayda Field welcomed their fourth child together via surrogate in February.
Roman - Lucky Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas welcomed Roman Ravello Thomas in March.
Lorretta – TOWIE star Lydia Bright and ex-boyfriend Lee Cronin welcomed their baby girl on February 21
Blake - Congratulations are in order for Rochelle Humes and her husband Marvin, who welcomed their 3rd child.
Daisy – Hollywood golden couple, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, announced the arrival of their first born Daisy Dove.
From the little screen
2020 has been the year of Netflix, with all our plans cancelled everyone turned to their TV’s for entertainment. Parents are getting a lot of their inspiration from their favourite characters from TV programs and films.
Connell - one of the leading characters in Sally Rooney series Normal People, has made it into the top list for the first time ever
Emily – Emily has always been a popular name, but with the recent Netflix hit Emily in Paris we expect to see it rise again
Jackson - Jackson Nathaniel "Jax" Teller is the main protagonist on the series Sons of Anarchy.
Maya – From everyone’s guilty pleasure of lockdown, Selling Sunset.
Eve – Inspired from by BBC hit drama Killing Eve.
Elena – Taken from one of the main characters of The Undoing which had us all hooked.
Otis – The lovable character from hit Netflix show, Sex Education.