These Baby Name Trends Are About to Be HUGE

Sophie Miura

The Grace Tales

While the moniker you give your child will last a lifetime, baby names aren't immune to trends. In 2015, parents were influenced by Instagram filters, with names like Lux and Ludwig spiking in popularity, while 2016 saw a rise in Pokémon Go–inspired names, like Onyx and Ivy. 

If these themes seem a little eccentric, don't worry: According to Nameberry, the top trends for 2017 err on the conservative side. The baby name resource released their predictions for the leading trends parents will love this year, including celebrity-inspired monikers and names that include the letter 'O'. If their picks are correct, 2017 will see the birth of plenty of Ottos, Milos, and Theos. 

Take a look at the trends and the baby names they predict will be everywhere this year.

The Letter 'O'

According to Nameberry, the hottest vowel for 2017 is the letter 'O'. Names starting or ending with 'O' are predicted to be a popular choice among new parents. 

  • Osmund
  • Otto
  • Milo
  • Arlo
  • Theo


Parents will pay homage to their favourite music and pop culture icons, including David Bowie and George Michael. 

  • Bowie
  • George and Michael
  • Jameson
  • Carrie
  • Jagger


While 2016 was the year of modern, pop culture–driven names, 2017 will favour British prepster-inspired conservative monikers. 

  • Winston
  • Brooks
  • Hayes
  • Ames
  • Whitaker

Would you give your child one of these names? Browse this list of under-the-radar names for more inspiration. 

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