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The baby names that are expected to be popular in 2022 from Bridgerton to non-binary

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As we look towards a time post-pandemic, the world as we know it has changed considerably.

According to baby name experts Nameberry, the pandemic “has highlighted our need for escapism and adventure, but also for stability and connection”.

The top baby names forecasted for 2022 reflect this desire for fun and fantasy, but also have undertones of “hope and strength”.

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The next year also looks set to be one of progressive change with a significant number of the names expected to be popular being unisex.

Including names such as Righteous, Ignatius, Strummer and Artemis, take a look at some of Nameberry’s picks for popular baby names in 2022.

Bridgerton-inspired names

Baby names will take inspiration from the hit Netflix series

Global streaming site Netflix is showing its power and influence again, as it expected the names of the hit show will be favourites next year.

The regency-era show is Netflix’s biggest show of all time, and it will be remembered for many years more as the babies of 2022 take their names from the hit series.

Nameberry expect to see names such as: Albion, Benedict, Cressida, Edwina, Eloise, Euphemia, Francesca, Genevieve, Daphne, Hyacinth, Kitty, Marina, Philippa, Phoebe, Portia, Prudence, Rupert, Simon and Theo.

Non-binary baby names

As the world’s understanding of gender becomes more open and fluid, it’s no surprise that we will see baby names that begin to reflect this.

According to Nameberry some of the non-binary names expected to be seen for boys next year include: Artemis, Blair, Echo, Harlow, Holland, Honor, Indigo, Juniper, Laurie, Lou, Lux, Marlowe, Nova, Nyx, Sasha, Scout, Shiloh, Sunny, Winter and Wren.

Nameberry expects non-binary names will be popular for baby boys

Nameberry expects non-binary names will be popular for baby boys

Playful baby names

After 18 months of seriousness and bad news, it looks like the baby names of 2022 are keen to see the end of this stress.

It is thought more people will be following in the footsteps of certain celebrities who break tradition instead opting for fun, high-energy and bright names.

Nameberry’s list of expected popular names includes those such as: Baby, Bear, Bee, Birdie, Buddy, Coco, Cricket, Dovie, Gigi, Honey, Lucky, Lulu, Moxie, Ozzy, Pixie, Rocky, Sonny, Teddy, Trixie and Ziggy.

Escapist and nature-inspired baby names

Nature names for babies have been a popular choice for a while, but as we go into the next year the names are expected to become more focused on escapism.

According to Nameberry, after many months of lockdowns many new-parents will be celebrating the new beginnings with an ode to far-away, dreamy places.

The baby experts have predicted we will see names such as: Bali, Banyan, Bay, Capri, Coast, Dune, Forest, Horizon, Koa, Lotus, Meridian, Ocean, Palmer, Prairie, Reef, Ridge, Sequoia, Taiga, Woods and Zephyr.

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Spirit and soul baby names

Nameberry says: “Baby names in 2022 will continue to reflect parents’ hopes, dreams and aspirations for their children, born into a time of uncertainty and change.

“Spirit and soul names are powerful and evocative, drawing on ancient myth and diverse religious traditions – but with a thoroughly modern twist.”

Popular names are expected to include: Alma, Amenadiel, Brace, Creed, Dream, Galilee, Irie, Jericho, Kali, Promise, Psalm, Revere, Righteous, Rishi, Soul, True and Veda.

Names ending in ‘s’

For some reason names ending in ‘s’ are just so much cooler than any other letter.

Popular names are expected to include: Atlas, Aurelius, Banks, Collins, Emrys, Eros, Helios, Hollis, Idris, Ignatius, Jules, Lois, Osiris, Ozias, Rhodes, Rivers, Thaddeus, Townes and Wells.

Retro names

As well as looking towards a new future, parents are expected to look back to the past for retro-inspired names.

Popular names include: Betty, Bobby, Constance, Etta, Frank, Goldie, Gene, Gus, Hank, Louie, Mae, Ned, Nellie, Polly, Ralph, Ray, Sally, Susie Victor and Vincent.

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Musical names

More creative baby names inspired by music are on the horizon according to Nameberry.

It is not longer enough to simply name your baby after your favourite singer of musical star, instead the scope for inspiration is even wider.

Names that we could be seeing more of include: Allegra, Anthem, Brio, Calypso, Caprice, Coda, Drummer, Jazz, Lyra, Madrigal, Major, Rhapsody, Rhythm, Solo, Sonnet, Strummer and Symphony.

Names beginning with ‘R’

We’ve had names ending with ‘s’, now we’ve got names beginning with ‘R’.

According to Nameberry, “we’re seeing a whole bunch of energetic unisex names starting with R taking off”.

Popular names for 2022 could include: Rain, Reed, Reeve, Revel, Reign, Ren, Riggs, Rio, Roan, Rogue, Rome, Roux, Rowe, Rox, Royal, Rue, Rumi, Rune and Rye.

Euro chic names

It looks like many new parents will be looking over to Europe for name-inspiration next year.

Nameberry said: “We expect sleek Scandinavian, Slavic, Gaelic and Germanic names to appeal especially to the next crop of style-savvy parents, replacing the softness of the Romance languages with a spikier, steelier aesthetic.”

Names could include: Astrid, Bastian, Cillian, Cosmo, Dimitri, Eero, Iskra, Lars, Laszlo, Malachy, Magnus, Nikolai, Oona, Petra, Rafferty, Saga, Stellan, Svea, Tova and Viggo.

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