As is customary, each year brings a new season of fashion, food, outrageous Tiktok trends, and baby names.
I decided to take a look at the popular baby name website, Nameberry to see what their predictions are for 2022.
It was interesting to see that they have identified 7 major trends that will influence baby names in the coming year.
- Playful names
- Bridgerton inspired names
- Names with the letter R
- Names that give a feeling of retro nostalgia
- Euro Chic names
- Names ending in an S
- Names inspired by nature
Nameberry make their predictions based on American social security administration, user behaviour on their website, current events, pop culture, and several other defining factors including categories from TV, music, nature, letters, and sounds.
So, if you are expecting take a look at these name suggestions.
Baby Name Suggestions for 2022
It is believed that after the harsh pandemic months many parents may want to lighten the air and will choose playful names like Birdie or Pixi
Other suggestions are
2.Bridgerton – inspired names
It seems the ever-popular Netflix Regency Era novel adaptation – Bridgerton has proved extremely popular among future parents with name choices like :
3. The letter R
Short names that are powerful in their simplicity and strength will appeal to the parents of 2022
There has already been quite a trend of short unisex names starting with R, mostly as middle names.
4. Retro nostalgia
Much of the time what is old becomes new again and many retro names evoking happier, simpler times are making a huge comeback this year.
Old names like
5. Euro chic
Euro chic baby names appeal to the sophisticated worldwide traveler and would be comfortable anywhere from Copenhagen to Cape Town
Chic names like
6. Names ending in S
Names that end in S are quite rare and Nameberry predicts a change in this for both boys and girls.
Some examples are
With the pandemic keeping us all indoors for most of the year, it is predicted that many a wanderlust parents will draw inspiration from nature and use names like
Which is your favourite from the lists above?