There is something so thrilling selecting a baby name, so thrilling that a website called Names.org actually exists, for our scrolling pleasure.  (Yes, we have names picked out for hypothetical children we are not yet pregnant with.  We know we are not alone in this.)

Names.org has released it’s top name predictions for 2019 with intel based on previous years’ data from the Social Security Administration and user interest on their site.  The result? Looks like Liam and Emma were searched A LOT:

Top 10 Boys Names in 2019:
1)      Liam (Previously # 1)
2)      Noah (Previously # 2)
3)      Logan (Previously # 5)
4)      James (Previously # 4)
5)      Oliver (Previously # 9)
6)      Elijah (Previously # 8)
7)      Benjamin (Previously # 6)
8)      William (Previously # 3)
9)      Lucas (Previously # 11)
10)    Mason (Previously # 7)

Top 10 Girls Names in 2019:
1)      Emma (Previously # 1)
2)      Ava (Previously # 3)
3)      Olivia (Previously # 2)
4)      Isabella (Previously # 4)
5)      Amelia (Previously # 8)
6)      Mia (Previously # 6)
7)      Evelyn (Previously # 9)
8)      Charlotte (Previously # 7)
9)      Sophia (Previously # 5)
10)    Harper (Previously # 11)

And for those of you looking to stay ahead of the trends, Names.org also releases the “wildcard names” that see a sharp rise. (For example: there were 18,000 more babies named Ashley in 1983 than the previous year.) Here are the wildcard predictions for 2019:

Top 15 Wildcard Names for Boys in 2019
1)      Ezekiel
2)      Maverick
3)      Jameson
4)      Ezra
5)      Mateo
6)      Elias
7)      Theodore
8)      Asher
9)      Santiago
10)    Sawyer
11)    Grayson
12)    Josiah
13)    Greyson
14)    Easton
15)    Leo

Top 15 Wildcard Names for Girls in 2019
1)      Nova
2)      Everly
3)      Kinsley
4)      Willow
5)      Aurora
6)      Luna
7)      Emilia
8)      Valentina
9)      Hazel
10)    Quinn
11)    Amelia
12)    Eliana
13)    Stella
14)    Naomi
15)    Paisley

Happy naming!