What will be the best names for little girls in 2022? While we don’t have a definitive list of the best baby names of the year for some time, girl names pulled from literature and with powerful meanings should be at the top of the list.
Popular Girl Names
Nameberry co-founder Pamela Redmond told TODAY Parents that a trend is already underway for 2022.
âWe are seeing so many mythological names for girls becoming popular, from many different cultures,â Redmond said. “It’s a way for parents to choose a female name with a deep history and power that stands out from the standard complement of female names.”
Nameberry’s current top ten includes four goddess names for girls from various cultures:
Maeve – legendary Irish warrior queen and mythological fairy queen
Luna – Roman goddess of the moon
Iris – Greek goddess of the rainbow
Freya – Norse goddess of love, beauty and fertility
Redmond explained that expectant parents also choose old names after centuries of disuse.
âThese include Aurelia, an ancient Roman name meaning golden, and Ottilia, a German name with literary references,â Redmond said.
And speaking of literature, baby girl names from children’s books are also preferred.
âEloise, as in The Plaza’s Little Girl, is a favorite, as are Alice (in Wonderland) and Ophelia (from Hamlet),â Redmond explained.
The naming expert said parents want names that combine femininity and strength.
âIt can come from an inspiring namesake, a powerful natural cue, or a loud sound like with Kaia or Nova,â Redmond said. “We still see a lot of neutral names for girls, but they have become more fashionable for boys while girls’ names tend to be more gendered.”
Top 100 female first names for 2022
Are you expecting a baby girl this year? Here are the best girl names for 2022, according to Nameberry:
- My beauty
- The A
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