Popular Baby Names For 2022 – NBC Connecticut


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.

“We are seeing so many mythological names for girls becoming popular, from many different cultures,” 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.

“These include Aurelia, an ancient Roman name meaning golden, and Ottilia, a German name with literary references,” Redmond said.

And speaking of literature, baby girl names from children’s books are also preferred.

“Eloise, as in The Plaza’s Little Girl, is a favorite, as are Alice (in Wonderland) and Ophelia (from Hamlet),” Redmond explained.

The naming expert said parents want names that combine femininity and strength.

“It can come from an inspiring namesake, a powerful natural cue, or a loud sound like with Kaia or Nova,” 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:

  1. Maëva
  2. Moon
  3. Aurelie
  4. Ottilie
  5. Eloise
  6. Ophelia
  7. Isla
  8. Iris
  9. Freya
  10. Alice
  11. Hazelnut
  12. Dawn
  13. Eleonore
  14. Purple
  15. Claire
  16. Elodie
  17. Ivy
  18. Genevieve
  19. Esme
  20. Charlotte
  21. My beauty
  22. Evelyne
  23. Lucy
  24. Adelaide
  25. Amelie
  26. Josephine
  27. Ava
  28. Nora
  29. Clementine
  30. Cora
  31. Stella
  32. Pink
  33. Astrid
  34. Romy
  35. Daphne
  36. Evangeline
  37. Beatrice
  38. Wren
  39. Lyre
  40. Phoebe
  41. Elsie
  42. Maisie
  43. Imogen
  44. Penelope
  45. Juniper
  46. Ada
  47. Arabella
  48. Poppy
  49. Grace
  50. willow
  51. Cordelia
  52. Mathilde
  53. Anastasia
  54. Adeline
  55. Mae
  56. The A
  57. Olivia
  58. Florence
  59. Elisa
  60. November
  61. Seraphine
  62. Sadie
  63. Willa
  64. Arwen
  65. Read
  66. Margot
  67. Edith
  68. Daisy
  69. Chloe
  70. Lilith
  71. Ruby
  72. Lola
  73. Cecilia
  74. Celestial
  75. Jeanne
  76. olive
  77. Athena
  78. sage
  79. Emma
  80. Claire
  81. Lydia
  82. Sienna
  83. Helen
  84. Elisabeth
  85. Esther
  86. Ellie
  87. Audrey
  88. Evie
  89. Sloane
  90. Mia
  91. Millie
  92. Eva
  93. Flora
  94. Persephone
  95. Maya
  96. Harpist
  97. Daisy
  98. Scarlett
  99. Saoirse
  100. Eden

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