65 New Baby Names: Experts Reveal a New Wave of Names to Consider

Baby names come and go. Gone are the days when every third girl is named Jessica. Now we’re seeing a fresh batch of new baby names crop up on the kindergarten roll call, some of which have been resurrected from the past and others we’ve yet to see.

But what names are making waves for 2022? We’ve shared a few trends of 2022 in the past, including the top 200 baby name predictions and the top 40 fastest-rising names. Now we’re back again with these 65 new baby names. 

The baby name experts over at Nameberry recently shared over 400 names that are on top of their game this year – new baby names that have ranked higher than they ever have before. Some are popular names such as Amelia and Charlotte while others are a bit more eclectic.

They feel fresh but not strange and will blend in with your child’s peers rather than seeming like mom or dad names,” Nameberry writes.

We’ve listed 100 of the new baby names that took us off guard – these names are the ones we’re not used to seeing on any list but are definitely names to watch, and potentially consider if you’re after a baby name that belongs to this new wave.

Surnames as first names 

Harrison, Hudson, Lincoln, Carter, Madison – all surnames that have now made the leap to first names. Check out the new ones peaking this year:

  1. Adler
  2. Baker
  3. Banks
  4. Briggs
  5. Callahan
  6. Coleson
  7. Hayes
  8. Ledger
  9. Monroe
  10. McCoy
  11. Nash
  12. Palmer
  13. Truett
  14. Wells

The long lyrical names (four syllables and up) 

Again, lengthy names for girls aren’t anything new – Elizabeth, for example, has reigned as one of the most popular names for over 100 years. Do you think any of these lyrical options will dethrone Elizabeth?

  1. Adelina
  2. Azalea
  3. Calliope
  4. Cateleya
  5. Evangeline
  6. Katalina
  7. Malayah
  8. Xiomara

Biblical newcomers (and names that sound like they should be in the Bible, but actually aren’t)

Matthew. Jacob. Noah. Ezra. The biblical naming trend has always been strong. But who could have predicted these names? Most likely no one considering half of them are simply made-up names that look like they could be biblical.

  1. Avi
  2. Alijah
  3. Eliam
  4. Dariel
  5. Jesiah
  6. Moshe
  7. Tadeo
  8. Yehuda

The uplifters 

These inspirational names are all about lifting your spirits and focusing on the power of positivity. Preach, babies. Preach.

  1. Ace
  2. Creed
  3. Dream
  4. Halo
  5. Jenesis (We know, #NotaName)
  6. Journi
  7. Promise
  8. Selah
  9. Shepherd
  10. Zion

The earthly crew 

We’re used to nature and outdoorsy names making their way up the charts. River, for example, is a really popular option and has been for a few years now. Botanical names have always been big ones too – Rose, Lily, Violet. But check out a few of these more unique options:

  1. Aspen
  2. Bear
  3. Brooks
  4. Clover
  5. Crew
  6. Magnolia
  7. Juniper
  8. Ridge
  9. Stetson
  10. Tripp

The names we can’t group into a specific list 

We’ve tried. They just don’t fit the mould. Some are pretty heavy hitters, like Legacy and Reign, for example, while others follow one of the most popular trends out there of using the “ee” ending.

All of them are pretty cool though.

  1. Azariah
  2. Bellamy
  3. Baylor
  4. Legacy
  5. Reign
  6. Salem
  7. Sutton
  8. Tatum
  9. Liliana
  10. Kairo
  11. Jakai
  12. Jakari
  13. Leighton
  14. Wrenley
  15. Lorenzo

Tell us, would you consider any of these new baby names for your bub?

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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