2022 is only a few short months away (crazy, we know!) and baby name experts are already counting down the baby name trends predicted to pack a big punch next year.
From playful names like Ziggy and Pixie to musical monikers like Coda and Brio, we’re not sure we’re ready for the next big things in baby names. Have a look at the baby name trends of 2022 and let us know what you think!
According to Nameberry, parents are ditching the formality and going with more fun and cheeky names for their new additions. Cheerful names ending in Y and IE will dominate this trend.
A little bit nature, a little bit travel-inspired, these names come with beachy, breezy and foresty vibes. As international travel remains a thing of the past, fingers crossed these travel names will inspire plenty of overseas adventures in 2022.
Gender-bending baby names are nothing new but these names are predicted to be especially popular for boys. All of them have a bit of a whimsical charm to them.
Soulful baby names
Spiritual baby names are also taking off, according to Nameberry. While parents often turn to the Bible for inspiration, 2022 will herald a new crop of soulful names with inspiration from all religions.
Retro cool names
Vintage baby names are incredibly popular this year as well and this baby name trend is expected to continue in 2022. Below are a few of the new old-school cool names to watch for:
The R factor
This year, the letter was A. Next year? It’s going to be R! Names beginning with R are predicted to rule the roast, especially for boys. But don’t expect Robert or Ryan to make a comeback. Oh no – this next gen of R names all pack a very unique and modern punch.
We’ll end our baby name trends of 2022 on a high note with musical baby names expected to ring our baby-naming bells.
And that’s a wrap on predicted baby name trends of 2022. What do you think of these names? Are they a little too out-there for you or are you glad to see names that steer clear of traditional?
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