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The Hottest Baby Names 2024 (So Far)

Is there anything more exciting than a fresh new crop of baby names? Probably not, especially if you happen to be pregnant and on the hunt for the best name for your baby.

We’ve consulted with our resident baby name expert to get the low down on the hottest baby names 2024 (well so far at least). These are the top baby names 2024 we predict will be the big risers of the year.

Watch this space!

Mum Central’s Picks Top Baby Names 2024

Trend 1: Old Fashioned Names

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Retro names are all the rage. Source: Bigstock

Baby name trends come and go but some are destined to stick around a lot longer than others. One of those trends is the old fashioned names, which continue to win the hearts of expecting parents. There are so many common ones but we’ve opted to stick to the ones you may not have heard often but that could soon be the next big thing. Here they are: 

  • Scottie 
  • Sloane
  • Mabel
  • Nora
  • Alma
  • Ambrose
  • Romilly 

Trend 2: New Nature Baby Names

One of the things we predict is the continued love of nature baby names (flowers, gems, earthy features). There are so many nature names already on the naming board and top 100 lists including Lily, Violet, Ivy, River and Wren, but here are a few more to add to the watch list: 

  • Summit
  • Cardinal 
  • Posey 
  • Juniper
  • Linden
  • Cedar
  • Cassia 

Trend 3: Funky Surname Names

The trend of using surnames as first names has surged in recent years and there are plenty of first names that are actually surnames like Hudson and Harrison. Here are a few more to add: 

  • Conley
  • Carter
  • Malone
  • Sinclair
  • Bennett
  • Rhodes
  • Cobain
  • Presley 

Trend 4: Airy Fairy Names 

Here’s a sky-high baby name trend in baby names 2024 – airy names. Think atmospheric and celestial names that evoke a sense of lightness, tranquility, and wonder. Similar to this trend is the fairy-name trend, where ethereal fairy names are cropping into our birth suites. 

  • Aura
  • Cielo
  • Pollux
  • Orion
  • Aire
  • Aero
  • Lumi
  • Storm
  • Zephyr
  • Aura
  • Faye
  • Celeste
  • Avery 
  • Pixie

Trend 5: Gentle Names

This trend comes courtesy of Nameberry but we couldn’t agree more with it! Gentle names are soft and calming, inspired by the gentle parenting trend. 

We’re seeing a direct correlation with gentle, soft-sounding names. Parents are favoring names with calm auras and mellow sounds. Vowels feature prominently in these names, along with fluid consonants like C, F, L, and S,” explains. Sophie Klim from Nameberry. 

  • Hale
  • Alba
  • Asa
  • Koa
  • Fia
  • Rafe
  • Casper

Trend 6: Purple and Blue Names

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Blue and purple names are the colours of 2024. Source: Bigstock

Colour has always served as inspiration for baby names and this year, purple and blue stand out as the favourites. Purple is associated with luxury, royalty, and spirituality. Blue symbolises serenity, depth, and stability.

  • Mauve
  • Cyan
  • Indigo
  • Ione
  • Lila
  • Navy 

    Trend 7: Barbie-Core Names


    We shared our thoughts on Barbie baby names earlier this year but we think the Barbie trend will continue to dominate our 2024 babies. Here are a few we think goes with everything. 
  • Millie
  • Francie
  • Daisy

Trend 8: Ai and Ie Names

Finally, names ending in Ai and Ie will continue to be popular. These playful names are often shortened or nicknames of more common monikers.

  • Maisie
  • Gracie
  • Lacie
  • Millie (as seen above)
  • Louie
  • Rosie
  • Billie
  • Khai
  • Malakhai
  • Azai
  • Esai
  • Mordecai 

 

Baby names from A-Z

Our baby names section is a comprehensive mecca of baby name wonders. Take a look at our Baby Name Generator for some ideas (just for fun!) as well as our round-up of the best baby names starting with every letter of the alphabet. 

Good luck in your quest for the perfect name and stay tuned for more baby names 2024 news as it comes in! 

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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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