Like most things, baby name trends go in cycles.
And what’s fashionable one year is so over the next. And right now old fashioned baby names are leading the way. It’s partly down to the Royals, William and Kate have Charlotte, Louis and George. Meghan and Harry have Archie and Lilibet.
But television has a big influence too, popular programmes like Peaky Blinders have pushed Arthur back into the top 10 of most popular names. And expect to see a few Daphnes next year after the Netflix smash hit Bridgerton. Classic literature is also a great place to go for inspiration.
We’ve put together a list of our top 50 favourite old-fashioned names including the latest popular first names for baby boys and girls using birth registration data and some we think are ready for a comeback.
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