If you’re expecting a new bundle of joy to arrive earth-side in 2022, you’re probably already dreaming of the perfect name to choose. It’s a tough decision for parents. From pop culture to current events, the reason that certain baby names trend over others is complex.
The researchers anticipate that the biggest baby name trend in 2022 will be names inspired by the outdoors, in popularity of nature and celestial.
The researchers reported that this is the top trending baby name for 2022, according to searches on their site. This Hebrew name is definitely rising in popularity.
Between an increase in popularity for nature-inspired names and the birth of royal baby Lilibet (Lili for short) in 2021, look for this floral name to potentially gain even more traction in the coming year.
In 2021, this Hawaiian-inspired baby name was the third most-searched baby boy name on Google. For 2022, it’s the second most-searched name on The Bump and 16th on Baby Cente.
This interstellar name is rooted in Greek mythology and means “dawn,” but it’s also the name of the princess in Sleeping Beauty. It has a similar vibe to the ever-popular Arya, and with space and nature names trending upward.
With vintage and uplifting names trending, the Sex and the City reboot on HBO Max, and of course, the name’s royal connection, it makes sense that the baby name Charlotte could be more popular than ever in 2022. And Charlie is such an adorable, gender-neutral nickname.
Though the similar-sounding name Lucas has been popular for quite some time, the Italian name Luca was the top-searched boy’s name on Google in 2021 and was the titular character of a 2021 Disney/Pixar film, so don’t expect it to go away anytime soon.