It’s not always easy choosing the perfect name for your baby. Throughout history, there have been trends for that particular time.
Pamela Redmond Satran from baby name website Nameberry reveals the last few years has seen us embrace names from ancient times, as well as ancient Greek and Roman names.
Here are some of her top baby name picks for boys and girls for 2018.
Popular girls names from ancient times
Meaning: ‘White pearl’.
Meaning: ‘Food of the gods’ in Greece.
Meaning: From the Roman name Caecilius, meaning ‘blind’.
Meaning: ‘High desire’.
Meaning: Female name of Junius, an old Roman family name derived from Juno, the Roman queen of the gods.
Meaning: An ancient Roman name meaning ‘life’.
Meaning: Greek name meaning ‘help’. Also, a character’s name in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Meaning: Roman name, meaning ‘bright’.
Meaning: Derivative of the old Roman name meaning ‘from the family of Tatius’.
Meaning: Greek name meaning ‘blond-haired’.
Popular boys names from ancient times
Meaning: Greek mythical Titan who bore the weight of the world on his shoulders.
Meaning: Derived from Julius, like Roman dictator Julius Caesar.
Meaning: Biblical name, meaning ‘just’ or ‘uptight’.
Meaning: In ancient Greece, Lysander was a Spartan. It’s also a character’s name from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Meaning: ‘West wind’.
10 popular gender neutral names
According to Blackmores, they believe parents have also been embracing gender neutral names. Here are some of them:
There are also some not-so-popular baby names
Felicia – after the men ‘Bye, Felicia’
Harvey – following the Harvey Weinstein scandal
Donald – after Donald Trump
Alexa – Amazon’s digital assistant’s name
Stan – after Australia’s TV and film streaming app.
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