Baby Names

Most popular and unusual baby name trend of 2018

Floral baby names have been in fashion, unisex monikers also gained traction and now there’s a new – slightly unusual – baby name trend sweeping the globe.

It looks like 2018 is the year that boys names for girls became popular.

Yep, and celebrities are catching on too (or maybe we’re catching up with them!).

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Names borrowed from the boys

FEMAIL has taken a closer look at boy names being used for females. While it isn’t anything new, for example actresses Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Daryl Hannah have monikers that are traditionally for boys, the trend appears to be picking up momentum.

The Huffington Post recently revealed that many parents are choosing names like James as a first or middle name, such as Cleo James or Eva James.

More recently, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds revealed they’d named their daughter James.

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“It’s a family name, and I liked having a boy’s name [myself] so I thought I’d pass it on to her,” says actress Blake Lively of choosing it for her eldest daughter.

Meanwhile, Vince Vaughn and his wife Kyla Webber opted to call their daughter Locklyn, a variation of Lachlan. Adam Sandler’s daughter was named Sunny and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher called their daughter Wyatt.

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What’s more, One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton and her husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan announced the birth of their little girl George Morgan this year, and Kim Kardashian’s publicist Tracy Romulus named her daughter Ryan.

Here are 20 cute boys names for girls:

1. Billie

2. Cameron

3. Corey

4. Daryl

5. Drew

6. Dylan

7. Frankie

8. George

9. Glenn

10. Hayden

11. Kyle

12. Lachlan

13. Noah

14. Reese

15. Ray

16. Ryan

17. Spencer

18. Tyler

19. Wyatt

20. Zander

Check out these 100 boys names for girls

Check out how cute these timeless names are.

Meanwhile, has your favourite baby name made it onto the top names list of 2018?

It seems people are taking inspiration from royalty (Charlotte, William, Henry) and Aussie celebrities (Isla).

The top 10 boy names in Australia in 2018

1. Olivia

2. William

3. Jack

4. Noah

5. Thomas

6. James

7. Lucas

8. Henry

9. Ethan

10. Mason

The top 10 girls names in Australia in 2018

1. Charlotte

2. Olivia

3. Ava

4. Amelia

5. Mia

6. Isla

7. Grace

8. Ella

9. Chloe

10. Harper

Want more? The top 100 baby names of 2017 revealed

20 of the highest earning boy and girl names

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written by:

Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.