By Suzanne Zuckerman for PureWow
Out with the Olivias and in with the Auroras?
While eternally popular names like Emma, Sofia, Oliver and Liam aren’t likely to budge from the playground (even when offered cookies and a movie), parents aiming for originality have plenty of options. Here are 14 names we’re betting you’ll start to hear everywhere next year.
Thanks to SNL’s breakout star, this nickname for Aiden or Adele has class, sass and serious staying power.
Whether you’re channeling the classic (Chanel), the modern (Pixar’s latest blockbuster) or the Cox-Arquette, this one (a derivation of "cocoa") has good taste on lock.
Just like its sister names Lulu, Mimi and Lula—this super-stylish mini moniker is simply irresistible.
Meaning “sea” in Hawaiian and “forgiveness” in Japanese, this unisex name was among the top 100 U.S. baby names last year and is up 11 points since 2016, according BabyCenter.
The Today host could use a hug, and possibly your child named in her honor. And since this is the 40th most popular girl’s name in the U.S., it’s both unique and uniquely recognizable.