8 Hottest Baby Name Trends for 2015​​

Suzee Skwiot | Dec 22, 2014 Pregnancy
8 Hottest Baby Name Trends for 2015​​

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It's out with the old and in with the new! Believe it or not, that goes for baby names too. The most popular names of 2014 paved the way for the hot baby naming trends for 2015, and if you're pregnant, or expect to be expecting sometime soon, it's time to listen up. 

We've got the biggest baby name trends for 2015 to help you pick the perfect moniker for your little one.

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We consulted with naming expert Laura Wattenberg, founder of BabyNameWizard, who weighed in on the biggest upcoming trends, most popular names, and which old-time monikers are coming back. Take a look at the following slideshow and let it serve as perfect baby name inspiration.

There are a lot of letters to look out for -- which one did you use?


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  • Androgyny

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    "Parents of girls are seeing a huge advantage," says Wattenberg. Names like Jaelyn, Addison, Dallas, which used to be exclusively boy names, have now crossed over to the unisex category (along with other names like Taylor, Alex, Jordan).

  • New Endings

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    Wattenberg notes that the "-tt" ending names are very much on the rise, no doubt thanks to celebs Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who named their daughter Wyatt. That's not all, though. Expect to see more names like Emmett, Elliott, Scarlett, Charlotte around in 2015.

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  • 19th Century Americana

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    Names from the 1800s are officially back. Take Kailyn Lowry, for example, who named her youngest son Lincoln. But it's not just the 16th president who's inspiring new names. Wattenberg also notes that names like Rhett and Wyatt (again) will be far more popular.

  • Mark It With an 'X'

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    The Jolie-Pitts have ushered in a new trend, but plenty of celebrities have joined in. The letter "x" is more and more pronounced in names (just think Pax and Maddox, both pictured above, and little brother Knox). Earlier this year, Kristin Cavallari welcomed son Jaxon, further solidifying the trend. Get ready for more in the coming year!

  • The 'P' Is Back

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    While "x" is coming back for boys, "p" is back for girls. "Not since the 1950s, and the days of the Peggys and Patricias, has the letter 'P' been so popular," says Wattenberg. But now? We're welcoming it back. Could it be in part due to the Kardashian's Penelope Disick? There's no doubt about it. And another surprise name that's becoming popular? Piper. Orange Is the New Black, anyone?

  • Get Us to the Greek

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    More Kardashian inspiration here! Wattenberg notes that Greek names are on the rise. Names like Chloe (or Khloe, a la Ms. Kardashian), Penelope (once again, the 'Dashians), Daphne, and Phoebe will be populating your daycares and classrooms soon.

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  • Say Hi to the 'O'

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    When Eva Amurri gave birth to daughter Marlowe, she justifiably started a trend. The popularity of names that end in an "o" sound without actually ending in "o" (very important distinction here) are tops at the moment. Marlowe, Winslow, and Margot will be even more prominent next year, says Wattenberg.

  • New Inventions

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    Where would we be without some completely new names? Parents are getting all the more inventive, Wattenberg notes. Instead of sticking with standard names like Trent, Levi, and Max, they're inventing brand new long-form versions. Trenton, Leviathan, and Maxton are here, completely expanding your name list options.

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