When parents choose a baby name for their child, they want it to not only represent their son or daughter, but also have true staying power. Moms- and dads-to-be often hunt far and wide for a moniker that will be a hit for years to come. But what if we said you'd be able to forecast swoon-worthy baby names of the future right now?
Laura Wattenberg, founder of BabyNameWizard.com, analyzed baby name predictions from the acclaimed 2005 book Freakonomics that were slated to be popular in 2015.
"When I looked at the results of the Freakonomics baby name predictions, I noted that they would have done better simply picking all of the names that were already rising steadily," notes Wattenberg. "I've fine-tuned that approach today to predict the popular baby names of the decade to come."
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Removing top 20 titles that have likely peaked, Wattenberg has identified a series of baby names that have risen in popularity over the past decade and just might prove to wow expectant moms and dads in another 10 years.
Without further adieu, here are BabyNameWizard.com's picks for the most popular baby girl names of the next decade.