CHOOSE the perfect name for your newborn is quite a daunting task.
You don’t want to give them the same name as every other kid, but how can you tell what’s popular right now?
Fortunately, BabyCenter revealed the top names for 2023 so far and there are a few surprises in it.
They told Mirror exactly what is in and what is happening.
Although Sophia topped last year’s list, parents of little girls are choosing Lily instead, which is the second most popular name in 2022.
Olivia is also on the decline, after staying at the top of the list for many years – although it still ranks third overall.
In fourth place is Amelia, followed by Freya in fifth place – both of which have been favorites among parents in recent years.
Mila has also grown in popularity, jumping from 31st place to 10th place on the list.
Willow, Ivy and Phoebe also appear on the list of girls and names like Lyra, Hazel and Riley are new.also.
For boys, the top five names remain the same as Muhammad, Noah, Theo,and Oliver secured their positions.
That said, Jack was demoted to seventh place after it was overtaken by Arthur.
Archie,Jude and Freddie also made the list of the top 20 boys names, with names like Rowan, Jesse and Asher also appearing at the bottom.
Babycentre also notes that Royal names are less common, with Harry between 13 and 23 on the list.
Instead, many parents are choosing to name their little ones after TV characters, with names like Bridgeton growing in popularity.
TOP 10 NAME OF BOYS AND Daughters
1. Lilies +1
2. Sophie -1
3. Olivia +0
4. Amelie +2
5. Freya +2
6. Aria +2
7. Ava -2
8. Isabella +4
9. Island -5
1. Muhammad +0
2. Noah +0
3. Follow +0
4. Lion +0
5. Oliver +0
6. Arthur +5
7. Jack -1
8. Freddie +2
9. George -2
10. Luca -2