The Best Names For 2018 Babies

by | January 10, 2018

Baby names in 2017 were all about the old school vibe.

Last year saw a huge boost in the popularity of old fashioned names like Noah and Florence. With the new year comes a new trend; 2018 is the year of the starchild, with monikers influenced by astronomy and mythical heroes and heroines on the rise. Parents to be are keen to give their 2018 babies strong, unique names like these:

Orion – Probably the most well known of the constellations, Orion is also known as ‘The Warrior’. This strong name is sure to top the lists of 2018’s most popular names.

Luna – Latin in origin, Luna means ‘moon’. This funky moniker is usually given to girls but would work for either sex and could be the basis for a cool new name such as Adeluna or Lunalai.

Odin – In Norse mythology, Odin (or Ódinn) was the highest of all God’s, presiding over art and wisdom. This name is synonymous with power and nobility.

Nova – A gorgeous name with a double meaning, Nova is Latin for ‘new’ and also describes an intensely bright star.

Titan – This powerful name is the title of Saturn’s largest moon. In Greek mythology, the titans were the offspring of the gods of Heaven and Earth.

Aurora – The Goddess of dawn in Roman mythology, Aurora was the daughter of Mother Earth. A fitting handle for a little vegan!

Callisto – One of Jupiter’s moons, this name would suit any spirited little boy or girl. Callisto was the daughter of a king in Greek mythology and was transformed into a bear.

Gender neutral names are also becoming an increasingly popular choice as society steers away from gender stereotypes.

There are no rules here! James can be a girl’s name and Harper can be for boys but if you’re looking for a more traditionally gender neutral name, one of these might be the perfect fit for your 2018 Baby:

Frances – Meaning ‘one who is free’, Frances is a classic gender neutral moniker.

Bailey – Adapted from an Old English surname, as a first name this has come to mean ‘in charge’ or ‘enforcer’.

Ainsley – Meaning ‘from the meadow’, Ainsley is a great name for a gentle soul. There is a lot of potential for altering the spelling to create a unique handle for your little one.

Skylar – Its not surprising that Skylar is so popular with new parents as it has so many beautiful meanings attached to it, including ‘eternal life’, ‘love’, ‘strength’, and ‘beauty’.

If you are expecting a 2018 Baby, share your top contenders for your little one’s name in the comments section below!

Kate Timmins I’m a first time mama living in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. When I’m not at home enjoying the company of my partner, our gorgeous baby boy, and our five rescue cats I love to spend my time walking along our local beaches and trying new foods from the growing number of vegan eateries in our city. I’m proud to be a foster carer for my local animal rescue; I believe that saving one animal may not change the world, but it will change the world for that animal! Follow me on Instagram for Cats, baby, beaches, and tasty vegan food.


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