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Expecting In 2017? These Might Be The Most Popular Baby Names Of The Year

Picking a name might be one of the most confusing parts of having a baby – there are just so many great options! Among the most popular baby names of 2016 were some beautiful monikers, like Emily, Amelia, Olivia and Grace for the girls, and James, Daniel, Jack and Connor for the boys. But what does…

Picking a name might be one of the most confusing parts of having a baby – there are just so many great options!

Among the most popular baby names of 2016 were some beautiful monikers, like Emily, Amelia, Olivia and Grace for the girls, and James, Daniel, Jack and Connor for the boys.

But what does 2017 have in store for us?

Some experts have put together a list of predictions for popular baby names in 2017, and we have to say, some of them are just gorgeous.

For the girls

Amity: Meaning friendship, hope and harmony

Birdie: A name inspired by nature

Briar: New unisex nature name

Esme: Meaning ‘with love’

Yara: A Persian name meaning ‘someone you love’

Thea: Meaning artistic and serene

Posey: A sweet reimagining of Poppy and Rosie

Mirabelle: The new Isabelle

Ines: Meaning holy or pure

Cressida: Meaning golden

For the boys

Bowie: Paying hommage to a true music icon

Corin: An Irish name, meaning ‘spear bearer’

Cyrus: Meaning ‘youth’ or ‘lord’

Lachlan: Meaning someone who was from Norway

Lucian: Masculine form of Lucy or Lucia

Lux: Meaning light

Otis: Meaning wealthy

Remy: A French name, meaning ‘oarsman’

Ray: A unisex name, meaning royalty

Wilder: Meaning wild

So, do any of these unusual names take your fancy?

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