Girls’ name predictions

Our pick of the girls’ names set to increase in popularity over the next year

Trends and predictions for girls’ names 2021

Which girls’ names might be filling the playground in a few years? Bounty is the most reliable, up-to-date place to look for clues

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Experts predict that there could potentially be a baby boom in 2021 because of lockdowns and all that time people have been stuck indoors. So, in a world away from coronavirus we take a look at which girls’ names might be filling the playground in a few years. 

We’ve studied and scoured through the thousands of baby girls’ names chosen by Bounty app users and members this year to determine exactly which ones will be popular and heading towards ‘on trend’ status in the next year. Having assessed over 300,000 names for the stand-out highest climbers over the last 12 months we can predict which exactly which baby girl name trends are set to take off. 

Bounty is the most reliable, up-to-date place to look for clues. This is because, outside of official birth registration lists (which are published 18 months behind) ours is the largest, most up to date baby names list in the UK – making it guaranteed to bring you the latest trends that might indicate  the names that future baby girls will be given in the year ahead.

Starting with the Bounty Top 100 girls' baby names list and up 124 places on last year, the trend for naming baby girls Lyra, rocketed after the birth of Ed Sheeran’s daughter, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran in September 2020. It might not be mainstream yet, as Lyra was a brand-new entry in the Top 100 at position 87. But if Lyra tracks the success of the once considered unusual name Harper (given to Victoria and David Beckham’s daughter back in 2011) which is today the UK’s 22nd most popular girl’s name, Lyra could certainly become more common in classrooms in future years to come.

The nation’s fixation with girl’s names ending in ‘A’ (all top 5 favourite names in the UK end with A – Olivia, Amelia, Isla, Ava and Mia) continues and Lyra is joined by other new girls names ending in ‘A’ like Arabella, Ada, Luna, Myla, Ayla, Clara, Lara and even ‘aa’ sounding Delilah which also débuted in the ranks on the Top 100 this year at position 71.

Here’s our full list of predictions for this year’s trend names for girls inside the Bounty Top 100 girls names, ranked in order of highest climber (and their current position in the Top 100 alongside).

  1. Lyra (87)
  2. Mabel (82)
  3. Arabella (42)
  4. Myla (79)
  5. Iris (80)
  6. Ada (43)
  7. Bonnie (44)
  8. Clara (90)
  9. Lara (95)
  10. Delilah (71)
  11. Ayla (84)
  12. Luna (32)
  13. Nancy (57)
  14. Halle (46)
  15. Felicity (88)
  16. Esmae (93)

A variety of other names rose up the charts by hundreds of places too.  Ranked in highest climber order outside of the Top 100 girl’s name chart these unusual names are also growing in their popularity:

  1. Everleigh 
  2. Alaia 
  3. Ayat
  4. Astrid
  5. Mali
  6. Elisa
  7. Emmy
  8. Anayah
  9. Ayra
  10. Reeva
  11. Blake
  12. Stella
  13. Amaya
  14. Josephine
  15. Fiadh
  16. Liyana
  17. Nola
  18. Iona
  19. Inaya

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Girls’ name predictions