Next to giving birth, finding the perfect moniker for baby can be one of the hardest tasks that expectant parents have to face. Last year, names like Dove, Finley, Franklin, and Oscar were at the top of the popularity list but how did they fair in Nameberry‘s predictions for 2023? Well, take a look and see below as Nameberry’s baby name predictions for 2023 are full of pop culture references and more!

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Below are a few of the Newberry baby name category trends that you unquestionably will find yourself considering, if they are not already on your list!


The Maximist baby names

The opulence, extravagance, and even “dark academia” with Netflix hit shows like Wednesday and The Sandman are lending and leading influence on this year’s popular names. Here are a few examples which really spark a sense of fantasy.

The Girls

  • Morticia
  • Persephone
  • Esmeray

The Boys

  • Amadeus
  • Redmond
  • Craco

The Old School baby names

These names will help everyone in the family take a nostalgic trip back to the past. Here are a few examples of what Nameberry came up with for the voyage. 

The Girls

  • Chrissy
  • Heather
  • Julie

The Boys

  • Eddie
  • Sonny
  • Todd
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The Gilded baby names

The future is golden and these baby names help make it shine! From the sons of deities such as Apollo and and Helios to the retro nickname, Goldie, (think circa 1970s), if you are looking for a name that will definitely gain baby some attention, check these out!

The Girls

  • Aura
  • Halo
  • Glow

The Boys

  • Lucien
  • Lux
  • Elio

The Cowboy baby names

These names don’t have to only be popular in places like the Southwest, anyone can don these cowboy baby names. (Horse accessory not necessary.)

The Boys

  • Beck
  • Wilder
  • Rhett
  • Briggs
  • Brando
  • Zane
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The Adjective baby names

It is a huge celebrity trend right now to take the “adjective” to an entirely different level and make it a baby’s name. Four of Nick Cannon’s kids are great examples of this: Moroccan, Golden, Legendary, as well as daughter Powerful, all have adjective names.

But, he’s not the only one. Chris Brown’s daughter’s name is Lovely. Jessica Hart’s son’s name is Glorious. And finally, Lucky Blue Smith’s baby boy’s name is Slim Easy. If none of those sound like something you want to add to your baby’s birth certificate, here are a few more to try out!

The Girls

  • Eternal
  • Divine
  • Celestial

The Boys

  • Epic
  • Supreme
  • Wild

Didn’t find a name that sounds just right? Well, click here to see complete categories with even more names. There is bound to be something on the list that will make you say…”that’s it!”

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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