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The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2019 (So Far) Have Been Released

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Popular baby naming site Nameberry has released their list of the top baby names of 2019 -- so far -- and a few of the top names in the list are a little, well, surprising.

Thankfully, there's not a Daenerys to be found.

Move over Olivia, because for the first quarter of 2019 it appears the name Posie has taken the top spot for girls, while over on the boys list, Atticus has been dethroned by Milo.

The rise in Posie's popularity (which can also be Posy or Posey) is apparently due to the resurgence of vintage names AND the spike in popularity for more floral, nature-inspired names.

The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2019 (So Far)
Floral names like Rose, Posie and Violet remain popular in 2019. Photo: Getty Images.

Nameberry doesn't collect data on which babies are named what and use that to create their rankings, but rather look to see "which names are attracting the most attention", meaning their lists not only show which names are most popular but are also a great way to predict future naming trends.

While Olivia, the top name of 2018 for girls, may have been unseated early on in the year, it's still tracking to continue to be a popular one coming in at number three. It's also been in the US top 10 for the past 18 years.

Despite the furore around the royal bubs recently arriving, only Princess Charlotte has made the list, with new addition Archie's name barely cracking the top 1000.

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For boys, Milo came in at number 178 in 2018 but has catapulted to the number one name in early 2019. For Aussies, the name obviously conjures images of the delicious chocolate and malt powder but the name has both Latin and German origins and means both 'soldier' and 'merciful'.

Other trends the site picked up on included the rise of ancient names, going further than 'vintage' and all the way to ancient. Names like Aurora, Atticus, Cora and Freya all picking up popularity find their origins in Ancient Roman and Grecian origins.

Check out the top 10 baby names below:

Top baby names for girls in 2019:

  1. Posie
  2. Isla
  3. Olivia
  4. Aurora
  5. Cora
  6. Ada
  7. Maeve
  8. Amara
  9. Charlotte
  10. Amelia
The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2019 (So Far) Have Been Released
Literary, ancient and imported names seem to be the new trends for 2019. Photo: Getty Images.

Top baby names for boys in 2019:

  1. Milo
  2. Jasper
  3. Asher
  4. Atticus
  5. Silas
  6. Theodore
  7. Jack
  8. Finn
  9. Aarav
  10. Felix

Featured image: Getty Images.