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Gender Neutral Baby Names Set To Top The List In 2018

Each year a couple of baby name lists come out.

Firstly, that’s the statistically-backed most popular names of the year; the ones parents actually used on their newborns, then, a the year comes to a close, lists surrounding name trends for the coming year tend to appear.

We’ve had boho inspired names, think River and Delilah, then we had a nod back to the older generation, in names like Ada, Elizabeth and Edward, and now, in 2018, it looks as though gender neutral names are set to take centre stage.

The prediction comes as parents consider more fluid ideas about identity and gender.

Mother and Baby in the UK reports that names like Max, Alex, Charlie and Andy are all trending - and all of a gender neutral nature.

Max is also being used as a girl’s name, as with Jessica Simpson’s daughter, Maxwell Drew.

As we know, Charlie can be used as a shortened name for both Charles and Charlotte.

There’s also a Royal flair leading predictions, with Harry and Meghan said to be popular choices for 2018.

TOP GENDER NEUTRAL BABY NAMES FOR 2018:

Max

Alex

Charlie

Andy

The full list of top names for 2018 for boys and girls are below:

​TOP BOYS NAMES IN 2018

Oliver

Reggie

Reuben

Thiago

George

Jack

Harry

Noah

Jacob

William

Charlie

Henry

Muhammed

Tom

Lloyd

Finn

Atticus

Arthur

Logan

TOP GIRLS NAMES FOR 2018

Amelia

Emily

Olivia

Ella

Ava

Meghan

Mia

Jessica

Isla

Isabella

Ada

Evelyn

Ivy

Emmeline

Aurora

Victoria

Emma

Luna

The predictions for next year come after Olivia was declared to be the most popular name for a baby girl and Harrison was the winning name for boys this year in Australia.

Olivia, Zara, Zoe, Addison and Ava were the top five names for girls. For the boys, there was a four-way tie for first place between Harrison, Henry, Oliver and William.

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