Out with the old, in with the unusual! The baby name predictions for 2018 have been released, and some you might not have even heard of before…

For the first time ever, a list of gender neutral baby names has been released too.

Gender Neutral:

  1. Andy – a shortening of Andrew or Andrea, this name works for both genders.
  2. Max – a name which has topped popular baby name lists for years, ‘Max’ is sure to be a winner.
  3. Alex – this traditional name would suit a girl or a boy.
  4. Charlie – cute and classic, this name never goes out of fashion.

Girls:

  1. Amelia
  2. Olivia
  3. Ella
  4. Ava
  5. Mia
  6. Isabella
  7. Ivy
  8. Isla
  9. Meghan
  10. Luna

A huge trend for girls’ names this year is for the name to end in an ‘a’ sound. It’s hardly surprising that ‘Meghan’ is in there too, with a royal wedding on the horizon!

Boys:

  1. Reggie
  2. Reuben
  3. Theo
  4. Thiago
  5. Harry
  6. George
  7. Oliver
  8. William
  9. Muhammed
  10. Jack

This year, it’s predicted that many of the popular baby boy names will start with a ‘th’ or ‘r’ sound. With Harry, William, and George in the mix too, the royal trend is still going strong.