Top 5 Baby Names 2022
According to The Baby Centre these are the top 5 girl and boy baby names of 2022, see if your name is in the list.
Here are some fun facts about each name:
Top 5 Baby Girl Names
Olivia is a Latin name that means “olive tree.” It was popularised in 17th-century England by William Shakespeare, who used the name for a character in his play Twelfth Night.
Olivia is a female version of the name Oliver, also in the top 5 baby names.
Emma means “universal” or “whole”. This name has Germanic roots, stemming from the Old German word “ermen” or “irmen,” which means “universal.”
Emma caught on in England with the rise of Emma of Normandy in the early 1000s.
Amelia means “industrious” or “hardworking,” and has a long history as a favored name among royalty.
This name made its journey to the English language through royalty when kings George II and George III both named one of their daughters Amelia.
The name is German in origin, derived from the name “Amala.”
Amelia “Minnie” Driver
Ava has several possible meanings since its origins are unclear. Its roots could be from the Germanic word aval, meaning “guarantee.” In Latin, avis means “bird, birdlike.”
Ava might also be another version of Eve or Eva, which comes from the Hebrew name Havva (from the word hayya) meaning “life, lively.”
Ava Marie DuVernay
Ava Astaire McKenzie
Sophia also spelled Sofia is a Greek name meaning “wisdom.”
The name was put on the map by St. Sophia, celebrated by the Greek Orthodox Church, and was popularized by European royalty during the Middle Ages.
Top 5 Baby Boy Names
Liam is an Irish name meaning “strong-willed warrior” and “protector.” It is the shortened version of the Irish name Uilliam, meaning “helmet of will.
The name was made popular when the movie ‘Taken’ made its debut in 2008.
Noah is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means Rest, Peace.
In the Bible, Noah was known for gathering animals “two by two” and creating an ark of refuge for the great flood.
Oliver comes from Old Norse meaning “ancestor’s descendants.” It also stems from the Latin and French words for “olive” or “olive tree”, respectively.
Oliver is a male version of the name Olivia, also in the top 5 baby names.
Elijah goes back to the Old Testament of the Bible and derives from a Hebrew phrase meaning “Jehovah is my God.” The original, biblical Elijah was a prophet known for defending the worship of God and performing miracles in God’s name.
Mateo is a name of Spanish origin meaning “gift of God.” The English version of Mateo is Matthew, a name of Hebrew origin, and the name of one of Jesus’s twelve disciples and the first book of the New Testament in the Bible.
Is your name in this list or have you named your newborn one of these names.
We wonder what 2023 will bring…..