The Top Baby Names for 2023 Could Be: Tru, Luxury, and Linus?
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If you’re having a baby in 2023 . . . or even multiple, like Nick Cannon . . . are you looking for a name that’s common, unique, or trendy?

A baby name website has just put out a list of names that they THINK will be popular in 2023.  So not necessarily names that are already rising, these are ones they PREDICT could “make serious gains” next year.

Here they are:  (Note:  In most cases, they didn’t specify a gender.)

1.  Alden . . . “It feels charming, understated, old-school, a little bit woodsy.”

2.  Archie . . . “Harry and Meghan’s son’s name.”

3.  Billie . . . “In addition to Billie Eilish, boyish nicknames for girls are hot.”

4.  Breland . . . “There’s an up-and-coming singer-songwriter named Breland.”

5.  Celeste . . . “Feminine without frills.”

6.  Cosmo . . . “Scarlett Johansson’s son’s name.”

7.  Elio . . . “It has a cool O ending, a liquid sound, and international appeal.”

8.  Everest . . . “A natural successor to popular Everett, but with a cool twist.”

9.   Halston . . . “It appeals because it’s unisex, and has a modern sound.”

10.  Jolene . . . “Retro and quirky, and it comes with a built-in lullaby.”

11.  Linus . . . “Beyond ‘Peanuts’, it’s an early pope’s name, and before that the name of the mythological inventor of rhythm and poetry.”

12.  Louise . . . “A stylish, vintage name . . . and the on-trend ‘Lu’ sound.”

13.  Luxury . . . “The obvious next step from Lux, which is becoming popular.”

14.  Marigold . . . “Parents have been seeking offbeat nature names.”

15.  Noah (as a girl’s name) . . . “It feels like the secret’s out.”

16.  Omri . . . “A fresh Biblical option with soft sounds.”

17.  Romy . . . “Romy has such a rich sound, caramel sauce rich.”  (???)

18.  Rose . . . “A go-to middle name . . . but being used more as a first.”

19.  Sayer . . . “Originally an occupational name for someone who went around reciting poetry and news, before newspapers and universal education.”

20.  Sunday . . . “An influencer family could be giving this name a spike.”

21.  Tru . . . “Part modern virtue, part vintage nickname . . . and streamlined.”

22.  Wilde . . . “It has a surname-y edge to temper the wildness of the word.”

23.  Yuna . . . “It shares sounds with the ultra-popular Luna . . . but much of its appeal lies in the fact that it’s a multicultural mini-name.”

(Nameberry)