A baby name expert has revealed what our kids will be naming their kids – and if her predictions are true, our grandkids are going to have some pretty spectacular monikers!

The baby naming experts at Nameberry have dusted off their crystal ball and gazed three decades into the future, to discover what baby names will be popular in 2050. But how did they do it?

Pamela Redmond, the co-creator of Nameberry says after analysing baby name statistics and predicting baby name trends for the past few decades, they’ve discovered a big clue about baby names. That the next generation will choose baby names that their parents didn’t.

For example, those of us having babies right now are using names like Luna, Luca, Arlo and Arya. But 30 years ago, these names were pretty much relegated to the bottom of the popularity stakes, or didn’t exist at all. So it figures that this generation’s Lunas and Arlos will be using baby names that we aren’t really using right now.

So, to work out what our grandbabies will be named, the crew at Nameberry delved into thousands of names that were given to fewer that 25 babies in 2020. And they plucked 24 boy baby names and 24 girl baby names that are languishing at the moment, but they predict will be popular in 2050.

Most Popular Girl Names in 2050

  1. Cosima
  2. Dot
  3. Iceland
  4. Louie
  5. Maude
  6. Mavi
  7. Morgana
  8. Pax
  9. Riviera
  10. Snow
  11. Vega
  12. Wanda
  13. Willoughby
  14. Zita
  15. Eleri
  16. Franklin
  17. Ione
  18. Lunarose
  19. Pandora
  20. Pixie
  21. Prairie
  22. Vita
  23. Willoughby
  24. Xoe

Most Popular Boy Names in 2050

  1. Albie
  2. Barney
  3. Clement
  4. Cyprian
  5. Elim
  6. Elysian
  7. Florian
  8. Hale
  9. Helix
  10. Hermes
  11. Isidore
  12. Ivo
  13. Jupiter
  14. Kanoa
  15. Merit
  16. Ned
  17. Oakes
  18. Oxford
  19. Rasmus
  20. Ridger
  21. Roark
  22. Tennessee
  23. Vision
  24. Wilbur

Do any of these names send your heart fluttering? Would you like your grandchild to have any of these names? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Interesting lot of names here


  • Some of these names are okay. I don’t mind what my children name their children :)


  • Not sure about a lot of the names but that’s probably because I like to make sure they can’t be used to ridicule the child. They have enough to contend with in school.


  • Lovely list to past for the pregnant mums.


  • These names are interesting I loved franklin for a boy but not sure about a girl reading the girls list I had to scroll up a few times to make sure it was girls names


  • Most of them are really weird sounding!
    And Dot – I’ve never actually heard of a real person having a name like this… only Dot and the kangaroo lol.
    I don’t think an my of these would be a pick for my I’m afraid.


  • I doubt I’d choose any of these names.


  • Not keen on any of these names. I’m not completely traditional with names, but don’t like the far out ones.
    A baby’s name needs to suit for babies but when as teens and adults too. Unfortunately some people don’t think of later life when naming kids.


  • what has happened to the old plain easy names. None of my kids are on there either


  • Haha, oh boy nothing there for me


  • Dot and Vision, my picks lol


  • I’m not really keen on any of them honestly. I wouldn’t personally call my baby any of these names


  • Wow most of them are a bit out there. Willoughby was listed twice in the girls names?


  • Hmm very out there and cosmic. Not sure i like them


  • Some very out there names on these lists. I can’t see them being too popular, but who knows


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