Choosing the perfect name for your daughter is not easy. You can spend hours, days or literally 9 months trying to find the right fit. You might have the perfect name picked out and then your friend on Facebook ends up naming her baby girl the same name and suddenly it's not perfect anymore. Social media is the worst for that! If you are looking for some great baby names that are unique, trendy and slowly rising in popularity you have come to the right place. Keep reading to be inspired by these future girl names that are on the up-and-up for 2020.
2018 and 2019 saw a huge growth in the name Harper. It is similar to Harper in its sound, as well as it also being a popular surname, Harlow is bound to creep up the popularity chain over the next couple years. According to Nameberry, the name Harlow is a girl's name English origin meaning "army".
Keely has been a popular name in Ireland for quite some time, but it has just started to make a rise in North America. Fun nicknames for Keely include Kiki, Keels, and Key. It's fun and different and sounds very feminine. According to Nameberry, the name Keely is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "slender".
If you haven't seen Brené Brown's Ted Talk or Netflix Special, then you won't understand the rise in popularity of this name. You should probably go watch them, then you will realize there is no shame in adding a "B" to the popular French name Rennée.
Rachel is making a big comeback. It was a hit name in the 80s, and if you were born around then, you probably had one or two or several Rachels in your class growing up. Perhaps the growth in popularity of the name Rachel now is due to the fact that the youth that grew up watching Friends are at peak procreating age. Who knows, but Rachel is as hot as Jennifer Aniston still is. According to Nameberry, the name Rachel is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "ewe".
Lyla has been on the upward trend for a few years now, probably because everyone is binge-watching Friday Night Lights. It is a beautiful and feminine name, and it hasn't been overly used. According to Nameberry, the name Lyla is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "night".
If you've been watching Lennon and Maisy Stella perform and grow up together over the years, you will understand why this name is rising in popularity. They are the cutest sister duo since, well, ever. Their musical talent is undeniable, and their names are both adorable to boot. According to Nameberry, the name Maisy is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "pearl".
That William Shakespeare guy got the name thing right sometimes, didn't he? This beauty comes from the tragedy Hamlet. Although the character Ophelia goes insane and drowns, there is nothing tragic about this beautiful name. The Lumineers have also helped to increase its popularity with their hit song, "Ophelia". According to Nameberry, the name Ophelia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "help."
Remember in the 80s when every teen boy actor was named Corey? It was a cool name back then, but now it's making a major comeback for girls, not boys. Kori is another popular way to spell the name. According to Nameberry, the name Corey is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "from the hollow".
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a hit show in the 90s. If you watched it, you will probably think of Aunt Viv when you hear this one. It started to rise in popularity when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt named their twin daughter Vivienne in 2008. Now it is climbing the popularity ladder again. With adorable nicknames like Vi, Vivi, Yenny, and Viv it's no wonder. According to Nameberry, the name Vivienne is a girl's name of French origin meaning "life".
The name Laurel has been rising in ranks lately due to the hit show How To Get Away With Murder. The character Laurel Castillo is not only strikingly gorgeous, but she is also extremely smart and... well, she knows how to get away with murder. The name Laurel is kind of a hybrid of Laura and Ethel, and we all know hybrids are cool. According to Nameberry, the name Laurel is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "laurel tree".
Milly is often a short form/nickname for the names Camille, Mildred or Millicent. People are starting to use shortened names like this one more and more as actual names. It makes sense to name your child what you actually want to call them, right? Milly, or Millie, alternatively, is adorable, sweet, and very feminine sounding.
Theodora is starting to climb the baby name charts, perhaps because of the character Dr. Theodora "Teddy" Altman from Grey's Anatomy. Then again, it could be because it comes with stinking adorable nicknames like "Teddy", "Theo", "Thea" and "Dora". According to Nameberry, the name Theodora is a girl's name meaning "gift of God".
E.T. was released over 35 years ago, can you believe it? It has taken that long to realize that Elliot is not only a cool name for an alien's friend, it is also a cool girl's name. Elliot can be shortened to Ellie, which is also adorable. According to Nameberry, the name Elliot is is a girl's name of English origin meaning "Jehovah is God".