Most popular baby names of 2022 so far with parents set to ditch traditional monikers

Baby name lists are reading material for most expectant Mums looking for inspiration on what to call their new arrivals.

While popular names can seem to be ever-changing, some traditional names tend to manage to stand the test of time.

Others fly into popularity seemingly out of nowhere perhaps thanks to a celebrity couple’s imagination or a popular TV show.

So we were intrigued to read the list of baby names already proving popular this year, with some unlikely additions making the top spots.

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Babycentre has just released its first list of the most popular baby names of 2022 and it definitely makes for interesting reading for any parents-to-be.

The top spot has changed with the former most popular 'Olivia' moving down into third place, however, Amelia continues to surge in popularity in second place.

Perhaps thanks to Jacqueline Jossa's youngest daughter, the name ''Mia' also features in the top 20 along with the potentially Victoria Beckham inspired, 'Harper'.

These are most popular girls' names of 2022 so far below.

1. Emma
2. Amelia
3. Ava
4. Olivia
5. Luna
6. Mia
7. Sophia
8. Charlotte
9. Isabella
10. Ella
11. Nova
12. Hazel
13. Gianna
14. Harper
15. Sofia
16. Zoey
17. Aurora
18. Violet
19. Scarlett
20. Layla

Meanwhile, over on the boys' side, while some traditional names like 'James' and 'Jack' continue to prove popular, gender-neutral names like 'Asher' have also found their way into the top 20.

The Spanish version of Matthew – Mateo – has also been selected by new parents this year.

The most unlikely addition is perhaps 'Maverick' which means 'non-conformist' and has been gaining popularity on UK birth certificates.

These are the most popular boys' names of 2022 so far below:

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Elijah
4. Oliver
5. Mateo
6. James
7. Lucas
8. Grayson
9. Levi
10. Daniel
11. Kai
12. Asher
13. Luca
14. Sebastian
15. Maverick
16. Aiden
17. Wyatt
18. Carter
19. Jack
20. Mason

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