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Boys’ name predictions for 2018

Our pick of the boys’ names set to increase in popularity in 2018

Trends and predictions for boys names in 2018

Which boy names will we see be seeing more of in 2018? Bounty is the most reliable, up-to-date place to look for clues

Trend boys names 2018

We take a look at which boys names will be on trend in 2018. We have scoured our list for the highest climbers from last year to predict which name trends will take off this year.

The Bounty Top 100 baby names list is compiled from the thousands of Bounty mums we meet on maternity wards across the UK ensuring that our list is the largest, most up to date and shows the latest trends in baby names.


There’s a huge rise in popularity of surnames as first names with Hunter soaring up the charts up 33 places to 67 and Grayson up 37 places to breaking into the Top 100 at 93.

Celebrity inspired names are also setting a trend for 2018 with Theodore up 23 places to 70 which historically can be linked to US President Theodore Roosevelt or the shorted version, Theo which has seen the steady rise of Theodore up the charts since Arsenal footballer Theo Walcott burst on the football scene.

Albie and Bobby continue to soar up the charts showing a continuing trend for shortened versions of ‘old man’ names. Albie is up 21 places to 58 and Bobby is also up 21 places hitting 53.

The name Hugo first rose dramatically in popularity in 2012 when Made In Chelsea’s Hugo Taylor entered the jungle in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. It has since continued to climb the ranks and is heading towards a trend name in 2018 as it has gone up 10 places to number 52. 

Here’s our full list of predictions for trend names for boys in 2018 and their current position in the Top 100.

Grayson 93
Hunter 69
Lincoln 98
Theodore 70
Albie 58
Bobby 53
Rory 46
Arlo 42
Carter 50
Hugo 52

Whilst they are yet to break into the Top 100, here is our list of boys’ names to watch out for. Each are showing signs of begin strong trend names over the next decade as they have all shot up over 100 places in the last year.

Jace up 102 places
Ralphie up 100 places
Kit up 121 places
Axel up 104 places
Keegan up 100 places
Killian up 244 places
Zander up 117 places
TJ up 219 places
Hughie up 286 places
Lucien up 118 places


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