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Listen up, parents-to-be: here's a list of baby names tipped to be most popular in the future.

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The most popular baby names of the next decade have been predicted by Nameberry, a website devoted to everything to do with baby names.

At the end of 2018, in celebration of their 10th anniversary, the site published its predictions for what the most popular baby names will be in another 10 years – in 2028.

Explaining what they based their predictions on, the US-based site said: “We analysed the Social Security data to create projections for the next ten years of baby names. The exclusive lists that follow are based on our statistical calculations.”

Sounds… scientific. But we know that you’re not here for the process; you want the results.

Predictions for girls baby names in 2028.

Nameberry predicts that Charlotte, who was already the top name of 2018, will remain the most popular until 2028. This is most likely because of the world’s favourite three-year-old princess, Charlotte, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter.

Although not royalty, celebrity power couple David and Victoria Beckham will also influence the list with their daughter’s name, Harper , which Nameberry predicts will be third-most popular.

Pam Satran, CEO of Nameberry said, “The choice of an obscure name by a celebrity — [such as] Knox by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt — or used for a character in a popular TV show — such as Arya from Game of Thrones — can rocket it unexpectedly far up the list.”

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Satran also explained that names which experience a speedy trajectory “usually thanks to a celebrity or a pop culture event”, seem to lose favour just as rapidly.

She used Beyonce as an example; “Beyonce, used for 105 baby girls in 2008, was used for no baby girls last year.”

But more traditional ones, such as Charlotte and Emma, apparently hold steady.

Satran said, “Names that are popular over several years tend to stay that way for several more before starting a very gradual slide.

“Emma entered the Top 10 in 2002, for instance, moving in and out of the Number 1 spot but lingering in the Top 5, and we project it will still be in the Top 5 in a decade.”

So, here’s the Nameberry girls list for 2028:

1. Charlotte

2. Amelia

3. Harper

4. Emma

5. Olivia

6. Evelyn

7. Mia

8. Aria

9. Ava

10. Sofia

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Predictions for boys baby names in 2028.

Nameberry predicts that in 2028, Liam will be number one, followed by Mateo, Maverick, Noah and Lincoln. It also thinks that currently popular boys names such as Aidan, Brenden, Sean and Jaydon, will be out – completely.

Here’s their predicted boys names list:

1. Liam

2. Mateo

3. Maverick

4. Noah

5. Lincoln

6. Lucas

7. Henry

8. Theodore

9. Jaxon

10. Oliver

Nameberry also compiled a list of what they think will be the top gender neutral names of 2028. It includes names such as Avery, Quinn, Sawyer, Parker, Charlie, Finley and Emerson.

We have just one question about these last two lists – what about Prince George?!

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