17 Baby Names That Will Be Big In 2017 November 29 2016


If 2015 was Gigi Hadid's year, 2016 belonged to her little sister. From the catwalk to that red carpet in Cannes, the model became a household name – and might just cause 'Bella' to have a resurgence next year.


With the live-action reboot of Beauty and the Beast due to hit cinemas in March, we have a feeling the lead character's moniker might just become even more popular on the playground than it already is.


As possibly the biggest pop-culture sensation of 2016, Eleven from Stranger Things could well influence the naming game. And for those less daring new parents, they could always opt for Millie Bobby instead.


Now that she's dating Prince Harry, there is no end to the influence the potential new princess could have.


It might be Kendall Jenner's least favourite of all her niece and nephew's names, but we're sure that won't stop a host of parents following in the Kardashian footsteps.



If we learnt anything this year, it's that we should never underestimate Trump's popularity again. Therefore, we'll prepare ourselves to see many little Donalds running around the playground soon.


She may not be the president-elect but there's no denying the enormous influence Hillary Clinton had on 2016. We have a feeling her traditional moniker will be back next year.


The same goes for the First Lady who will, no doubt, cause a mass of forward-thinking future feminists to be named after her.


Next year will see the final ever series of Game of Thrones. When dealing with this emotional loss, a future parent may well opt to keep a part of the show in their life forever.


Or Prince, Muhammad, Alan… or any of the legends we lost this year are likely to be the namesakes for many.


Yet another genius 2016 lost was Leonard Cohen whose famous hit 'So Long, Marianne' will no doubt be the influence behind more than a few naming decisions next year.


No not Bieber, but Trudeau. The Canadian Prime Minister won the heart of the world this year and we imagine will be an inspiration for many.


One of our favourite celebrity baby names of 2016 came courtesy of Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo's baby girl Dusty Rose. We don't think she'll be the last 'Dusty' for a while.


One of Pantone's colours of spring/summer 2017 could inspire a new name trend for those parents looking for something a little different.


We're set to meet the new Disney princess next year and we predict plenty will be taken by her name.


We see the more edgy parents being inspired by one of 2016's biggest fashion brands, Supreme – and you just know that will be one of the most confident kids on the playground.


Thanks to Rio, 2016 gave us a year of inspirational sporting heroes. No more so than the British cyclist Laura Trott who will no doubt have some impact on baby naming next year.

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