These are the ‘90's baby names that are making a comeback in 2018

Alice Howarth
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'90’s fashion has already resurfaced as has music and even furniture (hello, formerly beloved bubble chairs) but now, names from the decade are making a comeback too.

While the likes of Atticus, Edie, Felix and Iris have dominated recent years, it seems people are ready to move away from the traditional, old-fashioned names and move back towards the American, straight-out-of-Sweet-Valley-High ilk of monikers for their bundles of joy.

According to the parent site, babycentre, you can expect the likes of Courtney, Kimberley, Bethany and Molly to be popular over the next year when it comes to girls.

For boys, Christian, Toby, Ryan and Bradley are tipped to be in the top 20 most popular names.

The website says, “While these names may sound over-familiar and even old-fashioned to us 80s and 90s kids, they’ll be a breath of fresh air among all the Ivy’s and Noah’s at nursery and playgroup”.

Are you into the resurgence of teen-tastic forenames or do you think they should stay well in the past? Check out the full list below...

Names slated to be popular in 2018:


  1. Maria
  2. Courtney
  3. Helen
  4. Heather
  5. Bethan
  6. Lydia
  7. Kimberley
  8. Naomi
  9. Abbie
  10. Harriet
  11. Amber
  12. Molly
  13. Jennifer
  14. Stephanie
  15. Abigail
  16. Sophie
  17. Jessica
  18. Danielle
  19. Georgia
  20. Natalie


  1. Bradley
  2. Daniel
  3. Ryan
  4. Christopher
  5. Lewis
  6. Nathan
  7. Connor
  8. Scott
  9. Nicholas
  10. Peter
  11. Cameron
  12. Mitchell
  13. Timothy
  14. Toby
  15. Danny
  16. Christian
  17. Stuart
  18. Simon
  19. Ross
  20. Paul