Kaydance for a girl? Rian for a boy? We predict you’ll see a lot of these baby names in your kids’ yearbooks over the next several years.
This year’s kindergarteners are the Class of 2025! We took a look at their names to see what will be popular among graduates 18 years in the future. There are trendy names, traditional names, cleverly spelled names and some really unique, unexpected names.
Every few years, certain popular names seem to fill the classrooms. Topping the Class of 2025’s list are Madison (girl) and Michael (boy). Check out the trendy names that your child will likely encounter among his or her classmates:
Not every family opts for trendy and modern. A lot of classic, traditional names can still be found among today’s kindergartners. Look back through your own yearbook and you’re sure to spot some of these old favorites:
Cleverly spelled names
Some names stand out thanks to new and unusual spellings. Change some vowels, insert a Y in the middle and an “eigh” to the end! There are countless ways to modify otherwise “normal” baby names. See if you can figure out what the more traditional version of each name is:
Cleverly spelled girl names: Abbagail, Arionna, Brystl, Brieanna, Cayli, Christal, Christean, Cloey, Emilee, Justise, Karleigh, Kassidy, Lynnsae, Madyson, McKenzie, Rashelle, Reanna and Shyann.
Cleverly spelled boy names: Brayden, Carsyn, Chantz, Damion, Dekan, Landyn, Gavyn, Jaiden, Kameron, Cayden and Rian.
Unique, unexpected names
The Class of 2025 will be sporting some surprising names. How many of them will make tomorrow’s Most Popular list?