What people name their children is a notion forever in flux. When I had my son, everyone seemed to be naming their child "Skylar." In fact, if you think about it, you could probably guess he was born around 2008 just by the popularity of that name. The past few years have been all about the names popular in our grandparents' generations, like Florence or Eleanor. While the biggest baby names for 2019 aren't yet set in stone, some inferences can be made based on what's popular right now in both culture and entertainment.
There will always be more Gemmas and Michaels and Alexanders, but will 2019 be the year of Daenerys or Michonne? It's likely that many of the names that become popular in 2019 will reflect the popularity of such fantasy genre hits like Game of Thrones and Black Panther,as noted by Parents. But what you name your child has to do more than capture a moment in time, it needs to grow and mature with your child as they leave the house and enter the workforce. There is a tremendous amount of pressure on parents to gift their children a name that is both unique and meaningful, all while understanding that this is something that will define who they are, at least in part, for the rest of their lives.
Perhaps that's why people put so much stock in what others name their little ones. Again, what happens in 2019 in that regard is impossible to predict with complete accuracy, but all evidence points to the following categories as the major contenders.