This Year’s Presidential Election Affected 2016 Baby Name Trends
BabyCenter.com has released their annual list of popular baby names, and there's a good chance they will all sound pretty familiar to you.
Here are the top 10 names for girls in 2016, according to BabyCenter.com:
On the other hand, here are the top boy names:
Now, let's move on to the interesting part of the study: name trends. Pop culture has had a pretty big influence on baby names in the past, and this year is no exception. Here are a few naming trends for 2016 that I found to be pretty interesting:
- The name Hillary rose 64%, while the name Donald rose 5%. And don't forget Ivanka, which saw a 39% gain.
- The popular AMC show "The Walking Dead" may have had had a slight influence on the names Carol and Hershel, which saw an 18% and 37% boost.
- Speaking of TV, the new Netflix show "Stranger Things" might have helped boost the names Nancy (46% gain), Dustin (32% gain), Lucas (25% gain), and Joyce (23% gain).
- Microsoft's virtual assistant is named Cortana, and that name saw a 36% uptick for girls.
- Some famous women influenced baby girl names this year, with Amal (Amal Clooney) up 21%, Rihanna up 6%, Angelina and Jolie up 4% and 10%, and Venus (Venus Williams) up 26%.
- Suicide Squad's Harleen Quinzel (aka Harley Quinn) was easily the most popular character of the movie, and that's reflected by a rise in the names Harley (35%), Harleen (13%), and Quinn (5%).
- Don't forget about other famous Marvel and DC characters: Bruce and Wayne were up 6% and 9%, Floyd (inspired by Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot) was up 56%, Diana (the name of Wonder Woman) was up 21%, and Lex (Lex Luthor is the name of Superman's nemesis) was up 15%.
For more 2016 baby name trends, click HERE.
[Via Baby Center]