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  1. #1
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    Jun 2013

    How Do You Define A "Trendy" Name?

    I'm not entirely sure if I've got the right definition of trendy! I thought it was one of those newer names that are everywhere (Ava, Addison, Avery, Kaitlyn, etc) but, I googled the definition, and it was entirely different from what I thought! What do you define a trendy name as, and what are some examples? Thanks


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  2. #3
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    Jun 2010
    for me it's popular names that have only been in the top 100 or so for the last 10-15 years.
    names like Elizabeth, Jacob, William, Sophie have all been in the top 100 for several years or were also popular 100 years ago so to me they are not trendy
    names like Kaitlyn, Ava, Madison, Aiden, Carter have only been popular recently.
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  3. #5
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    Apr 2012
    I'd say it's something that becomes insanely popular for a relatively short period of time, even if it's an old name with ancient origins. And in 10-15 years it'll start to be seen as dated and future generations will see it as an 'old man name' or 'grandma name'.

    In the early 90s, Lauren & Jessica and Ryan & Jordan became very popular very quickly and I'd say they were trendy. However, I reckon some names are exempt- Charlotte & James reached a similar levels of popularity but I don't think they'll ever be dated. Same goes for other classics like William, Thomas, Elizabeth etc. Basically, I think 'trendy' is any name where you could easily guess the bearer's date of birth to within a few years.
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  4. #7
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    Jun 2013
    Ava and Aiden are very old names, they just came back and got popular.

  5. #9
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    Aug 2009
    Midwest, US
    To me it's any name where it sounds like the parents were "trying too hard" - if that makes sense. Especially if there are Y's and K's and double letters in places that they don't belong. Nothing wrong with the name Michaela, but when it becomes McKayllah, it becomes trendy to me. I also tend to lump traditionally masculine names used on girls in the trendy category. 50+ years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find a female Addison (I'm sure they were out there, but not in the numbers you see today). I don't necessarily consider names that have existed for a long time but recently regained popularity as trendy, but they can be.
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