Trending Girl Names
If you're a first-time parent, today's trending girl names may surprise you.
What are trending girl names? Trendy girl names are currently at the top of their game. They are more popular for babies born today than those born a decade ago, and in another decade may be on the downtrend again.
These names may be trending more or less depending on where you live, but taking the US as a whole, here are some unexpectedly trendy girl names:
Surprisingly Trendy Girl Names
Both Celine and Selene are on the rise (although we must note they are of separate origins!), but Celine is the dominant spelling. Associated with the fashion label and singer Dion, it first peaked in 1998 after the release of Titanic.
Sweet Della was left behind when the swell of -ella names — Stella, Bella, Ella, et al. — rose to acclaim in the 2010s. The 2020s are shaping up to be Della's time to shine — it rose over 200 spots between 2020 and 2021.
This Cornish name is traditionally spelled Elowen, but to our surprise, this Americanization is trending more than the original. Most Americans are pronouncing this name with the emphasis on the first syllable rather than the traditional Cornish way, el-OH-wyn.
This Old Testament classic for boys is now being picked up for baby girls. Other Bible names for boys that are trending for girls include Noah and Micah.
Dynasty catapulted Fallon into the Top 1000 in the '80s, and now it's trending with a vengeance. Fallon is currently ranked Number 725.
Quirky color name Indigo is making a splash — it debuted on the Top 1000 in 2021. The energetic "go" ending found in fashionable names Margot and Thiago, as well as the nickname Indie, add to the appeal of Indigo.
Corey is a name synonymous with Millennial dads, but Kori is trending for 21st-century baby girls. One factor in its favor: Kori is also a Kikuyu name meaning "lamb".
While many 1920s names that end in S — think Doris, Gladys, and Phyllis — are still untouched, Mavis is an exception. Boosted in part by now-trendy Maeve, Mavis was one of the fastest-rising names last year.
Autumn and Summer are downright mainstream, but Winter still feels like an edgy choice. It may surprise you to learn that Winter is ranked at Number 324, given to almost 1000 baby girls last year.
Keep an eye on Wrenley — it went from never-been-used to the Top 500 in under 10 years. Wrenley first showed up in the data in 2013 when it was given to eight baby girls. Now, it's ranked at Number 498.