Trending: Shortest, Sweetest Baby Names

June 2, 2016 Linda Rosenkrantz

Mini names are having a moment. Mia and Ava rank in the US girls’ Top Ten, and names like Max and Leo, Ian and Eli, are all popular for boys. It’s a minimalist approach to naming children, and a stylish one, too. So which little names are the next big thing? Here are the rising stars of this category, in three letters or less.


As botanical as Violet, and every bit as vintage, too. Poison ivy might give some parents pause, but now the name is more associated with Beyonce’s Blue Ivy. At Number 129, Ivy is more popular than ever. Ivy is also associated with the number four, via the Roman numeral IV.


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