What’s in a VSCO Girl Name?
VSCO girls dominated pop culture in 2019. They popularized natural beauty products, told us all to save the turtles, and somehow even propelled Crocs back into fashion.
But unless you know Gen Z girls, you might not completely understand the concept of a VSCO girl. In fact, in Google’s report of their top searches on 2019, “What is a VSCO girl?” was one of the most common questions posed in the US.
VSCO girls are tweens and teens, roughly ages 11-17, all born in the first decade of the new millennium. The subculture is associated with relaxed style (think oversized T-shirts, messy buns, and Puka shell necklaces). It’s named after VSCO, the social media photo sharing app, but was popularized on TikTok. (Still confused? This parody video will show you what we’re talking about).
Our question was not “what is a VSCO girl?” but rather, “what is a VSCO girl name?” We wanted to know what names define the VSCO girl generation, and now, after looking at the data, we can tell you.
So grab your Hydro Flask and scrunchies (and don’t forget your metal straw!) and lets dive in to what makes a VSCO girl name.
Most Popular VSCO Girl Names
We calculated the 10 most common names among VSCO girls by aggregating the top names from 2002-2008. Statistically, a VSCO girl is most likely to have one of these names:
Uniquely VSCO Girl Names
The most popular VSCO girl names don’t give us a full picture. After all, many of these names are still super common—three are in the current Top 5! To get a better idea of the VSCO girl aesthetic, we need to look at the names that were more common during their birth years than any others. The following names peaked in the years VSCO girls were born:
VSCO Girl Name Trends
The Aylies and Aylins
K is the consonant of choice for a VSCO girl name. It’s often a first initial—Karlee, Kyla, Kadence, and Kaya and company are likely VSCO girls. Ks are also featured strongly in the middles of VSCO girl names, such as Annika, Brooke, Danika, and McKenna.
Eastern European Names
Many names with Slavic, Russian, or other Eastern European origins were at the height of their fashion in the aughts. Angelina, Anika and Annika, Anya, Danica and Danika, Daniela, Nadia, and Natalia are among the choices most common among the VSCO girl generation.
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on December 11th, 2019 at 6:53 pm
I’m a zoomer, and so is my sister. We both have names that didn’t really catch on until much more recently. (mine hit the Top 100 the year after I was born [though it was #55 in my state the year I was born], my sister’s is creeping up on the Top 100 at #131 in 2018).
In my grade, there are lots of Abigails and Madisons, an Ariadna, a Jadyn, two Isabellas, two Carlys, a Kiya (pronounced like Kaya), but there were also a Rhisa (pronounced “rissa”), a Janalys, a Josephine, a Clara, a Kalina, TWO GIRLS NAMED MAE, and even a Dorothy. The sizable Jewish population in our town could explain Eliana, and the Irish population of MA could explain Maeve.
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