What’s in a VSCO Girl Name?

December 11, 2019 Sophie Kihm
VSCO girl

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:

  1. Emily
  2. Emma
  3. Madison
  4. Isabella
  5. Olivia
  6. Abigail
  7. Hannah
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Samantha
  10. Ashley

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:

  1. Abagail/Abigail/Abigale
  2. Addison/Adison/Adyson
  3. Adriana
  4. Alana
  5. Alexia
  6. Amya
  7. Angelina
  8. Anika/Annika
  9. Anya
  10. Ashlyn
  11. Ashtyn
  12. Brooke
  13. Cadence/Kadence
  14. Campbell
  15. Carolina
  16. Celeste
  17. Ciara
  18. Dakota
  19. Danica/Danika
  20. Daniela
  21. Emely/Emilee/Emmalee
  22. Evelin
  23. Faith
  24. Giselle
  25. Graice
  26. Hailee/Hailie/Haylie
  27. Hana
  28. Heaven
  29. Iliana
  30. Isabel/Isabelle
  31. Isabela
  32. Jade
  33. Jailyn/Jaylin/Jaylyn/Jaylynn
  34. Janessa
  35. Jasmin/Jazmin
  36. Jayla
  37. Jocelyn/Joselyn
  38. Kaelyn
  39. Kailey/Kaylie
  40. Kaiya/Kaya/Kya
  41. Karlee
  42. Kyla
  43. Laci
  44. Laney
  45. Liberty
  46. Macy
  47. Madison/Madyson
  48. Makena/McKenna
  49. Marianna
  50. Miya
  51. Nadia
  52. Natalee
  53. Natalia
  54. Paige
  55. Paris
  56. Rebeca
  57. Rubi
  58. Shaylee
  59. Sherlyn
  60. Zoie

VSCO Girl Name Trends

The Aylies and Aylins

The VSCO girl cohort experienced the height of the -aylee and -aylin trend. Kaylie and Haylie, Kaelyn and Jaylin (plus many of their variations) peaked during this era.

Strong Ks

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.


On the flip side, Americana names are also statistically more popular among VSCO girls. These include state names such as Carolina and Dakota, as well as American ideals such as Faith and Liberty.

About the author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top middle names of 2019, the top baby names in each state, and the hottest nickname names of 2018. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at Sophie lives in Chicago.

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