The Trendiest Baby Names For 2015 Were Instagram Filters and "Empire" Characters! December 02 2015
BabyCenter.com just released a report on baby naming trends this year. Some of the trendiest names were based on Instagram filters like Lux and Valencia . . . "Empire" characters like Dre and Lucious . . . and royalty like Duchess and Sultan.
Here are the four big trends:
1. Instagram filters. The name Lux is up 75% . . . Ludwig is up 42% . . . Amaro is up 26% . . . and Valencia is up 26%. Other filters like Reyes, Hudson, Kelvin, Juno, and Willow also had jumps.
2. "Empire" characters. Dre is up 77% . . . Lyon is up 61% . . . Hakeem is up 55% . . . and the name Lucious is actually back to being used. It looked like it was going to go extinct before "Empire" resurrected it.
3. Royalty. Duchess is up 75% . . . Reign is up 54% . . . Sultan is up 26% . . . Princess is up 22% . . . and the name "Royalty" itself is up 90%.
4. Gender neutral names. Wyatt is up 84% for girls . . . Lincoln is up 47% for girls . . . Maxwell is up 39% for girls . . . and Piper is up 61% for boys.
The report also found the most popular name for girls this year was Sophia. For boys, it was Jackson.
BabyCenter’s Top 10 Baby Names of 2015