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29th Jan 2018

The top 25 new girls’ names in the US since 2000 have been revealed

Some are a little... out there.

Anna O'Rourke

The top 25 new girls' names in the US since 2000

Plenty of inspiration here.

Believe it or not, the first babies to be born after the millennium are just beginning to hit adulthood.

We know, we know – we feel pretty ancient as well, but this also means that some firm trends have emerged when it comes to how we name babies in the 21st century.

In Ireland, CSO statistics point to a preference for simple first names.

Names including Jack, James, Daniel, Conor and Sean have become hugely popular for boys in recent years while names like Sophie, Emma, Grace and Ava are among the most common girls’ names here.

The top 25 new girls' names in the US since 2000

Over in the States, it’s a little different.

Modern baby-naming trends show that more ‘ordinary’ names have actually fallen out of favour.

“Parents (in the US) today want their kids’ names to stand out,” Laura Wattenberg of told CafeMom.

“Every one of these styles is about being new, different, and eye-catching. Parents are putting a lot of pressure on themselves to sound fresh and unique.

“It’s a very different impulse from naming after grandma and grandpa.”

Some of the most popular names also highlight how influential celebrities, TV shows and movies can be when it comes to trends.

You’ll find the list of most popular new girls’ names below. Some are lovely while others are a bit out there. Could they ever catch on here?

  • Everly/ Everleigh
  • Daleyza
  • Kaydence
  • Harlow
  • Yaretzi
  • Cataleya
  • Royalty
  • Coraline
  • Addilynn/ Adilynn
  • Adley
  • Lorelai
  • Collins
  • Khaleesi
  • Lennox
  • Tinley
  • Zaylee
  • Kairi
  • Dalary
  • Kehlani
  • Avalynn
  • Bryleigh
  • Aubriella
  • Zendaya
  • Novalee
  • Aadhya