People are naming their babies after Derry Girls characters now 2 months ago

People are naming their babies after Derry Girls characters now

TBH, we are not surprised.

Like the rest of the world, we are suitably obsessed with the phenomenon that is Derry Girls, and so when we heard that people are now opting to name their babies after some of the characters, we weren't even all that surprised.

According to Bella Baby, an Irish leading baby product supplier and baby store, within the last year or so, names inspired by Derry Girls have been on the rise.

“As an Irish business it's great to see some traditional Irish names on the list of trending baby names inspired by Derry Girls," says Caoimhe McGonagle from Bella Baby. 

"The show is full of 90s nostalgia, and it's no surprise that these classic names are now in fashion again.”

Using statistics from Baby Name UK and Google Trends, the retailer was able to compile the following results:

Clare

The girl’s name Clare has risen 1,386 places in the last year and its overall ranking is 2615 out of 5493.

Meaning: Bright & Clear

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Erin 

The girl’s name Erin has risen 4 places in the last year and its overall UK ranking is 58 out of 5493.

Meaning: Peace & From the Island to the West

Orla 

The girl’s name Orla has risen 6 places in the last year and its overall UK ranking is 72 out of 5493.

Meaning: Golden Woman

Michelle

The girl’s name Michelle has risen 87 places in the last year and its overall UK ranking is 393 out of 5493.

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Meaning: Who is like God

James

The boy's name James has stayed in the same place in the last year and its overall ranking in the UK and Ireland is 24 out of 4608.

Meaning: One who supplants

Saoirse 

The girl’s name Saoirse has risen 85 places in the last year and its overall ranking is 307 out of 5493.

Meaning: Freedom

Siobhán

The girl’s name Siobhán has risen 424 places in the last year and its overall ranking is 3117 out of 5493.

Meaning: Gracious