The Most Popular Baby Names Of This Summer Are Some Of The Weirdest Yet


Growing up, my class was basically divided between girls named Morgan and guys named Connor. I'm not sure if it was a generational thing or just where I grew up, but boring white people names were ALL THE RAGE.

But boy oh boy, have times been changing.

Nameberry recently released its list of the most popular baby names for girls and boys in the summer of 2016. And they're, well, pretty different.

They're hip, they're cool, they're... I want to say unique, but apparently they're not so unique anymore.

Just take a look for yourself:

Top 10 Most Popular Baby Names For Girls As Of Summer 2016:

  1. Thomasin
  2. Leire
  3. Rae
  4. Eden
  5. Wren
  6. Ruby
  7. Cala
  8. Bernice
  9. Vega
  10. Francine

In case you're as confused by the name Thomasin as I am, let me give you some backstory.

First of all, this name has leapt in popularity by over 1,000 percent in the past year. Over 1,000 percent! That's no joke.

In fact, no babies were named Thomasin (the female version of Thomas) in 2015. Not one.

And now, just one year later, it's the most popular name for girls. The people over at Nameberry credit its recent popularity to the protagonist of the highbrow horror movie, "The Witch." (Don't worry; I don't know what that is, either.)

Top 10 Most Popular Baby Names for Boys As Of Summer 2016:

  1. Kylo
  2. Corin
  3. Rex
  4. Colm
  5. Oak
  6. Jace
  7. Theo
  8. Dane
  9. Orion
  10. Jude

I actually used to babysit a kid named Kylo, and he rocked. So, I'm really glad to see his name being repped hard here.

As much as my Kylo ROCKED, the recent popularity of the name is probably more notably credited to Adam Driver's character in the new "Star Wars" movie.

Weird that the mega cool 4-year-old I babysat is not solely responsible for his name becoming number one across the nation.

Citations: The Hottest Baby Names This Summer (Nameberry)