8 Baby Names That Are Weirdly Popular with Millennial Parents
You gotta hand it to millennials: When it comes to out-of-the-box baby names, they’ve got the rest of us beat. (Come on, what other generation would name their offspring after salad ingredients?) Here, the names—compiled by a recent BabyCenter report—that we love…and a few we’ll leave to the under 30 crowd.
The trend: Naming your child after a health food.
Salad ingredients as baby names are all the rage, according to BabyCenter, who also listed Sage and Kiwi as popular options. (For the record, Cale in Gaelic means thin and slender.)
Stress is out. Zen is in. (This name surged a whopping 66 percent in popularity in 2018.)
In 2018, this name saw a 31 percent boost in popularity for girls.
It’s a Fortnite thing. (This name jumped 57 percent for boys.)
What better reminder to be eco-friendly—a millennial mantra—than to name your kid after the sea? (Up 31 percent for boys, apparently.)
Proof: Anything Joanna Gaines touches turns to gold. (It’s up 21 percent.)
Is it just another trending herb? Or a long-standing love of the old-lady baby name? You decide. (Either way, it’s up 20 percent.)