0 The hottest baby name trends from the past decade have been highly influenced by Gossip Girl and tragic celebrity surnames THE hottest baby name trends of the past decade have been revealed, and they've been influenced by some unlikely television programmes and tragic celebrity surnames. By Megan Nisbet
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
We already know the UK's most popular baby boy and girl names so far for 2017, but what are the most used names of the decade?
According to baby name site, Nameberry, we've seen a huge rise in a handful of baby name trends over the last decade.
Names that start with Ad and end in Lee have grown massively in popularity over the last ten years.
While names inspired by celebrities who've been in the spotlight for a long time, such as Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl and Hollywood actress Isla Fisher, have also hugely influenced parents.
Names beginning with Ad and ending in Lee sounds are popular [Getty]
Not only that, but superlative names such as Legend, Royalty and King are on the rise, as are tragic celebrity surnames.
We're talking about Lennona and Monroe which are up 19 and 13 times for baby girls and Hendrix which is 18 times more popular than it was in 2006.
Celebrity baby name meanings Liam Payne and Cheryl's named their baby boy Bear Grey Payne – the unusual name was picked by Cheryl despite Liam confessing he like tradtional names [Getty]
Celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Justin Timberlake have joined the likes of Wayne Rooney and Emma Willis in the unusual baby names club – click through to take a look at the most unusual
The site looked at social security baby names data from 2016 versus 2006, to find patterns, and work out which names had grown in popularity over the last decade.
Compared to 2006, Adalynn is 31 times as popular, followed by Adaline which is 26 times as popular, while Addilyn is 21 times, and Adley is 19 times.
Making names that begin with Ad the most popular of the decade.
Similarly, Paislee is 31 times as popular, while Brantley is 27 times more popular than it was in 2006, other lee sounding names which have grown in popularity include, Blakely, Henley, Paisley, Bentley, Finnley and Kingsley.
Meanwhile celebrities such as Isla Fisher, Leighton Meester, Mila Kunis and Bristol Palin have all highly influenced the decade when it comes to baby girl names, and The Game – whose real name Jayceon – is up 31 times since 2006.
According to the site: "The name Legend is 18 times more popular for boys now than it was a decade ago, while Major and King are each up 12 times.
While "Royalty, the hottest girls' name of 2016, is up 58 times over its 2006 numbers, and Reign up 13 times."
More recently the most popular baby girls' middle name was revealed.