Food-Related Baby Names Up In 2018
A new study on trending baby names revealed by BabyCenter, "names connected with mindfulness and food are on the rise."
The online pregnancy and parenting resource found that while names like Sophia and Jackson remain the most popular girls’ and boys’ names respectively, in 2018 they're getting competition from the likes of Kale, Maple, and Saffron, with a 30% rise in food-related names. BabyCenter's data also found that the name Kiwi is up 40% in popularity since 2017, with Clementine up 15%, showing a whole new appreciation unfolding for organic baby food.
"Parents are inspired by the things they love as well as the sound of a name," BabyCenter's Senior Vice President of Consumer Experience Linda Murray explained. “Millennial and Gen Z moms and dads found name inspiration in their passions and values in 2018. The names they chose evoke wildly varied topics, such as peace and spirituality, foods and flavors, the second Kardashian generation, and the online game Fortnite."
BabyCenter offers an app to help parents find the perfect name for their baby. On this year's list of food and drink-related name suggestions, you'll find Alfredo, Dijon, Chianti, and Fig.