One baby names consultant has revealed her predictions for 2024′s popular baby names.
Parenting Vlogger, SJ. Strum, predicts Disney and Barbie-inspired names will be big in 2024 – with Bambi, Gus, Ken and Margot all predicted to be popular among new parents.
The baby names expert teamed up with UK greetings card company thortful to conduct an analysis on trending baby names, which are already beginning to take off on Google search.
The analysis revealed searches for ‘Disney princess names’ have increased by 120% in the last 90 days.
One of the names rising in popularity is Aurora (from Sleeping Beauty) which means ‘dawn’.
“I predict it will hit the top 20 most popular girl names in 2024,” Strum suggested.
Eric is also set to get a lot more popular after the release of the Little Mermaid.
“More subtle names from Disney are Gus, after one of Cinderella’s mice or Flynn from Tangled. For girls, Esmerelda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame is one to use quickly as the remake is rumoured to be released in 2024,” she added.
Barbie is also predicted to inspire a lot of baby names in the year to come.
According to TMZ, Babynames.com has seen a 300 percent increase in searches for Barbie during the month of July.
“BarbieCore names will be huge next year,” said Strum. “Think girly and playful like Mariposa meaning butterfly, Blossom which makes you think pink and I think we’ll see a few Skipper’s joining the playground.”
She added: “There were three boys called Ken last year, but Kenny is a more modern-sounding version.”
As for Margot (made popular, no doubt, by Margot Robbie), the name is already trending – up 30 places from last year.