Unique names are on the rise!
A new report has revealed that “increased forename diversity”(meaning: there are more unique names than ever before) is trending and looking to not slow down anytime soon.
The report analysed the first and middle names of around 22 million people born in England and Wales between 1838 and 2014 along with data from the UK Office for National Statistics between 1996 and 2016, to come up with these interesting insights.
The researchers suggest it may have something to do with a growing ethnic diversity, plus ‘novel coinages’ (derivatives of existing names) and hyphenated monikers.
Think, changing the spelling of a ‘common’ name to make it more unique, such as the most popular girl’s name in the world spelt Sofia.
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