Experts from Datingroo have predicted that new parents will look to popular culture when selecting a moniker this year, with the likes of politicians, celebrities and TV shows helping to inspire choices. The period Netflix drama in particular is expected to have a big influence, with these 10 names from the show predicted to be popular among babies born in February.
While Daphne didn’t make it into the top 100 most popular girls’ names in 2020, it could see a resurgence this year thanks to the Netflix smash hit, Bridgerton.
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Marina ranked at number 682 in the most popular girls’ names last year, but may come back into trends due to Marina Thompson’s character in Bridgerton.
A popular choice over the latter half of the 20th century, Anthony may make its way back into the top baby boy names thanks to the quintessential English nobleman in the hit period drama.
Played by Bessie Carter in the show, the name Prudence comes from the medieval form of the Latin Prudentia, and means good judgement.
Portrayed by Luke Thompson in the show, the second-eldest Bridgerton boy could inspire new parents to opt for a more traditional name that has fallen out of fashion in recent years.
Intelligent and romantic Penelope Featherington, portrayed by Nicola Coughlan, could help to bring Penelope back into the top monikers for baby girls.
While it has fallen down the ranking of popular baby boy names in recent years, dapper Colin Bridgerton may inspire new parents to bring the name back into fashion.
Opera singer Siena Rosso, played by Sabrina Bartlett, is one of the less traditional names from the show and is of Latin origin, from the Italian city of Sienna, which gave its name to a reddish shade of brown.
Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, is played by Regé-Jean Page and has proved to be one of the most popular characters from the show, and may inspire parents to opt for the more traditional name for their little one.
Smart and rebellious Eloise Bridgerton is played by Claudia Jessie. The name is of French origin and means famous warrior.