If you’re searching for the perfect baby name, I’m sure you’ve done it all. Scrolled online through baby name databases, used the Babyname app, asked around, and maybe even made a mood board. Naming your child is a really big decision, and it seems like everyone is trying to be as unique and indie as possible with their names lately. If you’re having trouble, I’ve been observing our generation and I’ve narrowed down the most popular Zillennial baby names into these categories.
When it comes to naming your baby, I feel like nature names are on of the biggest trends within our generation at the moment. This might be because out generation is trying to be more in tune with the Earth, from granola girls to nature lovers. Our generation is out here trying to prevent global warming, trying to leave no trace, all while loving and enjoying nature as nomads. Here are some nature names that might inspire you:
Much like our obsession with nature, I have a feeling our generation is also pretty obsessed with all things classic and vintage. This is really coming out in the names we are picking for our children. Honestly, it’s like someone is flipping through classic novels, watching black & white movies or looking through grandma’s yearbook for these. Here are some vintage names that I’ve been seeing everywhere:
Something I’ve noticed lately is that people are obsessed with naming their children’s last names. Like, this is HUGE. One day, my fiancé and I scrolled through this Instagram account that embroiders baby names on onesies and we couldn’t help making fun of them all. They were all named after celebrities’ last name! Here are some examples:
Another popular trend I’ve seen lately is that Zillennials love naming their children gender-bent names. For instance, these are names that are traditionally boy names assigned to girls, or even names that are unisex! Our generation is taking the standard binary and really flipping it on its head with these popular baby names.
Our final category holds popular names that don’t quite fit into any of the other categories. Everyone in our generation is obsessed with having unique, cool, and different names that aren’t on the Top 100 list and have hardly ever been heard before. Thankfully, our generation isn’t doing what the Millennials were (aka slapping Lynn to anything: Lakelynn, etc) but some of the names I’ve been seeing are pretty out there and are just pretty unique. Here are some examples:
What Zillennial baby names have you seen lately? Let us know your favorites (or ones you can’t stand) in the comment section below!