Baby names inspired by Derry Girls are trending from Erin to Orla
Finding a name for your baby can be as tough as it is exciting meaning parents to be are always on the hunt for ideas.
While some expectant couples stick to traditional names, others seek inspiration from the current trends of the time.
Many baby names are inspired by what’s on the TV, and Derry Girls, set in Ireland, has proved a popular source of imaginative yet traditional monikers.
The Irish comedy series following a group of young Northern Irish teens growing up in The Troubles has received high critical praise since its release, becoming Channel 4’s most successful comedy series since Father Ted.
Now a new study by Bella Baby, using statistics from Baby Name UK and Google Trends, has found that the Channel 4 show has also brought with it a renewed love for traditional Irish names.
Caoimhe McGonagle for Bella Baby said: “As an Irish business it's great to see some traditional Irish names on the list of trending baby names inspired by Derry Girls. The show is full of 90s nostalgia, and it's no surprise that these classic names are now in fashion again.”
With the new series in full swing, let’s take a look at some of the most popular names from the hit comedy.
Meaning bright and clear, the girl’s name Clare has risen 1,386 places in the last year and its overall ranking is 2615 out of 5493.
Meaning peace, the girl’s name Erin has risen 4 places in the last year and its overall UK ranking is 58 out of 5493.
Meaning ‘Golden Woman’, the girl’s name Orla has risen 6 places in the last year and its overall UK ranking is 72 out of 5493.
With the Hebrew meaning ‘like God’, the girl’s name Michelle has risen 87 places in the last year and its overall UK ranking is 393 out of 5493.
The Hebrew boy's name James has stayed in the same place in the last year and its overall ranking in the UK and Ireland is 24 out of 4608.
Meaning freedom, the typically Irish girl’s name Saoirse has risen 85 places in the last year and its overall ranking is 307 out of 5493.
Irish for ‘gracious’, the girl’s name Siobhán has risen 424 places in the last year and its overall ranking is 3117 out of 5493.
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