These Are the Trendiest Baby Names of the Summer

Lots of parents are turning to an unlikely source for inspiration.

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Lots of summer babies are going to hit the playground with Star Wars-inspired names in a few years. The baby-name website compared the popularity of name pages from June 2016 with the same time period last year to see which ones spiked in popularity, and the results were definitely surprising.

It turns out pop culture is having a major impact on baby names this summer. Thomasin jumped 1,000% this year, possibly because of the main character in the horror movie The Witch. Rae is up 425%, likely because of Rey from Star Wars and singer Carly Rae Jepsen. Star Wars had an effect on boys' names too, with Kylo (as in Kylo Ren) jumping nearly 1,500%.

Nature also was a major inspiration for parents this summer. Names like Wren and Oak jumped in popularity, as did monikers like Eden and Orion. Check out the hottest baby names of the summer, via :

Trending Baby Names for Girls:

  1. Thomasin
  2. Leire
  3. Rae
  4. Eden
  5. Wren
  6. Ruby
  7. Cala
  8. Bernice
  9. Vega
  10. Francine

    Trending Baby Names for Boys:

    1. Kylo
    2. Corin
    3. Rex
    4. Colm
    5. Oak
    6. Jace
    7. Theo
    8. Dane
    9. Orion
    10. Jude
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