Grandpa Names are Trendy Again...for Girls

Baby name trends come and go and their popularity tends to follow something known as the “hundred-year rule.” Popular names get used a lot, then sort of fall out of favor, and it takes around 100 years for them to start being used again. Vintage names like Frances, Evelyn and Ruby could just as easily be your great-great grandmother or your kid’s preschool classmate.

What’s new about the 100-year-rule in 2023 is that people are using traditionally male vintage names for girls. These “grandpa names” feel fresh and timeless at the same time when used for a girl and more parents are opting for them. Celebrities are all over this trend, like Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton, who have a daughter named George, and so do Samira Wiley and Lauren MorelliRyan Reynolds and Blake Lively named one of their daughters James, while Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell chose Charlie for their little girl.

The grandpa baby name trend is great for those who want to name a daughter after a male relative. And you can always spell it with an “ie” instead of a “y” or pair it with a very feminine middle name to soften it. Some popular grandpa names for girls include:

  • Arlo
  • Frankie
  • Emmett
  • Elliott
  • Gene
  • Max
  • Ollie
  • Francis
  • Lenny
  • Jude
  • Sydney
  • Theo
  • and Jesse

Source: She Knows

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