The Trump Presidency has resulted in an unexpected boom in Trump family baby names.
“Melania” and “Ivanka” as baby names are soaring in popularity throughout the United States.
Back in 2017, Babygaga.com was already monitoring the rise of “Melania,” and “Ivanka” as baby names:
The name Melania means “black or darkness” and has a Spanish and Greek origin. It ranked number 930 in the U.S in 2017. The rise in popularity is in no doubt an influence from the First Lady. Before Melania started dating Donald Trump in 2005, the name barely existed in the US. It’s been used every year since they began dating and appearing in the tabloids. The name Ivanka means “God is gracious” and is more common in Slavic countries.
Melania really is a beautiful and different name for any little girl. It’s quite unique! Don’t be surprised if you meet many little Melanias on the playground soon!
Baby name ‘Melania’ soars 227%, Ivanka spikes 362% @FLOTUS @IvankaTrump In @AreaVibes review of SSA data, Barron is up too and Eric is tops among Trump family names @EricTrump https://t.co/Hb5ZZWLOEp pic.twitter.com/F2ilEDbM9N
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) December 5, 2018
The Trump women are popular in hospital nurseries with new parents looking to name the babies.
A new survey of Social Security Administration data shows that “Melania,” like first lady Melania Trump, and “Ivanka,” like first daughter Ivanka Trump, are a roaring pick of parents.
An AreaVibes review of names picked around the nation shows that the popularity of “Melania” has surged 227 percent and for “Ivanka,” it’s up even more, 362 percent.
And for the guys, first son Barron is the winner, with the use of his name jumping 90 percent from 2015.
But it ends there. “Donald” is down 11 percent since 2015 and “Eric” has dropped 6 percent.
For Melania and Ivanka, the names have been popular for a while in contrast to “Hillary” after the Clinton’s took office in 1993.
The AreaVibes survey analysis said “Consider the spike Hillary enjoyed in 1992 when the Clintons took the White House (and the precipitous drop in the name’s popularity thereafter).”
That Melania and Ivanka are surging in popularity is a sign of the times. The survey found that there are hundreds of unusual names given babies every year.
“Our data indicate that an average of 330 new baby names were invented annually between 1950 and 2017, but unconventional naming is now far more common than in the middle of the 20th century. In fact, 2017 welcomed four times as many unique baby names into the world as 1950, despite the fact that the total number of infants born was roughly equal in those years,” said the survey.
For the record, the top name for girls in 2017 was Emma. It is so overused that the report referred to “Emma Nation.”
For boys, Oliver and Liam were tops.