Bridgerton inspired baby names are about to get popular, predict experts

Catriona Harvey-Jenner
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Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - Netflix
Photo credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX - Netflix

From Cosmopolitan

When thinking up baby names, inspiration can come from all over. Some people like to keep it in the family, using names passed down through generations. Others like to go on what's popular at the time, while many new parents are after something a bit more unique.

Then, of course, there are the people who seek out ideas for baby names based on what's culturally relevant at the time. TV shows are often a source of such inspiration, and in previous years we've seen Peaky Blinders lead the way, with names like Ada and Arthur climbing the baby name ranks quickly. So what's the 2021 version of that? Netflix's Bridgerton, it seems...

The experts over at baby website Bella Baby are confident the new period drama will signal a spike in Regency era names among the incoming batch of babies, and have highlighted the ones they're already seeing some interest around. inspired by some of your favourite characters. So, without further ado for all the Bridgerton fans out there who might be expecting some time soon, here are some baby name suggestions for your perusal:

Girl's names inspired by Bridgerton:

Bridget
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Strength or exalted one

Cressida
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Gold

Daphne
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Laurel tree or bay tree

Eloise
Origin: French / English
Meaning: Healthy or wide

Francesca
Origin: Italian
Meaning: From France or free man

Genevieve
Origin: French
Meaning: Tribe Woman

Hyacinth
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Blue larkspur or precious stone

Isabel
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Pledged to God

Kitty
Origin: English
Meaning: Pure

Marina
Origin: Latin
Meaning: From the sea

Penelope
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Weaver

Uriana
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The Unknown

Violet
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Purple

Photo credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX/NETFLIX - Netflix
Photo credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX/NETFLIX - Netflix

Boy's names inspired by Bridgerton:

Anthony
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Priceless one

Jeffrey
Origin: German / English
Meaning: Pledge of peace

Lord
Origin: English
Meaning: Loaf keeper

Nigel
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Dark or black-haired

Oliver
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Olive Tree

Quinn
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Intelligence or chief leader

Reginald
Origin: English
Meaning: Counsel or power

Simon
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: The listener

Thompson
Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Tom

William
Origin: English
Meaning: Resolute protection

Can't wait for all the little Penelopes, Thompsons and Violets to be running around in the next few years...

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