Say What Now? People Are Naming Their Babies After Instagram Filters


Instagram is a big deal, but does it inspire you enough to name your baby X-Pro? What about Ludwig?

If so, you’re not alone. Millennial parents have turned to Instagram filters to help name their children, according to one parenting site.

via Time:

The most popular name derived from the photo-sharing app was Lux, which rose 75% on the list of baby boy names compared to last year, new statistics show.

Ludwig, Amaro, Reyes, Hudson and Kelvin also increased in popularity for boy names, while baby girls were named Juno, Valencia and Willow.

The parenting site gathered data from more than 340,000 parents in the world, it said, though the findings are unofficial.

The U.S. Social Security Administration is set to release the official list of top baby names from this year in 2016.

Noah topped the list of boys’ names and Emma dominated the list of girls’ names in 2014. Those names were bumped this year by Jackson and Sophia, according to

The pregnancy and parenting site also said names of planets and characters on the hit TV show Empire were trending this year. The name Royalty also jumped 88% in popularity for girls.

Here’s BabyCenter’s compilation of the top 10 names for both genders:

10 most popular girl names of 2015
1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Ava
5. Mia
6. Isabella
7. Zoe
8. Lily
9. Emily
10. Madison

10 most popular boy names of 2015
1. Jackson
2. Aiden
3. Liam
4. Lucas
5. Noah
6. Mason
7. Ethan
8. Caden
9. Logan
10. Jacob

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