which fashion-inspired baby names are the most popular?
Just because your baby is too young to speak, that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be spoiled with luxury. From designer baby clothes to children’s jewellery, there are endless options for adding fashion to your newborn’s wardrobe.
Some parents love luxury and glamour so much that they take baby name inspiration from precious jewels, affordable jewellery brands and top fashion labels.
To find the most popular fashion and gemstone inspired names, we looked at the names of babies born in the US and UK over the last 20 years.
Gemstone inspired names are most popular among girls, with Ruby and Jade as the standout names. For fashion brands, Armani is a common choice for both boys and girls, while Chanel is popular as a girls’ name.
1. Armani – 9,021 boys born since 2000
Inspired by the Italian beauty and fashion brand Giorgio Armani, Armani as a first name is the clear winner for boys born in the US.
2. Salvatore – 5,158 boys born since 2000
From the Italian fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo, famous for its shoes and Swiss watches, Salvatore is a popular baby name among boys in the States.
3. Valentino – 4,955 boys born since 2000
Most notably associated with the luxury fashion house founded by Valentino Garavani in 1960, Valentino is one of the most popular fashion-inspired names for boys in the US.
1. Kenzo – 589 boys born since 2000
The French luxury brand KENZO was founded in 1970 and is known for its Japanese style influences. Kenzo is the most popular designer fashion brand inspired name for UK boys.
2. Armani – 397 boys born since 2000
The name Armani comes in second place, as one of the UK’s favourite fashion inspired names for boys.
3. Salvatore – 164 boys born since 2000
Inspired by the brand Salvatore Ferragamo, there have been 164 baby boys born in the UK that have been given the name Salvatore.
1. Armani – 7,489 girls born since 2000
Equally popular as a name for boys and girls, Armani is the clear winner for girls born in the US.
2. Chanel – 6,645 girls born since 2000
Chanel is the second most popular fashion themed name for girls, taking inspiration from the fashion house founded by Coco Chanel.
3. Dior – 2,568 girls born since 2000
One of the most famous French fashion houses, Dior is a common fashion and beauty themed name for girls born in the USA.
1. Chanel – 1,389 girls born since 2000
The name Chanel is the most popular fashion-inspired girls’ name in the UK, with a total of 1,389 girls having been given the name.
2. Armani – 358 girls born since 2000
The most popular fashion name for girls in the US comes in second place in the UK. There have been 358 girls born in the UK over the last 20 years with the first name Armani.
3. Dior – 226 girls born since 2000
Another name of choice for fashion-obsessed parents is Dior, with 226 baby girls in the UK sharing the name.
1. Onyx – 1,693 boys born since 2000
The most popular jewel inspired name for boys in the US is Onyx, originating from the English term ‘black gemstone’.
2. Jade – 1,520 boys born since 2000
Jade is a common gemstone used in jewellery, most common in its green variety but also found in yellow and white. Inspiring baby names for boys, there have been 1,520 boys in the US that have been given the name.
3. Diamond – 617 boys born since 2000
Diamond comes from the old English ‘bright guardian’ and has been used as a boys name for over 100 years. In the US, it is one of the most popular gemstone inspired names for boys.
1. Onyx – 60 boys born since 2000
Onyx is the clear winner for gemstone inspired boys’ names in the US and UK. There are 60 boys in the UK with the first name Onyx.
2. Diamond – 52 boys born since 2000
Diamond comes in second place as one of the UK’s favourite jewel names for boys. There have been 52 boys born in the UK since 2000 with the name Diamond.
3. Jade – 40 boys born since 2000
Known for its healing properties and links to Chinese culture, Jade is one of the most popular gemstones. Inspiring baby names for boys, there are 40 boys in the UK that share the first name Jade.
1. Jade – 56,819 girls born since 2000
The most popular gemstone name for girls in the States is Jade, with 56,819 baby girls having been given the name since 2000.
2. Ruby – 55,350 girls born since 2000
Following closely behind is ruby, with 55,350 girls in the US sharing the name inspired by the iconic red gemstone.
3. Amber – 46,187 girls born since 2000
Amber is a popular choice for gemstone inspired names in the US, with 46,187 girls named after the stone.
1. Ruby – 53,872 girls born since 2000
The clear winner for the most popular gemstone name in the UK is Ruby. There have been 53,872 girls born in the UK called Ruby since 2000.
2. Amber – 23,867 girls born since 2000
In second place, Amber is one of the UK’s favourite gemstones inspiring names for girls. 23,867 girls in the UK have been called Amber since 2000.
3. Jade – 9,480 girls born since 2000
Jade is one of the UK’s most common choices for gemstone inspired names for girls. There are 9,480 girls in the UK with the first name Jade.
We used government data from both the UK and the US to find a list of names given to babies registered between 2000-2020. This was data for UK boys and UK girls as well as both boys and girls in the US.
We were then able to compare this with a list of the most popular fashion and beauty brands as well as a list of precious stones to give us the most popular names. We excluded common names that may be associated with brands. For example, while Hugo Boss is one of the brands we looked at, we did not look at the name Hugo as it is a popular name in its own right; rather, we looked at the name Boss which is more commonly associated with the brand.