Most popular baby names synonymous with holiday destinations

Independent travel agency Iglu Cruise revealed baby names that are soaring in popularity in England and Wales.

Comparing over 60 destination-inspired baby names, here are the top 10 that have been growing in favour since 1996.

In the number one spot for baby boys is Phoenix, which is the capital of the southwestern US state Arizona.

Known for its year-round sun, desert beauty, and world-class resorts and golf, Phoenix is a great state to visit at any time of the year.

In 1996, the name Phoenix only belonged to eight newborn babies, but in 2021, there were 324 newborns given that year, meaning it’s grown in popularity by 3,950 percent.

Rio comes in as the second most popular boy name (based on travel) that has risen in demand by 2,845 percent.

Rio de Janeiro is a seaside Brazillian city famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, as well as the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado.

In third place for most trending baby boy names is Lincoln, which is a cathedral city in Lincolnshire, England.

The Roman town is brimming with beautiful Georgian properties and 16th-century architecture.

Top 10 baby boy names based on travel destinations:

  1. Phoenix
  2. Rio
  3. Lincoln
  4. Chester
  5. Cairo
  6. Jackson
  7. Austin
  8. Denver
  9. Kingston
  10. Orlando.

As for trending girls’ names influenced by global cities, number one is Vienna.

Vienna, the charming Capital of Austria, is known for its impressive imperial buildings and green, rolling vineyards.

Must-sees in Vienna include the Vienna State Opera, the Museum of Art History and the Burgtheater.

The second most popular baby girl’s name is Valencia, which is a bustling city in Spain.

Famed for its market gardens, visitors can enjoy delicious paella and a thriving cultural scene.

The third most popular travel-inspired name is Florence, which is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, Italy.

Top 10 girl names based on travel destinations:

  1. Vienna
  2. Valencia
  3. Florence
  4. Dakota
  5. Athena
  6. Siena
  7. Adelaide
  8. Milan
  9. Brooklyn
  10. Dallas.

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