Violet is sweet and gentle but certainly far from soft-spoken. The name derives from the Victorian Violet, one of the most darling names of colors or flowers. Nowadays, one way to mark a name’s cultural impact is whether it’s gone viral, and one of the reasons this name has seen such a rapid rise in popularity is that it was picked by glitterati parents Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck.
But before Jen and Ben adopted the name, there was Violet Jessop, the Titanic survivor, Violet Brinson, who we what on the small screen even till his day, and Violet Oakley, known for being the first female American muralist to acquire public recognition.
If you happened to be born in the 1950s, you might have met a few girls named Olivia. Pronounced Oh-LIV-ee-ah, the name derives from the Latin word "olive," and the masculine option, Oliver, is a traditional choice for boys. Lately, the name has been rising up the ranks, with no less than 16,451 babies named Olivia in 2021.
We bet this trend started with Olivia Wilde but has only increased with the rise of Olivia Rodrigo. In 2022, actress and singer Olivia Newton-John sadly passed away, which brought the name back into the headlines, being such an inspiration to many.
This name might be enough to put you in a time machine to your childhood when you watched "Sleeping Beauty" for the first time. Aurora is a romantic name that personified an ancient Roman Goddess. The name also refers to the dazzling lights displayed in the Earth's sky called the Aurora Polaris, which is only visible in high-latitude regions like the North and South Poles.
Not to mention the famous Norwegian singer Aurora, who brings a lot of whimsy to this ancient name. In recent years many Tik Tok icons, Instagram stars, and YouTubers have been going by the name of Aurora (not sure if this is their given name); however, Aurora Appice, Aurora Martini, and Aurora Culpo have modernized this name tremendously.
Amelia derives from a Latin origin, with the root of this name being Amal, which means "work." However, the name refers to industriousness and not simply labor. One of the most notable Amelias out there is, of course, Amelia Earhart, who was an aviation pioneer and author.
Next in line, we have the actress Amelia Bence followed by the notable Amelia Edwards, and to sum up the famous Amelia on our list, we have Iggy Azalea, who was born Amelia Kelly. Modified versions of Amelia have been used for centuries, with these diminutive forms including Amy, Milly, Mel, Emma, and Emily.
Charlotte is THE baby name at the moment, and it is quite easy to see why it is like that. Ever since Charles has been a favorite among royal boys, Charlotte has also evolved into a popular name for princesses and duchesses. Charlotte is the feminine form of the name Charles, which is based on a French word that means "petite" or "free man."
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz is the most famous Charlotte in History books. Alongside her, we have the known poet Charlotte Brontë, and in modern times we have the musician, singer-singwriter Charli XCX, who was born Charlotte Aitchison.