The Most Popular Bridgerton-Inspired Baby Names

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Bridgerton is back! With the much-loved Netflix series returning to our screens on Friday 25th March, we pick out the most popular and unique Regency-era and Bridgerton-inspired baby names.

As a parent-to-be, baby names are something you’re always got on the brain. With the release of the second season of Bridgerton just around the corner, perhaps you’re considering a more vintage, regal name to add to your list of potentials?

Top 20 Bridgerton-Inspired Baby Names

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Though the first season of Bridgerton aired on Christmas Day 2020, the popularity of these name transcended long before the TV show ever hit our screens.

To celebrate the release of Bridgerton season two this week, The Edit by Silver Cross have revealed the most popular and most unique Bridgerton-inspired baby names of the last two decades, from 1996 to the present day, inspiring the next generation of little Lords and Ladies!

The Most Popular Bridgerton-Inspired Girl Names

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Everyone wants their baby’s name to be unique and regal baby girl names have been used on and off for many years, but how popular have they been over the last two decades?

Charlotte, inspired by the powerful and respected Queen Charlotte from Bridgerton’s season one, has been a firm favourite over the last couple of decades, never dropping out of the top 30. With the popular name also being the pick of Prince William and Duchess Catherine for their baby girl back in 2015, the name is set to continue to climb high in the rankings over the next couple of years.

Some names, though once extremely popular, have over recent decades become a more unique pick such as Portia and Philipa, inspired by the Featherington mother and daughter duo.

The full ranking can be found below:

    1. Charlotte
    2. Eloise
    3. Violet
    4. Penelope
    5. Genevieve
    6. Marina
    7. Daphne
    8. Portia
    9. Philipa

The Most Popular Bridgerton-Inspired Boy Names

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William, inspired by Will Mondrich, the boxer from season one, tops the list with an average rank of 11. Ever a favoured royal name, and with the birth of Prince William in 1982, it’s no surprise it’s held strong in the top 20 over recent years.

On the other end of the scale, a more unique choice is Colin, inspired by the sweet Colin Bridgerton who won our hearts in season one. Whilst ranking on average 636th since 1996, the vintage name could be set to make a revival over the next year.

The full ranking can be found below:

1. William
2. Henry
3. Anthony
4. Simon
5. Benedict
6. Gregory
7. Archibald
8. Colin

This data was pulled from the ONS Baby Names in England and Wales release, last updated in October 2020. For each name, the rankings from 1996-2020 were extracted and then an average was taken. The names were then ranked on these averages.

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