Derry Girls-inspired baby names gain popularity across UK and Ireland

The third and final season of Derry Girls has just finished airing on Channel 4. Now, fans of the show are naming their little ones after their favourite characters from the show.

According to Irish baby store Bella Baby, Derry Girls-inspired baby names are gaining popularity with the new generation across the UK and Ireland.

The show’s third and final season took over our screens every Tuesday night throughout April and May this year, with the final episode hitting our screens last night.

Fans bid a sorrowful farewell to the gang from Derry as season three came to an end. However, many are taking the show with them by naming their newborn babies after their favourite characters.

A new generation of Derry Girls (and boys) – a class full of Erins, Orlas, Michelles, Clares, and James’

Derry Girls-inspired baby names have gained popularity across the UK and Ireland.
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Derry Girls first hit our screens back in 2018. Since then, the show has proven popular with audiences all across the world. Fans have tuned in every week for some iconic ‘90s nostalgia and to see what hilarious antics the gang get up to.

After just three seasons, the show has gained a hugely loyal fanbase, made up of people from across both the north and south of Ireland and further afield.

The show has proven so popular that now, many fans are choosing to name their newborn babies after the main cast and Derry Girls-inspired baby names are gaining popularity across UK and Ireland.

How the research was conducted – baby name analysis and Google search trends

The name Erin has risen in popularity since last year.
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Award-winning Irish baby product supplier Bella Baby analysed the most popular baby names across the UK and Google search trends over the past year. They found that Derry Girls-inspired baby names are gaining popularity across UK and Ireland.

According to the research, the girls’ name Erin has risen four places since last year. This means Erin now stands as the 58th most popular baby girl name in the UK and Ireland.

In a fitting homage to the Emerald Isle, the name Erin derives from the Gaelic word for Ireland, which is Éireann. However, Erin was not the only Derry Girls-inspired name that saw a rise in popularity over the past year.

Derry Girls-inspired baby names gain popularity across UK and Ireland – we’re not ready for the show to end

Derry Girls-inspired baby names have gained popularity across the UK and Ireland.
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Taking inspiration from Erin’s loveable cousin, the girls’ name Orla has also gained popularity in the past year. The name Orla has risen six places and now ranks 72nd most popular name in the UK and Ireland.

The name Clare has seen the most impressive rise in the past year, jumping a whopping 1,386 places to come in at 2,615. Meanwhile, the name Michelle has risen 87 places to rank at 393.

While all the girls’ names have seen a jump in popularity, the wee English fella has remained in the same position. The name James ranks as the 24th most popular name across the UK and Ireland.

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