There is some debate regarding what makes a person a millennial. Pew Research Center considers anyone born between 1981 and 1996 a millennial. The two researchers who have coined the name, Neil Howe and William Strauss, set the years from 1982 to 2004. The millennial generation has been accused of plenty of things such as fine dining and the film industry. While they haven’t been accused of ruining baby names yet, it is their names that are fading into obscurity. You can’t really blame them since it was their parents who chose their names. Here are millennial baby names parents will regret in 10 years.
Tiffany has been a popular name for years. Ever since the 1961 classic, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, the name came out of obscurity. It has been hanging on thanks to the jewelry store Tiffany & Co., and it is associated with Saved By the Bell’s Tiffani Amber Thiessen. Unfortunately, Tiffany’s reign may be over. It was ranked the 26th most popular name for millennials and has since fallen to 580. This timeless name isn’t as timeless anymore.
Kyle was a very popular millennial name. At its peak, it was the 23rd most popular name. Over the years, its popularity has been dropping. The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Kyle is South Park. The show debuted in 1997, and some kids today don’t know who Kyle is. If you love the name, you can go with the feminine name, Kylie, if you have a girl. Kylie has grown in popularity over the years.
Amanda is one of the most popular names for the millennial generation. Amanda Bynes’ names was everywhere during the 90s and the 2000s. The song Amanda also kept the name going. The name has been falling off in popularity since the millennial cutoff. By 2006, the name was no longer in the top 100. The song isn’t popular, Amanda Bynes retired from acting, and it seems as though the name has been retired as well.
Cody was huge for millennial kids. It all started when Kathy Lee Gifford started talking about her son Cody constantly. It was as if you couldn’t turn on the television or read a magazine without hearing the name, Cody. The name only grew in popularity when The Suite Life Of Zach and Cody became popular. It was ranked the 40th most popular name for millennials but hasn’t been in the top 100 since 2005. The name still remains very popular in Northern Ireland.
Christina Aguilera made the name popular. For millennial girls, it is the 30th most popular name. A variation of the name Kristin reached 56 and Christine reached 81. By the mid-2000s, all three names have dropped out of the top 100. While Christina is a beautiful name, it just didn’t have the staying power to stay on the top 100.
There are two forms of the name, Steven, which ranked at number 31 for millennials, and Stephen, which ranked at 49. Steve Urkel may have been a nerd, but he could have been the one responsible for the name’s popularity. Over the last decade or so, the name has lost its popularity.
Stephanie is the female version of Stephen, and it is a very popular millennial name. Stephanie Tanner from Full House could be the reason why. Everyone loved the actress who played Stephanie, Jodie Sweetin. It was ranked number nine for millennial girls but hasn’t been in the top 100 for many years. Even with the Full House reboot, the name doesn’t seem to be coming back.
Richard has been a popular name for decades. Richard Burton and Richard Gere kept the name alive for years. It was one of the most popular names of the 20th century, and it has remained in the top 100 well into the 2000s. It started losing its popularity in 2008, and since then, it has dropped out of the top 100. Richard, Rich, and Ricky are names that are now considered old-fashioned.
Jennifer has been a popular girl’s name for decades. In the 80s, there were at least three Jennifers in every class. The name remained popular thanks to actresses like Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence. Over the years, the popularity has declined. At its height, it ranked at number 5. Today, it isn’t even in the top 100.
Eric was a popular name for millennial boys. At its peak, the name was ranked at 28. Today, it isn’t even in the top 100. The female version, Erica, has become less popular over the years. It is still very popular for boys in Spain.