23 Bridgerton inspired baby names to choose from

When something in popular culture reaches the status of ‘phenomenon’, you can expect it to permeate into the real world in a big way.

Netflix series Bridgerton, with a projected 63million households tuning in within its first four weeks on the streaming service, definitely qualifies.

Bridgerton inspired getaways and homes for sale are among the first indications that the show is impacting the 2021 Zeitgeist.

As with other hugely popular book-to-screen adaptations that have gone before (here’s looking at you, Twilight and Harry Potter) baby names could well be the next thing the show influences.

Baby store Bella Baby has compiled a list of baby names inspired by the show, including the names of some characters fans will recognise as well as other names that were popular during the regency period.

The list, in alphabetical order of course, includes:

Anthony
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Priceless one

Bridget
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Strength or exalted one

Cressida
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Gold

Daphne
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Laurel tree or bay tree

Eloise
Origin: French/English
Meaning: Healthy or wide

Francesca
Origin: Italian
Meaning: From France or free man

Genevieve
Origin: French
Meaning: Tribe woman

Hyacinth
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Blue larkspur or precious stone

Isabel
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Pledged to God

Jeffrey
Origin: German/English
Meaning: Pledge of peace

Kitty
Origin: English
Meaning: Pure

Lord
Origin: English
Meaning: Loaf keeper

Marina
Origin: Latin
Meaning: From the sea

Nigel
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Dark or black-haired

Oliver
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Olive tree

Penelope
Origin: Greek
Meaning: Weaver

Quinn
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Intelligence or chief leader

Reginald
Origin: English
Meaning: Council or power

Simon
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: The listener

Thompson
Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Tom

Uriana
Origin: Greek
Meaning: The unknown

Violet
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Purple

William
Origin: English
Meaning: Resolute protection

A rep for Bella Baby said: ‘We’ve seen in the last few years that popular Netflix series’ have influenced the trend in baby names for that year and the next.  Furthermore, the latest breakout series to hit Netflix (Bridgerton) seems to be following this trend, and we predicted that regency era names, just like those of the characters in the show, will be amongst the most popular this year and next.

‘It’ll be interesting to see how many Daphne’s, Eloise’s and Thompson’s will be running around in a few years time.’

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