Instagram filters become children's names in the United States

Valencia, Amaro, Sutro ... are the names of the filters for the photographs of the famous Instagram application and, for a time now, also names of newborn children in the United States. This has been revealed by a list of most popular names used by Americans in 2015, surprising as it may seem.

According to a statistics from Baby Center, young parents are using the names of the filters of this popular mobile application to be inspired when it comes to naming their little newborn. A trend that is starting but that is increasing.

Lux, the most used name

These data ensure that the name derived from this application that is currently being used in the United States is Lux, with an increase of 75 percent compared to last year.


To this name are added others such as Ludwing, Amaro, Reyes, Hudson and Kevin, which have seen their popularity increased for children's names in 2015 despite the fact that in previous years they had been much less used. On the part of the girls, they increase Juno, Valencia and Willow.

The website itself has explained that the data are not official or government, but have carried out a data collection of more than 340,000 parents around the world to be able to offer this information before the institutions, which usually give it when the year is over.

Inspiration in television programs

Not only on Instagram seem to inspire American parents, in a fashion that has not yet reached Spain. According to this web page, parents are also basing themselves on names of fashion television shows to name their newborns (something that, by the way, usually happens in our country).


In this line, BabyCenter has detected that the names of personages of the television program 'Empire', of a great success in the small American screen, are increasing a lot in recent months. So for example, the name 'Royalty' (which appears in the 'show') has grown by 55 percent.

Most popular names in girls and boys in the United States

Next, we copy the list of most common names used in the country. To see them most popular names in Spain, click on this other link.

10 most popular girl names in 2015

1. Sophia

2. Emma

3. Olivia

4. Ava

5. Mia

6. Isabella

7. Zoe

8. Lily

9. Emily

10. Madison

10 most popular boy names in 2015

1. Jackson

2. Aiden

3. Liam

4. Lucas


5. Noah

6. Mason

7. Ethan

8. Caden

9. Logan

10. Jacob

Video: Babies Are Being Named After Instagram Filters


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