According to a report by Britain’s BabyCenter, the name Elsa may not be as unique as you might expect. Not since the mega popular Disney film, Frozen, was released.
The name Elsa, tops baby naming trend, and is currently among the top 100 names for all baby girls in the UK.
“Whilst the film’s popular heroine is called Anna, Elsa offers a more unique name and is also a strong female role model”, says Sarah Barrett, Managing Editor for BabyCentre.
Interestingly, but not totally unexpected, is that Disney heroines are so popular that parents name their children often after them.
Research done on data from the US Census Bureau shows big historical spikes in the numbers of girls that share a name with Disney heroines right after a new film is released.
The chart above shows how names like Wendy (from Peter Pan) and Ariel (from Little Mermaid) skyrocketed after their movie releases in 1953 and 1967 respectively.
There weren’t five girls in the country called Mulan in any year before the film of the same name was released in 1998, after which it started accounting for four and eventually seven of every million births.
In short, daycares across America will probably be full of little Elsas in just a few years.
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