Mermaid-themed baby names including Ariel and Pearl surge in popularity in quirky trend

CHOOSING a baby name can be difficult – after all, trends come and go and you can't please everyone.

But if you're struggling to come up with a cool and quirky moniker, listen up – because baby names website, Nameberry has revealed that mermaid-themed names are having a huge surge in popularity.

It makes sense – after all, mermaid toys, games, clothes and accessories are everywhere at the moment.

“Mermaid names have made it big in recent years," explained the popular parenting site.

And we're not just talking about the name Ariel – although The Little Mermaid moniker has made the top 10.

Nameberry has revealed the likes of Coralia and Pearl are also popular choices.

We've rounded up some of the most famous mermaid names for your little water baby.

Would you call your child one of these?

Favourite mermaid baby names

  • Ariel – AKA The Little Mermaid
  • Adella – One of Ariel's older sisters
  • Azalea – One of the mermaid statues in Virginia
  • Coralia – A mermaid name from 18th century ballet
  • Ianthe – An ocean nymph from Greek mythology
  • Jewel One of the mermaid statues in Virginia
  • Nixie – A water-dwelling spirit
  • Pearl – The jewel of the ocean
  • Shellina – The shells of the ocean
  • Triton – Ariel's dad in The Little Mermaid

Source: Nameberry

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