One of the biggest baby name trends of 2018 are names inspired by villains [Getty]
Baby names go in and out of fashion at the speed of light, with a new trend appearing every year.
This year, baby name expert SJ from Channel Mum has predicted one of the biggest trends of this year will be baby names inspired by villains.
Say goodbye to simple floral names and gender neutral names, because this trend is one we’ve never heard before.
SJ revealed villainous baby names are on the rise, with names such as Harley and Quinn peaking in popularity.
Channel Mum’s baby name expert found people were naming their babies after iconic baddies of film and TV [Getty]
The name Quinn for example is now only number 259 of the top baby names for girls.
As well, the names Ronnie and Reggie – inspired by Ronnie and Reggie Kray – has gone up in popularity, with Ronnie sitting at number 70 and Reggie at number 55.
Celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Justin Timberlake have joined the likes of Wayne Rooney and Emma Willis in the unusual baby names club – click through to take a look at the most unusual
If you’re a fan of this bizarre but unique trend, you might want to consider these adorable names.
Villainous baby girl names
One of the more popular villainous names is Bellatrix, taken from Bellatrix Lestrange [Getty]
If you’re a fan of this baby name trend, and also love Harry Potter, why not Bellatrix for a girl?
Possibly shortened to Bella, or Ella, the name – meaning female warrior – was ranked 514 in 2017, even though she was most definitely a villain in the Harry Potter books and films.
Take some inspiration from Cruella De Vil with the name Ella.
Even though it is a shortened version of the 101 Dalmatians villain, Ella is the 17th most popular baby name in the US, according to Name Berry.
Ella is a baby girl name, which can be taken from the villain Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmations [Getty]
Regina George was the evil high school girl in Mean Girls.
While some may hate her character, her name is still very popular.
The name Regina actually means Queen, and saw a massive rise in popularity in 2004 when the film was released.
Fictional supervillian Poison Ivy could be the inspiration behind the baby girl name Ivy.
Beyoncé and Jay Z love the name Ivy despite Poison Ivy being a villain [Getty]
The botanical name also has natural connotations of flowers and earth, if you’d prefer to not reference the supervillian.
Wednesday Addams wasn’t the worst member of her family, but she sure is iconic.
While not the most popular name in the world, babies named after days do seem to be making a return.
Villainous baby boy names
The baby name Norman decreased in popularity after the film Psycho came out [Getty]
Is there a more iconic villain than Norman Bates? Probably not.
Norman would indeed be a very unique name, as ever since 1960 – when the film Psycho was released – the name has been dropping in popularity, according to Name Berry.
Montgomery Burns is the villain we love to hate on The Simpsons.
Monty for short, this name is adorable for a baby boy.
Monty – short for Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons – is an adorable baby boy name [Getty]
Gus Fring was the worst villain in TV series Breaking Bad, but his name is adorable.
Gus for a baby boy – usually short for Augustus – is the Latin for great and magnificent.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, naming your baby boy after Darth Vader himself may be the best call you ever made.
Anakin was not a villain for the majority of the film series, however, does turn to the dark side.
Anakin is a very unique baby name, with it’s popularity hoovering within the top 1000 [Getty]
As you can imagine, Anakin isn’t the most popular name in the world, ranked in the US at number 778 according to Name Berry.
Lex Luther was the villain in Smallville.
The name Lex can work for a girl or a boy, as well as Lexie, Lexy, or Alexa.