8 Baby Names That are Weirdly Popular with Millennial Parents

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Clementine

The trend: Naming your child after a health food.

Kale

Salad ingredients as baby names are all the rage, according to BabyCenter, who also listed Sage and Kiwi as popular options. (For the record, Cale in Gaelic means thin and slender.)

Peace

Stress is out. Zen is in. (This name surged a whopping 66 percent in popularity in 2018.)

Saffron

In 2018, this name saw a 31 percent boost in popularity for girls.

Ramirez

It’s a Fortnite thing. (This name jumped 57 percent for boys.)

Ocean

What better reminder to be eco-friendly—a millennial mantra—than to name your kid after the sea? (Up 31 percent for boys, apparently.)

Magnolia

Proof: Anything Joanna Gaines touches turns to gold. (It’s up 21 percent.)

Rosemary

Is it just another trending herb? Or a long-standing love of the old-lady baby name? You decide. (Either way, it’s up 20 percent.)