Boy Names 5.20.17Could this be the year that Pippa really hits it big? The name soared in use after the world met Philippa Charlotte Middleton, the world’s most famous bridesmaid. Now Pippa has married hedge fund manager James Matthews, with a lavish, headline-grabbing wedding. Of course “soared in use” still puts it around 100 births a year. 101 in 2016, to be precise. But Pippa combines the best of chart-toppers like Ella and Penelope, so it seems reasonable. And broadly familiar. So maybe, just maybe, we’ll hear more of it in 2017. Speaking of pop culture baby names:

Snoke and Sheev have yet to catch on, but there have been a handful of baby Hondos. Elsewhere in baby name news:

That’s all for today. As always, thank you for reading – and have a great week!

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