This is just adorable!
Frozen has been one of the biggest children’s films in recent memory, and it’s influencing what parents are naming their kids!
BabyCentre researched what monikers parents are picking these days and it turns out that Elsa has shot up the charts! 243 spots up the chart to be exact!
In 2013, Elsa was ranked the 278th most popular name, but fast forward to this year, where only six months in, it’s the 183rd most popular!
This isn’t the first time that a movie has influenced what parents name their kids, but what about siblings naming their new additions?
According to some parents, it was their kids who urged them to use the Frozen names!
And while Anna’s popularity only increased 5 percent (from the 37th spot to 35th), Sarah Barrett, Managing Editor for BabyCentre, explained why:
"Whilst the film's popular heroine is called Anna, Elsa offers a more unique name and is also a strong female role model. Elsa is the ice queen but she sees the error of her ways and is shown to be a sensitive, but strong and confident character. Just in the way the name Arya from Game of Thrones increased in popularity in 2013, films are hugely influential."
Yasss! We love strong characters!
As for siblings picking the names, Disney UK's Vice President Anna Hill (zOMG! Another Anna!) expressed their feelings, saying:
"We're delighted that Elsa is a popular name for babies and it's lovely to hear that for many families, it is actually their siblings who have chosen it. We've been bowled over by the response to Frozen - it's now the fifth biggest film of all time and families are really connecting with Elsa's fight to overcome her fears and the powerful strength of the family bond which has helped her to achieve this."
With another six months to go in the year, and lots more babies to be born, we’re innerested to see how much these figures change!
Do YOU think Elsa will get even more popular?!?
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