Mermaid-themed baby names rising in popularity to become one of the latest trends

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It seems there is a new baby name trend on the rise.

According to baby name website Nameberry, several mermaid-themed monikers are becoming more and more popular.

And it kind of makes sense, with there being a lot of buzz about the remake of Disney's The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, and Melissa McCarthy.

"Mermaid names have made it big in recent years," Nameberry suggests, with the most famous mermaid Ariel topping the list.

Take a look at some of the beautiful mermaid names – we can absolutely see why parents love them.

  1. Ariel – The Little Mermaid
  2. Ava – River goddess
  3. Adella – Ariels older sister
  4. Azalea – Mermaid statue in Norfolk, Virginia
  5. Brizo – Greek goddess of sailors
  6. Coralia - Mermaid name from an 18th-century ballet
  7. Delphin – Leader of the dolphins
  8. Galene – Calm seas
  9. Ianthe – Ocean nymph
  10. Jewel - Mermaid statue in Norfolk, Virginia
  11. Kai - Sea
  12. Marina – Of the sea
  13. Nerissa - Water
  14. Nixie – Water dwelling spirit
  15. Pearl – Ocean jewel
  16. Sirena – Spanish word for Mermaid
  17. Theo – Swift voyage or moving waves
  18. Trion – Ariel’s father
  19. Viviane – Lady of the lake
  20. Waverly - Wave