If you’re seeing a lot of hot pink lately, here’s what’s up: the “Barbiecore” aesthetic is all the rage right now, and shows no signs of slowing. The fashion industry, always the first with groundbreaking trends, debuted the beginnings of Barbiecore with Valentino’s entirely hot-pink runway show for fall/winter 2002-23. Since then, it has exploded — but it’s not just the color, it’s the vibe. Think bright, vibrant, and bubbly; super-girly but also self-sufficient and decidedly not “damsel-in-distress”; positive and joyful. It’s giving Elle Woods, riding around in a pink convertible on a sunny day and then showing up to a court of law in a hot pink suit. Barbie isn’t just tidying up the house waiting for breadwinner Ken to come home, after all!
#Barbiecore has been a trending hashtag on TikTok, and searches for the term on Etsy rose 35% over the summer when compared to the same time last year. And when something is this trendy, we start to see it everywhere — including baby names! Look no further than the Coastal Grandmother and Cottagecore baby name trends for the perfect examples.
So if you’re expecting a baby girl and want to be ahead of the curve, you don’t have to literally name her Barbie to capitalize on the powerfully feminine exuberance of the Barbiecore trend (although you could!). Here are some of our favorite girl names that capture the essence of that Barbiecore aesthetic.
From Illusia to Zillion, here are a few of the most unique celebrity baby names.