Gone are the days of Anne, Maree, Mary and Jane being the most common middle name for girls…

baby name consultant and the founder of Nameberry, Pamela Redmond, tells TODAY.com that Rose has become quite popular as a middle name for baby girls.

“Everyone has an ancestor with Rose in their name, but it feels too simple for many to use as a first name and works well in the middle,” Redmond says.

Grace has been another recently popular middle name and you can expand that to other virtue names, such as Hope or Justice,” Redmond tells TODAY.com

Another popular trend according to Nameberry is the use of Masculine middle names.

“The boys’ name James has become a popular middle name for girls and started a trend for traditional masculine names in the middle,” Redmond explains.

“This might be a way to honor a male relative or hero in your daughter’s name without ‘feminising’ it.”

Middle names for girls

The top 10

  • Rose
  • Elizabeth
  • Grace
  • Jane
  • Marie
  • Pearl
  • Violet
  • Josephine
  • June
  • Beatrice
Paper stickers with different names on wooden background

More popular middle names for girls:

  • Maeve
  • Alice
  • Wren
  • Willow
  • Mae
  • Sage
  • Claire
  • Nova
  • Margaret
  • Rue
  • Harper
  • Aria
  • Briar
  • Frances
  • Elise
  • Catherine
  • Faye
  • Arden
  • Jade
  • Birdie
  • Blythe
  • Eve
  • Scout
  • Gwen
  • Louise
  • Anne

Do you prefer traditional names that carry on through the generations? What is your favourite middle name?

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