TREND: Geek Culture
This year, STEM-related jargon is emerging as a major name influencer. Cloud, for instance, is up 76 percent! Apple is another rising choice as are the names of new virtual assistants like Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. Some of the individual thought-leaders in Silicon Valley are also creating some naming shifts, like Tesla’s founder Elon, and more historical figures – including scientists Darwin, Newton, and Edison – are seeing double-digit growth.