The French name Thylane debuted in the U.S. baby name data just recently, in 2017:
- 2018: unlisted
- 2017: 5 baby girls named Thylane [debut]
- 2016: unlisted
I think the reason must be the rising visibility of French model Thylane Blondeau (b. 2001), who is followed by over 3 million people on Instagram.
Her first name is pronounced tee-lahn in French (you can hear it in this video, and also in this one). But Thylane herself (in this video) suggests that other pronunciations (like tee-layn or ty-layn) might be easier for those who don’t speak French.
What are your thoughts on this name?