Will the new Disney fairy Zarina influence baby names?

the disney fairies, including zarina
The Disney Fairies (L-R): Vidia, Iridessa, Fawn,
Zarina, Tinker Bell, Silvermist, Rosetta

In 2008, Disney began releasing straight-to-DVD movies featuring Tinker Bell and other fairies.

Since then, at least two of the Disney fairy names have debuted on the SSA’s baby name list:

Pixie has also seen increased usage in the last few years. (The fairies live in Pixie Hollow.)

The Pirate Fairy, the latest film in the series, was released yesterday. The titular “pirate fairy” is a new fairy named Zarina.

Usage of the baby name Zarina has been slowly but steadily rising since the 1960s.

Do you think the Disney movie will influence the popularity of the baby name?

What do you think of the name Zarina?

UPDATE, 2/13/2019: The usage of Zarina increased quickly in 2014 and 2015, but since then has actually been declining:

  • 2017: 56 baby girls named Zarina
  • 2016: 69 baby girls named Zarina
  • 2015: 95 baby girls named Zarina
  • 2014: 74 baby girls named Zarina
  • 2013: 42 baby girls named Zarina

Maybe it’s naturally adjusting back to pre-movie levels? Hm.

One thought on “Will the new Disney fairy Zarina influence baby names?

  1. I know a 13-year-old Zarina. She usually goes by Zara, which I prefer. It’s a nice change from Sara.

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