With the resurgence of '90s fashion and beauty trends and '90s music and TV shows increasingly dominating our downtime (hello, Friends on Netflix), it was only a matter of time before millennials took the trend to the next level.
According to parenting website BabyCentre, new parents are looking back to their youth and favorite '90s icons for inspiration when it comes to naming their babies. We suspect there are a few punk rock fans among them, with Maria taking the top spot for girls (possibly offering up a nod to the 1999 Blondie song), followed by Courtney, whose namesake Courtney Love was one of the decade's most infamous women. Naomi also looks set for a resurgence, as if to mirror Naomi Campbell's own recent renaissance.
Also set for a comeback among baby girls are Helen, Kimberly, Molly, Jennifer, Sophie, Jessica and Danielle.
Parents of boys don't seem to be put off by the controversy surrounding William "Brad" Pitt in recent years, as Bradley will apparently see the biggest revival this year (of course, there's also a chance we're dealing with a bunch of S Club 7 fans). Daniel, Ryan, Christopher, Lewis and Nathan are also tipped to return, along with Timothy (although we can't be sure Mr Chalametisn't responsible for this one), and Ross (aka, many people's secret favourite Friend).
"While these names may sound over-familiar and even old-fashioned to us '80s and '90s kids, they’ll be a breath of fresh air among all the Ivy’s and Noah’s at nursery and playgroup," the baby name experts insist.
The most popular '90s baby names ready for a comeback: