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08th Jan 2018

Saoirse Ronan has started this unexpected trend in the US

Who saw this coming?

And it’s only getting bigger.

After her success at last night’s Golden Globes, Saoirse Ronan has more eyes than ever before on her.

And as her star continues to rise stateside, it seems fans in the US are latching on to one aspect in particular and adopting it for themselves.

Already with an impressive back catalogue or films on her CV, Saoirse’s huge popularity has led to a huge increase in the number of parents choosing the name ‘Saoirse’ for their little ones.

According to Nameberry, the name ‘Saoirse’ has nearly doubled in popularity since 2015 and has now made it into the top 1,000 names list in the US.

However, the name isn’t always being spelt as we know it. We’ve all seen Saoirse’s attempts at helping American’s pronounce her name, so it’s not all that surprising that they’ve adapted the name to remove confusion.

Experts say that with the rise in popularity of the name, they also expect to see variations in spelling such as Seersha and Syrshah.

Sheer madness, isn’t it?