Baby name and food at the same time: “edible” names are in trend

Updated 09/10/2022 3:53 PM

  • Many parents want a fancy name for their offspring.
  • Why not give your child the name of their favorite food?
  • There are many tasty names that are suitable for both boys and girls.

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Naming babies is a trend. At least that’s what the expert named, YouTuber and podcaster SJ Strum says. He explains to the British newspaper “Metro”: “One of the biggest global trends of the last two years has been the plant-based diet.” He also sees a lifestyle trend “towards nature and the simple life”. Cooking together became popular during the lockdown and couples in particular discovered a common passion in it. “Baby names follow cultural changes, so we’ve seen names like Sage, Rye and Juniper take the charts by storm,” continues SJ Strum.

When choosing a name, you should be “sure” that you “really love” the name, he warns. “The goal is to be playful, unique and personal,” explains the expert. It should be considered, however, that the child bears the name for the rest of his life.

Whether it’s spices, fruit, or other foods – there’s a wide selection of tasteful girl names, but just a few for boys. We’ve also picked out some unisex food-inspired names.

Tasty names for girls

Amanda / Amandina – The first name comes from the Latin and means “lovable”. Amanda is very popular in English-speaking countries, but rarely in Germany. An even rarer variant is Amandine. This is also the name given to a Romanian chocolate cake or to dishes prepared with almonds (French “amande” = almond). You can find rarer names for girls here.

Apple – This is how Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin called their daughter, born in 2004. If you love apples, you might like the name too.

Brie – The Irish name comes from “bryn” (Celtic for “hill”) and means something like “noble” or “the noble”. But even a French soft cheese bears this name. The name was made famous by actress Brie Larson, among others.

cinnamon – The French name means “cinnamon”.

Cherry – The English name is translated as “cherry” but also as “darling”.

Clementine – The first name comes from the Latin “clemens”, which means “meek, gentle, gentle”. The citrus plant, which is a cross between mandarin and orange, bears the same name.

Coco to Peaches: Some celebrities have “edible” names.

Coconut – The first name was made famous by the famous fashion designer Coco Chanel. Reminds me of coconut.

Harissa – If you love North African food, you might be happy with this name. Because Harissa is not only a feminine name, but also a spicy spice paste originating from the Maghreb.

hazelnut – Nut lovers are worth their money here: Hazel is an English name and means ‘hazelnut’.

treasure – Honey is usually a nickname in English, but it can also be given as a female name. In German, the word means “honey”.

jasmine – Translated, the name means “the flower” and “the innocent”. Jasmine is of Persian origin and descends from the homonymous plant.

Madeleine – The French name derives from the Hebrew and means “the sublime”. Madeleines are also known as pastries.

Maple – The English name means “maple” and is particularly popular in the sweet version: maple syrup.

Olivia / Oliva – The name Olivia derives from the olive. The name olive is common in English and French.

Peaches – The name was made famous by the daughter of musician Bob Geldof. She gave it the sonorous name Peaches Honeyblossom. The English term means “peaches”.

Pepper – The English name simply means “pepper”. So, if you like spicy and spicy, this feminine name is a good choice. The first name could also inspire Marvel fans: Tony Stark’s secretary and partner, aka Iron Man, is called Pepper Potts.


The Society for the German Language evaluates the most popular first names for newborns every year. The data comes from over 700 registry offices. Here are the top ten first names for girls and boys.

Tasty names for boys

basil – The English name of Greek origin means “the real”, in Arabic also “the brave” or “the brave”. The English word “basil” means “basil”.

kobe – The name means “turtle” in Swahili and is best known for the late basketball star Kobe Bryant. It is said that the inspiration for his name was a Japanese steakhouse: Kobe beef is also known.

rye – Perfect for wheat lovers: the boy’s English name means “rye”.

Read also: Rare names for boys – only a few children are called that

Gender Neutral Names – Goodies for boys and girls

chai – The name, originally from Thailand, has the simple and beautiful meaning of “life”. The homonymous spice tea from Asia is also known.

Juniper – Attention to all fans of gin and co .: Juniper means “juniper” and is suitable for both girls and boys.

me neither – The name can be used for both girls and boys. It comes originally from Japan and refers to the edible seaweed of the same name, which is sold as paper-like leaves and is used, among other things, in sushi.

legend – The English name means both “wise person” and “wise”.
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How did parents in Germany prefer to name their children in 2021? These names were given more frequently. (Image credits: Picture Alliance / dpa / Vivantes Klinikum)

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