Isabella And Jayden Are The Most Popular Baby Names In NYC! Would You Name Your Baby After A 'Twilight' Character Or Celeb Kid?

Wed, October 20, 2010 11:41am EDT by 3 Comments

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It looks like hit movies and celebrity children were the biggest influences for New York parents when it came to naming their babies!

According to a New York City Health Department survey, the most popular baby names in 2009 were influenced by Hollywood! Last year, more than 1,400 Big Apple babies were named Isabella or Jayden — and it’s a safe bet to say they were influenced by phenomena of Bella Swan and the Twilight saga and the sons of famous celebrity parents Will Smith and Britney Spears!

Some celebrity kids have the weirdest names!

Other names for new babies in the five boroughs are clearly celeb-inspired and include Usher, Rihanna, Peyton and Iman! Parents even paid homage to the New York fashion scene and top designers by choosing names like Armani and Chanel! Whoa, and we thought celebrities were the only ones who gave their kids strange names!

In addition to pop culture icons of Hollywood, parents have opted for traditional names. Biblical figures continue to be an inspiration with popular names such as Joshua and Jeremiah for boys and Esther and Genesis for girls.

Lily Allen will not give her expectant baby boy a silly name!

Nine of the top 10 names for girls were the same as in 2008, including Sophia, Mia and Emily. As for the boys list, Alexander trumped Ryan and made it to the top 10! Hey HollyMoms, would you name your baby after a celebrity baby or a character from a hit book and movie?

–Leigh Blickley

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Uly

Posted at 11:53 AM on November 3, 2010  

“Last year, more than 1,400 Big Apple babies were named Isabella or Jayden — and it’s a safe bet to say they were influenced by phenomena of Bella Swan and the Twilight saga and the sons of famous celebrity parents Will Smith and Britney Spears!”

Uh, no.

Variations on Aidan/Ayden (Aiden, Jayden, Braiden, Caden…) have been growing increasingly popular since 1990. Jayden first appeared on the SSA list in 1994, and has been steadily gaining in popularity since then – with no meteoric rise when Will Smith had his son or when that son was in a film with him.

Will Smith was influenced by the popular zeitgeist, not the other way around.

As for Isabella, that’s another name that’s been basically zooming up in popularity since 1990, and on pretty much the same trajectory. Oh, it may have gotten a slight boost since Twilight came out, but not much of one – it fits general naming trends for girls right now. It’s charmingly old-fashioned and it shortens easily into simple nicknames ending with -a (Isa, Bella).

It’s not hard to find this information. It took me literally less than five minutes to search each name at babynamevoyager and at the SSA website. You look smarter when you don’t say stupid things.

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Nicky

Posted at 3:46 PM on October 24, 2010  

Nice name jayden

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Nicky

Posted at 3:34 PM on October 24, 2010  

So Beautiful jayden

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