Miley Cyrus, Adele & 'The Hunger Games' — 2012's Most Popular Baby Names

Tue, April 10, 2012 5:20pm EDT by 31 Comments

‘The Hunger Games’ isn’t just making an impact at the box office: Rue, Cato & more characters made the top baby names of 2012! has released its official list of predictions for the hottest boy and girl names in 2012, and some of them might be surprising — yet totally familiar. 

Here are their top name picks:

Rue The Hunger Games influenced this top name. It is originated from the series, Rue is a young girl who meets a tragic end.

Emmett — Thanks to Twilight‘s Emmett Cullen, this name is sure to be popular.

Weston, Wesley, West —  All these versions of West are great, but Weston is the name of The Office’s Jenna Fischer son.

Ivy — Superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z trademarked this name for daughter, Blue Ivy, but this name is sure to rise to the top.

Adele — The Grammy-winner Adele may have something to do with this one!

Grayson, Gray —  ABC’s new television series, Revenge, focuses on a powerful family, The Grayson’s.

Aria — This is the name of Lucy Hale‘s character on Pretty Little Liars

Cyrus — Miley Cyrus‘ fame and good looks definitely have some pull on this unisex name!

Estelle — The royal couple of Sweden named their daughter Estelle 

Cato — Once again, The Hunger Games influence! The villain in the series should not matter thanks to the name’s uniqueness!

Blythe — The name could have potential and it’s identified with actress Blythe Danner, the mother of Gwyneth Paltrow.

HollyMoms, What do you think of the hot baby names?

— Giovanna Pagliarulo

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