From the Affleck girls to TV’s ‘Revenge,’ pop culture is heavily influencing the latest trends of baby names. So far, the year’s trends reveal that unconventional names including Katniss and Django are becoming surprisingly more popular. Would YOU use one of these names?
It’s no surprise that The Hunger Games and Django Unchained are as popular as they are — but who would have thought that the characters’ names would be as wildly popular? The top ten trending boys’ and girls’ names are in — and Hollywood’s hottest movies, television characters, and A-list celebs are really influencing the trends!
‘Hunger Games,’& ‘Django Unchained’ Movies Inspire Top Baby Names 2013
Nameberry’s upcoming trends list suggests that movies and pop culture of today are going to have a huge impact on the names of future generations.
In homage to the feisty Hunger Games heroine, Katniss comes in as the list’s number ten trending girls’ name. Django comes in at a suprising number four for top boys’ names. These kids are going to grow up with some pretty powerful monickers!
Celebrity Baby Names Inspire Top Baby Names 2013
Celebrity baby names are also topping the charts: clearly Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck‘s girls have some major influence because their daughters’ names — Violet and Seraphina — are numbers five and seven on the 2013 trending girls’ name list, respectively.
Popular TV Shows Inspire Top Baby Names 2013
TV’s Glee has also made quite an impact on trending names: Quinn is among the year’s top unisex names so far, while Finn is number two on the top boys’ names of 2013. We imagine this spot could easily rise after the untimely death Cory Monteith, who played Finn on the popular show.
Declan –undoubtedly inspired by Revenge‘s Declan Porter — is another hot name for boys in 2013, falling just below Finn as the list’s number three.
Wherever their inspiration, the trending names of 2013 are all strong and powerful: other list-toppers include Imogen, Charlotte, Eleanor, Amelia, Isla, and Penelope for girls and Asher, James, Oliver, Henry, Atticus, Owen, and Milo for boys.
The Nameberry list reflects the top trending names of the first half of 2013 — which leaves us wondering about what changes will come in the rest of the year. There has been so much buzz about names like Kimye’s North and Jessica Simpson‘s Ace: are these the next round of trending names?
HollyMoms, would YOU give your baby one of these pop culture-inspired names?
– Kristine Hope Kowalski
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