The list of top baby names of 2015 has been released! And while some names have topped the charts for years, others’ popularity is brand new. But one thing is for sure, our fave celebs CONTINUE to majorly inspire new parents. From Emma Watson to Liam Hemsworth, it’s obvious that certain stars have much more influence than others!
You may start hearing A LOT of parents calling out for “Emma” and “Liam” on the playground. After all, those two names once again topped the chart for most popular baby names of the year — for the second time in a row! And we can’t help but wonder, is it due in part to megastars Liam Hemsworth, 26, and Emma Watson, 26? Discover the other celebs who inspired parents across the country this past year, and tell us, did YOUR name make the list?
The number one most popular baby name for boys in 2015 was Noah, while Liam came in at a close second, according to the Social Security Administration. Emma was the number one girls name in 2015, with Olivia trailing not far behind — Olivia Pope anyone? But we’re not too surprised that Noah won out for boys — after all, the moniker was ranked first among boys for the THIRD consecutive year.
Emma has also been popular for quite a while as this is the second year the name was the top girl’s name, after also taking first place in 2008, according to MarketWatch. After Olivia, Sophia came in at number three, followed by Ava — the two were actually switched on last year’s list. And after Liam, the top male names were Mason, Jacob, and William.
Something that was super interesting is that the name Isis, once very popular, has now dropped off the list of 1,000 names COMPLETELY. Obviously this is most likely due to the fact that Isis is the acronym used by a prolific terrorist group. “It’s actually quite rare for a name to be eliminated by issues in the news,” Laura Wattenberg, baby name expert and founder of BabyNameWizard.com, told the Los Angeles Times.
As shocking as it is, even Adolph – as in Hitler – was still ranked 555th in the U.S. when World War II ended, the L.A. Times reported. Crazy, right? But while Isis has been totally eliminated from the list due to issues in the news, current events had no impact on increasing the popularity of Hillary, Barack, and Bernie — neither of those names made the list.
What do you think of the top names, HollywoodLifers? Did your own name make the list?