Over 40 baby names (25 girl names, 16 boy names) were new to the top 1,000 in 2009. The highest debuts for girls were Analia, Bristol and Brinley. For boys, Maximiliano, Sylas and Kayson.
Analia comes from the telenovela El Rostro de Analía. The lead character’s name is Ana Lucia, but other characters know her as Analía.
Maximiliano might be another TV reference. Argentinian actor/athlete Maximiliano Palacio was featured on The Real Housewives of New York City last year.
Bristol was influenced by teen mom Bristol Palin, daughter of former VP nominee Sarah Palin.
Other newbies, and likely sources, are: Taraji (actress Taraji Henson), Juelz (rapper Juelz Santana), Maliah (presidential daughter Malia Obama).