Category: Pop Culture Baby Names

Ziegfeld Follies Baby Names – Allyn & Avonne

The only two baby names to debut on the charts thanks to Follies girls. more

The Silver Screen Baby Name Seena

Seena is the third name (I know of) to debut on the U.S. baby name charts thanks to a film actress. more

The Actress-Inspired Baby Name Ormi

As far as I can tell, Ormi is the the second baby name to debut on the national list (way back in 1916!) thanks to an actor working in film. more

Top Girl Name Debuts of 2014

The highest-debuting girl names of 2014 were Dalary, Yazleemar, Sunjai, Hannaley and Tauriel. more

Top Boy Name Debuts of 2014

The highest-debuting boy names of 2014 were Llewyn, Keylor, Feynman, Sanav and Jadaveon. more

The Under-the-Radar Baby Name Francelia

Like old-fashioned girl names? Here’s one that may be new to you. more

The Celebrity Baby Name Condola

A celebrity baby name from the ’80s. more

Cosby Show Baby Names – Vanessa, Keshia, Phylicia…

Did you know that the Cosby Show helped to popularize at least 10 baby names? more

The Musical Baby Name Anona

The song-inspired baby name Anona debuted on the SSA’s baby name list way back in 1903. more

Wrangler, an ’80s Baby Name Enigma!

The baby name Wrangler debuted on the charts in the ’80s. Do you think the debut was influenced by the jeans or by the jeep? Or both? more

Bobbyetta, the Lion Lady Baby Name

Was Bobbyetta Porter the original cat lady? Perhaps! And her pet lion brought her enough fame to influence the baby name charts… more

Baby Boys Named Twig?

All thanks to a short-lived ’50s sitcom. more

The Baby Name Saford, a Hillbilly One-Hit Wonder

In 1941, Saford debuted on the U.S. baby name charts with 11 baby boys — enough to make it the top boy name debut of the year. Never to be seen on the list again, Saford was also the top one-hit wonder name of 1941, and it’s tied for 9th […] more

Babies Named after Oprah’s Boyfriend?

Yes, Oprah’s long-time boyfriend Stedman has influenced the baby name charts! Well over 100 baby boys were named Stedman in the late ’80s and early 90s. more

Twins Named After Joe Louis and Marva

Twins born in 1935 named after Joe Louis and his new bride Marva. In fact, many babies were named after Marva that year. more

Rikishi, the Stink Face Baby Name

A baby name inspired by a pro-wrestler whose signature move was rubbing his butt in his opponent’s face. more

Baby Name Prediction – Keke

Did more parents use the baby name Keke last year, thanks to the influence of Keke Palmer? more

NBA-Inspired Baby Names

Late last year, SB Nation (the SB stands for “Sports Blogs”) ran an article on NBA-inspired baby names. I won’t summarize the whole thing here, but I will repost their graphic: And, in case it isn’t obvious.. Shaquille refers to Shaquille O’Neal Kobe refers to Kobe Bryant Kanye refers to […] more

Pop Culture Baby Names: Starsky & Hutch

Before you click, try to guess: Which saw higher usage in the ’70s, the name Starsky or the name Hutch? more

The One-Hit Wonder Baby Name Seroba

There’s a surprising connection between the one-hit wonder name Seroba and a baby I wrote about years ago… more

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