Category: Pop Culture Baby Names

Look Out for the Baby Name Moana

The next Disney princess, Moana, has been announced…but her movie won’t be out until 2016. How will this news affect usage of the name in 2014 & 2015? more

The Baby Name Tsianina

One day, while wasting time on Pinterest, I discovered a name I’d never seen before: Tsianina. more

The Baby Name Orenthal

How did O. J. Simpson’s sports career in the ’70s (and murder trial in the ’90s!) affect the usage of the baby name Orenthal? more

Did the O. J. Simpson Trial Influence Baby Names?

Watch what happens to the baby names Arnelle, Kato and Kaelin around the time of the O.J. Simpson murder trial. more

The Baby Name Kaleena

Ground-breaking sitcom “Love, Sidney” inspires baby name debut in 1981. more

Baby Names Inspired by Prince

How was superstar musician Prince influenced the national baby name charts? more

The Baby Name Rhiannon

How big did the name Rhiannon get in the 1970s, thanks to the Fleetwood Mac song? more

Cortana: Another Video Game Baby Name

Do you play Halo? Here’s a baby name inspired by the game, though not right away… more

The Baby Name Omoo

Inspired by a Herman Melville book. more

Wu-Tang Baby Name – Raekwon

How popular was the baby name Raekwon (inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan rapper) in the mid-1990s? more

The Baby Name Tsitsiki

The baby name Tsitsiki was a one-hit wonder on the national baby name list in 2004. Where did it come from, and what does it mean? more

Baby Name Predictions – Ellar, Iselle, Seanix

Will we see more babies named Ellar, Iselle and Seanix in 2014? more

The Baby Name Donivee

Where did this one-hit wonder baby name come from? (Hint: Think Hollywood!) more

Ebony Magazine’s Influence on Baby Names

Here are five names that have been given a boost on the baby name charts, thanks to Ebony magazine. more

Drene, The Shampoo-Inspired Baby Name

A one-hit wonder baby name that comes from a shampoo brand. It was popularized by an old-time radio show. more

Book-Inspired Baby Name – Dorcasina

An unusual baby name inspired by a long-forgotten American novel. more

Clovia – Comic Strip Baby Name

The baby name Clovia, which debuted on the national list in 1949, was inspired by a popular comic strip. more

Baby Name Prediction – Lammily

If the realistically-proportioned Lammily doll becomes a hit, do you think the word Lammily could turn into a baby name? more

Pop Culture Baby Name Game Results, 2013

Big winners this year include Jace, Lincoln, Ariana, Everly and Kendrick. Thanks to everyone who played! more

History of the Baby Name Maverick

A quick overview of the baby name Maverick — where it came from and how it became to trendy. more

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