Category: Pop Culture Baby Names

Baby Names from ‘American Gods’?

Will the upcoming TV adaptation of ‘American Gods’ have any influence on the baby name Shadow? more

The (Pre-Kardashian) Baby Name Jenner

I wonder how the Jenners born during the ’70s feel about the Kardashian phenomenon. more

Empire Baby Name Predictions – Cookie? Jussie?

What impact will the super-successful Fox show ‘Empire’ have on baby names this year? more

The Jockey-Inspired Baby Name Tuesdee

Tuesdee Testa, pioneering female jockey, has a handful of namesakes… more

The Rise of the Baby Name Cheryl

Cheryl was one of the top girl names in the nation in the late 1950s. How did it get there? more

The Rom-Com Baby Name Cherrill

The baby name Cherrill, inspired by the little-known actress who starred in the Charlie Chaplin’s silent classic “City Lights” (1931). more

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, the ’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

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