Category: Pop Culture Baby Names

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

Popular Baby Names in Malta, 2013

Elena/Elenia/Helena/Ella and Luke/Luca/Lucas were the most popular baby name-groups in Malta in 2013. 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

The Baby Name Chaffee

Why did a handful of Vietnamese-American babies get the name Chaffee in 1975? more

Baby Name Prediction – Lacey

Will the sad news about Lacey Holsworth make the baby name Lacey more popular this year? more

The Baby Name Theonita

The one-hit wonder baby name Theonita was inspired by a Chicago debutante. more

Will New Disney Fairy Zarina Influence Baby Names?

Will the latest Disney “Tinker Bell” movie make the baby name Zarina popular in 2014? more

Soap Opera Baby Name – Lahoma

A baby name inspired by a 1960s soap opera character. more

Mystery Baby Name – Latrenda

Why were so many baby girls suddenly named Latrenda in 1965? more

Mystery Baby Name – Delphine

Why was there a spike in the number of baby girls named Delphine in 1958? more

Mystery Baby Name – Ondina

Why was the baby name Ondina a one-hit wonder in 1968? more

Mystery Baby Name – Sumiko

Why were a bunch of babies named Sumiko in 1980? more

The Name Malaeska – Inspired by a Dime Novel

The rare mid-19th century name Malaeska was inspired by the world’s first dime novel. more

The Baby Name Normandie

The baby name Normandie was popularized in the 1930s by a large, luxurious, and very famous passenger ship called the SS Normandie. more

The Baby Name Velveeta

Did you know that dozens of baby girls in the U.S. were named Velveeta during the 20th century? Take that, Cheesepocalypse. more

Pop Culture Baby Name Game 2013

It’s the annual Pop Culture Baby Name Game! Which baby names became more popular in 2013 thanks to pop culture (music, movies, TV, sports, current events, etc.)? more

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