Baby Name Timeline: 2010s

Baby Name Timeline 2010s

The baby names below saw sudden changes in usage during the 2010s thanks to the influence of historical events. I’ve written explanatory blog posts about some of them — please click the links to learn more!

To check out history-influenced baby names from other decades, visit the baby name timeline main page.

2019

eliantte, music, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2019 News: Ermias, Cynniah
  • 2019 Movie characters: Alita, Sekani, Starr, Seven, Qira, Jardani, Zia, Elsa
  • 2019 Movie: Akicita
  • 2019 TV characters: Amenadiel, Floki, Finan, Escanor, Rhaella, Margaery, Axara, Maisel, Tokyo, Berlin, Yeimy, Broly
  • 2019 TV show: Dracarys
  • 2019 TV personalities: Chevel, Kayslin, Zaxai, Maelyn, Myracle, Chandlar, Dayleen, Dennhi, Andoni, Karely, Yoel, Phor, Emani, Rhylee
  • 2019 Social media influencers: Akyli, Mazelee, Norvina, Posie
  • 2019 Video game characters: Alexios, Peach
  • 2019 Actors: Malek, Rami, Yalitza, Marsai, Asante, Phoebe, Dacre
  • 2019 Music: Eliantte
  • 2019 Singers: Billie, Rosalia, Naija
  • 2019 Rappers: Malaynah, Kodak
  • 2019 Musical album: Erys
  • 2019 Sports: Taysom, Harden, Kyler, Kelce
  • 2019 Celebrity babies: Atley, Archie, Adeya, Birdie, Ciro, Crew, Hart, Hayes, Izhaan, Kaavia, Kulture, Kiari, Myles, Navy, Story, Embrii, Eryss, Chi

2018

wentz, football, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2018 News: Doria, Meghan, Jahseh, Harvey, Imran, Bennington
  • 2018 Movie characters: Braven, Araminta, Astrid, Dayveon, Ainhoa, Shuri, Nakia, Mera, Amilyn, Kyloren, Laureline, Cleo, Violet, Via, Lumiere, Asees, Domino
  • 2018 Movies: Roma, Valerian, Sicario
  • 2018 TV characters: Aegon, Rhaegar, Khal, Yara, Anifer, Pyrrha, Ezran, Rio, Oslo, Denver, Jiren
  • 2018 TV personalities: Zhavia, Elanese, Sharaya, Kaoir, Karamo, Rhiyan, Kiyanne, Jaquae, Cyn, Lonzo, Melo, Lamelo, Stassia, Yarishna, Daer
  • 2018 Social media influencers: Jentree, Maleni, Thaily
  • 2018 Video game characters: Atreus, Aloy, Ikora, Bayek
  • 2018 Actors: Chadwick, Letitia, Elsie, Rami, Greeicy
  • 2018 Song: Havana
  • 2018 Singers: Cardi, Dua, Koe, Keala, Solana
  • 2018 Rappers: Swae, Nahmir
  • 2018 Producer: Zaytoven
  • 2018 DJ: Garrix
  • 2018 Musical album: Syre
  • 2018 Sports: Baker, Westbrook, Thielen, Carson, Wentz, Khabib, Luka, Kylian, Ederson
  • 2018 Celebrity babies: Banks, Hayes, Billion, Kenzo, Miles, Rumi, Sircarter, Chicago, True, Stormi, Watson, Alaiya, Braeson
  • 2018 Beauty queen: Keysi

2017

moana, movie, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2017 News: Omran, Eclipse, Moon
  • 2017 Politics: Ivanka, Barron, Melania, Kellyanne, Merrick, Sally
  • 2017 Movie characters: Moana, Maui, Callum, Jyn, Cassian, Luminara, Logan, Thor, Hela, Valkyrie, Bek, Arjunreddy, Kubo, Quinzel, Vision
  • 2017 TV characters: Cersei, Aerys, Benjen, Olenna, Amenadiel, Maze, Lucifer, Amaya, Zari, Uhtred, Torvi, Grover, Eleven, Shadow, Colt, Ikeni, Elena, Belky, Tahani, Xenovia, Emberly, Renata, Celeste
  • 2017 TV show: Rwby
  • 2017 TV personalities: Giah, Lyrica, Sayyora, Kassius, Petehn, Brennley, Taishmara, Danelly, Zhamira, Liangelo, Wells
  • 2017 Social media influencers: Thylane, Dearra
  • 2017 Video game characters: Alisanne, Dvorah, Lunafreya, Noctis, Xayah, Kayn
  • 2017 Actors: Zazie
  • 2017 Writer: Colson
  • 2017 Music: Avianne
  • 2017 Singers: Normani, Sturgill, Maren, Kelsea, Sevyn
  • 2017 Rappers: Noriel, Kamaiyah
  • 2017 Sports: Dak, Prescott, Wrigley, Ezekiel, Draxler
  • 2017 Celebrity babies: Asahd, Bear, Boomer, Chosen, Dream, Hayes, Jones, Kenzo, Eissa, Sire, Sir, Kensli, Lyric, Matias, Ensley, Maverick
  • 2017 Celebrity related: Eniko

2016

hamilton, musical, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2016 News: Muhammad, Muhammadali, Caitlyn, Prince, Bowie, Anuel
  • 2016 Politics: Bernie, Hillary
  • 2016 Movie characters: Adaline, Joy, Riley, Rey, Kylo, Hux, Branch, Arlo, Kaulder, Riggan, Adonis, Creed, Wade, Ajax, Furiosa, Grey, Dory, Doris, Shivaay, Deckard, Horus, Zaya
  • 2016 Theater: Hamilton, Theodosia
  • 2016 TV characters: Mateo, Yurani, Negan, Mazikeen, Bryshere, Lucious, Lagertha, Lyanna, Ellaria, Bronn, Annalise, Cyrus, Eretria, Amberle, Fox, Nova, Shivanya, Iseult, Oseias, Rias, Azrael
  • 2016 TV shows: Versailles, Queen, Shannara
  • 2016 TV personalities: Seanix, Nyle, Hadassah, Iselis, Kye, Mariahlynn, Safaree, Mendeecees, Johnoliver, Zabdiel, Yoandri, Galilea
  • 2016 Video game characters: Alduin, Lynly, Cirilla, Sylvanas
  • 2016 Actor: Saoirse
  • 2016 Song: Ophelia
  • 2016 Singers: Bryson, Alessia, Camila, Halsey, Mars, Jojo, Granger
  • 2016 Musical album: Islah
  • 2016 Sports: Rio, Klay, Dansby, Rizzo, Isco, Hirving, Miesha, Yannick, Giannis, Griezmann
  • 2016 Product: Ozlo
  • 2016 Celebrity babies: Saint, Dream, Amei, Onyx, Greyson, Valor, Luna, Royalty, Theodore, Max, Megaa, Junie
  • 2016 Celebrity related: Canaan
  • 2016 Model: Gigi

2015

gotham, tv show, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2015 News: Isis, Snowden, Jubilee, Antares, Denali, Tamir, Aylan
  • 2015 Movie characters: Maleficent, Aurora, Drax, Jupiter, Zarina, Hazelgrace, Taya, Poe, Eilis, Annabelle, Mukunda, Beorn, Tris
  • 2015 TV characters: Hakeem, Lyon, Lucious, Lola, Oberyn, Baelfire, Bjorn, Ragnar, Rollo, Charleston, Marigold
  • 2015 TV show: Gotham
  • 2015 TV personalities: Lenox, Ezgi, Gloricely, Jersen, Jonael, Nadyalee, Bindi, Jhonni
  • 2015 Video game character: Tamriel
  • 2015 Actors: Taraji, Trai, Aislinn, Omari, Flex
  • 2015 Literary character: Atticus
  • 2015 Song: Khaza
  • 2015 Singers: Sia, Kehlani, Darkiel, Adley, Amitis, Jidenna, Jacquees, Jaziel, Daya, Adriel
  • 2015 Sports: Rousey, Draymond, Jabari, Tobin, Meghan, Carli, Yoenis
  • 2015 Products: Alexa, Cortana
  • 2015 Celebrity babies: Charlotte, Penelope, Aitana, Meilani, Alaia, Hoorain, Riaan, Briar
  • 2015 Celebrity related: Amal, Zelda

2014

llewyn, movie, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2014 News: Mandela, Madiba, Alisher, Iselle, Elon, Lwren
  • 2014 Movie characters: Llewyn, Everdeen, Cressida, Zarina, Philomena, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Hazel, Augustus, Ansel, Tauriel, Ender, Kalel, Murphy, Noni
  • 2014 Movies: Arkham, Elysium
  • 2014 TV characters: Jorah, Tywin, Gannicus, Mellie, Michonne, Judith, Fitzwilliam, Lisanna, Mirajane, Deucalion, Aranza, Montserrat, Reddington
  • 2014 TV personalities: Hannaley, Kaoir, Aleyda, Amzie, Atley, Kalenna, Cohutta, Milyn, Tessanne, Sunjai, Xairexis, Jeyshangelise, Aketzaly, Brittish, Yazaira, Geissie
  • 2014 Video game characters: Haigen, Serana
  • 2014 Actors: Shailene, Teller, Jai, Margot
  • 2014 Singers: Lorde, Ariana, Zacardi
  • 2014 Musical group: Rixton
  • 2014 Sports: Sochi, Keylor, Cavani, Enner, Jadaveon, Bode, Mallex, Jameis, Kershaw, Arjen
  • 2014 Advertisement: Yazleemar
  • 2014 Celebrity babies: Dalary, Ace, Axl, Cricket, Eisele, Nori, Naiovy, Milan, Kaiser, Vale

2013

jenni, tv show, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2013 News: Malala, Jonylah, Paul, Walker, Francis, Francisco
  • 2013 Politics: Wendy
  • 2013 Movie characters: Vanellope, Kitai, Cypher, Mavis, Merida, Lincoln, Aibileen, Gale, Gatsby, Theodora
  • 2013 Movie: Prometheus
  • 2013 TV characters: Oswin, Marnie, Sansa, Beric, Adalind, Luzma, Mayalen, Toby, Pihu, Liv, Johnse, Ragnar, Issei, Sybil
  • 2013 TV show: Pemberley
  • 2013 TV personalities: Jenni, Jaylah, Jenicka, Janney, Jayceon, Harlem, Cassadee, Falen, Gannon, Benzino, Sadie, Jase, Jep, Kiara, Stassi, Tahiry, Essined, Alesiram, Jaswiry, Kemily, Averey
  • 2013 Social media influencer: Zoella
  • 2013 Actors: Troian, Dove, Spruha, Paridhi
  • 2013 Literary character: Anastasia
  • 2013 Song: Diamond
  • 2013 Singer: Robin
  • 2013 Rappers: Kendrick, Azealia
  • 2013 Sports: Kawhi, Jabraylin, Chael, Arianny, Yasiel
  • 2013 Products: Siri, Rebelle
  • 2013 Celebrity babies: Penelope, Lorenzo, George, Rainbow
  • 2013 Celebrity related: Behati

2012

grimm, tv show, baby name, 2010s,

2011

taio, singer, 2010s, baby name,

2010

caprica, tv show, baby name, 2010s,
  • 2010 News: Kyron, Goodluck, Tiger, Neda
  • 2010 Movie characters: Tiana, Dastan, Neytiri, Loxley, Raizo
  • 2010 TV characters: Seeley, Sookie, Baze, Lux, Payson, Benhur, Kahlan, Winry, Dubraska, Raylan, Castle, Charlie
  • 2010 TV show: Caprica
  • 2010 TV personalities: Tenley, Bentley, Maci, Farrah, Catelynn, Bethenny, Rossibell, Alasia, Breaker, Koli, Khloe, Arianny, Josenid, Simitrio, Tinsley
  • 2010 Video game characters: Ezreal, Ezio
  • 2010 Actors: Kellan, Malillany, Vadhir
  • 2010 Literary character: Rue
  • 2010 Singer: Chrisette
  • 2010 Sports: Iker, Brees, Neymar, Jeffren, Tamina, Robben, Maelle, Ozil, Rajon
  • 2010 Celebrity babies: Kenzo, Naleigh, Mason, Sparrow, Hartley
  • 2010 Beauty queen: Yendi