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, Yameli

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 Brand: Amiri

2019 Celebrity babies: Atley, Archie, Adeya, Birdie, Ciro, Crew, Hart, Hayes, Izhaan, Kaavia, Kulture, Kiari, Myles, Navy, Story, Embrii, Eryss, Chi, Yosohn


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, Dutton

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, Kessel

2017 Celebrity babies: Asahd, Bear, Boomer, Chosen, Dream, Hayes, Jones, Kenzo, Eissa, Sire, Sir, Kensli, Lyric, Matias, Ensley, Maverick

2017 Celebrity related: Eniko

2017 Beauty queen: Savvy


2016

hamilton, musical, baby name, 2010s,

Here are the names for 2016.


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: Mateo, Hakeem, Lyon, Lucious, Lola, Oberyn, Baelfire, Bjorn, Ragnar, Rollo, Charleston, Marigold, Kanan

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, Royalty

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: Elysium, Ronin

2014 TV characters: Jorah, Tywin, Gannicus, Mellie, Michonne, Judith, Fitzwilliam, Lisanna, Mirajane, Deucalion, Aranza, Montserrat, Reddington, Freya, Killian

2014 TV show: Arkham

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, Giannis, Jameis, Kershaw, Arjen

2014 Advertisement: Yazleemar

2014 Celebrity babies: Dalary, Ace, Axl, Cricket, Eisele, Nori, Naiovy, Milan, Kaiser, Vale, Zhuri


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,

2012 News: Shenouda, Trayvon, Kateri, Jubilee, Jorelys, Dragon, Long, Ryu

2012 Politics: Romney

2012 Movie characters: Katniss, Primrose, Finnick, Hawkeye, Merliah, Aayat, Arrietty, Marilyn, Eponine

2012 TV characters: Naksh, Korra, Daenerys, Theon, Nymeria, Renly, Cora, Aria, Jeevika

2012 TV show: Grimm

2012 TV personalities: Kimbella, Eivin, Zuly, Aubri, Aydenn, Major, Messiah, King, Domani, Rhydian, Draya, Malaysia, Yandy, Raelynn, Jordis, Daleyza, Kenia, Brettly, Setareh, Adley

2012 Video game characters: Karliah, Aela, Ahri, Fiora

2012 Actors: Noomi, Anabrenda, Brely, Cymphonique, Sutton

2012 Literary character: Grey

2012 Singers: Adele, Zayn, Kimbra

2012 Rappers: Wale, Iviona, Yasiin

2012 Sports: Taurasi, Cesc, Tyrann, Taysom, Mesut, Demaryius, Cadel

2012 Celebrity babies: Kez, Dominic, Viaan, Aaradhya, Sebella, Olive, Blue, Ivy


2011

taio, singer, 2010s, baby name,

2011 News: Pippa, Philippa, William, Kate, Libya, Cairo, Caylee, Burhanuddin, Steve, Jorley

2011 Movie characters: Cataleya, Quorra, Peregrin, Eames, Arthur, Django, Vidia, Liliuokalani, Kaiulani, Tamina, Ariadne

2011 TV characters: Arya, Khaleesi, Tyrion, Temperance, Charlie, Teddy, Alaric, Spencer, Aria, Edith, Naevia, Crixus, Ilithyia, Lumen, Evaluna, Ilitia, Kristel

2011 TV show: Jersey

2011 TV personalities: Gredmarie, Jocell, Adrialys, Yanilen, Denisha, Somaya, Ayelene, Shanik, Alaina, Magaby, Anslee, Aubrey, Aubree, Jenelle, Aliannah, Aleeah, Markai, Jace, Saryniti, Jionni, Track, Trig, Gia, Larsa

2011 Actors: Zendaya, Rooney

2011 Singer: Taio

2011 Rapper: Tyga

2011 Sports: Xavi, Lebron, Kyrie, Amare, Carmelo, Jimmer, Roczen, Maurkice, Javale

2011 Product: Kindle

2011 Celebrity babies: Locklyn, Aleph, Arabella, Hattie, Haven, Monroe, Flynn, Harper, Kase


2010

caprica, tv show, baby name, 2010s,

2010 News: Kyron, Goodluck, Tiger, Neda

2010 Movie characters: Tiana, Dastan, Neytiri, Loxley, Raizo, Solara

2010 TV characters: Seeley, Sookie, Baze, Lux, Payson, Benhur, Kahlan, Winry, Dubraska, Raylan, Castle, Charlie, Quinn

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 Rapper: Dyland

2010 Sports: Iker, Brees, Neymar, Jeffren, Tamina, Robben, Maelle, Ozil, Rajon

2010 Celebrity babies: Kenzo, Naleigh, Mason, Sparrow, Hartley

2010 Beauty queen: Yendi