Celebrity-Inspired Baby Names

Many of the hottest baby names today are inspired by celebrities. Here are the star-inspired names that are rising through the ranks.
  • Blake

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The unisex Blake, which indeed has two conflicting meanings, has a briskly efficient image when used for a girl.

    Though in the eighties it was seen very much as a male name, epitomized... Read More 

  • Bristol

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, grabbed her own share of headlines by having a baby out of wedlock and then appearing on... Read More 

  • Callista

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Calista Flockhart spotlighted this lovely Greek name that has a long future in the English-speaking world. Kallista is another spelling; Calixta and Calixto are related.Read More 

  • Cameron

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Cameron Diaz almost single-handedly transported this sophisticated Scottish male surname into the girls' camp, where it has had a rapid rise to popularity -- though it's never caught up with the... Read More 

  • Charlize

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Charlize is a name that owes its very life to a star: elegant blond South African actress Theron. She wasnamed after her father, whose name was Charles. Charlize jumped onto the popularity lists... Read More 

  • Dylan

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Dylan still feels poetic and romantic after years of popularity. A Welsh name tied to the sea, Dylan was a legendary sea god who prompted all the waters of Britain and Ireland to weep when he... Read More 

  • Elle

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Combine the charming heroine of the movie Legally Blonde with supermodel Elle Macpherson and the trend toward all names beginning with "el"—Ellie, Ella, Eleanor—and you have one hit name.... Read More 

  • Elvis

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    When the King was alive, and for years afterwards, few people (except Declan McManus who became Elvis Costello) dared use his singular name, but now it's very much up for grabs.

    The... Read More 

  • Eva

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Eva is a simple, classic name, but be warned: There are suddenly a lot of little girls named Eva (and Ava and Eve) around, perhaps inspired by Eva Longoria--Eva has been a Top 100 name since 2009.... Read More 

  • Evangeline

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Evangeline is a romantic old name enjoying a major comeback, thanks to its religious overtones, Eva's popularity, and the hot star of the TV megahit Lost, Evangeline Lilly. Evangelica and... Read More 

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