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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.
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  • Giada

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    Giada is a fresh spin on Jade, which has been quietly and stylishly used in English-speaking countries for several years now. Popular cook Giada De Laurentiis made this a possibility, then semi-su... Read More 

  • Grace

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    Grace is now just outside the Top 20, but who would have thought such a simple and pure virtue name as Grace, which originally referred to divine grace, could ever become trendy? Because that's wha... Read More 

  • Harrison

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    Harrison, a name made viable by Harrison Ford, is increasingly popular with parents who want an H name that's more formal than Harry or Hank but doesn't veer into the stiff Huntington-Harrington te... Read More 

  • Harry

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    Harry was everyone's elderly uncle until Princess Diana, following British royal tradition, named her son Henry but called him Harry. Then Harry Potter became a rage and Harry Styles of One Direct... Read More 

  • Hendrix

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    Hendrix is one of those hip rock and roll names, like Lennon, Jagger and Presley, that have been used by fellow celebs and others, to honor the seminal guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi. And this on... Read More 

  • Iker

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    Popular name in Spain might be difficult to pull off in an English-speaking land. But it's one of the fastest-rising choices in the U.S. thanks to soccer star Iker Casillas. Read More 

  • Isla

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    Isla is the name of a Scottish river, an island (spelled Islay), and the hot young red-haired actress Isla Fisher, wife of Sacha Baron Cohen. Isla is also among the fastest rising names in the U.S,... Read More 

  • Jada

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    Long used in Spanish-speaking countries, this strong but feminine name was jump-started here by the rise of actress Jada Pinkett Smith. In the Bible, the name Jada was borne by a man. Read More 

  • Jenson

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    The surname name Jenson is in the British Top 100 thanks to champion race car driver Jenson Button. Jenson might be an honorific for an ancestral John, the English form of Jens or Johannes, or eve... Read More 

  • Jude

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    Jude is an example of a name whose image was turned on its head primarily by one appealing celebrity. So take a bow, Jude Law: You--in collaboration with the Lennon-McCartney song "Hey Jude"--have... Read More 

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