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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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  • Kate

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    Kate, in the headlines via Catherine Middleton, has been as pervasive as Kathy was in the 1950s and 1960s, both as a nickname for Katherine and Kaitlyn and as a strong, classic stand-alone name. K... Read More 

  • Keira

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    Keira is an attractive name that's gotten a huge boost from the meteoric rise of Keira Knightley.  Read More 

  • Kellan

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    Kellan Lutz is the attractive young actor who plays Emmett Cullen in the Twilight series and who has made his unusual name one of the fastest-rising choices for boys in the U.S. Read More 

  • Kimora

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    Afro-Asian model, designer and entrepreneur Kimora Lee Simmons, brought this name into the public eye; it's a lot more exotic than the outdated Kim. But its star has risen and fallen with the visib... Read More 

  • Leighton

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    One of those names that's suddenly on the map because of a celebrity's influence, Leighton Meester of the hot TV show "Gossip Girl." She pronounces is LAY-ton but many will say LEE-ton. Read More 

  • Lennon

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    A growing number of high-profile (and other) parents are choosing to honor their musical idols, such as Hendrix, Presley, Jagger, and now Lennon. Lennon first came to notice when Liam Gallagher and... Read More 

  • Liam

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    Liam began as a short form of William, but has long stood on its own. It is now one of the fastest-rising Irish names in the US, climbing 9 places in the last year to break into the Top 10 for the... Read More 

  • Liv

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    The fame of actress and Aerosmith daughter Liv Tyler helped to infuse life into this short but solid Scandinavian name that was chosen for her daughter by Julianne Moore. Liv Tyler was given the ... Read More 

  • Logan

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    Logan is a a bright and cheerful Scottish surname that originated from a place of that name in Ayrshire. Logan has been climbing steadily since the mid-70s; it was in the Top 20 from 2006 to 2011,... Read More 

  • Mila

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    Mila is an appealing European short-form favorite shared by one-time "That 70s Show" starlet Ukranian-born Mila Kunis--more recently acclaimed for her work in Black Swan. Her full birth name is Mil... Read More 

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