Soap Opera Baby Names

Baby names from soap operas, inspired by melodramatic characters, often appear on the popularity charts. If you're expecting a dramatic little one, a "soap" name may be right up your alley. Soap opera writers tend to choose names some may consider a bit over the top.
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  • Colby

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    One of the first reality show-inspired names (he was a Texas hunk on an early season of "Survivor"); hugely trendy for boys but just starting for girls.  Read More 

  • Constantine

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    This Roman Emperor's name has long been considered too grand for an American boy. But in this era of children named Augustine and Atticus, it just may be prime for an unlikely comeback. Constanti... Read More 

  • Cricket

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    Nickname name from the era of Father Knows Best , though we can see it making something of a comeback, a la Clover and Pippa. Especially since it has recently been chosen by Busy Philipps. Read More 

  • Cruz

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    For a single-syllable Latino surname, this new popular kid on the block packs a lot of energy and charm. Victoria and David Beckham named their third son Cruz, following Brooklyn and Romeo, and it... Read More 

  • Deacon

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    This name was transposed from the word for a church officer to a baby name when Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe chose it for their son, after a baseball player ancestor, and Don Johnson follow... Read More 

  • Didier

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    Didier is kind of a Desiree for boy--a lively, confident name that's widely used in France and has definite possibilities here. It's the name of an early French saint. Read More 

  • Echo

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    Echo, the pretty, resonant name of a legendary nymph, was the heroine of Joss Whedon's sci-fi series Dollhouse . Nick Hexum, of the band 311, named his daughter Echo Love. In the Greek myth, Echo ... Read More 

  • Eden

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    Eden is an attractive, serene name with obvious intimations of Paradise, one of several place names drawn fromthe Bible by the Puritans in the seventeenth century. Eden entered the Top 1000 in 198... Read More 

  • Enzo

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    Like Leonardo and Luca, Enzo, originally a short form of Vincenzo and Lorenzo, is one of the confident and captivating Italian names beginning to be used by parents of all ethnic backgrounds, inclu... Read More 

  • Epiphany

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    Epiphany is based on the ancient Greek word for a feeling or realization that comes upon you suddenly. It often relates to the divine, as in the realization that Christ is the son of God. The Fea... Read More 

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