The most popular baby names in the US today prove that celebrities influence baby name trends. Nicole Richie’s Harlow, Gwen Stefani’s Kingston, and half of the names chosen by the Jolie-Pitts have gained in use thank to the famous families. High profile birth announcements can take an already rising name and put it on every parent’s shortlist, like Channing Tatum’s Everly. Or it can transform an obscure choice, like Marlowe, into everyone’s new favorite.
As this year draws to a close, let’s take a look at the celebrity baby name choices likely to influence baby naming in 2016 and beyond.
The biggest story of 2015 was the birth of Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. Just days after Charlotte’s birth was announced, we learned that the name had cracked the US Top Ten. It’s a classic choice, not a trendy one, but it’s still a name to watch in 2016.