Celebrity Baby Names: Today’s hottest starbabies

When the name Mason jumped ten places to become the 2011 second most popular boy’s name in the country, it wasn’t just because more parents were noticing this pleasant occupational surname. No, anyone who had kept up with the Kardashians would know that cute little Mason Disick, featured on the E! Entertainment channel roughly a thousand times a week, had a lot to do with it.

For decades now, the names celebrities give their kids have had a tremendous effect on baby naming, one that has increased exponentially. From Ava to Willow, Maddox to Kingston, the proof is in the numbers.

So what are the latest starbaby influencers right now? We compared the fastest climbers on the Social Security list with the most popular baby names so far this year on Nameberry to pinpoint the most influential celebrity baby names today. They are:


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Of all the cute Victorian nicknames vying for attention, Hattie is pulling ahead, and largely because of the naming of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s third child Hattie Margaret last year. This starbaby brought her name back onto the list after 43 years in limbo, and fetched an increase of a startling 242% more hits on our site so far this year.

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