The 14 Most Notable Names of 2014

December 11, 2014 Linda Rosenkrantz

The most notable names of 2014 were borne by personages saluted for their breakthrough achievements in the realms of entertainment, sports and the fine arts—and also including one no-no name.Our picks for the fourteen names most emblematic of the events of 2014—along with their related runner-ups are:

Ansel, runner-up Ellar

Young Ansel Elgort hit the daily double this year via leading roles as Caleb Prior in Divergentand Augustus (Gus) Waters in The Fault in Our Stars. His father being a photographer, it’s a no-brainer that his name was inspired by the iconic Ansel Adams. Runner-up: Ellar Coltrane, the boy in Boyhood, who was filmed over a 12-year period, starting at six. His jazzy surname is actually his middle, Ellar’s dad being—surprise, surprise—a musician.


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