Names Tied to a Single Celebrity

  • Viggo

    Though to most Americans Viggo is a one-person name attached to intense actor Mortensen, it is actually an old Norse name dating back to the Vikings, and is currently the 32nd most popular... Read More 

  • Winona

    Rode two rockets to fame, with actress Winona Ryder and singer Wynonna Judd. Read More 

  • Zendaya

    Disney Channel star and recording artist Zendaya's unusual name comes from the word for thanks, Tendai, in the Shona language, spoken in Zimbabwe and southern Zambia. Its popularity is directly... Read More 

  • Zooey

    Readers who remember J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey have probably forgotten that the character was male (nee Zachary). Nowadays the somewhat loopy spin on Zoe is associated with... Read More 

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