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Reality TV Baby Names

Baby names from reality television shows, from the Kardashians to Teen Mom, are popping up on the popularity charts. Some of these names, like Bentley and Penelope, have made a real impression on American parents. Other names inspired by reality TV, such as Christmas and Dieter, have increased in use but remain in relative obscurity. Among those hot right now as baby names are the following names of reality TV stars and their children:

  • Corinne

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Corinne is one of the names that, it might surprise you to learn, has never been off the US popularity charts. Its most popular year was 1926, when it ranked Number 249. Corinna is another pretty... Read More 

  • Dahlia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    One of the flower names, used occasionally in Britain (where it's pronounced DAY-lee-a). It seems to have recovered from what was perceived as a slightly affected la-di-dah air. The flower was... Read More 

  • Delilah

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Delilah has shed the stigma of its biblical beguiling-temptress image, and is now appreciated for its haunting, melodic, feminine qualities. Checking out Delilah's popularity graph shows that... Read More 

  • Dieter

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Dieter is a classic German name that got lots of satiric exposure via Mike Myers on "Saturday Night Live" a few years back. If mispronounced, it could conceivably be read as someone on a diet. Read More 

  • Dream

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Singular and serene noun name that's been used by a couple of celebs. Read More 

  • Ember

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Unlike Amber, which is in decline, this name still has a bit of a glow left -- though confusions between the two will inevitably arise.Read More 

  • Emerson

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The combination of Emily and Emma's popularity -- and the fact that Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher's daughter is named Emerson -- have put this formerly strictly Read More 

  • Essex

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Sex doesn't belong in a baby name.Read More 

  • Felicity

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Felicity is as accessible a virtue name as Hope and Faith, but much more feminine -- and dare we say, happier. The hit TV show did a lot to soften and modernize the once buttoned-up image of... Read More 

  • Forrest

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Forrest is one of the earliest appealingly sylvan, outdoorsy choices, borne by newsman Sawyer, actor Whitaker, and football Hall of Famer Gregg. Forrest Gates was a character on "Buffy the Vampire... Read More 

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