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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:

  • Francesca

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Francesca is a lighter and much more feminine choice than the classic Frances, and one that is increasingly popular with upscale parents.

    Francesca made an appearance in Dante's... Read More 

  • Gatlin

    Gender: M LoveDislike

  • Georgia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Georgia is so rich, lush and luscious, it's almost irresistible. Georgia's now a rising star among the feminizations of George, helped by associations with the southern state (named for British... Read More 

  • Gia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Gia is a cute if slight name that calls to mind stylish sisters Mia, Lea, Pia, Tia, and Nia. One of the most familiar Italian baby... Read More 

  • Gideon

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Gideon is an unjustly neglected Old Testament name and is an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and Jacob. In the Old Testament, Gideon was a... Read More 

  • Giovanna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Like Galilea and Livia, one of the Italian names that fashionable American parents—with or without Italian roots—have started to choose for their daughters. It has endured ups and downs since... Read More 

  • Greyson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Greyson and Grayson, nephews of Jason, are both on the fast track. Gray/Grey makes a nice nickname.Read More 

  • Gunner

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The kind of nouveau macho name favored by NRA-leaning parents. Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers gave it to his son in 2009. Gunnar is another spelling that makes the name a bit less militaristic. Read More 

  • Hank

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Hank is a midcentury guy nickname (which actually dates back to the seventeenth century) of the Al/Hal/Dick school, which has been on recess from the playground for decades. Now it's just... Read More 

  • Harlow

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Jean Harlow (born Harlean Carpenter), the original platinum blonde bombshell, was a symbol of 1930s glamour, a factor that first Patricia Arquette and then Nicole Richie and Joel Madden probably... Read More 

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