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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:

  • Harper

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Harper is a red hot name for girls, having jumped from obscurity to near the top of the popularity list in less than a decade; it entered the Top 10 for the first time in 2015, and has stayed near... Read More 

  • Hayes

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One of those simple, straightforward English surnames -- and with a presidential pedigree -- that's easy to translate into a first. It was recently chosen by both Kevin Costner and Jessica Alba... Read More 

  • India

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    India is one of the first and still one of the loveliest place-names: exotic, euphonious and long stylish in England. It was one of the fastest-rising names on the 2013 list, after jumping 240... Read More 

  • Israel

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Though it was used by the Puritans in the sixteenth century, the founding of the modern Jewish state in 1948 transformed Israel from a traditional favorite into an icon of Judaism.

    In... Read More 

  • Jagger

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Jagger is a swaggering Rolling Stone of a name that's been picked up by a number of fellow celebs, including Lindsay Davenport and Brett Scallions--while Soleil Moon Frye pulled a gender switch... Read More 

  • Jillian

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This spelling of Jillian is now much more popular than the original, maybe because the G version invites pronunciation problems. Read More 

  • Kaia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The new Maia, the next Kayla, Kaia has been on the charts since the year 2000. You might see it as a female form of the also-rising Kai, which means sea in Hawaiian and is sometimes used for girls... Read More 

  • Kaius

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Kaius is a K-ization of the Latin Caius, the name of an ancient poet, introduced by style maven Rachel Zoe. Nickname Kai makes the variation make sense....almost.Read More 

  • Kash

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Even tackier (and without the musical tie-in) than the original Cash, but still a widely used choice.Read More 

  • Kendall

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Kendall, as used for a girl, was initially propelled by a soap opera character (Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kendall Hart in All My Children) and reality star and Kardashian sister Kendall... Read More 

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