2010, in Pop Culture and Baby Names
While (no shocker) Aiden and Sophia head the baby-name popularity lists, a little further down on the lists, you’ll find some surprises. Say, Betty. Or… Apollo.
What’s causing the spike in names like these? Take a look back through last year’s big events, and the answers become clear. “Mad Men” grew in popularity right along with the (character) name Betty, as did “Glee” and the names Quinn and Finn. There was also the Sarah Palin effect, with her daughters’ names Bristol, Piper and Willow rising in the polls. (Shoutout to Willow Smith of “Whip My Hair, too!) Demi and Tiana? Look no further than your latest Disney Princesses. And on the male front, names like Bode, Shaun and Apollo caught on after the winter Olympics.
And, here’s more on the top names of 2010.
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