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What’s the Hottest Celebrity Baby Name of the Year (So Far)?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Which celebrity gave their new kiddo the most red-hot name? It turns out Scarlett Johansson picked the winner with her sweetly old-fashioned Rose. There are nearly 400,000 other people in the U.S. bearing the name!

Whitepages.com sussed out the numbers, and not only determined which celeb moms chose the hottest names, but also in which states they found the most people bearing the name. Here’s what they found:

Top 20 Names Shared with 2014 Celebrity Babies

1. Rose (Scarlett Johansson): 399,967; NJ has the most
2. Harper (Jenna Fischer): 172,123; WV has the most
3. Oliver (Ginnifer Goodwin): 156,415; AL has the most
4. Hazel (Emily Blunt): 114,866; MS has the most
5. Frankie (Drew Barrymore): 55,904; MS has the most
6. Summer (Christina Aguilera): 49,770; OK has the most
7. Booker (Thandie Newton): 48,752; MS has the most
8. Otis (Olivia Wilde): 43,862; MS has the most
9. Ava (Stacy Keibler) : 23,404; MS has the most
10. Isabelle (Kerry Washington): 22,564; DC has the most
11. Royal (Lil’ Kim): 20,788; NC has the most
12. Vale (Savannah Guthrie): 1,798; VT has the most
13. River (Kelly Clarkson): 1,499; WY has the most
14. Apollo (Gwen Stefani): 924; HI has the most
15. Lyric (Soleil Moon Frye): 781; WY has the most
16. Jaxon (Kristin Cavallari): 546; ID has the most
17. Alijah (Kendra Wilkinson): 200; VT has the most
18. Meilani (Jenni “JWoww” Farley): 162; HI has the most
19. Bodhi (Megan Fox): 148; ME has the most
20. Elizabella (Alyssa Milano): 7; HI has the most

And who would have thought that traditional Elizabella would be far less popular than more offbeat names like Lyric and Apollo?

What do you think? Which of these celebrity baby names would you consider for your kiddo?

If you’re still looking for the perfect baby name, email me at lamilbrand@gmail.com—I’m especially looking for a really good dilemma from someone who’s having a baby girl. (You could be featured in an upcoming issue of our sister publication, American Baby!) Want to double check the meaning of your favorite name? Check out our Baby Name Finder for the inside scoop. And don’t forget to like In Name Only on FB to keep up with the very latest in celebrity baby names!

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Celebrity Baby Names: Gwen Stefani’s New Son

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcomed their third baby boy this weekend—and their baby name fits in with their offbeat choices for their two other sons. Joining big brothers Zuma Nesta and Kingston James McGregor is baby brother Apollo Bowie Flynn.

Apollo is the Greek and Roman god of the sun, and is just inside the top 1000 names for boys. It’s also the name of the legendary theater in Harlem—and Rocky’s biggest nemesis in the classic boxing movies.

Their son’s two middle names are the maiden names of Stefani and Rossdale’s mothers. But Bowie is often chosen in homage to legendary singer David Bowie.

Flynn has become a hot name, currently in the top 700 and rising. He was the hero in Disney’s Rapunzel flick Tangled, and it was the name picked by Orlando Bloom for his son.

The name is a bit of a departure for the Stefani-Rossdale clan, as the other two boys’ names are place names, but the name fits in pretty well with the rest of the clan.

What do you think of the name Apollo? Is it ready for prime time, like other Greco-Roman god names like Athena and Venus? Or is it only for offbeat celebrity use?

If you’re still looking for a great name, try our Baby Name Finder. And don’t forget to like In Name Only on Facebook to keep up with the very latest in baby names.

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