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?
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Celebrity Baby Names, Must Read
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Boy, we’ve had a lot of celebrity babies born over the past 24 hours! In addition to Bruce Willis and Roger Federer, reality star Kristin Cavallari and Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler welcomed their second son. Joining big brother Camden Jack is Jaxon Wyatt.
Jaxon is an alternative spelling of top 25 baby name Jackson, and it means “son of Jack.” This “the-x-makes-it-cooler” variant is also pretty popular—currently #66 on the U.S. charts—and the shorter Jax is one of the fastest rising names in the country.
Wyatt is also on the rise—it’s currently in the top 50 names—and it has that element of cowboy cool, thanks to its most famous namesake Wyatt Earp.
Camden and Jaxon make a nice set of siblings—though I have to admit I prefer the more traditional Jackson to the alternative spelling.
What do you think? Would you go with the traditional spelling or the more creative alternative?
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Celebrity Baby Names, In Name Only
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
It’s a boy for The Hills and Laguna Beach reality star Kristin Cavallari and her fiancé, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Little Camden Jack Cutler may not quite be ready to throw around the pigskin yet, but he has a great name for a future sports star.
Camden is a place name with British roots. There’s Camden, a trendy neighborhood in London; but there’s also Camden, NJ, a blighted city in my state, which boasts the highest crime rate in the U.S. (more than 2000 violent crimes per 100,000 people, according to Wikipedia). Of course, there’s also Camden Yards, the home of baseball’s Baltimore Orioles. (I’m guessing that maybe Jay’s more of an O’s fan than a White Socks or Cubs man.)
Camden has become a pretty popular name over the past few decades, and currently stands in the top 200 names in the U.S. for boys—though it is starting to cross over and become a girls’ name, too. (My guess is that parents like that you can get those cute Cam/Cammie nicknames from Camden.)
Their chosen middle name, Jack, is an English variation of the ultratraditional name John, and it means “God is great.” It’s also an even more popular name than Camden, ranking #45 on the current name popularity list. (Though it ranks even higher, if you count all those Jacksons whose parents call them “Jack.”)
The whole name has an interesting cadence, with all those hard “K” sounds. I probably would have avoided having the middle name end with the “K,” since Cutler shares the same beginning. You want to try to avoid that same-sound flow from one name to the next. But otherwise, they’ve made some great choices, choosing a less-popular but not uncommon first name, and saving their more popular choice for the middle name.
What do you think of the name that Kristin and Jay chose for their baby boy? Would you pick Camden for your son (or your daughter)?
Photo: Kristin Cavallari by Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
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