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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: Thandie Newton’s Son

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Actress Thandie Newton and her husband Ol Parker welcomed their third child, a son, on Monday. Joining big sisters Nico and Ripley is Booker Jombe.

Booker means “scribe,” and the most famous bearer of the name is Booker T. Washington, a late 19th-century African-American leader and educator, and author of Up From Slavery. Booker fell out of the top 1000 back in the 1960s, but could make a comeback with all of the other occupational names, like Mason, Carter and Hunter.

Jombe is the name of several towns in African countries like Angola and Nigeria, and a surname from there. It’s also the name of a type of deep purple chrysanthemum.

I think it’s the perfect name for this family filled with unique names—you wouldn’t expect a couple named Thandie and Ol to go with John or Liam for their son!

What do you think of Thandie and Ol’s pick? Is Booker ready for a comeback?

On the hunt for your own perfect baby name? Try our Baby Name Finder or email me at lamilbrand@gmail.com with your dilemma. 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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Image: Thandie Newton and Ol Parker by Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

 

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