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The names celebrities give their babies can breathe life into a forgotten name such as Matilda or Violet, and add new luster to vintage Hollywood names such as Harlow and Ava.
For example, the year before reality TV star Nicole Richie gave birth to her daughter and named her Harlow Winter Kate -- inspired by actress Jean Harlow and model Shalom Harlow -- only 28 baby girls shared the unusual name.
In 2008, the year Richie gave birth, that number shot up to 133, more than doubling again the following year to enter the official Top 1,000 (as determined by the Social Security Administration), rising to number 778 in 2010, when 349 baby girls were named Harlow.
For a celebrity baby name to make it big seems to take a combination of parental star power and intrinsic name appeal: Reese Witherspoon's Ava caught on in a major way, for instance, but son Deacon's name was perhaps too quirky or religious to become popular.
Read on to discover the most influential celebrity baby names right now.
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