Can you guess why the baby name Emma is so popular? How about Liam? Olivia? Turns out, we’re a bunch of pop-culture junkies — whether we know it or not, our pop culture baby names show it.
Celebrity baby names are here to stay, watch as we explain the famous baby names from pop culture.
Introducing The Name Dame, a series about popular baby names that will get you thinking very differently about your kiddo’s monogram. Go ahead, make a name for yourself!
For the past four years, the name Emma has been the top girl’s name. Because the character Rachel on Friends gave birth to an Emma back in 2002. And then the name got a boost from the likes of Emma Stone and Emma Watson. So it’s safe to say that the name Emma is the name that will “always be there for you” when you can’t think of anything else and you’re having a girl.
A similar story goes for the top boy’s name. Liam! As in Liam Hemsworth, Liam Payne of One Direction fame, and Liam Neeson. No one’s “Taken” Liam off the list anytime soon!
Lucas! As in George Lucas, the director of Star Wars and the mastermind behind you guessed it: Luke Skywalker.
And perennial favorite: Olivia! Which initially got a boost thanks to Detective Olivia Benson from Law & Order: SVU. But now has Olivia Pope of Scandal to thank for keeping it at the top.
Then there’s Draper. Thanks Mad Men.
Eevee and Onyx from Pokemon Go.
There’s also the binge-watch baby name contingent like Elijah from Lord Of The Rings, Maisie and Khaleesi from Game Of Thrones, Dustin from Stranger Things and Archer from Archer.
There are literally people in the world right now named Siri and their lives are a living nightmare.
There’s also Apple thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow who we all know is a space alien perfect mom.
And when your name becomes trendy, things can get interesting. Take it from this mom who named her kid Alexa. Her best friend has an Alexa speaker at her house.