Trending Baby Names

Names gain popularity for all sorts of reasons. In this list, we highlight some of the names that have seen rapid rises in interest due to various news-worthy events. See the spike in interest for these names as well as the reason for their spike.

Stormi 2k (February 2018)

Stormi Webster is the name given to the daughter of Kylie Jenner (from Keeping Up with the Kardashians) and Travis Scott

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Shuri <100 (February 2018)

Shuri is a breakout character in Marvel's Black Panther movie

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Kuwilileni <100 (February 2018)

Kuwilileni Williams-Hauwanga created a series of viral videos for the site BuzzFeed regarding women, sexuality, and race

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Zhavia <100 (January 2018)

Zhavia is a teenage singer on the Fox singing competition show The Four

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Belcalis <100 (January 2018)

The female American rapper known as Cardi B's real name is Belcalis Almanzar

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Okhi <100 (December 2017)

Tropical cyclone Ockhi in the Arabian Sea hit Sri Lanka and India in late 2017

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Gothboiclique <100 (November 2017)

Goth Boi Clique is is a rap / rock / emo group based in LA

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Bayek <100 (November 2017)

Bayek is the leading character in the video game Assassin's Creed Origins that was released October 2017

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Mazikeen <100 (October 2017)

Mazikeen is a main character in the Fox TV series Lucifer that aired the start of the 3rd season in October 2017

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Jiren <100 (October 2017)

Jiren is a Dragon Ball character that was featured in a fight against Goku

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Dartanian 205 (October 2017)

Dartanian is common spelling of D’artagnan - a Musketeer. A creature in the Netflix show Stranger Things was nicknamed Dart after eating a 3 Musketeers chocolate bar.

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Altuve <100 (October 2017)

Jose Altuve is the 2nd baseman for the Houston Astros that won the MVP award in 2017

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Xiuhtezcatl <100 (September 2017)

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a climate activist that published the book We Rise in September 2017

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Irma 73k (September 2017)

Hurricane Irma hit many Caribbean islands and Florida. It was the most intense hurricane to hit the continental US since Katrina

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Clowance <100 (July 2017)

Clowance was a character born in July 2017 in the BBC show Poldark

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The data is taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set.

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