Baby Names Inspired by the TV Show Friends

The hit TV show originally ran from 1994 to 2004 and continues to air reruns. It ranks in many lists of the greatest TV shows of all time, and each of the 10 seasons ranked within the top ten of TV season ratings. Many of the iconic styles and moments from the show have become part of pop culture including "The Rachel" haircut, Joey's phrase "how you doin?", and the characters' names as baby names.

#1 CHANDLER Bing

11,000
Babies named for Chandler Bing
32,370 Total Boys Named Chandler
About the Baby Name Chandler
Babies Named Chandler by Year

#2 PHOEBE Buffay

9,000
Babies named for Phoebe Buffay
31,492 Total Girls Named Phoebe
About the Baby Name Phoebe
Babies Named Phoebe by Year

#3 ROSS Geller

500
Babies named for Ross Geller
80,579 Total Boys Named Ross
About the Baby Name Ross
Babies Named Ross by Year

#4 MONICA Geller

500
Babies named for Monica Geller
247,410 Total Girls Named Monica
About the Baby Name Monica
Babies Named Monica by Year

#5 RACHEL Green

500
Babies named for Rachel Green
561,331 Total Girls Named Rachel
About the Baby Name Rachel
Babies Named Rachel by Year

#6 JOEY Tribbiani

Few
Babies named for Joey Tribbiani
51,243 Total Boys Named Joey
About the Baby Name Joey
Babies Named Joey by Year

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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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