Most Popular Celebrity Baby Names 2012

 I have been known to ROLL MY EYES at some of the celebrity baby names that are out there. I mean this is a child who will grow up to an adult. I think Pilot Inspektor will have a hard time becoming a lawyer. Just sayin'. (Come on Jason Lee!)

I saw an article on the newest wave of popular celebrity names. Some I found quite shocking!

The newest, hottest celebrity names today are:
Mila - Natalie Portman may have won the Oscar for Black Swan, but Mila Kunis takes the prize for most influential name. This Eastern European diminutive - the Ukraine-born actress's real name is Milena - is the fourth highest jumper in the most recent popularity list, up nearly 200 places. Mila is pronounced Mee-la, making it a logical successor to the Top 10 Mia.

 (no brainer here, do you like it? I'm on the fence)

Harry - You might be forgiven for guessing that the ginger-haired Prince propelled the name Harry to the new No. 1 spot in Britain, but the real inspiration is Harry Styles, Britain's answer to Justin Bieber. The X Factor contestant is a member of the boy band One Direction.

 (of course!! But always loved Harry. That is until Aviva from the RHONY over sexed Father came on the scene. SIGH. PS LOVE ONE DIRECTION)

Bristol - While Palin has been heard as a baby name, Bristol has emerged as the hottest name out of the former vice presidential candidate's family. The place name, which debuted on the Top 1000 in 2009, moved up over 100 places last year, to No. 434.


Iker - Iker? Really?? The unlikely Basque name, pronounced ee-keer, is the second fastest-rising boys' name in the U.S., up 267 places thanks to World Cup-winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

(Not good)

Amelia - Amelia has risen to No. 30 on the US charts on the heels of former first place sister names Emma and Emily, but in Britain it's exploded at No. 1 this year thanks to X Factor contestant turned hit singer Amelia Lily Oliver.

(No idea why but kind of hate this name. Probably because of Amelia Bedilia books!)

Kellan - Kellan Lutz has propelled not only his own unusual name but both those of his Twilight character Emmett Cullen up the popularity charts. The Irish Kellan, spelled Kellen in its native land and meaning slender, is now No. 363 in the U.S.

(Sexy. Great name!)

Audrina - Audrina Partridge of The Hills launched her name onto the Top 1000 in 2007. It's now leapt up 365 places. Audrina is an elaboration of the ancient saint's name Audrey, which has also been enjoying greater popularity.

(Horrible and tacky no thanks)

Jenson - While Jenson has not yet cracked the Top 1000 in the U.S., it's the No. 69 name in Great Britain, where Jenson Button is a champion race car driver. This surname name means "son of Jens," the Scandinavian form of John - though some parents have been known to use it to honor an ancestral Jenny or Jennifer.

(Not loving it. Sounds like the Jetsons)

Adele - Singing sensation Adele has turned her old French name, which had disappeared from view for over 40 years, into a fresh new hit. Originally a short form of Adelaide, Adele jumped more than 250 places in the most recent popularity count.

(Too tortured)

Logan - Logan has been a Top 100 name for two decades now, but Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman, along with the mutant Logan character played by Hugh Jackman in Wolverine, are working together to keep the name Logan in the limelight.

(LOVE this name. Classic and gorgeous)

Elle - There have been attractive film characters named Elle, in Legally Blonde and Kill Bill, along with supermodel Elle Macpherson, but young actress Elle Fanning is the one who made this French word for "she" - one of the most feminine of names -- into a baby-worthy star.


Niall - Irishman Niall Horan joins fellow One Direction band member Harry Styles in having a name sure to influence a new generation of babies. The ancient Irish Niall, name of a mythological hero, is pronounced by Horan like the River Nile.


What do you think of these names? What are your favorites?


Pink in a sea of blue said...

I posted on names today, too. Ha! Celebrities need to have their own "list" to choose from because so many are off the wall! I love Elle and Audrina though. Another I like is Harlow (Nicole Ritchie and someone else I'm forgetting). I just needed a girl to name I think.

suburban prep said...

I like the Names Bristol and Jensen. but I think that if I had been able to have children I like the names Brogan, Hope , Faith and Shea.

lori carolina said...

Niall and Bristol are both (not good) for me. All the others I like. I don't mind the name Bristol in and of itself, it's just the association for me. I'm all for uncommon names, just not weird.:)

Kate said...

Agreed on almost all of your comments (don't love Kellan/Kellen but mostly because I think Kellan Lutz is weird looking)

Debra said...

I love Logan and Kellen too. I once dated a guy names Jenson - nice guy but never liked the name. My daughter is Adeline but I don't really like Adele - don't know why. Also not a fan of Ameilia, Bristol (gag) or Iker.

Olivia: (mostly) Happy Homemaker said...

You are hilarious! I still can't get over the disappointment of Gwenyth Paltrow naming her daughter APPLE!

Fried Pink Tomato said...

Great post!!! I named my son Harper after the little boy I babysat growing up then the darn Beckhams named their daughter Harper! I hope it doesn't start a trend because I like unique names.