Cult TV and films influencing baby names

2:0PM, Apr 13th 2012

Lianzi Fields

Forget musicians, sport stars and world leaders. The next generation of babies are being named after characters from the most popular films and TV shows.

Amandla Stenberg
Actress Amandla Stenberg who plays Rue in The Hunger Games. Image: Getty

Forget musicians, sport stars and world leaders. The next generation of babies are being named after characters from the most popular films and TV shows.

According to baby-naming website Nameberry, the most popular name for newborns is Rue, the fictional heroine from the hit teen movie and book series The Hunger Games, while the second is Emmett – after the dimple-cheeked vampire from the Twilight series.

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Despite racist remarks about the Hunger Games' black stars made by a few fans which made the news recently, it seems that avid fans still love Rue's character - enough to name their kids after her!

Other top baby names that made the list:

  • 1. Rue
  • 2. Emmett
  • 3. Ivy (as in Blue Ivy) and Adele
  • 4. Grayson (from hit TV series, Revenge)
  • 5. Aria (A play on Arya from Game of Thrones)
  • 6. Cato (also from The Hunger Games)

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