Baby Names Blog: Blog of Baby Name Wizard author Laura Wattenber. Why does one tv or movie hero inspire a thousand namesakes, and another nary a one?
The answer is most often in the names themselves. Star Wars' Luke was an easier sell than Han. The title character of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a non-starter, while her supporting cast of Willows and Xanders became parents' darlings. The show's story and characters, do play a part, though. The surest recipe for a baby-name stylemaker is to focus on the young, pretty, and supernatural. Bewitched (TV, 1964-1972): This sitcom about a pretty, blond suburban witch sent the names Samantha, Darren and Tabitha soaring.
Splash (Film, 1984): The story of a pretty blond mermaid launched Madison as a girl's name. The Little Mermaid (Film, 1989): OK, they're not all blond. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV, 1996-2003): This sitcom about a pretty, blond suburban teenage witch made Sabrina nearly double in popularity overnight. The Etymology and History of First Names. Banque de prénoms. Vital Statistics Agency. Each year, the Vital Statistics Agency compiles a list of the most popular baby names from the birth registrations received that year.
The list includes every given name that was chosen five or more times. To view the most recent list, see Most Popular Baby Names in British Columbia, 2012. Are you curious to see how popular names have changed over time? Or, maybe you would just like help finding the perfect name for your baby. Enter up to five names below and chart their popularity over the last five, ten, twenty, fifty, or one hundred years. Service Alberta: Alberta's Top Babies Names. Popular baby names. You are exiting the Social Security Administration's website.
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