A Movie Star by Any Other Name: 8 Ways Pop Culture Has Influenced What We Call Our Kids

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Arya
In 2011 Arya was listed as 711th in the top 1,000 baby names in the United States. It jumped to 413 in 212 making one of the winners for biggest jump in popularity. Arya Stark is a... more 
Photo by: HBO
Arya
In 2011 Arya was listed as 711th in the top 1,000 baby names in the United States. It jumped to 413 in 212 making one of the winners for biggest jump in popularity. Arya Stark is a major character in the first, second and third seasons of HBO's popular Game of Thrones.
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Pop culture has always influenced baby names. We get inspired by what we read or see and then the name of a favorite character ends up as the name of our bundle of joy. The trends of these names is sometimes instantly obvious. Such is the case with the name Arya. Other times it takes a year or so for the trend to take off. This collection of baby name trends focuses on spikes in name trends and then locates what the pop culture influence might have been.


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