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Popular Vampire Names from True Blood to Twilight

Blood-sucking vampires in movies and television series have always been a big hit with audiences, but what about the vampires' names?  Are they as big of a hit?  Looking back a few years, television gave us Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and film gave us Louis and Lestat from Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.  While those names were more on the original side (save for Louis), can they compete with the new crop of vampires coming out of their coffins for our entertainment?

The hit movie Twilight (released November 2008) introduced us to Edward, Carlisle, Esme, Alice, Jasper, Emmett, Rosalie, James, Victoria and Laurent.  Bella, played by Kristen Stewart, may not be a vampire (yet), but she is in love with one.  As luck would have it, the author of the popular novels the movie is based on, Stephanie Meyer, gives us some insight into the origins of these names on her website.  Edward was inspired by characters in Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen novels.  For the other names, Stephanie did research on names that were popular during those time periods.  Which name became popular in 2008?  Isabella (the long form of Bella) hit a number 2 ranking in 2008 according to the Social Security Administration

HBO's new series True Blood, which also premiered in 2008, introduced us to Bill, Eddie, Jessica, Lorena, Godric, Eric, Sophie-Anne, Malcolm, Diane, Pam and Liam.  While we don't see Godric gaining popularity any time soon, Jessica, Lorena, Malcolm, Eric and Liam all made the top 1000 names for 2008.  We bet more of these names will follow!

--K.S.

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May 8, 2010 5:14 PM
By Janee (not verified)

What about "The Vampire Diaries"?

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