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Celebrity Names Inspire Fastest Rising Baby Names of the Decade

The Social Security Administration is slated to release its list of the most popular baby names of the 2000s decade later today (last week we reported on the most popular names of the year). Over at our sister site BabyNameWizard.com, the numbers have already been crunched and the results are in.  (Click here to see the Most Popular Baby Names of the Decade story and click here to see the Most Popular Baby Names of the Decade Complete List).

Most importantly, using the top secret Baby Name Wizard hotness formula, an algorithm created by baby name expert (and this site's founder) Laura Wattenberg, we already have a list of the fastest rising names of the decade.  And guess what?  They are almost all inspired by entertainment and celebrity names.

What do you think of this list?

1. Kaydence ("American Pie")
2. Miley ("Hannah Montana" Miley Cyrus)
3. Nevaeh (Heaven backwards)
4. Rihanna (Music star Rihanna)
5. Khloe (Khloe Kardashian, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians")

1. Aaden ("Jon & Kate Plus 8")
2. Maddox (Son of actress Angelina Jolie)
3. Gael (Actor Gael García Bernal)
4. Aiden
5. Kingston (Son of musicians Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale)



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May 14, 2010 8:08 AM
By Allison (not verified)

I only know 2 kids with one of these names - Rhianna and Maddox (and even the Maddox was a child I saw in passing).

But I would agree that those have been some hit names in the celeb world.

May 14, 2010 8:39 AM
By Lane

I'm surprised! I knew these names were popular, but would not have pegged Gael or Aaden for fastest rising.

Interesting about Kaydence, too. I think of Tony Hawk's daughter Kadence Clover.

May 16, 2010 12:29 PM
By elleireland (not verified)

Where can we post a comment about Billie Beatrice? Here goes:

Her parents still have time to change her name. Billie is neither timeless nor pretty. And I don't know of one Beatrice who likes her name.

How about Willow....or Willa. (If they were trying to name her after a William).

She's such a doll. She deserves a darling name.

May 17, 2010 1:12 AM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Finally my sister might have people pronounce her name correctly.
It is said the way Rihanna says hers (I've heard her in interviews tell people it's pronounced "ree-anna").
Though my sister is older (24yo), Australian and her name is spelt Re@nn@.

May 19, 2010 1:14 PM
By NAMES (not verified)

Why does Aaden and Aiden get to be on there, its the same name with a different spelling!?

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