Girls names inspired by Game of Thrones, and boys names inspired by One Direction? Welcome to the top 100 baby names of 2014 – where do you rank?
The official top 100 baby names of 2014 have been released (read the full list here), and it looks like that Netflix addiction has been influencing name choices in a big way.
Game of Thrones definitely made its mark with 2014’s new crop of kids, and while there weren’t enough Stark fans to officially reach the top 100, Arya, Sansa, Brienne and Daenerys all made an appearance for over 300 new parents, as well as Khaleesi for 53 superfans.
Frozen inspired over 1000 parents to register their new daughters as Anna, charting at number 70 in the top 100, and while Elsa was chosen by 537 new mums, it was Elsie that came in at number 32 with nearly 1500 picks.
The celebrity trend for unusual baby names shows no signs of slowing down, with Harper (David Beckham’s daughter) a new entry at number 89 after climbing 71 places. That’s about as far as we’re willing to go though, it seems.
Amelia remained the number one girls name for the fourth year running, while the rest of the top ten, below, is pretty traditional. Classic names like Violet, Rose and Evelyn are also making a comeback in the top 100. And the top 10 are...
For boys, Prince George has seen his name skyrocket, jumping three places from last year to be the 7th most popular baby name of 2014. William comes in at number 10, while Harry charts at number 3.
We’re sure Prince Harry had a little help from a certain One Direction lothario in increasing the popularity of this name, and it looks like Mr Styles’ bandmates were also playing on the mind of a few new mums when it came to naming their newborns; Louis charts at number 68 and Liam at 76, but Niall and Zayn drop of the charts at less than 400 names between them – sorry, guys.
Again, the top 10 baby names for boys in 2014 are more traditional...
Have you been influenced by your favourite TV show, or maybe it's the rise of One Direction that's got you thinking about a bouncing baby Harry? If so, this video below will have you inspired...