Did you know that since Scarlett Johansson became famous, the number of baby girls named Scarlett increased by 26-times? Or that babies named Mila increased 78-times since Mila Kunis’ career took off?
We all know Hollywood stars are trendsetters. A new study conducted by the team at Names.org found that after actresses with unique names had breakout roles, the number of baby girls born in the U.S. with that name skyrocketed.
Here are three examples from the list:
- 1990, 317 baby girls were named Cameron.
- 1998: Starred in “There’s Something About Mary” and that number grew to 1,565.
- 2000: 227 baby girls were named Scarlett.
- 2009: Starred in “He’s Just Not That into You” and that number grew to 1,920
- 2014: Starred in “Captain America” and that number grew to 5,998.
- 1998, 61 baby girls named as she acted in “That 70’s Show” alongside husband Ashton Kutscher
- 2011: Reunited with Kutscher in “Friend’s with Benefits” and the number grew to 1,798.
- 2016: Starred in Bad Moms, number grew to 4,802 or 78-times higher than in 1998.
Here is the list of 15 actresses whose fame inspired baby names. It is interactive, simply click to view the number of names by year in correlation with breakout movie roles.