Katniss, Khaleesi, Elsa, and Hazel Grace May Rank Among 2014’s Most Popular Baby Names
When it comes to baby names this year, it sounds like new parents are inspired by a Girl on Fire, a Mother of Dragons, a Snow Queen, and a self-proclaimed cancer grenade — as Katniss, Khaleesi, Elsa, and Hazel (and Grace) all appear on the list of most-viewed names on Nameberry… which suggests they may end up being the most popular choices this year.
Katniss from The Hunger Gameshits the list at #14; Khaleesi, one of the names of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, ranks at #17; Hazel and Grace come in at #17 and #35, respectively; and Elsa from Frozen appears at #88. (That's pretty low, but we'll let it go.)
The other names on the list unquestionably popularized by recent pop culture include Merida from Brave (#71) and Django from Django Unchained (#46).
But after combing the list, we think certain movies and TV shows are responsible for other names on the list — like Declan (#2) and Nolan (#93) and maybe even Grayson (#80) from Revenge, Silas (#7) from The Vampire Diaries, Ezra (#11) and Caleb (#36) from Pretty Little Liars, Felix (#19) from Orphan Black, Ryder (#61) from Glee; Jackson (#79) from Grey's Anatomy; Harrison (#91) from Scandal, and Archer (#42) from… yep, Archer.