Baby Names

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Baby Names Popular Because Of Movies & TV Shows

Could these jumps in popularity be any more obvious?

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Baby name trends tend to ebb and flow with time, but these nine names seem to have jumped up several numbers on the Social Security Administration's popular baby name list right as they were being used for characters on some of our favorite TV shows and movies.


Everyone's favorite second-biggest brother in Party of Five, the name Bailey — played by Scott Wolf — went skyrocketing after the show premiered in the fall of 1994. In 1994, the name only hit #769 on the most popular names list, but by 1995, it was #277.