'Frozen' Baby Names​ Are on Fire This Year​​

elsa frozenIf you had to guess what one of the biggest baby name influencers of the end of 2013/beginning of 2014 is so far, what would you say? If you said Disney's Frozen, you're correct. For the first time ever, Elsa has cracked the top 100 most popular names, clearly due to Frozen's crazy insane success (and due to the fact that many parents have let older siblings help pick out a baby name). Other characters in the film -- Kristoff, Hans, and Sven -- have made sizeable jumps in the baby name world, as well. Olaf, sadly, is the only character who hasn't had a big influence on baby naming (it is up 4 percent, though!). Awww.


The fact that Frozen is influencing baby name trends is no surprise, being that pop culture -- movies, television shows, books -- have been giving parents name inspiration for decades. But let's be honest here: Some trends are for better, and some are for worse. We all love the names in Game of Thrones, people, but Elsa makes a little more sense than Khaleesi (especially since Khaleesi isn't even her name, it's her title).

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Every parent gets inspiration from somewhere when it comes to picking out a baby name -- be it a flower, a relative, a street you drove by -- but it's probably wise not to go too trendy and of-the-moment when coming up with the moniker that your little one will have forever. Especially if it's really out there. Not only may you come to regret it one day, it might not be as original as you had hoped.

Think about it: There likely will be tons of little Katnisses running around in a few years.

What do you think of the name Elsa? Where did you get your baby name influence?


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