Best Baby Names from TV and Movies Quiz


In 2002, fictional characters Ross and Rachel on the popular TV show 'Friends,' had fictional baby Emma. What was the most popular name for baby girls born in 2002 in the U.S.?

In 2002, the name Emma ascended to the number one most popular name for baby girls, bumping the name Emily out of first position, a place held by Emily for 12 years.

Fictional character Bella from the 'Twilight' series may be the inspiration for what name's increase in popularity in 2008?

In 2008, the name Isabella was the second most popular name for baby girls, up from fourth position in 2006. In 2009, Isabella became the most popular name for baby girls in the U.S. Bella, by comparison, jumped from 122 in 2008 to 58 in 2009.

The popular series 'Twilight' also inspired an increase in popularity for what boy's name?

Cullen, perhaps inspired by the fictional character Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight' saga, jumped from the 700s (782 in 2008 and 768 in 2007) to 485 in 2009.

The name of which Kardashian sister entered the popular name list in 2006 and made its way into the top 100 names for baby girls in 2009?

Khloe debuted on the most popular baby names list in 2006, ranked at 960. By 2007, it rose to 665, cracked the top 200 in 2008, and landed at 95 in 2009. The alternate spelling 'Chloe' ranks at number 9.

In 2009, Marley debuted in the top 1,000 most popular names for boys. What movie most likely inspired the increase in popularity?

In 2008, when the movie 'Marley & Me' was released in theaters, the name Marley ranked 145 for girls and 762 for boys. Previously, Marley wasn't even in the top 1,000 names for boys and it ranked 390 for girls. 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' may help increase the popularity of the name even more after the movie premieres in 2010.

Which name was more popular in 2006 when Miley Cyrus debuted as Hannah Montana?

In 2006, the name Hannah was the 8th most popular name for baby girls, while Miley wasn't in the top 1,000. By 2009, Hannah had fallen to number 23 while Miley ranked 189.

This actress, who has also made appearances on 'The O.C.,' has helped make the name 'Sloan' more popular thanks to her role on HBO's 'Entourage.'

Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chriqui has appeared in 'You Don't Mess with the Zohan,' 'Cadillac Records,' and several TV shows, including her role as Sloan on "Entourage." The name Sloane (with an 'e') cracked the top 1,000 popular girl's names in 2008.

The first name of what star of 'The Hills' appeared on the most popular name for baby girls in 2007, for the very first time.

In 2004, the name Audrina wasn't even in the top 1,000 most popular names for baby girls. But after Audrina Patridge starred in the MTV reality show, 'The Hills,' the name Audrina landed at 706 in 2007, and in 2008, it jumped to 354.

On what TV show is there a main character named Addison, a name that's edged into the top 10 most popular girl names of 2009?

In 2004, Addison ranked 160. When 'Grey's Anatomy' debuted in 2005 with character Dr. Addison Montgomery, the name ranked 106, but by 2006, it had risen to 28. When 'Private Practice,' a spin-off starring Dr. Montgomery, debuted in 2007, the name jettisoned to 11.

What name, often a nickname for Susan, is one to watch as an up-and-comer in the popularity contest of names for baby girls?

Sookie is on the rise. In 2000, the television series 'Gilmore Girls' debuted, along with a character named Sookie St. James. Another favorite, the television vampire series 'True Blood' that premiered in 2008, may be responsible for helping popularize the name Sookie.

What husband on Wisteria Lane shares a name with the dinosaur from 'Toy Story'?

The name Rex could be an up-and-comer for baby boys. Before the television show 'Desperate Housewives' debuted in 2004, the name was hovering in the 900s, but by 2009, Rex had moved to 752. Other famous characters named Rex who may be inspiring the trend are Rex the Dinosaur from 'Toy Story,' Rex Balsom on the soap opera 'One Life to Live,' and Rex Lewis, aka Cobra Commander in 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra.'

This model, business woman and reality TV star is inspiring baby girls all across America to embrace their fabulosity.

The name Kimora entered the top 1,000 most popular baby names in 2004, at number 805. In 2006, Kimora cracked the top 500 and by 2008, it held position 291. Simmons might say the name is living up to its fabulosity.

What NYC avenue became a popular name for baby girls across America after the movie 'Splash' premiered in 1984?

Before the movie 'Splash,' the name Madison did not appear in the top 1,000 most popular baby names, but in 1985, it debuted at number 628 and has since made its way to the top 10 -- rising as high as the second most popular name for baby girls in 2001 and 2002.

What character in the movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' inspired a generation to name their kids after him?

The name Cameron for baby boys has been on and off the top 1,000 most popular baby names list for the past 100 years but it wasn't until the 1986 movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' that it cracked the top 100.

The television series 'Charmed' brought us witches, demons, warlocks, and what popular name?

The name Piper debuted as a popular name for baby girls coinciding with the premiere of the television show 'Charmed,' and by 2009, was among the top 150 names.

The name Eloise hasn't been popular since the 1960s but resurfaced in 2009. What popular television series re-introduced the name to an American audience?

The television series 'LOST' brought us the fictional character Eloise Hawking, mother of Daniel Faraday and a former leader of the Others. Before 'LOST' reintroduced the name, Eloise was commonly known as a character in the 'Eloise' series of children's books written in the 1950s.

It may be too early to tell if the name Jim and Pam chose for their baby on the television series 'The Office' will influence American parents. What name did they pick?

Cecilia has been semi-popular with American parents over the last 100 years, maintaining a rank in the 200s out of the top 1,000 popular baby names. With the birth of fictional baby Cecilia Halpert on 'The Office' in March 2010, this name is poised for popularity.

Considering how popular the series of 'Harry Potter' books and movies have been with both kids and adults, it's not surprising to find that this name debuted as a popular girl's name in 2003, and has increased in popularity since.

The name Luna, meaning moon but also referring to Luna Lovegood of the 'Harry Potter' series, became a popular name for girls in 2003. By 2009, it jumped from its rank of 890 up to 322.

In the last 10 years, the name Judah has risen in popularity. What popular television show does actor Judah Friedlander star on?

Since '30 Rock' premiered in 2006, the name Judah has jumped into the top 500 most popular names for baby boys. Considering it entered the popularity contest at 991 in 1998, it's come a long way to arrive at 326 in 2009.

In the early 1990s, fictional character Murphy Brown (on the television series of the same name) became a single mother. What was Murphy Brown's son named?

After it was used on 'Murphy Brown,' the name Avery jumped from hovering around 500 out of the top 1,000 most popular baby names into the 200s, where it now flirts with cracking the top 200.

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