Instagram Baby Names


Something tells us these trendy baby names get a lot of 'likes.'

Another year means another look at what monikers parents are giving their newborns.

According to, the hot baby name trends of 2015 include nods to Instagram filters, TV shows like Empire, and more pop culture references.

So which filters are the most kid-friendly? Are we going to have a future president named "X-Pro II"?

Filter-inspired names that made the list include: Lux (up 75 percent since last year), Ludwig (up 42 percent), and Amaro (up 26 percent), says

Reyes, Hudson, and Kelvin are also on the rise for boys, while Valencia, Juno, and Willow are gaining popularity for girls.

Young adult novels may have also played a role while parents were searching for some literary inspiration.

Hazel, the name of the main character from The Fault in Our Stars, jumped 52 percent this year. The John Green novel was released in 2012, and a big screen adaptation was released last year, starring Shailene Woodley.

Plus, Harry Potter heroine Hermione is still a hit, climbing 45 percent this year. (Sorry Hunger Games fans, Katniss dropped 10 percent.)



The Fox TV show Empire has been getting a lot of love from critics and fans, so much so that Lyon, the last name of the family followed on the series, was up 61 percent this year.

Hakeem and Lucious also rose in popularity, as did Dre, which could have also seen a bump following the summer release of the movie Straight Outta Compton.

In the realm of celeb-inspired names, Wyatt is up 84 percent for girls and 11 percent for boys, which is the adorable name choice for Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's baby girl, born in 2014.

A moniker shared by a celeb that took a hit this year? Blake saw a drop on the top names list. (Our apologies, Blake Shelton.)

The 10 most popular girl names of 2015 were:

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Ava
  5. Mia
  6. Isabella
  7. Zoe
  8. Lily
  9. Emily
  10. Madison

The 10 most popular boy names of 2015 were:

  1. Jackson
  2. Aiden
  3. Liam
  4. Lucas
  5. Noah
  6. Mason
  7. Ethan
  8. Caden
  9. Logan
  10. Jacob

See the top 100 girls' names and top 100 boys' names according to, to see what else made the list.

Speaking of babies, Coco and Ice-T have just welcomed their little girl, Chanel, and she already has how many Instagram followers?! Watch the video below to find out...

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