6 celebrity baby names that started a trend, from Luna to Brooklyn

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen with their children, Miles and Luna, at Netflix’s ‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey’ drive-in premiere at The Grove on November 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix
  • Names like Luna, which didn’t rank in the top 1,000 six years ago, are now in the top 15.
  • Even in baby names, the influence of Chip and Joanna Gaines is measurable.
  • Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum’s name pick evolved into a trend.
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Some celebrity baby names are so iconic they’ll go down in pop-culture history
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Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, and Beyoncé. Theo Wargo/Getty Images
Suri Cruise, Apple Martin, and Blue Ivy are among the celebrity offspring with names so special they bring only one child’s face to mind.

But a celebrity baby name can also turn a little one into a tiny trendsetter, taking their name from unique to common in a few years. We used the Social Security administration tool to look at how names have changed in popularity ranks.

Here are some of the celebrity baby names that have started trends in the US.

Luna
Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna have shared twinnign moments in the past.
Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna. Lars Niki/Getty Images for POPSUGAR and Reed Exhibitions
Thanks in no small part to John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, the name Luna has cracked the top 15 in the US.

Twenty years ago — and before Harry Potter introduced us to Luna Lovegood — the name was barely in the top 1,000. When John and Chrissy picked it in 2016, it wasn’t even in the top 100. Now it’s mingling at the top with classic names like Abigail and Daniel.

Mason
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Kourtney Kardashian. Bauer-Griffin/Contributor/Getty Images
Kourtney Kardashian is more influential than her younger sister Kim when it comes to baby names because her eldest’s name blew up after she picked it.

When Mason Disick was born in 2009, his name was ranked at 34 for boys in the US. By the time he was 2, it was the second-most-common boy’s name in the nation, and it stayed in the top 10 until 2019.

Magnolia
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Joanna and Chip Gaines. NBC/Getty Images
Chip and Joanna Gaines gave this name to their business, not their baby, but plenty of others took inspiration from the Gaines to name their baby girls.

This name didn’t even chart until 2013, and 2020 was the most popular year ever for baby girls named Magnolia, with 1,592 American babies sharing the name with Joanna’s magazine.

Crew
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Chip Gaines and Crew. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters
But the name that the Gaines’ did choose for their youngest son has also shot up in popularity.

This boys’ name is truly new — it didn’t even chart until 2011. It stuck around in the deep end of the top 1,000 for a few years and looked as if it would fade away. That’s until Crew Gaines was born in 2018 and, with that, the name was revived.

Brooklyn
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David Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, and Victoria Beckham. David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images
Brooklyn Beckham was born in 1999. The next year, a New York City borough became a popular baby name.

It is a gender-neutral name, and Brooklyn has remained steadily popular in the US for 20 years, though mostly in the girls’ ranking.

Everly (and Everleigh)
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Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, and Everly. Channing Tatum/Facebook
Everly is suddenly everywhere. It wasn’t even on the charts until 2012, but is now among the top 50 baby names chosen for girls in the US.

You can look to Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan for this one. They welcomed their daughter Everly in 2013, just as the name was heating up, and the celebrity endorsement may have been what pushed this baby name over the edge and into pop-culture history.

The success of Everly as a baby name means Everly Tatum isn’t even the most famous child with that name.

That title belongs to Everleigh LaBrant, the child of YouTube stars Sav and Cole. Everleigh isn’t as popular as Everly (yet), but has risen the ranks even faster.

The most popular year for both versions of the name was 2020.