From Blue Ivy to Flynn, how Beyonce and Miranda Kerr are behind the world's most influential baby names
00:50 GMT, 11 October 2012
The names of celebrity children now has such a big effect on baby name trends that mothers worldwide are increasingly taking their cue from their favourite stars.
This year, Nameberry has compared the fastest climbers on the Social Security list with the most popular baby names so far to pinpoint the most influential celebrity baby names today.
Thanks to Beyonce's Blue Ivy, the name Ivy has climbed 33 places on the Social Security list from last year, and Hattie, the second most influential name seems to be pulling ahead because of Tori Spelling's third child
Hattie Margaret last year.
Inflencers: Thanks to Beyonce's Blue Ivy, the name Ivy has climbed 33 places on the Social Security list from last year; and after Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom picked Flynn for their first born son, its popularity shot up
The actress brought the Victorian name back onto the list after 43 years in limbo, which fetched an increase 242per cent more hits on the Nameberry so far this year.
Law and Order's Angie Harmon gave birth to her third daughter Emery in 2008, which has proved contagious among new mother's with little girls.
MOST INFLUENTIAL CELEBRITY BABY NAMES FOR 2012Blue IvyHattieEmeryFlynnLeviValentinoPearlHarlowRomanVivienneWestonAthena
Previously, Emery has been strictly a boys’ name, but it has moved 195 places higher on the Social Security list since 2008.
When Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
picked the Irish surname Flynn to name their first born son in 2011, it
hadn’t been used very much in the U.S. until the year of Flynn Bloom’s
birth. Nameberry users searched the name Flynn 181per cent more so far
this year than last.
Levi, a long
latent biblical name, has also sparked renewed interest after it was
chosen by model Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey for their son in
2008. The name promptly jumped into the Top 100, also drawing 181per
cent more queries this year than last.
Valentino might have been designing
romantic dresses for decades, but the designer's name didn’t enter the
Top 1000 until 2008, the year Ricky Martin chose it for one of his twin
It has risen 146 places in the national standings since then; with Nameberry interest up 176per cent for 2012.
Richie and Joel Madden used an old Hollywood glamour girl surname when
they choose Harlow for their first child in 2008. Unheard of until then,
Harlow entered the list in 2009 and has since climbed 280 places.
Celebrity inspiration: Angelina Jolie's Vivienne has propelled up 148
places on the national list; while Nicole Richie chose Harlow for her
first child in 2008 which has since climbed 280 places
Roman has climbed 81 places since Cate Blanchette and Debra Messing both picked the name for their sons in April, 2004, giving the name double exposure. Interest in the name on Nameberry is up 141per cent so far this year.
While all the Jolie-Pitt names, from Maddox to Shiloh and Zahar have had their own star baby impact, now it's Knox's twin, Vivienne taking center stage.
Given the French version of Vivian to reflect her French birthplace in 2008, Vivienne has propelled up 148 places on the national list.