Popular baby names for 2013 include ... Katniss?
July 9th, 2013
05:34 PM ET

Popular baby names for 2013 include ... Katniss?

We knew the "Hunger Games" fandom was pretty intense, but we didn't think it would have quite this big of a cultural impact.

According to Nameberry's list of 2013's popular baby names (thus far), there are apparently some fans who love Suzanne Collins' trilogy enough to consider naming their daughter after its teen heroine, Katniss.

The name arrives at No. 10 on Nameberry's roundup of the top 100 most popular girl names on its site. At the top of the heap is Imogen, which, funnily enough, also happens to be a variation of the name of Kristen Wiig's character in her July release, "Girl Most Likely."

The list is based on page views the site's received for the first half of 2013, and reflects some of the trendy names in pop culture and entertainment. Merida, the name of Disney/Pixar's feisty heroine in "Brave," is at No. 16 on the list. (Maybe these potential parents want their daughters to be bosses when it comes to bows and arrows?)

The same effect can be seen in the list of the top 100 names for boys, too. While Asher is at No. 1, the name of a recent Jamie Foxx character isn't far behind. "Django" is the No. 4 most-viewed name on Nameberry, in between Declan and James.


Filed under: Hunger Games • movies

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  1. wit bex

    wow he's crazy about her isn't he? hahahaha

    July 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hot Carl

    I named my daughter Phallus, an offshoot of Phyllis.

    July 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. wow

    hilarious

    July 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Print out alllllllll my comments file under apple are delicious

    stupid movie..POOF....no more emails for months POOF

    July 11, 2013 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. EL SLOBBO44

    She's a putz and calls her boyfriend a drunk...loser

    July 11, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. tv22

    Catniss fights a fight to the death, Django goes on a crusade killing dozens.

    Sorry people, but if you name your kids this most likely they'll never make it out of the trailer park.

    July 11, 2013 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • 4macpoof

      your happycow 22 days are over soon....buy yourself a dress and act like a lady

      July 11, 2013 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  8. Baggs

    Naming your kid "Katniss" is a great way to let everyone know you were a teenager when you had her.

    July 11, 2013 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. ElSlobbo44

    I'll be away at times make sure you 00 her .... the woman is no good we don't need that filth...I will have mac

    July 11, 2013 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  10. el slobbo 44

    why would any actress announce too the internet about coi gals....the woman has no class they really should retire this actress once and for all

    July 11, 2013 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. GotHerPast

    She told everyone on internet she supported her man when he was not working ....why? she's a dumb actress

    July 11, 2013 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. the 4th

    always proved too me what a professional he always was....the best in the industry

    July 11, 2013 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  13. CONTRACT HIPPO....NOBODY ALLOWED HER TOO HACK IN...NOBODY HAS SEEN OR SPOKEN TOO HIS FAT HACK WEFE...

    000

    July 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. CORRECT WHEN YOU SEE 4 ITS THE CAM AND THE 4 HACKER TEAM...THANKS

    July 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. IS THE FAT PIG FROM CALI DOING IT ALSO....THAT'S IS THE QUESTION...FIND OUT

    --

    July 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  16. 4444 MEANS THEY ARE ALL ONE...THE LEADER IS SLOBBO44 THANKS.

    July 10, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. SHE AND THAT STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAVE NO AUTHORITY FROM ME TOO HACK IN...NONE...

    July 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Katniss+Peeta=Peeniss

    Katniss is a complete BAMF.

    She gets stabbed,injured,almost starves to death,dehydrates,gets attacked by wild animals and overthrows the governemnt of a post-nuclear holocost totalitarian regime.

    July 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. she is not the focus

    -

    July 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jason

    In this day and age, we need some names with more "bite" in them:

    Asassina, Jackalia, Shootemia, Reloadia, Firenowa, Bulletina, Fullautomatica, etc.

    July 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • do not pay attention too her...off the machines go--she is not our focus--positive is

      July 10, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. voted: you have the problem none of us do...TMI...happening platonic or whatever.

    -

    July 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  22. I WILL BE AN ANALYST IN SEPTEMBER...SHE APPEARS TOO HAVE GONE INTO CO RECORDS...

    July 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  23. DONT' KNOW THE WOMAN...NEVER MET HER....SHE'S ABUSIVE.

    July 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  24. SHE MUST HAVE GONE INTO CO RECORDS...I NEVER DISCUSSED ANYTHING WITH HER...

    July 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Caps Lock

    Turn off your friggin' caps lock and bold people.

    July 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  26. FAMILY AND FRIENDS....

    THERE YOU HAVE IT.

    July 10, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  27. iceload9

    In a few years the kid will ask "How did I get this name, people keep asking." The parent will make the kid watch the movie. At the end the kid will turn and say "Your kidding."

    July 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Omar

    I like Django because of Django Reinhardt. But Katniss? People make fun of my name because it's Arabic, but I can only laugh as American names become more banal as time goes on. Omar (snicker snicker), this is my son Bumper.

    July 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  29. KWW

    How original. Poor kids.

    July 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  30. i.cdn. turner

    July 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Gee Gog

    How about "Fallopia" ?

    July 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  32. CHECK OUT DANIEL THE NAME SHOWS UP ON LAPTOP 2 CRASH..THANKS

    July 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Daniel

    I have a confession. I was a little bummed when my parents gave me my name. I was named after my father. How creative. I've always liked Sebastian. Or Stanford.

    July 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Daniel

    Why anyone would bring a child into this world is beyond me. However, I realize I've become a grumpy person as of late. So.... breed! Breed like jack rabbits! Pretend the world isn't occupied by 7 billion people. And do you know the real kicker? Only 15% of this planet is habitable for humans.

    July 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      good point. I really wish your parents had had the same opinion.

      July 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      I agree, John. They should have stopped with me instead of having 3 more children, who, by the way, are unemployed, on welfare and raise 4 children of their own. But I suppose a bright bulb like yourself see nothing wrong with that. Have a great day!

      July 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  35. John Tang

    My wife and I named our daughter 'P00n.' We had no idea...

    July 10, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  36. bex: Lack of you know what

    the lack of "that" is an issue...

    July 10, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  37. Sue

    the woman in the picture is very pretty

    July 10, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Indeed, she's a knock-out!
      Jennifer Lawrence, award-winning actress at age 22, despite the fact
      that she never had any formal training/education in drama or acting.

      July 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • She is in college and she can act because at the end of the day the mafia wall street got you--close the issue --

      July 10, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • chub_Chaser

      Well,that was her years ago after a strict exercise.Know she's gotten chubby

      July 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • i am fox and friends...4444 means all 4 are on....the leader is the FAT ASS...

      -

      July 10, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Courtney

    the true list of the names that were popular this year won't be released until may/June 2014 as the year isn't over yet

    July 10, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  39. palintwit

    Here are some of Sarah Palin's favorites from her new book of baby name suggestions... Fargo, Mudflap, Bristol, Checkvalve, Pinworm, Trig, Nozzlebreath, Spatula.

    July 10, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  40. raw animal hunger

    daz ole sasha m. fierce.

    July 9, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  41. web

    who cares about the 37,000 nuts on that website who never do it

    July 9, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  42. hunger games

    great movie

    July 9, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  43. jujubeans

    I always liked "Ductwork".

    July 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  44. M.A.P.

    "Revolting lump of sh!t"

    July 10, 2013 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  45. M.A.P.

    "Stoolacia", "Assintra", "Craptopoula", ok ive run out of ideas obviously. Thanks for helping – NO ONE!

    July 10, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |

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