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Katniss and Django among top 10 trending baby names

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   July 10, 2013 at 1:21 PM   |   Comments

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July 10 (UPI) -- Katniss and Django are topping the list of most-viewed baby names so far this year on the baby-naming site Nameberry.

The names, inspired by the films "The Hunger Games" and "Django Unchained," each made the top ten lists for their genders.

Sophia and Jacob were the top baby names for 2012 according to the Social Security Administration. Jacob has actually been number one for boys since 1999, and Sophia took the top spot from Isabella in 2010.

“The top names on our lists may not even rank right now in the national top 1,000, but are likely to show up among the top names of the next decade," said Nameberry cofounder Pamela Redmond Satran.

The hottest trending names that rose the most in popularity in 2012 were the military-inspired Major for boys and Arya/Aria for girls, with different spellings for characters on "Game of Thrones" and "Pretty Little Liars."

Nameberry's top names for the first half of 2013 include Imogen at number one for girls, followed by Charlotte, Harper, Violet, Amelia, Seraphina, Isla, Penelope and Katniss. Harper is high on the girls’ list thanks to Victoria and David Beckham's daughter, while Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck named their daughters Violet and Seraphina.

Asher tops the list for boys, followed by Finn, the name of a popular character on "Glee," and Declan, Django, James, Oliver, Henry, Atticus, Owen and Milo.

The top unisex names so far this year are Quinn, Rowan, and Sawyer.

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