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25 celebrity names influencing 2017 baby name trends

Celebrity names are often unusual and unique – and it seems they are having a BIG influence on parents this year. Nameberry have revealed the top 25 celebrity monikers that are leading the 2017 name trends.

If you want a name that is a little bit closer to fame, then check out these super cool ones here….

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Female celebrities who are influencing baby name trends:

1. Amandla

Bein’ sweet captured by sweety pie @nicholas.claridge

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Celebrity: Amandla Sternberg – who portrayed Rue in The Hunger Games. Amanda means ‘power or strength’.

2. Dove

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Celebrity: Dove Cameron – a Disney Channel teen star. Dove means ‘peace’.

3. Gal

? ? ? #wonderwoman @WonderWomanFilm

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Celebrity: Gal Gadot (a.k.a. Wonder Woman). Gal means ‘wave’ in Hebrew.

4. Gigi

Celebrity: Gigi Hadid. The gorgeous supermodel’s real name is Jelena, and this means ‘deer or stag’.

5. Halston

COMIC-CON! #JoinTheOrville #SDCC2017

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Celebrity: Halston Sage is an American actress best known for her roles on Nickelodeon TV show How to Rock. She also played Lacey in Paper Towns.

6. Kiernan

@instylemagazine yo!!! Thanks to my best friend @laurabrown99 4 this?

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Celebrity: Kiernan Shipka rose to fame for her role in Mad Men. Kiernan is usually an Irish male name and it means ‘little dark one’.

7. Maisie

Always a good laugh at the BAFTA tv tea party. Hair: @ryanrichman Makeup: @kmannmakeup See u kool katz laterrrrrr

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Celebrity: Maisie Williams, who plays Ayra Stark in Game of Thrones. Maisie means ‘pearl, child of light.’

8. Rebel

Friday!!! #IsntItRomantic #HoneycombHotness

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Celebrity: Rebel Wilson. The Aussie actress is best known for her role in Pitch Perfect. Her name means ‘the rebellious one’.

9. Samira

“Old Hollywood” chill

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Celebrity: Samira Wiley played Poussey in Orange is the New Black. Her moniker means ‘a companion in evening conversation’ in Arabic.

10. Saoirse

Celebrity: Saoirse Ronan rose to global fame when she appeared in Brooklyn. Saoirse is an Irish name and means ‘freedom’.

11. Tavi

Roof deck reading does not get old ? #ApartmentStories #300AshlandPartner

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Celebrity: Tavi Gevinson is a fashion blogger. Her name means ‘good’.

12. Zendaya

Thank you for having me @chopard @ralphandrusso ✨

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Celebrity: Zendaya (musician). Zendaya means ‘give thanks’.

Male celebrities who are influencing baby name trends:

1. Alden

Can’t get over these photos #aldenehrenreich #lilycollins ?

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Celebrity: Alden Ehrenreich is an actor who stars as Han Solo in a Star Wars spin-off next year. Alden means ‘old friend’.

2. Ansel

Celebrity: Ansel Elgort is an actor who has appeared in movies The Fault in Our Stars, as well as the Divergent series. Ansel is a German name which means ‘follower or a nobleman’.

3. Armie

Celebrity: Armie Hammer feared in movies The Social Network and The Lone Ranger. Armie is short for Armand means ‘Army man or soldier’.

4. Asa

Hands down one of my favourite shoots. Big up @mitchellmccormack for @daman_magazine coming soon

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Celebrity: Asa Butterfield is an English actor who played Mordred in Merlin and he also portrayed Ender Wiggin in Ender’s End. Asa is a Hebrew name that appeared in the Old Testament to designate the third King of Judah.

5. Daveed

Celebrity: Daveed Diggs is a rapper and actor and he appeared in the 2015 musical Hamilton. David is a variant of David and is of Hebrew origin.

6. Dev

Celebrity: Dev Patel is an English star who appeared in Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Lion. Dev is an Indian name derived from Sanskrit and means ‘God’.

7. Ellar

Hi guys finally an account in insta

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Celebrity: Ellar Coltrane is an American actor best known for his role in Boyhood. Ellar means ‘Monastery’s steward’.

8. Kit

How am I doing in my first Instagram Post?

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Celebrity: Kit Harrington a.k.a. Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. Kit means ‘carrier of Christ’.

9. Kyrie

The pursuit. Beijing. @nikebasketball

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Celebrity: Kyrie Irving is a famous American basketball player. Kyrie means ‘Lord’.

10. Hannibal

Celebrity: Hannibal Buress is a stand-up comedian. Hannibal means ‘Mercy of Baal’.

11. Nash

My travel buddy when I first started going overseas! Thanks for always being there for me! Love you Mimi!

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Celebrity: Nash Grier is an Internet personality based in America, his original name is Hamilton Nash Grier. Nash means ‘at the ash tree’.

12. Niall

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Celebrity: Niall Horan is a singer from boy band One Direction. Niall is an Irish name that means ‘champion’.

13. Zayn

Rodger

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Celebrity: Zayn Malik is also a singer from One Direction. Zayn means ‘beauty, grace’ in Arabic.

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Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.