218 babies were named Anakin in 2014; 218 teens predicted to change their name from Anakin in 2032

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'Star Wars' Inspired Baby Names on the Rise in 2014


Looking at the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the U.S. in 2014, EWnoticed a disturbance in the Force: 218 babies were named Anakin. That's the same as Truman, which is surprising, because even though that movie was pretty solid, Jim Carrey's midi-chlorians levels were definitely on the scale. Interestingly, Anakin didn't crack the top 1,000 in the last three years, which once again proves J.J. Abrams is a viral-marketing genius. As the list only provides the top 1,000, there's no word if someone named their kid Jar Jar, but with 218 Anakins, you know there must be a couple. Meesa thinks they're in for a tough life.

See the top baby names for the year 2014:

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218 babies were named Anakin in 2014; 218 teens predicted to change their name from Anakin in 2032

1. Emma

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Could be inspired by.. 
Emma, the baby of Ross and Rachel on Friends.

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1. Noah

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Could be inspired by.. 
Ryan Gosling as "Noah Calhoun" in The Notebook.

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2. Olivia

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Could be inspired by.. 
Kerry Washington as "Olivia Pope" on Scandal.

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2. Liam

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Could be inspired by.. 
Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.

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3. Sophia

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Could be inspired by..
American actress Sophia Bush.

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3. Mason

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Could be inspired by.. 
Kourtney Kardashian's son, Mason. 

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4. Isabella

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Could be inspired by.. 
Kristen Stewart as "Bella" in Twilight.

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4. Jacob

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Could be inspired by.. 
American actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

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5. Ava

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Could be inspired by.. 
American actress Ava Gardner.

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5. William

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Could be inspired by.. 
Britain's Prince William.

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