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David and Goliath 

1 person in the United States is named Dave Goliath.

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Joseph Stalin

2 people in the United States are named Joseph Stalin.

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Jedi Knights

While no one in the United States in named Jedi Knight there are 7 people named Jed Knight.

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232 people are named Spanky in the United States.

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Elvis Presley

48 people are named Elvis Presley in the United States.

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1,135 girls were named Arya in 2013. The name starting appear on the Social Security Administration's Top 1000 baby names in 2010, which coincides with the filming of the show. It was the 277th most popular girl's name in 2013.

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241 girls were named Khaleesi in 2013. Khaleesi is the official title of Daenerys Targaryen in the 'Game of Thrones' TV show and books. 14 girls were also named Khalessi. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


218 girls were named Suri in 2013. Suri is the name of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's daughter. 

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206 girls were named Aniston, the surname of actress Jennifer Aniston, in 2013. 

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78 girls were named Pippa in 2013. Pippa Middleton is sister to the Duchess of Cambridge. Pippa's nickname is short for Philippa. 

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58 girls were named Shakira in 2013.

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51 girls were named Solange in 2013. Solange is a singer and Beyonce's younger sister. 

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48 girls were named Wednesday in 2013.

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34 girls were named Primrose in 2013. Primrose is the name of Katniss Everdeen's sister in 'The Hunger Games.'

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28 girls were named Beyonce in 2013.

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27 girls were named Mulan in 2013 after the title character in Disney's 'Mulan.'

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21 girls were named Blue in 2013. Blue is part of Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter's name, Blue Ivy.

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1207 baby boys were named Drake in 2013.

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576 boys were named Zayne in 2013. Zayne (pictured center) is part of the boy band One Direction.

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359 boys were named Flynn in 2013. Flynn Rider is a character in Disney's 'Tangled.'

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86 babies were named Loki in 2013. Loki is a Marvel character and Nordic god that has been popularized in the movie 'The Avengers.' 

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Last week, news that 'Star Trek' actress Zoe Saldana is expecting twins broke, and many are anticipating the day she unveils photos of her little bundles of joy -- and reveals their names. Pop culture has a huge impact baby names in the United States. When celebrities announce the name of their newborns, many parents throughout the nation are inspired to give their children the same monikers. But the phenomenon doesn't stop there. Fictional characters from TV shows and movies do as well.

Back in 2010, character names from Stephanie Meyer's enormously popular 'Twilight' series soared to the top ten names list released by the Social Security Administration. While Jacob had already been a top-ten baby name for boys for 10 years straight, the rise of Isabella and Edward is credited to the frenzy created by the vampire series.

Isabella, Jacob, Edward, and even Cullen are tame compared to some of the more unusual names that appeared on the Social Security Administration's list of baby names in 2013. Reality TV stars, like the Kardashians, and famous Disney characters were relatively common inspirations. Personal taste for characters seems to be a factor as well. There were 43 boys named Tyrion after Peter Dinklage's complex character on 'Game of Thrones,' while no one in the United States named their son Joffrey, the 'Game of Thrones' villain who was among the most hated characters on television in 2013.

The trend of naming children after favorite fictional characters or celebrities is not new. WhitePages recently revealed to AOL that there are many people living in America who not only share an unusual first name with characters, like the 232 people named Spanky from 'The Little Rascals,' but some share both a first and last name. Those lucky enough to share a surname with famous figures can give their children very specific names. The result is Americans with full names like Peter Pan and Elvis Presley.

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