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This Year's Top Baby Names are 'Twilight' Inspired!

This Year's Top Baby Names are 'Twilight' Inspired!

Babies born in 2009 or 2010 may have Twilight to thank for their names!

According to a report by the Social Security Administration, “Isabella” is the top name for baby girls and “Jacob” is the most popular for boys.

“Cullen” also jumped up 297 spots and was the name with the biggest jump, while “Edward” moved up 11 spots.

FYI: “Miley” and “Jonas” were both popular last year but have since dropped on the charts.

Check out the complete list at the Social Security website – you can even see how your own name ranks!

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  • Lauren

    love the name jacob and taylor :)

  • Malina

    Gosh, that’s so lame

  • ck

    Children with ‘Twilight’ inspired” names will live unfortunate lives.

  • Soph

    isabella is pretty but i dont think it has anything to do with the movie or at least i woul like to think people arent that dum to so easily influenced, i have always liked isabella, and bella for short

  • eyeh8twilight

    This is the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard. Twilight moms need to get a life, start acting like the adults they are and stop embarassing their kids. They’re putting the idea that Twilight is LITERATURE in their kids heads. They’re giving them the wrong message.

    Now those kids who’s names are Cullen, Jacob, and Isabella are going to go through life with the nicknames Wolfboy, Depressive B.i.t.c.h and Sparkly Vampire! God, I can’t wait until this wasteful fad is over with and DONE!

    Twilight is a fad, Harry Potter is a lifestyle.

  • Marie

    That is just.. wrong. I mean Cullen? Wow that sucks!

  • lalallaa


    Harry potter is so much better than Twilight!

  • anna

    Twihards make me sick.

  • cassie

    cassie is the best name :)

  • MB

    Always loved the name Isabella.

  • amanda

    Yeah okay that’s weird. But even before Twilight, the names Jacob and Isabella were popular names. I’ve always loved the name Isabella since I was little. I used to like Jacob when I was little. I have a little cousin who is 6 almost 7 and his name is Jacob.

    Also I have a baby cousin called Miley, she was born in January. I didn’t like the idea of her being called Miley. Her mum didn’t know much about Miley she just heard of her and liked the name.

    Edward has always been popular too.

  • Lame

    I can see it now: In ten or so years “Mom why did you name me Isabella?”
    “Because mommy was obsessed with a silly teeny booper book, and Isabella was the main characters name, and mommy wanted to be Isabella so bad because she was in love with this hunky vampire but then was also in love with a werewolf, but blah blah blah.”

  • I’ll say it.

    People who read Twilight should not be breeding.

  • pup

    Dear society,

  • Diana

    People will always hate, won’t they?

  • Kimkap

    Actually, “Jacob” has been the top name for boys for the last 11 years. So I’m confident, it was not inspired by Twilight.

    That being said, I’m totally Team Jacob.

  • Lauren

    Cullen is super lame, but Isabella and Jacob have actually been popular for years. My friend’s sister’s children are named Isabella & Jacob…born before the Twilight book came out. Everyone thinks her kids are named after Twilight. That sucks!

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  • ThinkingOutLoud

    Those 2 in the pic above, their children would turn out so f*ing ugly.

  • tata

    It’s your kid! Not your pet!

  • luke

    so fugly

  • Iffy Miffy

    There’s even better … mom, why did you name me Bella? Oh well, you see that’s this super duper girl who had this great stalker bf, had great rough sex, was preggers for just a few months, delivered a kid by her hubby tearing her uterus open with his teeth, whose baby grew up in 6 years and didn’t really need any care at all!
    So I hoped for all that for me … and named you Bella. Didn’t work out all that well, had to carry you for 9 months, the stalker ended up in jail so didn’t help, you required so much care, took you whole of a year to even start talking and 18 effing years to get rid of you too! Meh. Maybe it’ll work out better for you with your stalker.

  • Dreads

    Isabella (Bella for short) is cute but not Jacob. What a horrible name!

  • Za. Magazini

    This make me .. sick and upset.

  • jessica

    Cullen is a cool name though but I wouldn’t name my kid that because of Twilight.

  • wofsdsd

    Seriously, you think it’s bad now?
    Wait about 10 years for when all the tweens and teens crazy fangirls who are in love with Twilight start having kids…
    Top girl names will def be: Isabella, Bella, Alice, Rosalie, Esme, Renesmee
    Boy names: Edward, Jacob, Robert, Taylor, Cullen, Emmett, Jasper, Carlisle

  • Dorkhole

    I’m damn glad my parents didn’t name me ELVIS.
    I would’ve had to kick their ass when I turned 12.
    Can’t wait to hear what Katy Perry names her crap.
    People are get’n stupider and stupider daily. burp!

  • Helen

    hm… this is weird but I’m not really weirded out. Jacob is a pretty commom name and I’m sure it’s high ranking isn’t due to twilight fans. ok, maybe there are ‘twilight moms’ who named their kids Jacob but I’m confident the great majority just likes the name.
    And Isabella, twilight character or not, is a wonderful name. Now this may have more to do with twilight than Jacob, but not that much more.

    Now Edward… well, Edward isn’t a commom name. There are people who simply like the name (I have a colleague called Edward), but the majority of its allure, I’m sur,e it’s because of twilight. The reason is pretty lame, but it’s actually a very powerful name.

  • Cheery

    Um, this post is misleading. Jacob has been the number one boy’s name for over a decade and it has nothing to do with Twilight. Same with Isabella, it’s been rising to the top of the list for a while. All this means is the author is unimaginative when it comes to naming her characters because she chose popular names to begin with. Though I will give you Cullen, but that just means people are stupid.

  • anon

    I have three Isabellas in my family. One 4 years ago, the second 2 years ago and the third 6 months ago. I don’t think it has to do with Twilight though. It’s just a beautiful name for a girl. Lot’s of girls are named that in Spanish/Italian/Catholic families. Just read Hola magazine! lol. I am godmother to a Alessandra. Fantastic name imo…

  • happy girl

    mom, why did you call me jakob? because of a hot teen vampire honey. oh, thanks mom. ridiculous.

  • commonsense

    People can be so f#@%ing stupid!

  • ty

    What about naming the brat after a family member? Really, a TV star? How about Regis then?

  • Liv

    This is embarrassing. How can people name their flesh and blood after these movies/books?

  • Loo

    But the name Jacob can come from the serie Lost too! That can be another reason for the increasing popularity of this name! lol

  • Rattlesnake

    People are more idiotic than i gave them credit for…. Sad and lame to name your children after a stupid movie …. studio people are having a good laugh right about now …. do you think they named any of their kids after a movie ? LOL

  • Stacie

    I love bella!

  • http://google mary kate nicholson

    i think you are jacob you now about mary and you need to bened sometime together like buy day have day out together then i mat get my familey if you wont to met um

    Love Mary Kate Nicholson

  • http://google mary kate nicholson

    i think we need sometime together if you want get cup of coffee when have day out if you want