The hottest baby names everyone's talking about right now 5 years ago

The hottest baby names everyone's talking about right now

Half way in and 2015 is showing no signs of disappointing on the celebrity baby name front. But, unlike last year when it seemed like the race for the most original (or terrible) was very much on, it's the stories behind the names that have been catching our attention so far.

Earlier this year Vin Diesel and his girlfriend announced the arrival of their third child, a girl named Pauline after Paul Walker, the actor's friend and co-star who was killed in a car accident in November 2013. Speaking on NBC's Today, Diesel said, "There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord." He added, "I knew he [Paul Walker] was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world." A very touching tribute.

Another celebrity baby name story that has been grabbing headlines recently, albeit for less sentimental reasons than the story above, is that from the Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds camp. Their daughter, who is believed to have been born just before the New Year, is called James. The announcement ended weeks of speculation that their baby was named Violet, after a nurse at the hospital where Blake delivered congratulated the actress on the birth of her daughter, Violet, in a tweet that has since been deleted. Oops.

Finally, there's Cate Blanchett, who adopted a baby girl from the US earlier this year. In keeping with big brothers Ignatius, Roman, and Dashiell is little sister Edith Vivian Patricia. Vivian, a French name that means 'life', was rumored to be in the first spot (but with the spelling Vivienne). Given the popularity of girls names beginning with 'E' at the moment, we reckon Edith is going to make a big comeback this year.

Speaking of vintage names on the rise, if you're in the market for a baby name and looking for a little retro inspiration, check out these 10 classic names for boys and girls that we reckon could make a comeback before the end of 2015.


  1. Arlene
  2. Betty
  3. Clara
  4. Doris
  5. Edith
  6. Irene
  7. Mabel
  8. Sylvia
  9. Peggy
  10. Wilma


  1. Arthur
  2. Bernard
  3. Clarence
  4. Edwin
  5. Francis
  6. Otis
  7. Quentin
  8. Stanley
  9. Vincent
  10. Walter