The “Star Wars” universe has formally influenced mother and father’ child identify selections.
The Social Safety Administration revealed in 2017 that Kylo was the fastest-growing child identify for boys, following the character Kylo Ren’s introduction within the 2015 film “Star Wars: The Power Awakens.” And after “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” hit theaters in 1999, the identify Anakin elevated in reputation by greater than 400 p.c: It was chosen for 114 child boys born in 1999, up from 26 in 1998. That quantity had gone up much more by 2016, when the identify was given to 303 child boys and 7 child ladies.
HuffPost checked out extra SSA information to establish different “Star Wars”-inspired names showing on delivery certificates of infants within the U.S.
After all, many of those names may have turn into well-liked for different causes ― we will’t say for positive that the franchise boosted Luke, Ben or Finn, for instance. Names like Leia, Kylo and Jedi appear to be clearer tributes.
Listed here are 30 “Star Wars”-related names mother and father are giving their infants, plus the variety of children born in 2016 who had every identify:
Kylo (238 boys, seven ladies)
Anakin (303 boys, seven ladies)
Falcon (21 boys, seven ladies)