Hottest Baby Names 2011: Boys Names, Girls Names Inspired by Celebrities (Photos)

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Pippa tops Hottest Baby Names 2011 list

The hottest baby names list for 2011 is here, compiled by Nameberry – and, of course, there is plenty of celebrity inspiration.

Whether the names were influenced by a celebrity or celebs have chosen some of these names for their kids, you can’t dispute the celeb connection.

Pam Satran, the developer of the Nameberry.com, explains, “Five years ago, I might have said that the biggest overarching factor was personal meaning, now the biggest factor is celebrities.”

Satran adds, “There is a culture of the celebrity baby. The whole world goes on name watch. By not telling the name, it becomes a big news event.”

Based on 23 million page views at Nameberry since the beginning of the year, they’ve gathered their Hottest Baby Names of 2011 list (check out the full list here), but here’s our rundown of those with a celebrity connection:

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  • Pippa 1 of 11
    Pippa
    Nameberry's Pam Satran comments that Pippa Middleton "seems to have the power of celebrity propelling her name and style." Emily Proctor has a daughter named Pippa.
  • Asher 2 of 11
    Asher
    Campbell Brown and Dan Senor have a son named Asher Liam Senor.
  • Elula 3 of 11
    Elula
    Isla Fisher and Sasha Baron Cohen named their second daughter Elula.
  • Arlo 4 of 11
    Arlo
    Toni Collette and David Galafassi have a son named Arlo Robert Galafassi.
  • Flynn 5 of 11
    Flynn
    Gary Oldman and Donya Fiorentino have a son named Gulliver Flynn Oldman.
  • Flynn made popular by Orlando and Miranda? 6 of 11
    Flynn made popular by Orlando and Miranda?
    Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have a baby named Flynn - most likely why the name took off this year.
  • Adele 7 of 11
    Adele
    Molly Ringwald and Panio Gianopoulos have a daughter named Adele Georgiana Ringwald Gianopoulos.
  • Luna 8 of 11
    Luna
    Constance Marie and Kent Katich have a daughter named Luna Marie Katich.
  • Luna 9 of 11
    Luna
    Chris Ivery and Ellen Pompeo named their daughter Stella Luna Ivery.
  • Singer Adele 10 of 11
    Singer Adele
    Hot singer Adele no doubt was inspiration for the "Adele" name trend in 2011.
  • Mila Kunis 11 of 11
    Mila Kunis
    The beautiful Mila Kunis inspired the "Mila" baby name.

Images: PRPhotos, PCNPhotos

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