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Celebrity inspired baby name booms

Celebrities have long been an inspiration for baby names. Guess the famous figures that inspired surges in baby name popularity throughout history.
E.g. Keanu trending in the 2000s because of an actor = Keanu Reeves
Baby name trends are from the USA
Source (may contain spoilers): here, here, here, here, and here. Sources vary in spuriousness.
Quiz by ryantheman
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Last updated: May 2, 2022
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Name
Era
Hint
Answer
John
1950s/60s
Actor
John Wayne
Politician
John F. Kennedy
Musician
John Lennon
Julie
1960s
Actress
Julie Andrews
Jacqueline
1960s
Celebrity
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Paul
1960s
Musician
Paul McCartney
Richard
1970s
Politician
Richard Nixon
Lisa
1970s
Musician's daughter
Lisa Presley
Christopher
1980s
Actor
Christopher Reeve
Actor
Christopher Walken
Name
Era
Hint
Answer
Emma
1980s
Actress
Emma Thompson
Jessica
1990s
Fictional character
Jessica Rabbit
Thomas
1990s
Actor
Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Hanks
Keira
2000s
Actress
Keira Knightley
Luna
2000s/2010s
Fictional character
Luna Lovegood
Musician/celebrity's daughter
Luna Simone Stephens
Arya
2010s
Fictional character
Arya Stark
Gianna
2020s
Athlete's daughter
Gianna Bryant
Billie
2020s
Musician
Billie Eilish
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Level 46
May 9, 2022
RIP Gigi and Kobe
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Level 84
May 9, 2022
Some of these just seem like such common names that it's implausible to link them to one random celebrity with the same name. Others are more likely... since you have fictional characters on here I'm kind of surprised that Jacob, Edward, and Bella/Isabella aren't on here. But, like, for instance, I have a very hard time believing that there is anyone out there who named their child after Christopher Walken. Christopher Reeve? Sure. But not Walken.
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Level 61
May 9, 2022
The ones in the quiz aren't the only baby name booms due to celebrities, maybe Jacob and Bella also had a boom they just weren't in my sources. Have a read of my first source for their methodology on the Christophers.