Increase in the number of babies named after Academy Award winners 2014

This statistic illustrates the percentage increase in the number of babies named after Academy Award winning actresses in the United States as of March 2014. In 1998, Gwyneth Paltrow won the "Best Actress" award for her performance in "Shakespeare in Love" and during the following two years there was a 438 percent increase in parents naming their daughters Gwyneth in the United States.

Increase in the number of babies named after Academy Award winners in the United States as of March 2014

Actor (year of winning)Change
BENECIO Del Toro (2000)1,971%
DENZEL Washington (1989)746%
GWYNETH Paltrow (1998)438%
GEENA Davis (1988)287%
MARLEE Matlin (1986)272%
CHARLIZE Theron (2003)222%
MERYL Streep (1979)220%
SISSY Spacek (1980)168%
ANJELICA Huston (1985)154%
MERYL Streep (1982)130%
HILARY Swank (2004)127%
MARLON Brando (1972)112%
CATE Blanchett (2004)112%
DUSTIN Hoffman (1979)56%
ADRIEN Brody (2002)48%
MELVYN Douglas (1979)33%
HEATH Ledger (2008)32%
ALAN Arkin (2006)22%
JASON Robards (1976)20%
JACK Palance (1991)20%
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Release date

March 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

as of March 5, 2014

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