There definitely is a Hannah Montana effect on the popularity of baby names. Hannah has been a top ten girls name for the past dozen years, and the name Montana is starting to drop, but Miley Cyrus, who stars as Hannah Montana, is having a profound effect on the popularity of baby names. The name Miley went from never being ranked in the top 1000 names in the U.S. to #278 in 2007. An alternate spelling, Mylee, marked the second biggest jump in popularity, springing into the top 1000 at #556.
Shiloh is the name of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's baby. It also jumped into the top 1000 for the first time at #804.
Following are lists of baby names for both boys and girls that are increasing in popularity the fastest.