Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston & Rihanna Among Top Musicians Who Inspired Baby Names

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Mariah Carey performs on stage during the 2016 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca Cola at the Louisiana Superdome on July 2, 2016 in New Orleans.

Have you noticed an unusually high number of girls are named Mariah or Whitney these days? Or maybe there's suddenly a bunch of boys named Zayn in your child's nursery class? It’s no coincidence. Mariah CareyWhitney Houston and Zayn Malik have inspired parents nationwide to name their babies after the pop sensations.

Name.org listed the top 20 musicians that have inspired baby names since the start of their careers, and even linked the names’ popularity with spikes in the artists’ successes. While some names, like Ariana and Selena, have been popular even before the emergence of the pop stars, names like Rihanna and Miley are undoubtedly rooted in fandom. Even baby name Zayn became increasingly popular in 2016--741 boys in comparison to the 46 named Zayn in 2010--after the One Direction member went solo.

See the full list here.