Evidence that people are naming their babies after Arianna Huffington.:
But a look at the historical trend suggests Huffington’s fame is exerting an upward pull on her name’s prevalence. According to data for the entire U.S. population gathered by the Social Security Administration, “Arianna” jumped into the top 100 names for girls in 2003, when it debuted at No. 86, up from No. 114 the year before. That was the year Huffington made headlines by running for governor of California. It hovered in the 80′s for three years, then started climbing again after 2005, the year the Huffington Post launched.
Coincidence? Maybe. But probably not entirely, says Murray: “Moms do look for names they feel are strong and intelligent, and they have those wishes for their daughters.”