A lot of Star Wars fanatics had babies recently, according to BabyCenter's research on 2016's rising trends in baby names. Since 2015, several names associated with the galactic series have climbed their way up the rankings, ensuring that thousands and thousands of kids will never be able to live down the references as they grow up.
Rey, the name of Daisy Ridley's character in The Force Awakens, skyrocketed up the list, surpassing over 11,000 spots more than it had been ranked in 2015, pocketing an increase of 82%. Linda Murray, BabyCenter's Editor-in-Chief, attributes the name's favorability to the character's strength.
[She's] a fierce warrior, a Jedi master. If you're looking for a strong girl's name that embodies power but still sounds beautiful, you can't do much better than Rey.
Rey's popularity has yet to match Leia, which is ranked 2000 spots above Rey and increased by 64% over the last decade to place #203 overall in the 2016 standings.
I was surprised by the rise in interest in Kylo because the character Kylo Ren is such a negative force, but some parents may be attracted to the power and the darkness in this name. If you're edgy and a bit of an outlaw, you might gravitate toward a name like this. And Kylo does have great lineage with (parents) Han (Solo) and Leia, so maybe people cut him some slack because his parents are awesome.
Amazingly enough, BabyCenter also reports that a few brazen parents went as far as naming their infants Jedi, Anakin, and Rogue (which turns out to be a girl's name). Unfortunately, there have been no reports of babies named C-3PO yet.