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Fantasy-inspired girls' names are rising fast in popularity

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Aranza, Freya and Maisie are hottest new girl names: Who else made the list?

The baby girl names that are increasing in popularity the fastest include exotic names from Spanish soap operas and unique fantasy-inspired names from Game of Thrones and Witches of East End. Check out the entire list of this year’s hottest baby girl names from the Social Security Administration.

It’s official — parents love unique baby girl names. Each year, the Social Security Administration releases a list of the most popular baby names of the year, compiled from birth certificates from babies born in the United States. This year, the most popular baby girl name is Emma, followed by Olivia. You can see the list of the top girl names of 2014 here. However, if you are looking for a unique name, you may be interested in their list of names that are climbing the charts the fastest.

This year, the baby girl name that made the largest jump in popularity, climbing an amazing 3,000 spots in one year, is the name Aranza. The sudden popularity of this name could be due to the popular Mexican singer Aranza, who sings the theme song for the Spanish soap opera Mirada de Mujer.

The next two names that are increasing in popularity the fastest are also from a famous Spanish soap opera actress — Montserrat is No. 2, followed by the alternate spelling of Monserrat at No. 3. The popularity of these names is probably due to actress Angelique Boyer who plays the character Montserrat Mendoza in the Spanish soap opera Lo que la vida me robó.

Check out the list of the baby girl names climbing the charts the fastest:

Fantasy-inspired names are all over the chart, with Game of Thrones being the show that has inspired the most baby names. The name Maisie is No. 4 on the list, which is probably inspired by actress Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark in the hit HBO show.

Can you imagine naming your daughter Khaleesi, after the Game of Thrones character played by Emilia Clarke? This unique name jumped 265 spots this year. The name Freya from Witches of East End and Elsa from Frozen are also on the list.

Some of my favorites include Remington (you can call her the cute nickname Remy), Jessa and the lovely name Nova. It is interesting to note that Teen Mom names almost always make this list. The name Paislee is what Teen Mom 2's Adam Lind and Taylor Halbur named their daughter.

Tell us: What do you think of these baby girl names? Weigh in below!

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