All-Time Greatest Baby Name Influencers

03/02/2012 01:28 pm ET | Updated May 02, 2012

Which people over time have had the greatest influence on baby names? We've collected the top dozen individuals who've inspired millions of namesakes, often in unexpected ways. Sometimes it was an actual name that went viral; in other cases these people set off a wider-ranging trend. Here, the greatest baby name influencers of all time: