Frozen helps Elsa break into top 500 US baby names

Thanks to Disney’s smash hit Frozen, Elsa has broken into the list of the top 500 baby names in the US.

The New York Times reports that there were more than a thousand baby Elsas born in 2014, making it the 286th most common girl’s name.

The name had not cracked the top 500 since 1917.

Anna, the name of Elsa’s sister in the movie, has not seen a similar surge in popularity, only rising one spot in the rankings last year to become the 34th most common girl’s name.

The film has also had an impact when it comes to boy’s name. There are now 22 baby Olafs in the US, up from nine the previous year.

There were also 32 baby Kristoffs born last year in the US, up from seven a year earlier, and 55 Svens came into the US in 2014, up from 33 in 2013.

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