It first made the Top 1000 in 2007, but once Twilight opened in movie theaters the next year, the name became even more popular. The reason? Kellan Lutz, a hunky actor featured in the film and its sequels, kept the name front and center for several years. It’s mostly used in the US for boys but girls are getting in on the name too. There’s some uncertainty as to which Scottish surname or word the name came from, but does it matter? It landed with Kellan Lutz!

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Source: Social Security Administration

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