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'Frozen' Baby Names on the Rise in Popularity

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Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen" (Disney/AP Photo via ABC News). Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen" (Disney/AP Photo via ABC News).
(ABC) - The "Frozen" obsession has made its way to the womb.

BabyCenter.com went through its database of 555,000 names and found that Elsa and Anna are gaining popularity when it comes to choosing names for baby girls.

Elsa in particular has seen a huge surge, rising 34 percent from 2013 to 2014. While it was ranked 278 on the popularity list just last year, now it's coming in at number 183.

Anna is also gaining ground, tough not at the pace of the name Elsa. But BabyCenter said this is probably because Anna was already pretty popular. It was ranked 37 last year and has crept up to 35.

"These are creative, strong character names that are giving moms some fresh, new baby-name options, especially Elsa," said Linda Murray, BabyCenter Global Editor in Chief. "We've seen Emma in the top 10 for quite some time now, and Elsa is a modern alternative that our moms are gravitating toward."

The website said this isn't the first time a movie has started a naming trend. "The Hunger Games," "Fifty Shades of Grey" and even the reality show "Duck Dynasty" have all done the same.

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