The Chicago Tribune reports that baby names inspired by Empire are growing in popularity. Since the show aired, the name Dre is up 77 percent while the name Lyon has increased by 61 percent.
In 2014, Dre was number 7,379 on Baby Center’s list of most popular names. The show debuted in 2015 and the name Dre rose to 1,676 on the list. There’s no doubt that Trai Byers’ captivating performance as Andre Lyon inspired parents to use the name.
Parents want their children to be strong with the ability to overcome difficulties. Throughout the first season of the show Andre struggled with his bipolar disorder. Cookie was by his side every step of the way. There was something comforting about the way she said “Dre.”
If you haven’t checked out Time’s name generator you’re missing out. To use the tool you simply enter your current name and the year you were born. The site then calculates what your name would be now based on the popularity of your name when you were born.
The interactive Empire name generator below isn’t as advanced as Time’s tool but it gets the job done. Try it out to see what your name would be if you were born today. Share your results in the comments section below.