Actress Anne Hathaway has made the daunting transition from child star to serious actress – and had an impact on baby names along the way.

In honor of her November 12 birthday, here’s a look at the names she’s worn.

Unlike many well-known actors, Hathaway’s path to stardom was a relatively straight road.

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  1. She herself shares a name with notable 16th century Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare.

    Looking forward to seeing her star as Judy Garland! I hadn’t heard that rumor, but she seems the *perfect* fit for the role.

  2. Amelia is beautiful and, while overused in Internet-land, it is underused in RL.
    Ella, Mia, and Emma are all super-popular but, all-in-all, great names. Mia on its own is a little too nicknamey for me.
    Andrea “ann-DREE-uh” is dated. Andrea “ahn-DRAY-uh” has potential. But you’re going to have pronunciation issues all over the place. Andy’s a cute, tomboyish nickname, I guess. I don’t like it one bit.
    Kym? *headdesk* I don’t even like Kimberly that much, but at least its not Kymberly!
    I can’t gush enough about Jane. I simply adore it’s simplicity and beauty.
    In the long run, I think she’s played some well-named characters.

  3. Love the actress; love her characters’ names less. 😉 Her name (from first to last) is a name I’d give a character in a novel. Such a classic.

  4. Love Anne Hathaway! It’s pretty embarrassing, but I completely love The Princess Diaries 1 and 2… I’ve own them and have watched them both lots and lots of times. I wonder if that’s part of why I love Amelia so much….*ponder ponder*