WandaVision has shown itself to be one of the most popular shows of the year by creating some of the most popular baby names of 2021, after winning Emmys and influencing Halloween costumes. WandaVision began Phase 4 of the MCU as well as its latest run of streaming episodes in January.
WandaVision received significant backlash from fans due to its pacing, but it was a huge triumph for the MCU overall. Throughout its existence, the show dominated online discussion and spawned a slew of memes regarding anything from Agatha Harkness theme tune to whether or not Mephisto would show up. It went on to win the first Emmys for Marvel Studios, in the creative arts categories for costume, production design, and music (“Agatha All Along”).
WandaVision seems to have influenced the top baby names
WandaVision can now claim to have had a greater impact on pop culture than previously thought. BabyCenter has released its list of the most popular baby names for 2021, and WandaVision, according to Buzzfeed, has influenced it in numerous ways. Wanda’s popularity increased by 54% year over year, while Agatha’s popularity increased by 32%. Darcy, for Kat Dennings’ Darcy Lewis, increased by 11%. The most startling name of all, though, is Vision, which climbed 22% on the girls’ list.
WandaVision- Transition From Movies To Television For MCU
A television series can demonstrate its popularity in a variety of ways, but inspirational baby names need to be the most original. Many people were interested to see how WandaVision would perform before it was released. Fans were concerned that Marvel would be able to maintain the epic stakes of the MCU films in the shift to television. WandaVision has a lot of pressure to measure up to be the first of several forthcoming MCU shows.
Fortunately, it did all of that and more. Following the release of Avengers: Endgame, MCU is still in transition, and WandaVision was essential in ushering the series into a new character-driven era.
It will be interesting to see if WandaVision’s characters continue to make an impact on mainstream culture in the future. Wanda will return in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness next year, and Agatha will have her own spin-off.