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‘Sophia,’ ‘Jackson’ Top List of Most Popular Baby Names of 2014

December 5th, 2014 - By Kweli Wright
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Sophia’s and Jackson’s of the world are still leading the baby pack. has released its annual list of the most popular baby names of 2014, and “Sophia” and “Jackson” have topped their respective genders again. It’s only Jackson’s second year at the top of the pile, but Sophia has been ruling the name-roost for an astonishing five years in a row.

Most Popular Girl Names of 2014
1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Ava
5. Isabella
6. Mia
7. Zoe
8. Lily
9. Emily
10. Madelyn

Emma and Olivia round out the top three for a third year in a row, while Madelyn is the only newcomer: She enters in the 10th slot to knock out Chloe, last year’s number 10.

Most Popular Boy Names of 2014

1. Jackson
2. Aiden
3. Liam
4. Lucas
5. Noah
6. Mason
7. Ethan
8. Caden
9. Jacob
10. Logan

Logan edges into the top 10 possibly riding on the coattails of Hugh Jackman’s continued success as Wolverine in the X-Men franchises – it’s the character’s real name.

Meanwhile, people continue to name their kids after everything from brands (“Hershey,” “Audi” and “Hennessy”) to plants (“Hyacinth,” “Mahogany” and “Saffron”) to minerals (“Onix” and “Rocko”), according to Baby Center’s Unusual and Surprising Baby Names list.

How many kids do you know with these most popular names of 2014?

Jackson, Sophia Are Most Popular Baby Names of 2013

December 3rd, 2013 - By Rich
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Looking back on this year, experts have seen a big change in the names parents are choosing for their babies. According to information released by BabyCenter, the most popular baby names of 2013 aren’t trendy names that celebrities have chosen for their children; it’s traditional, family names.

After eight years at the top of the list, Aiden has been displaced by Jackson as the most popular name for boys. Sophia holds steady for the fourth year as the top choice for girls. But overall, parents “want a name that feels important to them,” explains BabyCenter’s editor-in-chief Linda Murray.”Looking back into your own family tree is a way to find a person meaningful to you.”

BabyCenter looked at the names 550,000 registered users picked for their babies born this year to determine parents’ top picks. The site also asked parents how they made their choices and what the felt about recent baby naming trends. Here’s what they found:

  • 81% like classic names; 43% like very unusual, unique names.
  • 80% finalized their name decision before the birth.
  • 63% dislike the baby-naming trend of celebrity-inspired names.
  • 54% say people they know are the inspiration for names. 39% looked to grandparents for inspiration.

It’s nice that parents are taking the time to look to their family instead of taking their cues from pop culture. We’ve got too many Bellas, Jacobs and Edwards already.

How did you chose your baby’s name?

13 Celebrity-Inspired Baby Names That Are Becoming Popular

April 3rd, 2013 - By MN Editor
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A baby’s name is the first gift a parent gives his or her child, and thanks to the popularity of the celebrities listed here, these names have quickly grown to become popular among parents. Initially reported in the Huffington Post, here are 13 increasingly popular baby names inspired by the rich and very famous.

What’s in a Name? Top 10 Baby Names of 2012

January 12th, 2013 - By Rich
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Expecting? Still stuck when it comes to choosing you little bun in the oven’s name? With so many options, we can understand the lack of desire some have to play the name game! Let us help! Put your mind at ease and check out 2012’s most-searched baby boy and girl names today! Hit the flip!

Did Barack Make The Cut? The 15 Most Popular Baby Names Of 2012

December 19th, 2012 - By MN Editor
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Judging from this year’s list of most popular baby names, it’s clear that Americans love the letter J. From James to Joshua to Jessica, the Js represented very well, although not all of those names made the top 15. The most popular names have changed considerably from year to year as evinced by the fact that Abigail and Jessica have moved out of the top ten. You may be surprised by a few of the names that have surged to the top. As usual, celebrities have helped to influence this list. Check it out and see the top 15 boy and girl names of 2012.






Girl: Aubrey

Boy: William

Wondering What The Most Popular Baby Names Were of 2011?

May 14th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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by Marissa Ellis

Here’s a hint: the most popular girl’s name isn’t Jessica! It’s not even close actually.

The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular names for babies born in 2011. The findings are quite interesting. Along with the list, the SSA also hypothesizes as to how celebrities have influenced the list of baby names. Although Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy was born too late (at the start of 2012) to influence the list, we’re sure we’ll see some influence by the next round.

The name Mason came in second for most popular boy’s names. It first cracked the top ten in 2010, and the SSA thanks the Kardashians, and Kourtney Kardashian’s son Mason especially, for the big bump in popularity.

Although the names included in the top ten list for girls all seem nice and simple, it’s interesting to see that Jennifer and Jessica are missing from the top ten, indicating a strong cultural shift in names.

As for the boy’s names, it’s surprising to see Jayden in the top five – a name that immediately conjures up an image of Will Smith’s son (who spells it Jaden) and African-American boys. Despite my own associations, the #4 most popular boys name not only ranks high amongst Hispanic and African-American babies but also Asian-American boys, although it ranks very low amongst white babies. The New York Times  noted that the rise in popularity of Jayden is associated with the fact that Britney Spears named her son Jayden in 2006. Very interesting indeed…


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