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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Top Baby Names of 2010!

They've released the most popular baby names of 2010!  I love looking over the lists each year.  Here's what they say:

2010's Top 10 Baby Names for Girls

1. Sophia
2. Isabella
3. Olivia
4. Emma
5. Chloe
6. Ava
7. Lily
8. Madison
9. Addison
10. Abigail

2010's Top 10 Baby Names for Boys

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

I have good friends who named their babies Chloe and Liam, respectively, this year; guess they really are popular!  I'm surprised that Aiden came back to reclaim his #1 status after being booted out of that position by Jacob last year.  Who knew that would happen?!

To read more click here.  I was kind of sad to learn that Finn, long one of my FAVORITE boy's names, is becoming more and more popular.  *sigh*  Might have to rethink that one now.  :-(  

Here's a question for you: Does the popularity of a name influence your decision to use it for your child or not?  Or, do you want a name that is more popular?

I think people today want variety and uniqueness...yet, I say that as millions of little boys are all being named Aiden - ha!

I hope you all have fun perusing the name lists...even if you don't have a wee one on the way, it's fun to see where your favorites line up and even where your own name is!  On the Social Security website, you can look up names to see their popularity (or not) over a selected time period (1879 till today).  Go here, but I warn can get very addicting to look up names; so, if you end up stuck in front of your computer all day, it's not MY fault!  Haha! 

Hope you're having a great day,


  1. You have Glee to thank for Finn gaining popularity.

    I have always been obsessed with baby names, so I love this stuff. I've been upset to hear one of my favorite girl names (Harper) used twice already this year. It will undoubtedly be jumping in the polls. I hate that! ;)

  2. Ooh, yes! Harper is a good one! And yes, I've heard it "around" lately too. :-( Names similar to it like Piper, Sailor, Archer seem to be popular right now also. I think things like this go in waves. One person will have a unique name idea and then everyone wants to copy them and so on and so on across the whole country (thus, the incredible popularity of Aiden).

    I'm obsessed with baby names too! :-) That's probably why Baby C won't have a name until we actually meet him/her face to face...I just don't know how we're ever going to decide! Ha!

  3. That ss site is cool! Very interesting to see that our little Henry has a name that is actually increasing in popularity, considering I thought it was pretty old school. Ha! My husband, Palmer, isn't even on the list. It says "This name is not among the top 1000 names in the last ten years."!! Wow!

  4. I know, I love that site! My name (given name is Amanda) is still pretty popular (in the 90's down to 30's since 2000) when I thought it was mostly just an 80's name - ha! Mr. C's name is Sean, and it's been popular (like top 20 popular) since the 1920's...I don't see it going away anytime soon.

    Most of the names we like like Colm, Finn, Desmond, Lola, Maeve, and Tallulah aren't extremely popular; but are in the top 1,000. I'm okay with that, just so long as it's not in the top 10!

    I love classic names like Henry (Arthur and William are good ones too); but yeah, it does seem like those "classic", "sturdy" names are every-popular with parents. But, if a name is popular, there's probably good reason for it - it's a great name! (Oh, and I've heard the name Palmer before; but never actually known anyone personally named Palmer - I like it!)

  5. *ever-popular* not "every-popular" - oops! ;-)