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2014’s Rising Baby Names

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Photo Courtesy of James Kicinski-McCoy

Baby names…by now you know they’re something we love to obsess over. So, it’s no surprise that Nameberry‘s latest list of the “most popular baby names of 2014 (so far)” made our ears perk up, big time!

First, however, a need for some clarification: The website’s list is based on what names parents are possibly most interested in naming their kids, based on the number of times readers of Nameberry (a very small percentage of the U.S. population) viewed those names on the site.

With this evidence at their disposal, Nameberry’s editors have found that the names Imogen (for a girl) and Asher (for a boy) are the most searched baby names of 2014 thus far, with the former garnering 200,000 pageviews and the latter 150,000 (they also topped the Nameberry list for 2013, mind you).

Of course, don’t expect these names to pop to the top of the U.S. Social Security Administration‘s much-more-official tally of actual names parents’ bestowed upon their spawn in 2014 (a list which won’t come out until May of 2015). In fact, Nameberry’s top 10 lists for both males and females don’t include even one of the SSA’s most popular names of 2013.

In any case, we still love to see which names are starting to bubble up in popularity, even just in super niche circles, and which monikers might become the future Noah’s and Sophia’s (a.k.a. the most popular names of 2013) in the near future.

And, without further ado…Nameberry’s 2014 top 10 list (so far) for both boys and girls! Which are your faves?

1. Asher
2. Declan
3. Atticus
4. Finn
5. Oliver
6. Henry
7. Silas
8. Jasper
9. Milo
10. Jude

1. Imogen
2. Charlotte
3. Isla
4. Cora
5. Penelope
6. Violet
7. Amelia
8. Eleanor
9. Harper
10. Claire

For more baby-naming madness, check out Nameberry’s entire top 100 lists here!





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