Babycenter’s Top 100 Baby Names Of 2014
Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
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Okay, even we’ve got to admit, these baby names roundups are getting a bit out of hand. However, when Babycenter announces its list of the Top 100 Baby Names of 2014, we know it’s something our name-hungry readers need to know about.
After polling nearly half a million parents, Babycenter’s report reveals that the names Sophia and Jackson are reigning supreme this year, and Madelyn, Caden, and Logan have broken into their respective Top 10 lists, meanwhile Cora, Piper, Paisely, Ciara, and Cadence are newcomers to the Top 100 (for girls) and Easton, Xander, Ryder, and Sean (for boys). You can check out which names are losing popularity, like Ruby and Riley, here.
The site also figured out why some of these names are rising to the top. One explanation? “The Netflix Effect,” i.e. naming your kids after your favorite TV characters (Orange is the New Black and Shonda Rhimes characters seem to be especially influential). Frozen-inspired names are also gaining speed (Elsa, Hans), as are Southern names (Rhett, Clementine), place-specific names (Aspen, Egypt), headline-grabbing names (Iggy, Lupita), and great-granny monikers (Ruth, Betty).
And, without further ado, check out Babycenter’s Top 20 of 2014 below (and get the entire Top 100 list here)!
For more baby name goodness, check out 50 Baby Boy Names Inspired By Tom Ford, 27 Baby Names On The Rise, 2014’s Trending Baby Names, and the very official 2013’s Most Popular Baby Names (as reported by the Social Security Administration).
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