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Most Popular Baby Names of 2021

7 Mar

Most popular girls name: Olivia

Having a baby is an exciting time.  So much to plan for including picking a name(s).  Choosing a name can be something easy or maybe you research name meanings or honor a family member.  It’s always fun to see what the current popular names are for babies as there always seems to be trends with certain names.

While the popularity in names comes and goes, here are the most popular names so far of 2021 according to Babycenter.com:

Top baby names so far in 2021

RANK
GIRLS
BOYS
1 Olivia Noah
2 Emma Liam
3 Amelia Oliver
4 Ava Elijah
5 Sophia Lucas
6 Isabella Mason
7 Mia Levi
8 Charlotte Benjamin
9 Gianna Asher
10 Luna Ethan
11 Aria Logan
12 Evelyn William
13 Harper Jackson
14 Mila Aiden
15 Ella Mateo
16 Ellie James
17 Scarlett Michael
18 Blessings Leriel
19 Casi Eero
20 Ryilee Cristopher
21 Layla Daniel
22 Camila Grayson
23 Nova Sebastian
24 Avery Wyatt
25 Lily Jack
26 Riley Julian
27 Aurora Samuel
28 Madison Leo
29 Sofia Ezra
30 Stella Alexander
31 Elena Henry
32 Elizabeth Muhammad
33 Hazel Carter
34 Isla Elias
35 Abigail Luke
36 Penelope Owen
37 Chloe Jayden
38 Zoey Lincoln
39 Paisley Jacob
40 Emily Gabriel
41 Emilia Maverick
42 Nora Anthony
43 Everly Matthew
44 Aaliyah Ezekiel
45 Naomi Josiah
46 Addison David
47 Eliana Isaiah
48 Hannah Hudson
49 Ivy Adam
50 Delilah John

 

William is currently the 12th most popular name while Henry is the 31st. 

 

Avery is the 24th most popular and Aiden is the 14th most popular of 2021.

 

Stella is 30th on the list of most popular girl names for 2021.

What Are the Most Popular Names?

7 Jul

july-baby-002Have you been wondering what the most popular baby names are? As you can imagine, we love personalized items, which also means that we are really into baby’s names.  Big time.  And each year we love to see what names are the most popular and what are some of the newest names on the block.

According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, the top name for a boy from 2014 is Noah and for a girl is Emma.   And the fastest rising new names for a boy is Bode and fastest rising girl’s name is Montserrat. Looking over the period from 1915-2014, Michael has been the most popular boy’s name the most often (44 years on and off) while Mary dominated for girls 41 times over the years, says the SSA.

This past year brings us these top 10 baby girl names: Emma, Olivia, Sophia, Isabella, Ava, Mia, Emily, Abigail, Bailey, Madison and Charlotte.  And the top 10 baby boy names for 2014 are Noah, Liam, Mason, Jacob, William, Ethan, Michael, Alexander, James and Daniel.   According to Parenting Magazine, some of the most popular old-fashioned names, which are back in style, include: Gertrude, Nellie, Ida, Clara, plus Elias and Elijah.

But there is a growing trend toward unisex names.  These are those names, which many celebrities also love to use for their new babies, that some think are unique or different or even strange.  But the fact is, they have become increasingly popular as millennials want their children to feel special.

For instance, is the name Aspen a girl’s name or a boy’s name?  How about Amal, Landry or Oakley.  What about Dakota, Armani or Emory?  And how about Quinn, Riley, Harley, Kamryn or Dallas.  Certainly they are interesting names and the might even help a child create a unique identity instead of being knows as Emma or  Jacob.  But is there any downside to a unisex name?  How will that unique name affect a child?  Perhaps a future recruiter will not really know if they will be interviewing a male or female for a perspective job until they meet in person (or until they Facetime)!

Can you think of any other ways that the gender-neutral names will be either positive or negative for the new babies being born this year?  What are some of your favorite names?  We’d love to know!

Best wishes,

Renee

P.S.   Since we also love (really love) our four-legged friends, we looked into the top 10 dog’s names for 2014.  According to a list of the most popular puppy names released recently by the Department of Animal Services, here’s the top 10: Bella, Buddy, Lucy, Max, Daisy, Charlie, Molly, Bailey, Boxy and Maggie.

 

Most Popular Baby Names of 2014 (so far)

9 Jul

Yesterday someone shared a link with me of the most popular baby names of 2014 (so far).  It was interesting to see the trends in names and how movies and TV shows influence our choices.  Being a HUGE fan of “Game of Thrones,” I was personally excited to see Khaleesi making it onto the list.  I am not surprised to see Katniss from “The Hunger Games” or Elsa from the movie “Frozen” on the list as those are both wildly popular.  Here is the list of the Top 10 most popular names so far of 2014 according to Nameberry:

2014nameberryIf you are having a baby or know someone having a baby, did they choose a name from these lists?  Or were you named after a famous celebrity or movie character?  I was named Jennifer from the popular movie “Love Story” starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal.   I know quite a few Jennifer’s my age who were named after this character as well.

Let us know how you feel about picking baby names based on movie and TV characters and what it means to you.

xoxo

Jennifer