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Popular Baby Names in 2014-2015

Year after year, names are ranked as the most popular names for that particular year; new baby names are added, some are demoted, while others get the boot. In this article we are going to highlight some of the more popular baby names of 2014, and see which names are predicted to top the charts in 2015.Popular Baby Names

According to BabyCenter.com, the top ten baby names in 2014 for girls and boys were:

Top 10 Baby Names for Girls in 2014

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Zoe
  8. Lily
  9. Emily
  10. Madelyn

Most Popular Baby Boy Names of 2014

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

Unique Baby Name Trends

Baby Names There is no clear calculation as to why parents pick the names they do for their newborns. There are different trends that sometimes have a reflection on the name chosen, or maybe it’s a name that has been passed down for generations. Whatever the reason might be, there are a few baby name trends that seem to have a big impact on the decision making process.

Flower Power.

You see this a lot with girls’ names. A few popular names include: Lily and Violet.

Unusual Spellings.

Every parent wants their child to be special, and what better way then giving them a creative name. This creativity all stems from the spelling and pronunciation. For example Sophia and Sofia might sound the same, but they are certainly different from one another; adding a sense of personality.

Mythical Inspiration.

Some of the most popular baby names come straight from the ancient times. Naming your child after a mythological creature might seem odd, but some of the best names are chosen from this trend. A few popular boys’ names include: Atlas and Ares. While popular girls’ names are: Phoenix and Athena.

Celeb Effect.

If a particular celebrity or movie was recently in the spotlight, there is a good possibility your child might end up having the same name. For example, a few years back a lot of girls were named Bella due to the mega hit series, Twilight.

Predicted Popular Baby Names for 2015

The New Year is officially in full swing. 2015 is going to be a great year filled with lots of exciting news on the baby front, especially when it comes to baby names! It’s hard to say exactly what the most popular baby names will be for this year, but predictions have been made and they are usually pretty accurate. If you’re expecting a boy in 2015, you might want to name him: Liam, Jackson, Jacob, Mason, or Alexander. If a baby girl is in your future, you may find these names appealing: Emma, Ava, Olivia, Sophia, or Abigail.

If you’re a mom-to-be and live in the area, call us and schedule an appointment with one of our Board-Certified pediatricians or attend one of our baby classes for moms-to-be to learn more about the facts surrounding pregnancy. We will gladly assist you.

Now that you know the facts surrounding popular baby names, pass it on!