2014 MOST POPULAR NAMES RELEASED

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Have you heard?  The Social Security released the most popular names today.   It’s like Christmas for us Name Nerds. 🙂

Here is the Top 20.

THE BOYS                                                                                      THE GIRLS

  1. Noah (Same as last Year)                                                      Emma (New #1)
  2. Liam                                                                                          Olivia
  3. Mason                                                                                       Sophia (Former #1)
  4. Jacob                                                                                         Isabella
  5. William                                                                                     Ava
  6. Ethan                                                                                         Mia
  7. Michael                                                                                     Emily
  8. Alexander                                                                                 Abigail
  9. James                                                                                        Madison
  10. Daniel                                                                                        Charlotte
  11. Elijah                                                                                         Harper
  12. Benjamin                                                                                  Sofia
  13. Logan                                                                                        Avery
  14. Aiden                                                                                         Elizabeth
  15. Jayden                                                                                       Amelia
  16. Matthew                                                                                    Evelyn
  17. Jackson                                                                                     Ella
  18. David                                                                                         Chloe
  19. Lucas                                                                                         Victoria
  20. Joseph                                                                                       Aubrey

What is your favorite names from the Top 20?

Want to see where your favorites are on the list?  Check out the Social Security’s Official List!

Now, the list is great, but the one thing the list doesn’t do is combine spellings.  Here is the Top 20 when you combine spellings.  The number beside the name is how far they went up (+) or down (-) from the original.

THE BOYS

  1. Jackson (+16)
  2. Aidan (+12)
  3. Noah (-2)
  4. Liam (-2)
  5. Mason (-2)
  6. Jacob (-2)
  7. Jayden (+8)
  8. William (-3)
  9. Kayden (+81) (Kayden has 7 different spellings in the Top 1000!)
  10. Ethan (-4)
  11. Alexander (-3)
  12. Michael (-5)
  13. James (-4)
  14. Elijah (-3)
  15. Daniel (-5)
  16. Lucas (+3)
  17. Benjamin (-5)
  18. Logan (-5)
  19. Matthew (-3)
  20. Jace (+48)

THE GIRLS

  1. Sophia (+2)
  2. Olivia (same)
  3. Emma (-2)
  4. Isabella (same)
  5. Ava (same)
  6. Emily (+1)
  7. Mia (-1)
  8. Zoey (+14)
  9. Aubrey (+11)
  10. Madison (-1)
  11. Madelyn (+48) Madelyn has eight different spellings.
  12. Chloe (+6)
  13. Layla (+16)
  14. Amelia (+1)
  15. Avery (-2)
  16. Ariana (+21)
  17. Riley (+30)
  18. Charlotte (-8)
  19. Elizabeth (-5)
  20. Lily (+7)

See how spellings can make a big difference! I hope to have the Top 100 soon.

* I always get emails about how some pronunciations are different.  I do understand that Madeline and Madelyn can be pronounced different, but I think this gives you a better idea of true popularity.

 

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3 Responses to 2014 MOST POPULAR NAMES RELEASED

  1. gretchen says:

    thanks for the combined spelling top 20! i think people are relieved to think that the -aidens are going away, when really people are just getting more silly with spelling! i was shocked to see my 1 1/2 year old’s name, arlo, shot up to 539 from 677! yikes!

  2. Allure says:

    Why cant people just spell it Kayden and stop with all the madness? Makes no sense to me. That is the most common spelling, it’ll make your kid’s life easier.

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