2012 Top Baby Names
Top 20 Boy Names
Top 20 Girl Names
And now for some trends:
Latino/Latinate Names Among the highest risers on both the girls and boys list are Latino influenced names; Gael for boys and Perla for girls.
Names Influenced by Pop Culture Arya, which most will recognize from The Game of Thrones series, proved to be the highest rising girls name of the year. For boys, the fastest climber was Major. In fact, all names promoting monarchy and hierarchy seemed to rise in popularity across the boards: Messiah, Mack, Maverick and King also climbed the ranks from last year.
Its All Greek to Us! As predicted, Greek names were hot, and not only Greek names, but Greek terminology played a large part in the Top baby names this year. Apollo, Titan,
The Vowels Have It! Many popular names this year started with A, such as climbers Aria, Arabella, Ariel/Arielle, and Ari, Armani, and Archer rose for boys. Other strong vowel-influenced names, such as Liam, Mila, Lily and Aubrey resonated with parents.
Other names that were the fastest rising on the charts: Catalina, Elisa, Raelynn/ Raelyn, Rosalie, Haven, Briella, Marilyn. For boys: Jase, Brantley, Iker, Rory.
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