The Most Popular Baby Names of 2014
I love when this list come out every year!
The Social Security Administration just released its data on the most popular baby names for last year, and there aren't any big surprises.
The most popular name for boys was Noah, for the second ye
ar in a row. Almost 1% of all the boys born in the U.S. last year got the name.
The most popular name for girls was Emma. The last time it was number one was
2008, but it's never dropped lower than number three since. More than 1% of all the girls born in the U.S. last year got the name.
The top 10 names for boys in 2014 were:
The top 10 names for girls were:
The boys' names that had the biggest jumps in popularity
from 2013 to 2014 were Bode, Axl, and Gannon . . . for girls, the biggest jumps were Aranza, Montserrat, and Maisie.
The boys' names with the biggest drops in popularity were Bently, Damion, and Amare .
. . for girls, it was Miley, Karly, and Britney.
When you named your babies did you try to pick a name that was really popular that year? Or did you try to pick something a little more obscure? Also, how crazy is too crazy?