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What Were the Most Popular Baby Names in 2013?

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Picking a name for a baby can be tough, so maybe this study will help.

According to BabyCenter, Aiden has been bumped from the top spot after an eight-year reign as the most popular baby name for boys. Jackson is now the king of boy monikers, while Aiden tumbled to second place.

Sophia remained at number one among girls for the fourth year running.

The list is created thanks to half a million parents who shared their babies’ names in 2013. In the interest causing less confusion, the “ list combines names that sound the same but have multiple spellings (like Sophia and Sofia; Jackson, Jaxon, and Jaxson).”

Some trends to note in 2013:

  • Miley jumped 16 spots among girls.
  • George rose 37% for girls and 10% for boys, thanks mainly to the birth of Prince George in the UK.
  • Could this be the ‘Duck Dynasty’ effect? Korie rocketed up 13,262 places.
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may have gone out of the box to name their daughter North, but it sure didn’t catch on. There was not one parent who chose that name.
  • Kennedy was up at least 20% for boys (25%) and girls (21%), while Abraham (20%) and Lincoln (11%) also saw an increase.
  • The president and first lady may not be winning fans among constituents, but their names are beloved. Barack soared 48% among boys, while Michelle moved up 13%.
  • Aria bounced up 36 places to number 27 to enjoy the biggest increase for girls in the top 100, while Oliver zoomed a dozen spots at number 21 to be the biggest climber in the boys camp in the top 100.
  • Peyton was the big loser for girls in the top 100, slipping 31 places to 59. Austin fell 17 places to 73 for the biggest drop among boys in the top 100.
Top 10 Boy Names:

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

Top 10 Girl Baby Names:

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

[BabyCenter]

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