We wish we’d thought of the Nameberry Awards.
But the entertaining and illuminating awards given by popular vote to the best names in a range of categories was the brainchild of Genevieve, over on the Nameberry forums.
We see Nameberry favorites such as Charlotte and Genevieve, Henry and Theo showing up in the results. But there are many surprises as well: Rowan chosen as a top unisex name for both girls and boys, for instance. Indiana voted the top celebrity baby name for girls.
But rather than describing the results to you, we’ll just bring you the winners and runners up in all the categories. The Nameberry Awards go to:
Best Top 100 Girls’ Name
Best Top 100 Boys’ Name
Best Girls’ Name Outside Top 1000
Best Boys’ Name Outside Top 1000
Best Unisex Name for a Girl
Best Unisex Name for a Boy
Best Girls’ Name Chosen by a Celebrity
Best Boys’ Name Chosen by a Celebrity
Best Girls’ Name from a Book
Best Boys’ Name from a Book
Best Spanish Girls’ Name
Best Spanish Boys’ Name
3. Alvero and Cruz (tie)
Best French Girls’ Name
Best French Boys’ Name
Best Italian Girls’ Name
Best Italian Boys’ Name
Best Vintage Girls’ Name
Best Flower Name
Thank you, Genevieve, and all the Berries who voted on the Nameberry Awards!