With a Top 10 list that was extraordinarily stable — Aiden was the only name that moved on, with Joshua falling off — most names even retained the rankings they held last year. The biggest change was Sophia, a name some berries thought would take first place this year, jumping up to Number 2.
The Top 10 for girls are:
The boys’ Top 10:
- 1. Jacob
The fastest-rising names for both girls and boys were inspired by the show Teen Mom: Maci and Bentley. Other hot names for girls include Tiana, Quinn, Adalynn, and Kinley, and for boys, Kellan, Knox, Enzo, and Karter.
If pop culture, particularly Twilight, propelled names up the popularity ladder, it also was responsible for their fall. Celebrity names Rihanna and Kimora were two that fell the most precipitously for girls, along with dog-inspired Marley and variations. Elvis fell off the Top 1000 for the first time since the King reigned in 1954.