Category: 2009 names
The biggest baby name news of 2009 was Emma’s rise to the number one spot for girls’ names, becoming only the ninth girls’ name in U.S. history to claim first place.
On the boys’ side, the name that would be number one if the Social Security Administration counted all spelling variations together was AIDEN (and AIDAN and AYDEN, et al), which taken together account for more boys than received longtime number one name JACOB.
The names making the fastest leaps up the popularity ladder showed a strong celebrity influence, especially for girls. The Top Ten Fastest Movers for girls were:
Our other nominees for Best Celebrity Baby Girl Name:
HELENA GRACE – The classic Helena is a name just emerging from the attic, chosen by Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford. Its originality makes up for the lovely yet somewhat standard-issue Grace in the middle place.
For boys, our nominees for Best Name are: