Category: 2011 cool names
What are the hottest new baby names this year? Based on an analysis of over 23 million page views at Nameberry since January, weâ€™ve pegged these choices as the Hottest Names of 2011.
Itâ€™s a surprising list, driven by unexpected celebrities, rediscovered classics, and the yearâ€™s most compelling events.
Nameberryâ€™s Hottest Baby Names of 2011:
Pippa â€“ It wasnâ€™t only Pippa Middletonâ€™s bottom that attracted widespread attention at the Royal Wedding; her name â€“ both the familiar Pippa and the more formal Philippa â€“ is the Number 1 hottest baby name of the year on Nameberry. Pippa ranks 35 on our most-searched list so far this year and did not appear at all among the 200 most popular girlsâ€™ names of 2010. While Kate is up too, itâ€™s not nearly as hot.
Asher â€“ The soft, Biblical Asher takes the Hottest Boysâ€™ Name spot by virtue of having unseated Henry as the all-time Number 1 name for boys on Nameberry. For the first time in 2011, Asher has pulled ahead.
Elula â€“ New celebrity baby name trend: Parents choose attention-getting name, then refuse to reveal the name theyâ€™ve picked, perhaps to heighten interest and publicity? This unusual choice of Isla Fisher and Sasha Baron Cohen for their second daughter was not even in our database last year â€“ itâ€™s a name drawn from the Hebrew calendar — and now is the Number 38 most-searched name on Nameberry.