Category: 2011 top names
Baby name news is fast and furious at year’s end. Lists of Worst and Best Celebrity Baby Names abound. (Did anyone else notice that Zuzu Audrey, daughter of Top Chef contestant Tania Peterson, has made both Best and Worst lists?)
Then there are the lists of top names from local hospitals and birth centers, as well as a handful of state and local authorities, and plenty of websites, too. Sometimes the data is drawn from only a few hundred births. And yet, if your child is going to attend the same schools as other kids born in the same maternity ward, then it is a pretty good indicator of whether he’ll share his name.
Many of the articles end with a little onomastic treat: a list of the wilder appellations given to children in the past year. Gems from recent articles include Wynter, Rhemidy, Savi Fair, Zyier, Nixen, Passion, Tuff, and Lijah.
What choices do we see leading the way for baby names 2011? Here, we look at some of the most popular categories for parents and pick out the specific names we predict we’ll be hearing much more of this year and in the decade ahead, based on nameberry statistics.
Biblical Names 2011
Biblical names have been popular for several decades now, which means parents are forging into new territory in search of biblical names that haven’t been overused.
Celebrity Names 2011
The hottest celebrity names are either the names of newly-hot celebrities such as Isla Fisher; the fresh-sounding names of new celebrity babies, such as Flynn; new ways to use the names of megapopular celebrities, such as Anniston for Jennifer; or rediscovered names of celebrities such as Isadora Duncan.
Hero Names 2011