Category: girls names 2012
Our Berry Question of the Week comes from Jen Barnes of Seattle, who’s facing a common problem in Baby Name Land: She and her husband are having trouble agreeing on a name for their second daughter. Here, the names he likes and those that she likes. Your job, dear berries, is to help them find a name they both will love. Jen writes:
Please help us name baby #2! Our 2nd baby girl is arriving in 4 short weeks and she has no name! Our 18-month-old daughter, Rose Katherine, was named the second we found out that she was a girl! Every time I think I have some names narrowed down, I add one to the list. My husband has been no help in this process either — ha. Here are the names he likes:
Shayla– he used to live in a city (spelled Xela) in Guatemala with this name and it is very dear to his heart but I am just not feeling it.
I love the name Nora but I fear that it is becoming too popular. What do you think?
Here are my favorite names currently:
Nameberry’s top girl names 2011 is our definitive look at which girls’ names attracted the most views on our site this year.
Think of it as a predictor for which names parents will choose for their baby girls in the future, rather than what they named their daughters last year.
The Nameberry Top 10 rankings are very different from the national Social Security list, with not a single crossover on the girls’ list. In fact, for example, the nation’s seventh most popular name, Madison, is not even in Nameberry’s Top 100.
Tomorrow we’ll bring you the boys’ popularity list, which includes bigger news than on the girls’ list. Plus this year, we’ve compiled a separate list of popular unisex names, which we’ll run on Thursday. One note here: Unisex names Harper and Quinn were both very popular for girls, and so by some rights should be included high up on the girls’ top 100.
Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list where we’re announcing a new contest: Can you guess which name was #101 on Nameberry in 2011 for both girls and boys?
Here, then, the Nameberry top girl names 2011.
Nameberry’s Top 100 Girls’ Names, 2011
up significantly over 2010
Every year, it seems, people become more aware of the power of names. And yet names are still free and universal, which increases the pressure to find that one perfect name that defines and encapsulates all your hopes and dreams for your child.
Here, the 12 hottest trends for Baby Names 2012.
It’s astonishing to think that Hattie – just Hattie, all by itself, not Harriet — was Number 27 in 1880, until you realize that many other short forms were among the top choices that year. Minnie was all the way up at Number 5, Annie was Number 11, Nellie, 18, and Bessie, 23. Other nicknames for girls in the Top 50 included Carrie, Jennie, Mattie, Jessie, and Fannie (and obviously, the ie ending was the popular one).
Question of the Week: What do you foresee as the biggest name trends of 2012?
Looking into your crystal ball, what genres of names do you see rising in popularity?
Is there a particular style that will come to the fore?
Will names from some period of the past start to return?
Is there a vowel or beginning consonant that will predominate?