Guess the New Top 10 and Win!

Guess the New Top 10 and Win!

The official list of U.S. Most Popular Names of 2015 will be released by the Social Security Administration in a matter of days, and so in advance of the announcement, which we’re all awaiting with baited breath, we’re challenging you to predict which names will come out on top.

Will Noah be Number 1 for the third straight year? Will the top four girls’ names continue to play tag or will there be a new most popular girl and boy in town? And if so, who do you think it will be?

What about the rest of the Top 10?  How do you see the order shifting?  Which names will fall off or leap onto the Top 10 for girls and boys? (For a full list of 2014 Top 1000, see our Popular Names page.) There will be a prize (see below) for the first person to guess correctly the Top 10 girls and Top 10 boys in the correct order.  So don’t hesitate–get your predictions in on the comments below asap!

As a reminder, here were the leading names last year:

  1. Noah            Emma

  2. Liam            Olivia

  3. Mason         Sophia

  4. Jacob           Isabella

  5. William       Ava

  6. Ethan          Mia

  7. Michael       Emily

  8. Alexander   Abigail

  9. James          Madison

  10. Daniel         Charlotte

And if you like, you might go beyond the Top 10s and make some further predictions, like new names on the Top 1000, names making the biggest leap up the national charts…

As a further inducement, we’re giving away a charming personalized bracelet from the Nameberry store to the first person who enters both lists in the correct order.

If no one guesses the correct Top 10s, we’ll pick the person who in our opinion comes closest.

Contest ends at 8 a.m. Friday, May 6, just before the big announcement on The Today Show.

Good luck!

About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.