Category: top names 2010
What will baby names 2010 (and 2011, 2012, and onward) look like? We can get a lot of clues from which names are moving up fastest on the Social Security most popular names list of 2009.
While we reported the major news from the list earlier this week – Isabella climbing to number one for girls, with Ethan rising to number two for boys while longtime favorites Christopher and Matthew fell off the Top Ten – today we look deeper into the list to identify less obvious but perhaps more important trends in baby names 2010.
What we see:
THE RISE OF THE QUIRKY CLASSIC GIRLS’ NAME
We wouldn’t presume to claim sole responsibility, but the list does show that many of the nameberry-loved quirky classic girls’ names are clearly on the rise. (A few of these, such as Charlotte and Penelope, are cited in the celebrity section.) These include, in order of popularity (with 2008 popularity figures in parentheses):
Babies Named After Heavenly Bodies, Objects, And/Or Beings –
Babies with Animal Names