These 100+ Names Defined the Decade
At the end of not just a year but an entire decade, The New York Times asked Nameberry to name the names that defined the adolescence of the 21st century.
To find out, we analyzed the names that appear on the most recent list of Top 1000 Baby Names in the US that did not rank among the Top 1000 a decade ago.
The result was more than 500 names that we organized into baby name trends that defined the decade of the 2010s. For the complete story, check out what we wrote in The New York Times, but we include here more names that exemplify the major trends exclusively for Nameberry readers.
The ultimate message: These are the names that became stylish over the past decade. Many of them might feel overheated by the end of the next.
International names entered the US Top 1000 not just from Europe but from around the world. Newly popular in the 2010s are the following:
Check back this weekend for more names that defined the decade.