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Most popular baby names: The top 20 boys and girls names in England and Wales

Forget Paul, Rachel and Simon, today’s babies are more likely to be called Bentley, Angel and Junior. Ordinary names are falling out of fashion as parents turn to increasingly quirky choices to make their children stand out from the crowd, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

Muhammad is the most popular babies’ name in England and Wales, when its three main spelling variations are counted. Amelia was the top name for girls for the third year in a row.

More than 7,400 boys were called Muhammad, Mohammed or Mohammad last year. Oliver, the name which officially took the top spot, was only given to 6,949 babies.

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Muhammad is thought to be the most popular name in the world, given to an estimated 150 million men and boys. Statisticians put the high numbers down to the tradition amongst some Muslim families of naming their first-born after the Islamic prophet.

After two years of Royalty at number one, Harry has now been replaced by Oliver as the official most popular boys name in England and Wales. The Royal effect has not gone away, however, with Harry, William and George all in the top 10 boys names. George was at number 10 but statisticians said the full impact of the new prince had yet to be realised as he was born halfway through 2013.

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6/40 6. Thomas

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8/40 8. William

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9/40 9. James

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10/40 10. George

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12/40 12. Joshua

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13/40 13. Noah

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14/40 14. Ethan

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15/40 15. Muhammad

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17/40 17. Leo

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18/40 18. Henry

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19/40 19. Joseph

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20/40 20. Samuel

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21/40 1. Amelia

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23/40 3. Emily

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24/40 4. Ava

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25/40 5. Isla

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26/40 6. Jessica

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27/40 7. Poppy

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28/40 8. Isabella

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29/40 9. Sophie

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30/40 10. Mia

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31/40 11. Ruby

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32/40 12. Lily

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33/40 13. Grace

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35/40 15. Sophia

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36/40 16. Ella

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37/40 17. Scarlett

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38/40 18. Chloe

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39/40 19. Isabelle

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40/40 20. Freya

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1/40 1. Oliver

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Harley, Bentley and Junior are now more common than Paul, Stephen or Simon. There were 184 boys named Bentley in 2013 – putting the name in 263rd place, ahead of Philip in 288th, Stephen at 280th and Simon at 295. Harley made it into 49th place, with 1,275 boys given the name last year.

The rise of more unusual names is indicative of a dramatic growth in the variety of children’s names being used, as parents try harder to make their offspring stand out from the crowd.

Girls are most likely to have a unique name; in 2013 there were 35,000 different girls’ names, up almost a quarter from a decade ago. For boys there were more than 27,000 different names, up 6,000 on 2003.

This is partly explained by an increase in hyphenated names. For example, in 2013 there were 324 different examples of hyphenated boys’ names given to three or more boys, up from just 54 in 2003.

As with boys names, a shift away from more traditional choices has seen Angel and Miley move ahead of Rachel and Jennifer in the league of names, with 316 Mileys and 299 Angels, compared to 227 Rachels and 226 Jennifers. There were even three girls called Disney.

The quest for bizarre names saw television and popular culture mined for options. Game of Thrones inspired some parents, with eleven boys called Tyrion last year and six called Theon. Even Breaking Bad, the hit television series about dealing crystal meth, was used to create children’s names, as 72 girls were called Skyler last year, the name of the lead character’s wife, up from just 12 in 2010.

Some names are only popular at the right time of year. Holly, which comes in at 33 in the annual rankings, is the fifth most popular girls name in December but is in 50th place in July. Similarly, Summer reached number 23 in July but fell to 94 in December.

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If you’re expecting a boy in 2020, this list of the 150 most popular baby boy names will help you find the perfect monicker for your soon-to-arrive son.

To create it, we compiled lists from three of the top baby naming authorities out there—Nameberry, SSA and BabyCenter—to pinpoint the hottest baby boy naming trends for 2020, and the results are clear.

From up-and-coming baby boy names that are quickly gaining popularity to current baby naming trends inspired by movies and musicians, these cute baby naming ideas will help you figure out what’s trending for 2020 (and what’s not!) so you can name your newborn accordingly.

According to decades worth of their combined data, these 150 baby boy names are predicted to be the most popular baby naming choices for boys born in 2020.

Nickname-Style Baby Boy Names are Trending for 2020

Take a cue from the royal baby, Archie, and consider nickname-style baby boy names for 2020. These top 10 nicknames-turned first-names are trending:

  1. Izzy
  2. Ricky
  3. Archie
  4. Eli
  5. Leo
  6. Freddy
  7. Tony
  8. Randy
  9. Frank (and Frankie)
  10. Rudy

Religious and International Baby Boy Names are Trending for 2020

For a totally on-trend baby boy name, look to religion and international cultures for inspiration. Monikers derived from these influences—such as the Spanish baby name, Mateo, and the biblical-inspired name, Genesis—are clearly on the rise for 2020:

  1. Luca
  2. Mateo
  3. Elijah
  4. Ezekiel
  5. Genesis
  6. Muhammad
  7. Axel
  8. Leif
  9. Miles
  10. Asher

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Baby Boy Names from Movies and TV Shows are on the Rise for 2020

Current trends in movies and TV are making waves well beyond the screen; they’re influencing the baby naming realm, too! From iconic character names, like Kylo from Star Wars or Stark from Game of Thrones and The Avengers, to pop culture references, such as Brooks—the name of Bachelor in Paradise stars Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert’s son—here are 10 of the top entertainment-inspired baby boy names for 2020:

  1. Kylo
  2. Soren
  3. Brooks
  4. Hayes
  5. Cruz
  6. Cassian
  7. Stark
  8. Tyrian
  9. Remi
  10. Ezra

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Baby Boy Names for 2020 Inspired by Celebs are Also Gaining Popularity

From movie stars and musicians, like Keanu Reeves and Thomas Rhett respectively, to the royal baby, boy names inspired by your favorite celebrities are clear winners for baby boys born in 2020. Here are 10 of the top star-studded baby names for boys in 2020:

  1. Keanu
  2. Nash
  3. Leonardo
  4. Rhett
  5. Archie
  6. Paisley
  7. Luke
  8. Maverick
  9. Archie
  10. Jonas

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The Top 100 Most Popular Baby Boy Names for 2020

These baby boy names were the most trendy choices for babies born in 2018 and 2019, according to combined data from BabyCenter and SSA, which is why we predict they’ll be some of the most popular baby boy names for 2020, too.

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. William
  4. James
  5. Oliver
  6. Benjamin
  7. Elijah
  8. Lucas
  9. Mason
  10. Logan
  11. Alexander
  12. Ethan
  13. Jacob
  14. Michael
  15. Daniel
  16. Henry
  17. Jackson
  18. Sebastian
  19. Aiden
  20. Matthew
  21. Samuel
  22. David
  23. Joseph
  24. Carter
  25. Owen
  26. Wyatt
  27. John
  28. Jack
  29. Luke
  30. Jayden
  31. Dylan
  32. Grayson
  33. Levi
  34. Isaac
  35. Gabriel
  36. Julian
  37. Mateo
  38. Anthony
  39. Jaxon
  40. Lincoln
  41. Joshua
  42. Christopher
  43. Andrew
  44. Theodore
  45. Caleb
  46. Ryan
  47. Asher
  48. Nathan
  49. Thomas
  50. Leo
  51. Isaiah
  52. Charles
  53. Josiah
  54. Hudson
  55. Christian
  56. Hunter
  57. Connor
  58. Eli
  59. Ezra
  60. Aaron
  61. Landon
  62. Adrian
  63. Jonathan
  64. Nolan
  65. Jeremiah
  66. Easton
  67. Elias
  68. Colton
  69. Cameron
  70. Carson
  71. Robert
  72. Angel
  73. Maverick
  74. Nicholas
  75. Dominic
  76. Jaxson
  77. Greyson
  78. Adam
  79. Ian
  80. Austin
  81. Santiago
  82. Jordan
  83. Cooper
  84. Brayden
  85. Roman
  86. Evan
  87. Ezekiel
  88. Xavier
  89. Jose
  90. Jace
  91. Jameson
  92. Leonardo
  93. Bryson
  94. Axel
  95. Everett
  96. Parker
  97. Kayden
  98. Miles
  99. Sawyer
  100. Jason

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The 50 Most Up-and-Coming Baby Boy Names for 2020

The baby boy names on this list are moving up the charts rapidly, according to data from SSA. From Genesis, which moved up 608 spots in the past year, to Brixton, which rose 110 spots, these trendy baby boy names are quickly rising in popularity for 2020:

  1. Genesis
  2. Saint
  3. Bake
  4. Kairo
  5. Watson
  6. Kenzo
  7. Jaxtyn
  8. Kylo
  9. Dakari
  10. Karsyn
  11. Mordechai
  12. Bowie
  13. Kamdyn
  14. Bode
  15. Ashton
  16. Zaid
  17. Onyx
  18. Benicio
  19. Wells
  20. Archie
  21. Krew
  22. Santana
  23. Zakai
  24. Elian
  25. Aries
  26. Koda
  27. Kabir
  28. Deshawn
  29. Denver
  30. Wallace
  31. Benedict
  32. Crew
  33. Kamryn
  34. Ledger
  35. Korbyn
  36. Marcellus
  37. Imran
  38. Cairo
  39. Huxley
  40. Ralph
  41. Koa
  42. Kaiser
  43. Luka
  44. Harlem
  45. Elon
  46. Sonny
  47. Gatlin
  48. Memphis
  49. Gianni
  50. Brixton

Speaking of names, want to know the sweet nickname Duchess Meghan calls Archie when the cameras aren’t rolling?

Dog Names Meaning Fast

When it comes to pop culture works, dogs are definitely one of the most represented animals. In fact, there are lots of major canine characters featured in films, television and other works. Oftentimes, these characters are portrayed as athletic and agile. For dogs with names meaning “fast”, perhaps one of the most popular is Bolt, from the 2008 animated film of the same name.

Bolt is a comedy-adventure film that was released by Walt Disney Pictures as its 48th animated feature film. The titular character is Bolt (voiced by John Travolta), a White Shepherd dog who is the star of a television series and believes himself to possess “superpowers”. His name is in reference to the speed of a lightning bolt. When he thinks that his human owner, a girl named Penny, was kidnapped, he unwittingly goes on a cross-country trip in order to “save” her.

The story of Bolt starts when he was adopted by then-seven-year-old Penny. Half a decade later, the duo became the stars of a successful TV series entitled Bolt. Being the main character of the show, Bolt is portrayed to have different sets of skills and superpowers, which he uses frequently in order to rescue Penny from harm. To make things more realistic, the producers create an illusion that makes Bolt believe that the things happening in the show are true and that he truly possesses some superpowers, including his famous “superbark”.

When a cliffhanger episode ends with Penny being “kidnapped”, Bolt is led to believe that the kidnapping actually happened. Thus, he attempts to get out of his on-set trailer but he knocks himself out and was left trapped in a box that was going to be shipped to New York. After finding himself in a new city, Bolt slowly realizes that his so-called “superpowers” do not work in the real world. During his time in New York, Bolt befriends a stray cat named Mittens and a hamster named Rhino, who happens to be a fan of Bolt’s show. Throughout their time together, Mittens tries to explain to Bolt that he is just a regular dog and teaches him how to live a normal life and survive on the streets.

Even after coming to terms with his normalcy, Bolt chooses to return to Hollywood to find Penny, even after Mittens’ objections. When he arrives at the studio, he finds Penny acting affectionately towards a Bolt lookalike during rehearsals. Thinking that Penny abandoned him, Bolt walks away. However, Mittens overhears Penny talking about missing Bolt, which she then relates to Bolt. During this time, a commotion was caused by the new dog actor, resulting in a fire with Penny stuck inside. Bolt comes to Penny’s aid but she starts to suffocate. As a last cry for help, Bolt uses his “superbark”, which eventually led the firefighters to their spot. The film ends with Penny quitting the show and adopting both Mittens and Rhino.

Browsing page 1 of words meaning fast, quick, quickly (29 words total)

adjective

  • very good, excellent; “cool”; “awesome”.The Kappas always dress fly.
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    Citation from “Chapter 9”, Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 3 (2010) censored in hope of resolving .
    • See more words with the same meaning: good, okay, cool, awesome, fun.

    Last edited on Dec 19 2011. Submitted by Ben Ostrander on Jun 04 1997.

  • clever; smart; alert.

    Last edited on Jul 27 2015. Submitted by Chuck S. on Jul 27 2015.

noun

  • the zipper on bottom-wear.The fly of your jeans is open.
    • See more words with the same meaning: fly, zipper.

    Last edited on Jun 26 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 26 2010.

verb – intransitive

  • to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.Robert is flying. I think we should go home.
    • See more words with the same meaning: under the influence of alcohol, drunk.
    • See more words with the same meaning: under the influence of drugs.

    Last edited on Jun 15 2013. Submitted by Robert G. from Brooklyn, NY, USA on Oct 24 2005.

  • to leave.
    Citation from “H.O.U.S.E. Rules”, Eureka (TV), Season 1 Episode 11 censored in hope of resolving .

    Last edited on Dec 13 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 13 2010.

  • of an excuse, to be accepted.
    Citation from “First Degree”, The Practice (TV), Season 2 Episode 5 (1997) censored in hope of resolving .

    Last edited on Jul 26 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 26 2011.

  • to move very quickly.That taxi driver was really flying.
    • See more words with the same meaning: fast, quick, quickly.

    Last edited on Jun 15 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jun 15 2013.

  • to succeed; become popular; get in circulation.

    Last edited on Jul 27 2015. Submitted by Chuck S. on Jul 27 2015.

Q: You’ve finally asked for the appropriate name for speeding maniacs, who I think should be named “road rockets” — those driving in excess of 75 mph, and/or overly aggressive or dangerously changing lanes. We desperately need this term in your column.

Carl Stoffel
Mountain View

A: But first other recommendations.

Q: Oh, there are so many names we could call speeders, many of which can’t be printed. My choice that can still be printed is morons. Also see: fools, idiots, dolts, dunces, blockheads, ignoramus. I could go on but you get the picture.

Devin Foley
Fremont

A: I certainly do, and countless readers responded to give nicknames to drivers who believe 80 mph or faster is their right.

Q: Please ask Mrs. Roadshow if she likes these nicknames for speeders:

  • Ducks and Weavers
  • Reckless Weavers
  • Reckless Roadhogs
  • Speed Racers (the cartoon’s song plays in my head).
  • Speed Scofflaws.

Leslie Ragsdale
Hillsborough

A: Ducks and Weavers is a hit with Mrs. R.

Q: As to high speed drivers, during my growing up years in the Bay Area and as a deputy sheriff working a traffic beat and to this day, they have always been and always will be Speed Demons. So throw that term into the pot for consideration.

Glenn Neklason
Florence, Oregon

A: The pot is brewing.

Q: I say “Speedy Gonzales” from Warner Brothers Looney Tunes cartoon series when I see speeding maniacs.

Raymond Mar
San Jose

A: How about Road Runner? Beep-beep.

Q: I nominate “Road Vaders.”

Florentina Ciriales
Milpitas

A: Sorry, that is reserved for those who exit onto an off-ramp at the last possible moment.

Q: Many of us refer to fast drivers as Rabbits.They will lure any traffic cop away from us and get caught in any speed trap before we get to it.

Alan Templeton
Sunnyvale

A: OK.

Q: I have always love my nicknames for speeders; ‘High School Harry’ and ‘Rickie Racer’. I see a lot of both in old town Los Gatos.

Mike Bloom
Los Gatos

A: Just Los Gatos?

Q: It’s obvious that this debate can go on ad nauseam. It’s time to school your readers in reality. Should speeders obey the speed limit? Yes. Will they? Never.

The reality is that law enforcement officers uniformly advise that slower drivers move right and let speeders pass. There is no debate among them about this. In California a driver going 70 in a 65 zone will not get ticketed for speeding. A driver in the far left lane impeding traffic may get a ticket.

Paul Jacobs
Saratoga

A: You are probably right.

Q: My answer: Road Cheetah.

Lee Shahinian
Los Altos

A: A cheetah may be considered a Road Boulder on Interstate 280. Folks, which nickname fits best?

Look for Gary Richards at Facebook.com/mr.roadshow or contact him at [email protected]

In 2012, Jacob and Sophia topped the list of popular U.S. baby names. Just because these names are ultra-popular doesn’t mean you have to rule them out. To make them your own, pair them up with a unique middle name.

Thinking of naming your baby Jacob or Sophia? Put your own spin on these number one baby names by combining them with a middle name of your choosing. To help you get started, here are baby names that go beautifully with Jacob and Sophia.

Whether you’re looking for another popular name or a name that hasn’t peaked in popularity yet, these names will take the stress out of finding the best names to go with Jacob and Sophia.

Embrace popularity

If you’re into top trends, draw your middle name from the other names in the top 10 list from 2012. Here are some combinations of popular names that sound great.

  • Jacob Jayden
  • Jacob Alexander
  • Jacob Michael
  • Jacob William
  • Jacob Noah
  • Sophia Isabella
  • Sophia Olivia
  • Sophia Madison
  • Sophia Elizabeth
  • Sophia Emily

Go with a short middle name

Jacob’s double-syllable sound and Sophia’s triple-syllable sound both pair well with a short and sweet middle name. Create a pretty rhythm with these baby names that combine nicely with Jacob and Sophia.

  • Jacob Grey
  • Jacob Craig
  • Jacob Finn
  • Jacob Vance
  • Jacob Lyle
  • Sophia Grace
  • Sophia Blair
  • Sophia Paige
  • Sophia Rose
  • Sophia Quinn

Use the same first letter

Alliteration makes for a memorable baby name. Sophia and Jacob both start with popular first letters, giving you plenty of options to choose from if you’d like to pair them with a middle name that starts with the same letter.

  • Jacob James
  • Jacob John
  • Jacob Jude
  • Jacob Jet
  • Jacob Joseph
  • Sophia Skye
  • Sophia Sloan
  • Sophia Scout
  • Sophia Sage
  • Sophia Scarlet

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Choose a unique name

Want to balance out the popularity of Jacob or Sophia? Look at the opposite end of the name popularity spectrum. These names are all at the bottom end of the top 1,000 names of 2012. We’ve chosen middle names that are uncommon without being overly unusual.

  • Jacob Foster
  • Jacob Emory
  • Jacob Ross
  • Jacob Turner
  • Jacob Stefan
  • Sophia Marlene
  • Sophia Laurel
  • Sophia Bree
  • Sophia Belen
  • Sophia Geraldine

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Choose matching sounds

Rhyming and slant-rhyming names aren’t for everyone. Choose wisely when looking for a baby name and middle name that sound similar. Usually rhyming names that have the same number of syllables sound too matchy-matchy. But if you’re careful, you can create a pretty combo. For example, Sophia Alicia sounds better than Sophia Maria. Here are some rhyming names that sound pretty together.

  • Jacob Tobias
  • Jacob Kayson
  • Jacob Lane
  • Jacob Aiden
  • Jacob Braden
  • Sophia Nadia
  • Sophia Amelia
  • Sophia Victoria
  • Sophia Aria
  • Sophia Lydia

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Retro seems to be the latest trend — at least for baby names.

Those lists of popular and oh-so-trendy names that prospective parents pore over used to be a guide for selecting just the right name. Now, though, they may be more about what not to choose.

“They don’t want their child to be a cookie cutter. They want their kid to have a unique identity,” says Linda Murray of BabyCenter, a San Francisco-based pregnancy and parenting website, which Thursday released its list of top names for 450,000 babies born in 2012 to moms who registered with the site.

Aiden topped the boys’ list for the eighth consecutive year. Sophia was No. 1 for girls for the third straight year. But the top 10 lists also include classic names from the past, such as Ava and Lily, as well as Jack, new to the top 10 this year.

Jack was among the top 20 boys names in the 1920s and 1930s, according to the Social Security Administration, which has tracked baby names since 1880, based on applications for Social Security numbers. Its 2012 list comes out in May.

“Names from two generations back are meaningful and retro and have a cool factor,” says Murray, who says the site reaches more than 12 million U.S. moms a month. About 75% are white, but more ethnic names appear lower on the list. “Since we focus on the top 100 names, they aren’t typically seen here.”

BabyCenter’s site for Spanish speakers in the USA also has a top 100 list (out in January), which has included crossovers such as Sofia, Isabella and Olivia.

Although Lacey Moler of Austin named her 9-month-old Olivia — which ranks third for girls on BabyCenter’s list — they call her “Lo,” for “Little Olivia.”

“We knew when we named her Olivia we would not call her Olivia,” says Moler, 30. “It was just so she could have the name to go back on if wanted to have a more professional name.”

Moler is co-founder of a website launched in July called BellyBallot.com, which allows real-time reaction from friends and family to potential baby names.

She says names that get consistently high numbers include Savannah, Ava, Michael, Noah and Owen. Those that the site declares “bottomed out” include Emma and Zoe.

Parenting.com, which has compiled baby-name lists in the past, notes that Isabella and Jacob are the most-searched names in 2012. Isabella is fourth on the BabyCenter girls’ list, and Jacob is eighth for boys. Four of BabyCenter’s top 10 boy names start with the letter J.

Sounds and popularity are both important in name choices, says Jonah Berger of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, who has studied 100 years of data on first names.

“The fact that we want to be different leads some people to avoid the most popular name, but it leads us to like similar-sounding names and pick other names with the same sound that are less popular.”

BabyCenter’s top 100 names for boys and girls in 2012:

Boys

1. Aiden

2. Jackson

3. Ethan

4. Liam

5. Mason

6. Noah

7. Lucas

8. Jacob

9. Jayden

10. Jack

11. Logan

12. Ryan

13. Caleb

14. Benjamin

15. William

16. Michael

17. Alexander

18. Elijah

19. Matthew

20. Dylan

21. James

22. Owen

23. Connor

24. Brayden

25. Carter

26. Landon

27. Joshua

28. Luke

29. Daniel

30. Gabriel

31. Nicholas

32. Nathan

33. Oliver

34. Henry

35. Andrew

36. Gavin

37. Cameron

38. Eli

39. Max

40. Isaac

41. Evan

42. Samuel

43. Grayson

44. Tyler

45. Zachary

46. Wyatt

47. Joseph

48. Charlie

49. Hunter

50. David

51. Anthony

52. Christian

53. Colton

54. Thomas

55. Dominic

56. Austin

57. John

58. Sebastian

59. Cooper

60. Levi

61. Parker

62. Isaiah

63. Chase

64. Blake

65. Aaron

66. Alex

67. Adam

68. Tristan

69. Julian

70. Jonathan

71. Christopher

72. Jace

73. Nolan

74. Miles

75. Jordan

76. Carson

77. Colin

78. Ian

79. Riley

80. Xavier

81. Hudson

82. Adrian

83. Cole

84. Brody

85. Leo

86. Jake

87. Bentley

88. Sean

89. Jeremiah

90. Asher

91. Nathaniel

92. Micah

93. Jason

94. Ryder

95. Declan

96. Hayden

97. Brandon

98. Easton

99. Lincoln

100. Harrison

Girls

1. Sophia

2. Emma

3. Olivia

4. Isabella

5. Ava

6. Lily

7. Zoe

8. Chloe

9. Mia

10. Madison

11. Emily

12. Ella

13. Madelyn

14. Abigail

15. Aubrey

16. Addison

17. Avery

18. Layla

19. Hailey

20. Amelia

21. Hannah

22. Charlotte

23. Kaitlyn

24. Harper

25. Kaylee

26. Sophie

27. Mackenzie

28. Peyton

29. Riley

30. Grace

31. Brooklyn

32. Sarah

33. Aaliyah

34. Anna

35. Arianna

36. Ellie

37. Natalie

38. Isabelle

39. Lillian

40. Evelyn

41. Elizabeth

42. Lyla

43. Lucy

44. Claire

45. Makayla

46. Kylie

47. Audrey

48. Maya

49. Leah

50. Gabriella

51. Annabelle

52. Savannah

53. Nora

54. Reagan

55. Scarlett

56. Samantha

57. Alyssa

58. Allison

59. Elena

60. Stella

61. Alexis

62. Victoria

63. Aria

64. Molly

65. Maria

66. Bailey

67. Sydney

68. Bella

69. Mila

70. Taylor

71. Kayla

72. Eva

73. Jasmine

74. Gianna

75. Alexandra

76. Julia

77. Eliana

78. Kennedy

79. Brianna

80. Ruby

81. Lauren

82. Alice

83. Violet

84. Kendall

85. Morgan

86. Caroline

87. Piper

88. Brooke

89. Elise

90. Alexa

91. Sienna

92. Reese

93. Clara

94. Paige

95. Kate

96. Nevaeh

97. Sadie

98. Quinn

99. Isla

100. Eleanor

The Elite’s Top 50 Baby Names

Looking for the perfect name for your firstborn, you practically earn a degree in actuarial science studying the Social Security most popular names list. Of course you wouldn’t choose a ubiquitous name like Emily or Jacob, but you’re also determined to suss out those names that are rising too fast through the ranks: Lila and Luca, Peyton and Pax.

No, what you want is a name as classy as a sterling teaspoon, as cool as vintage Balenciaga, as hard to locate as a wood-framed cottage in Manhattan—yet just as desirable.

And you think you’ve actually found it—a name not even registering on the Top 1,000 or hiding deep in its middle, a name you truly love, yet have never even heard used for a real live human being.

Until your first visit to Dr. Laura Popper’s office, or your first summer on the beach in Easthampton, or—you must have been out of the country—the preschool interview at Bank Street, when you are horrified to encounter another little Imogen. A Maisie or a Maeve. A Jasper, two Dashiells, and three Ashers.

What’s going on here? How can you work so hard to find a name that’s singularly distinctive, only to discover it’s everywhere—or at least, everywhere you go?

Call it Elite Popularity, the same principle that has everybody wearing the same Alexander Wang for Linda Farrow sunglasses and drinking the same tomato martinis at the same little hidden-away speakeasies. These elite favorites might not be what the masses are wearing in Atlantic City or sipping at Applebee’s, but they’re just as ubiquitous on a higher plane.

The problem is that when it comes to baby names, it’s much more difficult to pinpoint the Elite Popular Choices as well as considerably tougher to offload a pick if it becomes embarrassingly pervasive. You can’t just sell little Jasper’s name on Ebay, after all, the way you might a clichéd Prada bag.

But as the co-founder of nameberry, which we like to think of as the high-quality, intelligent source for stylish names, I have the privilege of peeking behind the digital curtain and seeing which names discerning parents are seeking out this year, this month, and this very minute.

It’s not Emily and Jacob, that’s for sure. Here, the nameberry Top 25 for the first two months of this year, with the number of places higher or lower each name is on the elite list compared with the most recent Social Security list.

Warning: The smaller the differential, the more likely it is you’re going to hear the name yelled not only in the halls of Dalton but on the D train.

Girls:

Boys:

These names and numbers tell us a couple of significant things:

In a reversal of the naming habits of the general population. Elite parents are more likely to give their sons non-traditional names than they are their daughters. The boys’ list diverges 6513 points from the general list, compared with 6451 for the girls. And only four names on the boys’ list—James, Michael, William, and Noah—are on the overall Top 25, versus eight of the girls. The conclusion: Rich boys can get away with a quirky name like Quinn or Phineas, while upscale girls are more often given conventional, non-hoochie names such as Caroline and Jane.

This divergence from male conventionality stretches even further, judging from the names on the Elite list. It’s probable that Elite boys are less likely to be named after their fathers or grandfathers, while the overall boys’ popularity list is still crowded with outmoded names such as Anthony and John that can only be explained by family ties. Names on the Elite boys’ list more often have soft sounds—Asher, Silas—and vowel endings—Kai, Milo—which telegraph a greater acceptance of an unconventional style of masculinity.

Elite parents are still influenced by popular culture, but it’s a higher class of popular culture. Yes, they imitate celebrity parents’ baby names, but they copy Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck and Julia Roberts, not Britney Spears. Other upscale influences: authors Harper Lee and W.H. Auden, literary heroes Atticus Finch and Tom Sawyer and Scarlett O’Hara—or maybe that’s just Scarlett Johansson.

Other names frequently searched recently on nameberry include:

Girls:

ADELINE ARABELLA AURORA BEATRIX CLARA CLEMENTINE DELILAH ELEANOR ELIZA ELODIE ESME HAZEL IRIS MAEVE OLIVE PIPER REMI THEA VIVIAN

Boys:

BLAIZE DASHIELL FINNEGAN HOLDEN HUXLEY LEVI MASSIMO RAPHAEL REMY RHYS RONAN SAMPSON SIMEON

Pamela Redmond Satran, with Linda Rosenkrantz, is the developer of the baby-naming site nameberry.com and the author of 10 books on names, including Beyond Ava & Aiden.

After the fantastic response to my article on Nepali girls names (which you can read all about here) I had some requests to write about Nepali boys names. In my opinion, I find Nepali boys names harder to settle on and I feel that there are not as many Western sounding names unlike the girls.

Some of you lovely readers have given the names of Nimai, Ash, Ashok, Mohan, Rudra, Rajendra, Milan and Raj. Some unusual and some common – but all beautiful boys’ name from Nepal and also a cross over with India.

As with my post on girls names, I tried to find names that were common/similar to Western sounding names. There were really not many at all, although these are a few I could summon: Hans, Rabin, Arun, Hari, Hemish, Neel, Dev and Tapas (included because it sounds like food – yum!).

Similarly, these are some boy’s names which are easy for people in Western countries to pronounce: Sanjay, Hira, Kailash, Bibek, Deepak, Rahul, Bijay, Netra, Prabin, Ramesh, Ankit, Nishan, Karan and Nilesh.

Unfortunately, every parent is thinking the same thing. If you are looking for a unique name or one that is more traditional then this list is for you (although it might take a little time to work on some pronunciations): Suraj, Ishoor, Maghraj, Tej, Mahendra, Himal, Bishwambhar and Deenabandu (can also be shortened to Deen/Dean!).

Readers – Do you have any other suggestions of Nepali boy’s names? I would love to hear of other boys’ names as well. What was your main determiner when choosing a name – how it sounded or what it meant?

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Nepali boys’ names are unique and typical. Boys’ names used in Nepal are not commonly used in other country. Here are listed more than 1000 Nepali boys’ names. Let’s check it all. list of Nepali baby boy names.

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1000 Nepali Boys’ Names

Names definitely are one of the interesting choices one has to make. Especially, having a unique name which sounds fascinating is what people have in their minds. Nepalese names fall under unique names when we see globally. So, here are the top 1000 Nepalese names for boys along with their meanings:

Here are Nepali Boy’s names from 01 to 100

  1. Raju
  2. Ram
  3. Hari
  4. Jitendra
  5. Rajendra
  6. Dharmendra
  7. Dharmalal
  8. Sikendra
  9. Rijendra
  10. Kasindra
  11. Ganesh
  12. Gopal
  13. Prem
  14. Ram kumar
  15. Narayan
  16. Balram
  17. Anjay
  18. Rajesh
  19. Hari Shankar
  20. Shankar
  21. Santosh
  22. Sitaram
  23. Nandlal
  24. Shiva Shankar
  25. Shankar
  26. Govinda
  27. Bindeshwor
  28. Chandeshwor
  29. Kamal
  30. Lila bahadur
  31. Jay prakas
  32. Prakash
  33. Dilaram
  34. Rajaram
  35. Mukesh
  36. Ramesh
  37. Dhan bahadur
  38. Ram bahadur
  39. Suresh
  40. Naresh
  41. Anil
  42. Maila
  43. Kaila
  44. Thaila
  45. Kanchha
  46. Kumar
  47. Baburam
  48. Pradip
  49. Sanjay
  50. Gyanedra
  51. Mahesh
  52. Dhirendra
  53. Birendra
  54. Mahendra
  55. Upendra
  56. Uttam
  57. Ved
  58. Vikram/Bikram
  59. Yadab/Yadav
  60. Yadunath
  61. Chandan
  62. Kundan
  63. Madhav Prasad
  64. Kamlesh
  65. Bijay
  66. Pramod
  67. Bal kumar
  68. Suman
  69. Raman
  70. Lalan
  71. Rijan
  72. Gopi
  73. Shekhar
  74. Chandra prakash
  75. Ajay
  76. Pawan / Pavan
  77. Jung bahadur
  78. Raghav / Raghab
  79. Rahul
  80. Manohar
  81. Yam
  82. Ramkrishna
  83. Harikrishna
  84. Sumesh
  85. Sudhir / Sudheer

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114 Old-Fashioned Baby Names (That Aren’t Liam)

There’s good reason so many people name their children after a favorite grandparent or great aunt. Old-fashioned baby names or even middle names (for both girls and boys) have stood the test of time. Unlike infinity-symbol tattoos or gender reveals, when you hear an old-fashioned girls name or old-fashioned boy name 10 years from now, you won’t think, “What was going on with the world that society collectively deemed this cool?” They’re classic, classy, and give the first impression of someone wiser than their years. Here are 114 of the best .

Old-Fashioned Baby Girl Names

  • Adeline
  • Addison
  • Alice
  • Alma
  • Amara
  • Anita
  • Bonnie
  • Bernadette
  • Beatrix
  • Birdie
  • Blythe
  • Callipe
  • Colette
  • Celia
  • Clara
  • Dora
  • Edith
  • Enid
  • Etta
  • Eleanor
  • Elaine
  • Ellis
  • Eugenie
  • Evelyn
  • Greta
  • Harriet
  • Hattie
  • Irene
  • Katherine
  • Lucille
  • Lucinda
  • Lorraine
  • Lydia
  • Lacy
  • Margaret
  • Martha
  • Marjorie
  • Maxine
  • Miriam
  • Minnie
  • Nora
  • Octavia
  • Opal
  • Patricia
  • Penelope
  • Polly
  • Rosemary
  • Ruth
  • Sadie
  • Scarlet
  • Selma
  • Sylvia
  • Trudy
  • Vera
  • Virginia
  • Viola
  • Violet

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Old-Fashioned Baby Boy Names

  • Albert
  • Amos
  • Arthur
  • Artie
  • Bennett
  • Clarence
  • Clifford
  • Earl
  • Edison
  • Edmund
  • Erwin
  • Edwin
  • Elon
  • Emmett
  • Ernest
  • Frank
  • Francis
  • Gerald
  • Gus
  • Harold
  • Harvey
  • Howard
  • Hugh
  • Jasper
  • Jarrett
  • Julien
  • Langston
  • Marshall
  • Mickey
  • Milton
  • Nelson
  • Neville
  • Norman
  • Orville
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Pierce
  • Presley
  • Preston
  • Ralph
  • Randall
  • Reed
  • Richard
  • Rodney
  • Shadrack
  • Sherman
  • Spencer
  • Stanley
  • Sterling
  • Tobias
  • Waldo
  • Whitman
  • Wilber
  • Winston
  • Windsor
  • Wren
  • Wright

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