Your grandparents might not know any Imogens or Ashers, but your grandkids probably will. Those two are topping the list for the most popular baby names of 2014 according to baby naming website Nameberry.com.
While Imogen and Asher are perched at the top of the site’s most searched girl’s and boy’s names, nipping at their heels are 99 more monikers that may or may not be (okay, definitely are) influenced by those moms’ and dads’ Netflix queues. There’s Khaleesi (Game of Thrones), Elsa (Frozen), Katniss (The Hunger Games) and Hazel (The Fault in Our Stars). Even Claire, a new entrant into the girls’ Top 10, might share a name with your great gram, but don’t be fooled. That’s also Robin Wright’s character in House of Cards. Oo, and I spy with my little eye Piper at #76.
Let’s take a look at the top ten for both sex:
Top 10 Baby Names for Girls
Top 10 Baby Names for Boys
Although these are the most searched, they’re not the most chosen, so feel free to use the above as inspo for your bundle of joy without having to worry s/he’ll be stuck with the first letter of their last name for their entire grade school life. While 200,000 pending parents may have clicked to read Imogen’s origin on Nameberry so far this year, there were actually only 131 baby girls crowned with the Shakespearean name in the US in 2013. We’ll wait to see if a name that means “dragon mother” can beat it out by search… or in real life.
What do you think of the top baby names of 2014 so far? Would you name your little one after a character from pop culture? Have you had a bundle of joy to name this year? Give us the scoop below + congrats btw ;)