We talked about this year’s most searched baby names, the least popular baby names — even the baby names that are *expected* to be trending next year, but now… it’s time. It’s time to talk the biggest baby names of 2014.
The ability to binge watch (Netflix, Hulu, we’re lookin’ at you) definitely has a pesky habit of influencing your productivity, but it seems it has also a say in something much greater: the names of the next generation. While OITNB’s Piper isn’t exactly dominating the ranks (it’s down at number 94), Scandal’s main dame, Miss Olivia Pope, is clearly winning over the public’s heart considering her name made it into the top three baby names of the year alongside Sophia and Emma.
Over in the boy category, Jackson is holding its own as a staple name for the future of tomorrow. It looks like folks are still pining for Carrie Bradshaw’s “one that got away,” with Aiden coming in second. House of Card’s main character Frank didn’t quite make it into the top 10, but it’s up 19% since last year.
This list from BabyCenter, a website dedicated to pregnancy, children’s health and parenting, is complied from over 400,000 babies born this year to parents registered on the site. In an interview with Today, BabyCenter’s global EIC even went so far as dubbing 2014 “the year of the binge-watching baby name.”
Top 10 Baby Names For Girls
Top 10 Baby Names For Boys
It looks like the tables have shifted a bit since Nameberry released a list of the most popular baby names back in July. Charlotte came in second on NameBerry’s list, but is now listed 13th on BabyCenter’s compilation. Similarly, Penelope made its way into the top five earlier this year, but has now fallen to a whopping number 97.
We’ll have to wait until spring for an official list of the top baby names from the government, but we already have a pretty good idea of what we’ll find on there (welcome to earth, all you baby Elsas).
Are you expecting? What names are you toying with for your soon-to-be-tot? Share with us in the comments below.