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Top Baby Names

by Jennifer McLaughlin

20 years ago, the top baby names were quite different than last year's most popular for boys and girls. In 1985 we saw Michael and Jessica ranked #1 and surprisingly none of that year's top 10 even are making the cut for 2014's top baby names! Check out the list below for the top baby names this past year!

 

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TOP BABY NAMES: GIRLS

1. Emma

2. Olivia

3. Sophia

4. Ava

5. Isabella

6. Mia

7. Charlotte

8. Emily

9. Harper

10. Abigail

TOP BABY NAMES: BOYS

1. Liam

2. Noah

3. Ethan

4. Mason

5. Logan

6. Lucas

7. Jacob

8. Aiden

9. Jackson

10. Jack

 

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BabyCenter.com also shares some of the inspirations behind current baby name trends, such as some of our favorite TV shows, celebrity babies and of course the movies! Over the years we have certainly seen some unique names, below are our top baby names from Hollywood.

TOP BABY NAMES: Celebrities - Girls

1. Briar Rose (Rachel Bilson & Hayden Christensen)

2. Kaya (Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko)

3. Adalynn (Chris and Deanna Daughtry)

4. Blue Ivy (Beyoncé & Jay-Z)

5. Gia Francesca (Mario Lopez & Courtney Mazza)

6. Neve (Conan & Liza O'Brien)

7. Pearl Bailey (Maya Rudolph & Paul Thomas Anderson)

8. Valentina Paloma (Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault)

9. Zahara Marley (Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt)

10. Madilyn Grace (Ne-Yo & Monyetta Shaw)

TOP BABY NAMES: Celebrities - Boys

1. Atlas (Anne Heche)

2. Cree Taylor (Tia Mowry & Cory Hardrict)

3. Gideon Scott (Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka)

4. Mason Dash (Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick)

5. Kingston James (Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale)

6. Walker Nathaniel (Taye Diggs & Idina Menzel)

7. Tennessee James (Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth)

8. Aman (Tyler Perry & Gelila Bekele)

9. Kenzo Lee (Kimora Lee Simmons & Djimon Hounsou)

10. Leo (Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem)

The rankings are based on the names of over 406,000 babies born in 2014 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website. Check out www.babycenter.com for the full list!

 

 

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Jennifer is a former special education teacher and mentor. She obtained her bachelor's degree at Kent State University in Ohio. She enjoys dancing, reading and spending time training her dog, BrunoMars. 

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