Oooh we do love a baby names list (who doesn’t?). But to be honest, with the USA list, there is always the expectation of a few waaaaay out there choices, isn’t there?
Yet the 2015 official findings show that for the second year running, it is VERY conservative choices that have topped the birth registry books.
And the pole position is taken by a pair of very old-school sensible (though adorable) names indeed.
So what are they?
It’s Noah and Emma! (again – they were the faves last year, too, while Noah has been in the top spot for 3 years).
To be honest, the list in total hasn’t changed that much year on year for a while, although there were 2 new additions to the top 10 in 2015 – Harper for girls – no doubt in homage to Harper Lee – and Benjamin for boys.
Two names which had previously been perennial faves, Daniel and Madison, both disappeared from the list.
Unsurprisingly, our Princess Charlotte has proved an inspiration for our American cousins, and was a newcomer on the list last year, and will no doubt be set to rise loads more in the next couple of years.
Classic names dominate the boys list, too, with Jacob, William and James all featuring alongside more contemporary choices like Mason and Ethan.
For the girls, it’s classy and classic all the way in the top 10, with Harper really the only slightly unusual choice to be found.
Bbut the wider list reveals some really interesting ideas. At number 664 (up from 2676 in 2014) is Alaia, perhaps inspired by Alaia Baldwin, the daughter of actor Stephen.
Meilani has also had a surge in popularity, potentially after the daughter of Jersey Shore’s Jenni Farley. Adaline also makes the longer list – most probably thanks to The Age of Adeline movie staring Blake Lively.
More unusual names in the boys’ list include Riaan, up from 2,286 to 926, a nod maybe to Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh who has a baby son of the same name.
Huxley, Omari and Jabari also feature for boys – all unusual, but interesting rather than downright wacky, right?
So here’s the top 10 for 2015 in full for the girls and the boys – we are in love with most of them, tbh: what’s your fave?
Most popular names for girls in 2015:
Most popular names for boys in 2015:
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