Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Top names 2008: Charlotte and Jack!

Happy new year! Before diving in the naming trends of 2009, let's reflect on what Nymbler thought the top names were this last year.

The winning couple are: Charlotte and Jack!


Top girl's names in 2008:

1. Charlotte  
2. Ava        
3. Ella       
4. Lily       
5. Amelia     
6. Elizabeth  
7. Anna       
8. Grace      
9. Caroline   
10. Claire     
11. Olivia     
12. Lucy       
13. Avery      
14. Abigail    
15. Emma      

Top boy's names in 2008:

1. Jack       
2. Benjamin   
3. Owen       
4. Oliver     
5. James      
6. Henry      
7. Noah       
8. Finn       
9. Caleb      
10. Gabriel    
11. Isaac      
12. Alexander  
13. Ethan    
14. Liam       
15. Jacob      

Charlotte and Ava have been topping the monthly list alternatively during the year, while Jack and Benjamin also have been the strongest contenders to the top spot.
Like last year, biblical names seem to be a hit with Nymbler users, their timeless quality definitely struck a chord.

Now, here are some of the names that had a lot of activity on Nymbler in 2008. Some of them became much more favorited at some point in the year, some of them moved fast in the rankings.

Movers and Shakers 2008:
Alesia
Allaire
Avie
Demetria
Jacek
Jora
Kip
Knox
Lilyan
Manning
Moss
Octavian
Patrice
Pavel
Sunday
Ulysses
Valerian
Yasmine
Zena
Zenon


Thank you, Nymbler users, and happy new year!



Friday, January 2, 2009

December's Most Popular Baby Names

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in December 2008:


Top 10 favorite names:
1. Charlotte (Same)
2. Ava (Same)
3. Benjamin (Same)
4. Jack (Same)
5. Ella (+2)
6. Amelia (-1)
7. Grace (+1)
8. Owen (New)
9. Claire (-3)
10. Anna (New)


Top 5 brand new names:
1. Ekaterina
2. Ksenia
3. Carlisle
4. Milena
5. Dasha


Top 5 blocked names:
1. Abigail
2. Anna
3. Elizabeth
4. Ava
5. Aidan


Top 5 emailed names:
1. Ava
2. Ella
3. Charlotte
4. Addison
5. Owen