Monday, December 20, 2010

November's Most Popular Baby Names - 2010

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in November 2010, click them to see more info:

Top 10 favorite names:
1. Charlotte
2. Owen
3. Violet
4. Grace
5. Oliver
6. Ella
7. Ava
8. Noah
9. Olivia
10. Amelia


Top 5 brand new names:
1. Briseis
2. Enya
3. Lumen
4. Ayelet
5. Ashe

Friday, November 26, 2010

October's Most Popular Baby Names - 2010

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in October 2010, click them to see more info:

Top 10 favorite names:
1. Charlotte
2. Ava
3. Oliver
4. Grace
5. Olivia
6. Violet
7. Amelia
8. Owen
9. Henry
10. Sophia


Top 5 brand new names:
1. Ambrosia
2. Astoria
3. Castiel
4. Caelum
5. Arya

This month's curiosities includes the usage of the name Zayden as an inspiration. Nymbler features a variation of this name: Zaiden.
Even more curious was the usage of the name Lucifer as an inspiration quite a few times by Nymbler users!

Monday, October 18, 2010

September's Most Popular Baby Names - 2010

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in September 2010. Some interesting changes to this month's list, click them to see more info:

Top 10 favorite names:
1. Charlotte (same)
2. Oliver (same)
3. Amelia (same)
4. Olivia (new)
5. Henry (same)
6. Violet (new)
7. Ava (-3)
8. Audrey (new)
9. Owen (-1)
10. Noah (-4)
Top 6 brand new names:
1. Brynley
2. Kiptyn
3. Snow
4. Galileo
5. Irelyn
6. Posy

These days it’s almost impossible to have a completely original, unheard of name for your child that hasn’t already been used hundreds of times. As parents, of course you want your child to stand out from the multiple other “Johns” in the world. This is why having a nickname for your child can become very powerful and help them to stand apart in a crowd. Some nicknames come about as a sort of variation from their full name or even simpler, just their initials. Oftentimes, a nickname is inadvertently given because of something your child did, like a sound they made or an expression on their face. However your child’s nickname is chosen, I suggest creating one before their friends have a chance to do it for you. You may not be so happy with what they come up with!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

August's Most Popular Baby Names - 2010

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in August 2010. Charlotte is still holding strong as that name tops our most popular list this month once again. Finn is a new name and a nice change, making it on the list at #9.

Click on each name to see more info:

Top 10 favorite names:
1. Charlotte (same)
2. Oliver (+1)
3. Amelia (+2)
4. Ava (+3)
5. Henry (-1)
6. Noah (-4)
7. Grace (+2)
8. Owen (+2)
9. Finn (new)
10. Lucy (-4)


Top 7 brand new names:
1. Vesper
2. Xavi
3. Zaiden
4. Tenley
5. Jaxton
6. Sunniva
7. Eames


Looking over the list of new names for the month, I couldn’t help but recognize two or three from some popular television shows I’ve seen recently which led me to thinking about name popularity. What makes one name more popular than another? History has shown that many people choose a name for their child solely because of its meaning. If the name has a strong, positive (or negative!) meaning then their child will likely portray those qualities. Others however, will choose a name based on current pop culture icons such as a character from a popular TV show, a favorite writer, or musician. How have you or will you choose your perfect baby name?

Thanks to you, this month we were able to rectify a mistake we made with a few names in our Nymbler database which incorrectly stated they were of Hawaiian origin. Because of your emails, the blight was spotted quickly and promptly fixed. A genuine ‘thank you’ to all of you for your continued support!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

July's Most Popular Baby Names - 2010

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in July 2010, click them to see more info:

Top 10 favorite names:
1. Charlotte (same)
2. Noah (+1)
3. Oliver (+1)
4. Henry (+6)
5. Amelia (+1)
6. Lucy (new)
7. Ava (-5)
8. Violet (new)
9. Grace (same)
10. Owen (-5)


Top 5 brand new names:
1. Annabeth
2. Adalaide
3. Arbor
4. Kensley
5. Moxie

Thursday, July 22, 2010

June's Most Popular Baby Names - 2010

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in June 2010, click them to see more info:

Top 10 favorite names:
1. Charlotte
2. Ava
3. Noah
4. Oliver
5. Owen
6. Amelia
7. Ella
8. Olivia
9. Grace
10. Henry


Top 4 brand new names:
1. Saylor
2. Loki
3. Zadie
4. Sookie

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

May's Most Popular Baby Names - 2010

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in May 2010, click them to see more info:

Top 10 favorite names:
1. Charlotte
2. Oliver
3. Amelia
4. Ava
5. Henry
6. Benjamin
7. Noah
8. Jack
9. Grace
10. Owen


Top 4 brand new names:
1. Yeardley
2. Draco
3. Anakin
4. Aniston

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

April's Most Popular Baby Names - 2010

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in April 2010, click them to see more info:

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


Top 5 brand new names:
1. Gracyn
2. Zaden
3. Grayer
4. Clodagh
5. Ming

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

March's Most Popular Baby Names - 2010

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in March 2010, click them to see more info:

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


Top 5 brand new names:
1. Calleigh
2. Kyson
3. Lillith
4. Kensington
5. Petal

Thursday, March 4, 2010

February's Most Popular Baby Names - 2010

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in February 2010, click them to see more info:

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


Top 4 brand new names:
1. Siri
2. Baylor
3. Emersyn
4. Wednesday

Friday, February 5, 2010

January's Most Popular Baby Names - 2010

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in January 2010, click them to see more info:

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


Top 6 brand new names:
1. Tenley
2. Finnigan
3. Huck
4. Ryden
5. Jovie
6. Bently

Friday, January 8, 2010

Top names 2009: Charlotte and Jack!

Happy new year! Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in 2009.


The winning couple are: Charlotte and Jack!
Yes, again! Congratulations, C&J !

Top girl's names in 2009:

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

Top boy's names in 2009:

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

Now, here are some of the names that had a lot of activity on Nymbler in 2009.
Some of them became much more favorited at some point in the year, some of them rose or fell fast in the rankings.

Movers and Shakers 2009:

Alishu - Alix - Alphonse - Arcadio - Aytan - Brook - Celie - Chantel - Clotilde - Dietrich - Eliezer - Emalee - Emery - Enata - Erwan - Ewen - Fiammetta - Freeman - Giancarlo - Jacinta - Jedediah - Katinka - Kayah - Kerry - Killian - Kitty - Kristin - Leandro - Lilli - Madelina - Mael - Marlys - Mattaious - Meryl - Mieke - Nevis - Osker - Pasquale - Paulette - Phaedra - Ray - Rollin - Roxana - Sari - Seren - Shaun - Suzanna - Timo - Yannick - Yuki

Thank you, Nymbler users, and again, happy new year!


Nymbler top names of 2008 - Nymbler top names of 2007

Thursday, January 7, 2010

December's Most Popular Baby Names - 2009

Here are the names that were popular on Nymbler in December 2009, click them to see more info:

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


Top 5 brand new names:
1. Dash
2. Nala
3. Mairead
4. Azalea
5. Payson



Stay tuned for the top names of 2009!