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!