BabyCenter, a leading pregnancy and parenting digital resource, today released the results of its annual Baby Names Survey and the Top 100 Baby Names of 2013, based on the names of 555,000 babies born in 2013 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website.
Jackson moved up one spot to claim the top boy’s name, ending Aiden’s eight-year reign. And Sophia held tight as leader of the girls for the fourth year in a row. There was some movement in the girls’ top 10 list, however, as Emily made a comeback to knock out Madison.
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“One of the biggest trends we see this year is a growing desire among new parents to choose a baby name with personal meaning. Family names are all the rage, and grandparents are the number one source of inspiration for new parents,” says Linda Murray, BabyCenter global editor in chief.
“This year, more than half of moms say they found name inspiration in people they know. Celebrity influence is on the decline.”
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BabyCenter’s Top 100 Baby Names list combines names that sound the same but have different spellings, making it a true measure of baby name popularity.
The website also conducts its Baby Names Survey each year, talking directly to new and expecting parents about their baby name decisions and diving deep into the psychology and trends surrounding baby naming.
Top 10 Baby Names of 2013
While family influence is on the rise, pop culture still has a major effect on naming trends, with celebrities, TV show characters, and comedians also inspiring moms.
For more information on BabyCenter’s Top 100 Baby Names of 2013, a complete list of trends, and online tools for finding your ideal baby name, visit babycenter.com/top-baby-names.