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The Popular Baby Names Of 2013

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By Pamela Redmond Satran for Nameberry

New Number One baby names top both the girls’ and boys’ popularity lists on Nameberry for 2013, with Imogen leading the list of girls’ names and Asher reclaiming the crown for most popular boys’ name. Nameberry’s popularity lists are tabulated by ranking the unique page views each name attracts out of the over 20 million total views of our baby name pages in 2013.

Imogen, a Shakespearean name that’s never been in the U.S. Top 1000, is evidence of a major trend towards names that start with vowels, with over a third of the girls’ Top 100 and over 20 percent of the boys’ beginning with A, E, I, or O.

The Biblical Asher takes top place on the boys’ list back from Finn, which drops to Number Three. The boys’ number two name is Declan, an Irish newcomer which had flirted with the top spot throughout the year. Rounding out the boys’ Top Five are Atticus and Oliver.

On the girls’ side, classic favorite Charlotte is in second place, with Harper at Number Three. Isla and Amelia complete the Top Five.

Among names used for babies of both genders, Rowan is the top choice, with Quinn at Number Two and Kai Number Three.

Along with vowel names, our Most Popular Names evidence the following trends:

Literary-influenced names for girls: Katniss may have reigned as our Number One girls’ name last year, but this year we see the rise of choices influenced by characters from children’s books such as Alice, Matilda, and Eloise along with the names of writers and other literary figures Hadley, Louisa, and Anais.

Softer names for boys: Strong this year are boys’ names that end with vowels, such as Milo, Ezra, and Levi; that contain soft sounds such as Jasper and Sebastian; and that relate to sister names, such as Julian and Everett.

Unisex names that start with the letter R: While not a particularly fashionable initial for any other baby name genre, a quarter of the top unisex names begin with R: Rowan, Remy, Rory, Riley, and River.

The hottest girls’ names -- those that have risen the furthest on this year’s Top 100 -- are Elodie, Maisie, and Evangeline, while the hottest names for boys are Aiden, Kieran, Bodhi, and royal baby name George.

Kimye baby name North is a new entry to the Most Popular Unisex Names list, along with Arden.

Here is the full list of top 100 girls’ names, boys’ names and the top 20 unisex names.

Top 100 Girls’ Names 2013
* new to this year’s list

1. Imogen
2. Charlotte
3. Harper *
4. Isla
5. Amelia
6. Evelyn
7. Penelope
8. Eleanor
9. Cora
10. Violet
11. Katniss
12. Olivia
13. Maeve
14. Seraphina
15. Alice
16. Claire
17. Adelaide
18. Evangeline
19. Ava
20. Hazel
21. Ivy
22. Elizabeth
23. Aurora
24. Maise
25. Elodie
26. Grace
27. Emma
28. Clementine
29. Sophia
30. Nora
31. Genevieve
32. Beatrice
33. Willa
34. Adeline
35. Eliza
36. Rose
37. Lucy
38. Scarlett
39. Eloise
40. Clara
41. Caroline
42. Lila
43. Matilda
44. Isabella
45. Mila
46. Aurelia
47. Merida
48. Wren
49. Josephine
50. Arabella
51. Audrey
52. Aria
53. Emily
54. Iris
55. Poppy
56. Everly *
57. Ella
58. Harlow
59. Mae
60. Mia
61. Chloe
62. Ruby
63. Emmeline
64. Stella
65. Lydia
66. Margaret
67. Lily
68. Jane
69. Luna
70. Anna
71. Hadley
72. Piper
73. Juliet
74. Sadie
75. Cordelia
76. Esme
77. Olive
78. Frances*
79. Willow
80. Gemma
81. Ada*
82. Hannah
83. Ellie
84. Phoebe
85. Delilah
86. Kinsley *
87. Cecilia *
88. Abigail *
89. Lola
90. Madeline
91. Maya
92. Georgia
93. Louisa*
94. Vivian
95. Zara
96. Mabel
97. Zoe
98. Isabel *
99. Anais
100. Julia*

Top 100 Boys’ Names 2013

1. Asher
2. Declan
3. Finn
4. Atticus
5. Oliver
6. Henry
7. Emmett
8. James
9. Jude
10. Owen
11. Milo
12. Jasper
13. Silas
14. Ezra
15. Django *
16. Liam
17. Flynn
18. Levi
19. Leo
20. Felix
21. Miles
22. Sebastian
23. Kieran
24. Hudson
25. Luca
26. Aiden
27. Ethan
28. Jack
29. William
30. Noah
31. Nico
32. Theodore
33. August *
34. Benjamin
35. Everett
36. Beckett
37. Jayden *
38. Christian
39. Alexander
40. Wyatt
41. Dashiell
42. Eli
43. Caleb
44. Julian
45. Jacob
46. Dylan *
47. Andrew
48. Soren
49. Zachary
50. Oscar
51. Luke
52. Thomas
53. Isaac
54. Gabriel
55. George
56. Bodhi
57. Elijah
58. Josiah *
59. Theo
60. Hugo
61. Arthur
62. Arlo
63. Ryder *
64. Micah
65. Spencer *
66. Samuel
67. Callum
68. Nathaniel
69. Archer
70. Lucas
71. Rhys
72. Zane
73. Jackson
74. Max
75. John
76. Logan *
77. Mason
78. Daniel
79. Roman
80. Grayson
81. Tristan *
82. Xavier
83. Simon
84. Jonah
85. Charles
86. Harrison *
87. Michael
88. Nicholas
89. Ryker *
90. Nolan
91. Gray *
92. Elias
93. Gideon
94. David *
95. Cole
96. Nathan
97. Beau *
98. Edward
99. Knox *
100. Ryan *

Top 20 Unisex Names 2013
With gender divisions from 2012 Social Security statistics

1. Rowan – 37 percent female, 63 percent male
2. Quinn – 68 percent female, 32 percent male
3. Kai – 13 percent female, 87 percent male
4. Sawyer – 17 percent female, 83 percent male
5. Charlie – 41 percent female, 59 percent male
6. Avery – 81 percent female, 19 percent male
7. North**
8. Finley – 66 percent female, 34 percent male
9. Elliot – 17 percent female, 83 percent male
10. Emery – 80 percent female, 20 percent male
11. Emerson – 61 percent female, 39 percent male
12. Rory – 31 percent female, 69 percent male
13. Riley – 59 percent female, 41 percent male
14. Marlowe – 88 percent female, 12 percent male
15. River – 36 percent female, 64 percent male
16. Arden* -- 74 percent female, 26 percent male
17. Peyton – 68 percent female, 32 percent male
18. Remy – 46 percent female, 54 percent male
19. Sage – 66 percent female, 34 percent male
20. Ellis – 35 percent female, 65 percent male
**All 13 babies named North on the 2012 Social Security list were male, but most views of the name on our site in 2013 were inspired by baby girl North, daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

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