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Next Year's Top Baby Names

Posted: 12/29/11 03:18 AM ET

When you're choosing a name for your baby, why should you care which names were most popular last year? What really matters is which baby names are going to be popular next year and into the future. You want to know which names you're going to hear most on the playground and in the classroom, which of today's stylish choices will become tomorrow's Top Ten and which will remain distinctive.

Nameberry's top names list, tallied from nearly six million views of our individual name pages, is an indication of which names parents will be using for their babies in 2012 and beyond.

The biggest news on the list: Asher as the new Number 1 for boys, taking over from Finn. Charlotte remains the top girls' name, though Unisex Number 1 Harper is attracting interest mostly for girls. New entries to the girls' Top 10 are Scarlett and Lila, and to the boys', the fashionable classic James.

While these may be Nameberry's favorite names, which on this list are your favorites? Check this space early in the New Year for our brackets competition to pick the favorite baby names of Huffington Post Parents.

LOOK: Nameberry's Top 10 Girls and Boys Names

(Click here or scroll down to see the complete top 100)

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Charlotte is an elegant royal name with literary cred, from Charlotte Bronte to "Charlotte's Web." The choice of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. for their young daughter, Charlotte is the French feminine version of Charles meaning "free man." Charlie is its trendy nickname.


Top 100 Girls' Names

*rising fastest

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

Top 100 Boys' Names

*rising fastest

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

Top 25 Unisex Names

*rising fastest

1. Harper
2. Quinn
3. Rowan
4. Avery
5. Sawyer
6. Rory
7. Riley
8. Emerson
9. Finley
10. Dylan
11. Luca
12. Micah*
13. Sasha
14. Emery
15. Nico
16. Peyton*
17. Remy*
18. Blake
19. Aubrey
20. Sage
21. Parker
22. Carter
23. River
24. Teagan
25. Cameron

 
 
 

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