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12/12/2012 12:51 pm ET | Updated Feb 11, 2013

CafeMom's 200 Most Popular Baby Names of 2012

Written by Michele Zipp for CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

Here is the list we've all been waiting for -- 2012's most popular baby names list gathered from CafeMom's community. Some will cheer that our little bundle made it to #9 (my son) because that means it's such an awesome moniker many had to choose it; while others will re-think their choice and head to the Social Security office for a name change.

One of the most controversial names -- Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards) -- increased a notch in popularity this year from 2011's list, but the number one most popular name for boys and girls remained the same. It's clear we've been inspired by the Royal Family (wonder if Kate and William will have a little Junior if it's a boy), America's 'royal' somethings the Kardashians (Mason! Khloe! Kendall!), the ever-inspirational Twilight and "Teen Mom," and even Fifty Shades of Grey, though shockingly Anastasia didn't make the list. Figures only the dominant one did.

Check out the list!

Top 100 Girls' Names*

Sophia
Isabella
Emma
Olivia
Lily
Zoey
Emily
Ava
Aubrey
Addison
Ella
Elizabeth
Madison
Avery
Hannah
Sophie
Abigail
Mia
Bailey
Chloe
Lillian
Alexis
Charlotte
Audrey
Savannah
Leah
Grace
Natalie
Sarah
Evelyn
Gabriella
Taylor
Zoe
Alyssa
Jasmine
Aria
Hailey
Brooklyn
Harper
Sofia
Kaylee
Amelia
Claire
Kylie
Nevaeh
Bella
Lucy
Samantha
McKenzie
Khloe
Lydia
Faith
Jordyn
Abby
Violet
Maya
Peyton
Aurora
Trinity
Lilly
Riley
Makayla
Paige
Victoria
Kayla
Liliana
Layla
Payton
Mackenzie
Aubree
Arianna
Summer
Hope
Ellie
Alexa
Amber
Sydney
Naomi
Aaliyah
Paisley
Lexi
Brooke
Izabella
McKenna
Allison
Brooklynn
Anna
Annabelle
Rylee
Alexandra
Alice
Stella
Hayden
Kendall
Gracie
Serenity
Mariah
Destiny
Scarlett
Madelyn

Top 100 Boys' Names*

Liam
Mason
Noah
Ethan
Aiden
Logan
Jacob
Jackson
Hunter
Jayden
Landon
Brayden
Michael
Wyatt
Lucas
Joshua
Gabriel
Bentley
Matthew
Caleb
Elijah
Alexander
Jack
Benjamin
Gavin
Levi
William
Anthony
Ryan
Carter
Connor
James
Dylan
Luke
Joseph
Owen
Daniel
Nathan
Isaiah
Samuel
Jordan
Chase
Eli
Evan
Adam
Blake
Tyler
Andrew
Christian
Bryson
Jaxon
Carson
Ian
Vincent
John
Isaac
Christopher
Parker
Jeremiah
Alex
Ayden
Colton
Jaxson
Dominic
Henry
Jonathan
Austin
Nicholas
Riley
Max
Xavier
Oliver
Zachary
Grayson
Brandon
Cameron
Kyle
David
Josiah
Brody
Adrian
Thomas
Jace
Cooper
Xander
Jason
Nathaniel
Aidan
Hayden
Zane
Nolan
Colin
Asher
Maxwell
Kayden
Seth
Leo
Ashton
Kaden
Cayden
Did your baby's name make the list?


*Same sounding names but with different spellings received their own entry.

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