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The Top Baby Names of 2012

BabyCenter debuted its annual list of top 100 baby names for 2012 this Thursday.  The top ten list is strikingly similar to last year’s annual round-up. In fact, there was very little movement at all. Sophia and Aiden, once again, took all the glory at number one. For the girls top ten list, Zoe and Mia were welcomed in as Emily and Lily lost their rank from 2011. For the boys top ten list, Jack overtook Logan for the number 10 spot. Take a look at the top ten names this year.

Top 10 Girl’s Names of 2012:

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Ava
  6. Lily
  7. Zoe
  8. Chloe
  9. Mia
  10. Madison

Top 10 Boy’s Names of 2012

  1. Aiden
  2. Jackson
  3. Ethan
  4. Liam
  5. Mason
  6. Noah
  7. Lucas
  8. Jacob
  9. Jayden
  10. Jack












According to BabyCenter’s list of hottest baby naming trends, unsurprisingly, 2012 was highly media-influenced. From Grey to Apple to Branson to Blue (apparently Beyonce and Jay-Z were on point), 2012 baby names were shaded by a compilation of the tech age, celebs, popular television series, Brits, and you guessed it, 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James.

Interestingly enough, not only did the likes of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele steam up the bedroom and spur on a small baby boom, it also apparently assisted parents with baby name options! That’ll be a weird conversation to have later on in life…I would love to sit in on that!

You can view the 2012 list of top 100 names here.

Is your baby’s name in the top ten? What influenced you to choose the name you did?


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