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Most popular baby names by year. was your baby's name on it?

did you choose your childs name based on popularity, or originality? not that i am judging either, this is simply a JFF question.

my oldest was born in 2006. i picked her name - Lily - randomly out of my head and i had never personally met or heard of many Lily's before that. of course, i went to work shortly after she was born and had a co-worker named Lilly, an acquantence named her kid Lilly, and i think last year it was one of the most popular names of 2010. so much for originality for her LOL! according to the website im looking at, it was ranked 39th most popular name in 2006. in 2010, it ranked 7th!

my other daughters names - Savannah (2008) and Taylor (2010) both of their names were in the 30s or lower in the years they were born and they are still lower on the popularity chart. i am hearing Savannah more & more these days though, im wondering what it will rank next year!

 

http://www.babynames.com/Names/Popular/index.php?y=2010

 
tnm786

Asked by tnm786 at 12:50 PM on Feb. 15, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (7)
  • None of our 3 are on the list.
    tiddliwinks

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 12:51 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • my son's name has never made a list. Jathan 2004.
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 12:52 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • My son Logan (2009) was #5? or #6- although I personally dont know any other Logans.
    The next baby will be Sydney or Bennett. Sydney is in the 50s and Bennett wasnt on the list last time I looked.
    pinkcicle709

    Answer by pinkcicle709 at 12:54 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • in 2004 (when she was born) alexis was ranked #12
    in 2010 it was #40

    shes in grade 1 now, and out of the 4 years of school shes already been in, there has never been another alexis..her school has about 350 kids from k-gr5 and she is the only one. i've never met another alexis..so i dont know where all these kids are with this name LOL
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 12:59 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • lily and alexis are both very common in the south. i have a neice named lily and a cousin alexis. my son has 2 alexis's in his k class right now. i think it just depends on what part of the country you live in
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 1:04 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Yep DS's name is on there, but I didn't pick it because it's popular. It's just a family name. Named after his dad, middle name from his great grandpa.
    myree85

    Answer by myree85 at 6:12 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • i live in the south and lily is a popular name now. ive heard of a few alexis' recently also. but alexis was more popular when i was born in the late 80s
    tnm786

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 1:19 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

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