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Are Your Kids Names on the List?

CafeMom's 200 Most Popular Baby Names of 2012

Posted by Michele Zipp

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Pick a good one, Mom and Dad.
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*

  1. Sophia
  2. Isabella
  3. Emma
  4. Olivia
  5. Lily
  6. Zoey
  7. Emily
  8. Ava
  9. Aubrey
  10. Addison
  11. Ella
  12. Elizabeth
  13. Madison
  14. Avery
  15. Hannah
  16. Sophie
  17. Abigail
  18. Mia
  19. Bailey
  20. Chloe
  21. Lillian
  22. Alexis
  23. Charlotte
  24. Audrey
  25. Savannah
  26. Leah
  27. Grace
  28. Natalie
  29. Sarah
  30. Evelyn
  31. Gabriella
  32. Taylor
  33. Zoe
  34. Alyssa
  35. Jasmine
  36. Aria
  37. Hailey
  38. Brooklyn
  39. Harper
  40. Sofia
  41. Kaylee
  42. Amelia
  43. Claire
  44. Kylie
  45. Nevaeh
  46. Bella
  47. Lucy
  48. Samantha
  49. McKenzie
  50. Khloe
  51. Lydia
  52. Faith
  53. Jordyn
  54. Abby
  55. Violet
  56. Maya
  57. Peyton
  58. Aurora
  59. Trinity
  60. Lilly
  61. Riley
  62. Makayla
  63. Paige
  64. Victoria
  65. Kayla
  66. Liliana
  67. Layla
  68. Payton
  69. Mackenzie
  70. Aubree
  71. Arianna
  72. Summer
  73. Hope
  74. Ellie
  75. Alexa
  76. Amber
  77. Sydney
  78. Naomi
  79. Aaliyah
  80. Paisley
  81. Lexi
  82. Brooke
  83. Izabella
  84. McKenna
  85. Allison
  86. Brooklynn
  87. Anna
  88. Annabelle
  89. Rylee
  90. Alexandra
  91. Alice
  92. Stella
  93. Hayden
  94. Kendall
  95. Gracie
  96. Serenity
  97. Mariah
  98. Destiny
  99. Scarlett
  100. Madelyn

Top 100 Boys' Names*

  1. Liam
  2. Mason
  3. Noah
  4. Ethan
  5. Aiden
  6. Logan
  7. Jacob
  8. Jackson
  9. Hunter
  10. Jayden
  11. Landon
  12. Brayden
  13. Michael
  14. Wyatt
  15. Lucas
  16. Joshua
  17. Gabriel
  18. Bentley
  19. Matthew
  20. Caleb
  21. Elijah
  22. Alexander
  23. Jack
  24. Benjamin
  25. Gavin
  26. Levi
  27. William
  28. Anthony
  29. Ryan
  30. Carter
  31. Connor
  32. James
  33. Dylan
  34. Luke
  35. Joseph
  36. Owen
  37. Daniel
  38. Nathan
  39. Isaiah
  40. Samuel
  41. Jordan
  42. Chase
  43. Eli
  44. Evan
  45. Adam
  46. Blake
  47. Tyler
  48. Andrew
  49. Christian
  50. Bryson
  51. Jaxon
  52. Carson
  53. Ian
  54. Vincent
  55. John
  56. Isaac
  57. Christopher
  58. Parker
  59. Jeremiah
  60. Alex
  61. Ayden
  62. Colton
  63. Jaxson
  64. Dominic
  65. Henry
  66. Jonathan
  67. Austin
  68. Nicholas
  69. Riley
  70. Max
  71. Xavier
  72. Oliver
  73. Zachary
  74. Grayson
  75. Brandon
  76. Cameron
  77. Kyle
  78. David
  79. Josiah
  80. Brody
  81. Adrian
  82. Thomas
  83. Jace
  84. Cooper
  85. Xander
  86. Jason
  87. Nathaniel
  88. Aidan
  89. Hayden
  90. Zane
  91. Nolan
  92. Colin
  93. Asher
  94. Maxwell
  95. Kayden
  96. Seth
  97. Leo
  98. Ashton
  99. Kaden
  100. Cayden

Are your kids names on the list?

by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 1:05 PM
Replies (61-70):
Mamapanda1030
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:33 AM

my daughter is #71 (spelled with one N though) And my newborn son is number 11 (spelled with a Y instead of an O)

gcstar42
by Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Unfotunately one of my daughters names is on the list lol. I named her Zoey because I had only heard that name like 1 or 2 other times before and I wanted uncommon names for my kids. But as soon as I named her that now I here that name a lot lol. I still think it is a beautiful name. There are lots of common names that I like but that I would not want to name my child that exactly for the reason that they are too common. I still do not personally know any Zoey's besides my daughter though, so maybe she wont end up with 10 friends that have the same name lol.

Oceana09
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM

My son that I'm due with any day now...his middle name is on the list. #7

EmmaGlenn20
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Madeleine & Abigail, yes.

Megan11587
by Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:16 PM

 Yep - Oliver

deputygirls28
by Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM
#10 and 44 for my girls!!!
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T-Rentsmommy06
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM

 My three boys, first and middle didn't make the list. Yay! :) Even our regular family middle names aren't popular.

LilRed8626
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM

One of them - Kaylee. My son is named Mark-Ryan so chances are he will never meet someone else with his name lol except for my husband who he's named after lol

la_bella_vita
by Silver Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 1:11 PM

 2 of my 4 children were on the list : ) lol

jonnlilithsmom
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

my both my son's first (I spell it differently) and middle names are on the boy's list...

but neither of my daughter's names are on the girl's list... I like it that way  :)

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