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100 Most Popular Baby Names of 2011 - Is your child's name on the list?

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100 Most Popular Baby Names of 2011

Posted by Michele Zipp
on May 14, 2012

A lot of weight rides on the name you choose for your kid. And every year when the Social Security office releases the data on the most popular baby names, parents get upset. As a Michele who faced the extreme popularity of my name way back when, I'm here to tell you that if your child's name is on this list, it's going to be just fine. In fact, take pride in knowing your baby name choice won't be ridiculed. Unless of course it's Nevaeh, the name far too many seem to hate. (Not me!) Guess what, though? It made the list!

There's also a strong Kardashian influence seen on both the boy name and girl name list (Mason and Khloe), and while most of the boy names seem traditional or names of kids I know, Gavin, Wyatt, and Julian were just a few names that refreshed the line-up. Perhaps most shocking to me is that Brooklyn came in at 21.

Either way, keep up the good work, America. We're naming our kids well. At least I think so. Check out the top 100 most popular baby names.

Girl Names

  1. Sophia
  2. Isabella
  3. Emma
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava
  6. Emily
  7. Abigail
  8. Madison
  9. Mia
  10. Chloe
  11. Elizabeth
  12. Ella
  13. Addison
  14. Natalie
  15. Lily
  16. Grace
  17. Samantha
  18. Avery
  19. Sofia
  20. Aubrey
  21. Brooklyn
  22. Lillian
  23. Victoria
  24. Evelyn
  25. Hannah
  26. Alexis
  27. Charlotte
  28. Zoey
  29. Leah
  30. Amelia
  31. Zoe
  32. Hailey
  33. Layla
  34. Gabriella
  35. Nevaeh
  36. Kaylee
  37. Alyssa
  38. Anna
  39. Sarah
  40. Allison
  41. Savannah
  42. Ashley
  43. Audrey
  44. Taylor
  45. Brianna
  46. Aaliyah
  47. Riley
  48. Camila
  49. Khloe
  50. Claire

Boy Names

  1. Jacob
  2. Mason
  3. William
  4. Jayden
  5. Noah
  6. Michael
  7. Ethan
  8. Alexander
  9. Aiden
  10. Daniel
  11. Anthony
  12. Matthew
  13. Elijah
  14. Joshua
  15. Liam
  16. Andrew
  17. James
  18. David
  19. Benjamin
  20. Logan
  21. Christopher
  22. Joseph
  23. Jackson
  24. Gabriel
  25. Ryan
  26. Samuel
  27. John
  28. Nathan
  29. Lucas
  30. Christian
  31. Jonathan
  32. Caleb
  33. Dylan
  34. Landon
  35. Isaac
  36. Gavin
  37. Brayden
  38. Tyler
  39. Luke
  40. Evan
  41. Carter
  42. Nicholas
  43. Isaiah
  44. Owen
  45. Jack
  46. Jordan
  47. Brandon
  48. Wyatt
  49. Julian
  50. Aaron

Do you like the list? Any names here you would choose? Is your child's name on it?

by on May. 15, 2012 at 9:21 AM
Replies (21-30):
AshleyMarie88
by New Member on May. 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

 Yep, my daughter is #26

mom23heathens
by New Member on May. 15, 2012 at 6:54 PM

 I like those names. I don't like tired names or too odd names that sound made up or a product name with the spelling changed or a letter added/taken away. I have a friend that nemaed her daughter Midall. lol Don't know what she was thinking.

Quoting KaylaMillar:

I don't think my kids names will ever be on the list. I have an Asher and Jael

 

Iloveclay
by on May. 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM
Nope.. Skieler..
mom23heathens
by New Member on May. 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM

 Only my son's name is on the list, #1. He's 20. My dd's names aren't but i feel like my youngest should be. Every time i'm out somewhere some mom is calling her name.

colbys_mom
by on May. 15, 2012 at 7:04 PM

 nope my sons name isnt on there. Colby Shane

OceanGoddess
by on May. 15, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Grace is #16 and AJ (Adam) isnt on the list. I didnt choose names based on popularity..

KaylaMillar
by on May. 15, 2012 at 7:38 PM
Lol midall?

Quoting mom23heathens:

 I like those names. I don't like tired names or too odd names that sound made up or a product name with the spelling changed or a letter added/taken away. I have a friend that nemaed her daughter Midall. lol Don't know what she was thinking.


Quoting KaylaMillar:

I don't think my kids names will ever be on the list. I have an Asher and Jael

 

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mom23heathens
by New Member on May. 15, 2012 at 7:43 PM

 Yes Midall. She pronounces it Mee-doll. I don't care how she spells it or says it. I think of periods and cramps and midol. She isn't foreign either. She and her family are run of the mill Americans.

Quoting KaylaMillar:

Lol midall?

Quoting mom23heathens:

 I like those names. I don't like tired names or too odd names that sound made up or a product name with the spelling changed or a letter added/taken away. I have a friend that nemaed her daughter Midall. lol Don't know what she was thinking.


Quoting KaylaMillar:

I don't think my kids names will ever be on the list. I have an Asher and Jael

 

 

MamaBlamer
by on May. 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM
my daughters name is on the number one slot
bigmama224
by New Member on May. 15, 2012 at 8:01 PM
I HAVE ONE ISAIAH HE IS NUMBER 43 MY OTHER THREE KIDS ARE NOT ON THE LIST
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