The Most Popular Baby Names of 2014 Include Sophia, Olivia, and Other Old-School Sounding Picks
The results are in — BabyCenter has released the list of the most popular baby names of 2014 after compiling data from 500,000 new parents in the United States, and Sophia and Jackson top the list for the year's most common monikers. For girls, the next nine most popular names are pretty classic: Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella, Mia, Zoe, Lily, Emily, and Madelyn. For boys, they're Aiden, Liam, Lucas, Noah, Mason, Ethan, Caden, Jacob and Logan. So we can expect the pop star crop of 2030 to be chock full of Ethans and Emmas.
Unsurprisingly, 2014's most popular baby names are almost exactly the same as 2013's. The only differences were that last year, Chloe took the place of Madelyn for girl names and Jack and Jayden were on the top 10 list for boy names. The names, however, are very different from the top 10 baby names 20 years ago in 1994, which may sound more familiar to us, with names like Matthew, Andrew, Emily, and Brittany.
According to BabyCenter, some names that slid from popularity this year were Lila, Stella, Chase, Max, and Peyton. But remember, no matter how popular or unpopular your name, in the words of Shakespeare's Romeo, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."