Most Popular Baby Names 2014

It used to be Susan and Steven. Now, well, pop culture dictates. According to an article in the Huff Post by Caroline Bologna, programs such as “Orange is the New Black,” “House of Cards,” and “Frozen” are influencing the name game.




As the end of 2014 draws near, BabyCenter has released its annual list of most popular baby names. For 2014, the top three names on both the girls’ and boys’ lists are the same as as they were in 2013.

Continuing down the popular girl names list, Madelyn has risen up to no. 10, bumping Chloe off the top 10 list. On the top 10 boys’ names list, Caden and Logan have replaced Jayden and Jack. The rankings are based on the names of over 406,000 babies born in 2014 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website.

Most Popular Girl Names:
1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Ava
5. Isabella
6. Mia
7. Zoe
8. Lily
9. Emily
10. Madelyn

Most Popular Boy Names:
1. Jackson
2. Aiden
3. Liam
4. Lucas
5. Noah
6. Mason
7. Ethan
8. Caden
9. Jacob
10. Logan

As in past years, BabyCenter also analyzed some of the inspirations behind current baby name trends. From TV shows to sports news, many interesting factors affect parents’ naming choices.

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