Most Popular Baby Names of 2013

2013 is just hours away from being history and that makes it a perfect time to look back at some of the most popular baby names of the year. BabyCenter.com has put together its list, which shows the trends skewing away from the once popular and outlandish celebrity names, to more traditional names from yesteryear.

New moms and dads in 2013 took a look back to their family trees to choose meaningful names from their distant relatives rather than trendy names, the BabyCenter.com list shows. Old fashioned names like Hannah, Victoria, Annabelle and Lucy all made the top 100 list for girls names. For the boys, classics like John, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Luke and William all made the top 100.

The top three names for 2013 were Sophia, Emma and Olivia for the girls and Jackson, Aiden and Liam for the boys. It’s the fourth year in a row that Sophia has topped the list. Jackson is making its debut topping the boys list for the first time, while Aiden is no stranger to the top (the name previously held the number one spot for eight years!).

A poll done by the site had an overwhelming amount of new moms (81 percent) choosing names that were classics over less than half (43 percent) who chose unusual or unique names.

About the same percentage of moms who chose classic names also picked their names before their new baby was born (80 percent). About 63 percent of respondents said they weren’t fans of celebrity-inspired names or trend names.

Here are the top 10 names for 2013 for both boys and girls:

Girls                 Boys

  1. Sophia            Jackson
  2. Emma             Aiden
  3. Olivia              Liam
  4. Isabella           Lucas
  5. Mia                  Noah
  6. Ava                  Mason
  7. Lily                  Jayden
  8. Zoe                  Ethan
  9. Emily              Jacob
  10. Chloe              Jack

So what are the next popular wave of baby names expected to be for 2014? Babynameslog.com predicts K names being popular in the new year including: Karter, Kendrick and King.

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