The most popular baby names of 2014, so far has been released by Nameberry.com.
Rather than measure what people name their babies in the past, like the official popularity lists from the US and other countries, the Nameberry list gauges which names parents are most interested in for babies due to be born in coming months.
Nameberry co-founder Pamela Redmond Satran wrote in a blog post, “The 2014 popular baby names list is based on the number of views each name attracted on Nameberry, out of a total of more than 100 million page views, for the first half of the year.” New names on this list are from hit TV and movie franchises: Khaleesi from Game of Thrones (18) and Elsa from Frozen (88).
The mid-year tally is complete for the most popular baby names 2014 and Imogen and Asher are in the top spots again, according to Nameberry.com.
Top girls’ name Imogen, a Shakespearean name popular in England, has never been in the US Top 1000, with only 131 baby girls named Imogen in the US in 2013. But there were close to 200,000 views of Imogen on Nameberry in the first half of 2014.
Number 1 boys’ name Asher, a Biblical name meaning fortunate or happy, has zoomed up the US popularity list over the past few decades and is poised to break into the official Top 100. There were nearly 150,000 views of the name Asher on Nameberry from January through June 2014.
The projections of the most popular baby names go 100 names deep and it is clear that pop culture has some pull in what parents are interested in. As these famous films and TV shows gain popularity, the names will continue to be possible choices for parents to be.
Here is the top 10 most popular baby names 2014:
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