Top 1000 US Baby Names for 2009 Released May 7, 2010 By appellationmountain Leave a Comment Been to the US Social Security website yet today? More names you might like:Howard: Baby Name of the DayAnnabel: Baby Name of the DayBaby Name Clementine: Sweetly VintageRomola: Baby Name of the DayName Help: A Sister for Charlotte Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrint
Isabella has been in the top 10 for awhile. I don’t know if Twilight has anything to do with it, since it was already a pretty popular name before the books.
I am surprised Seraphina hasn’t made it to the top 1000. Ever since Ben Affleck, I met two newborns with the name and it seems to be my most popular post at Legitimate Baby Names….so I am really surprised.
emmy jo, i did see that about cullen and i shuddered, it just sounds violent to my ears and if people really wanted to use twilight as a name guide there are much nicer names in there
British American says
I agree! It makes me think of killing / culling – which is fitting for a vampire, but not for a baby / little boy – and hopefully not a man either!
Makes me wonder who is naming their child Cullen. I looked it up and one article had this
“Cullen was the choice of an eerily repetitive 555 couples. They included Brad L. and Michelle M., who live in the Bronx. Ms. M said she read the last book in Ms. Meyer
Emmy Jo says
fran — Not that I want to harp on Twilight, but did you see that Cullen was the biggest gainer for boys? It jumped 297 places, from 782 to 485.
Most of my top favorites have stayed reasonably steady. Julius (my son’s name) fell 10 places. And though Clara just broke into the top 200 (which sounds significant), it only gained six places, so it wasn’t much of a leap.
I’m so excited! Most of my favorite girls’ names (Verity, Beatrix, Bryony) haven’t cracked the top 100, which of course makes me happy. But… were there really THAT many girls named Miley? Or Jayden? Dear God.
And it’d be interesting to know exactly what percentage of baby girls were named Isabella this year, wouldn’t it?! It’s about twice the number of babies given the #9 name.
Emma’s reign didnt last long! Isabella was my prediction for the number one name. I have a feeling she’ll be there a while. My name is number 99! DARN! It was 349 in 1995, the year I was born.
some of my observations:
Malia went from 345 to 192 (+153 places)
Arabella went from 656 to 447 (+209)
Gemma went from 888 to 568 (+320)
Brisa went from 791 to 574 (+217)
Olive from 805 to 588 (+217)
Briley (cringe) went from 819 to 621 (+198)
June from 867 to 662 (+205)
Amelie from 773 to 675 (+98)
Brynlee from 898 to 676 (+222)
Matilda from 828 to 762 (+106)
Mira from 901 to 807 (+94)
Sloane from 999 to 897 (+102)
New comers (weren’t there in 2008)
Millie at 868
Bristol at 666
Taraji at 881
Demi at 883
Unique at 929 (huh?)
Eloise at 917
Rosalie at 840
Leona at 970
River at 960 (for a girl)
Cambria at 993
Leighton at 669
Ingrid from 543 to 798 (can’t say i’m surprised. although I like this name. It dropped 255 places)
Beatrice from 837 to 860 (not that much of a drop, but I thought Beatrix and Beatrice were supposed to become really popular)
Felicity from 699 to 782 (again, not a big drop, but I expected this to become increasingly popular)
This isn’t that important, but Rosemary (my favorite) went from 749 in 2008 to 721. All of my top favorites have rose in popularity! 🙁
I am so excited. I am about to click the link!!
Thanks for the heads-up!!!
Well, I’m not surprised, but Oliver is in the top 100 now… up 20 spots from last year.
Things that struck me as I perused the list:
One of the top gainers for girls: Yaretzi – up 119 pts to 478 – never heard it before
Chloe+Khloe would easily put the name ahead of Abigail in the rankings
In addition to Isabella thrashing Emma to take #1, Bella is up 64pts to 58
Boy names that moved big to break into the top 100:
Levi up 28 to #88
Oliver up 20 to #98 🙁
Girl names that moved big to break into the top 100:
Khloe up 101 to #95
Bella up 64 to #58
Serenity up 17 to #94
Eva up 15 to #99
Molly up 12 to #92
Jennifer fell 25 points out of the top 100 for the first time since it entered in 1956 and its lowest point since 1951.
Elizabeth is out of the top 10?! That’s impressive. And Ethan is number 2?! Knocked Michael down. If Ethan’s so popular, how come we’ve only ever met two others? I’m not concerned. I know my kids’ names are popular. I can’t fight it. I’ll have to be satisfied that they are special in other ways. 😉
i instantly thought twilight when i saw the top boys and girls names side by side 🙂 but interestingly it appears that esme didn’t enter the top 1000. my girls names are still out of the top 250 but amelie made a significant leap from 773 to 675. also oliver is now within the top 100, oh well i still love it
Archer made the top 1000! I love that name sooo much. I’m predicting it will make another huge leap again next year . . .
Aw, some of my favorites have rised. 🙁 Quite a few celebrity-inspired names and yooneek names (and even Unique herself!). This would be the first year that Mary was out of the Top 100, wouldn’t it?
Holy Crap Vivienne is number 532!!!!! I called that! And Harlow entered the rankings at 902!
It’s even more popular when you see that Vivian is 164 !
June did really nicely. 2008 – #867 … 2009 – #662
Thanks for the heads up! I know what I’ll be doing today. 🙂
Fortunately, most of my names are still between 500 & 200 for the girl’s side. I do have a couple in the top 100, though. My favorite names have DEFINITELY increased ! Piper & Penelope seem to be increasing steadily. Harper made a big leap for the girls side 2009 174 & 2008 296.
Check out Isla’s leap!!!
Ok, well now I see it. Isabella totally toppled Emma.
It still says 2008.
Thanks for the heads up!!! It’s bittersweet this year as Remy has cracked the top 1000 this year.