Getty ImagesEach year, BabyCenter gets the inside scoop on the most popular baby names from hundreds and thousands of new parents. Here's what's hot and what's not in 2009. We also went a step further this year to bring you the 50 most popular names of the decade.
Note: To capture true popularity, our exclusive baby names list combines names that sound the same but have multiple spellings (like Aden, Aiden, and Ayden).
Top girls' names of the decade
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Top girls' names of 2009
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This year, parents found baby-naming inspiration in everything from vampires to vote-getters. Fans of Twilight, Stephenie Meyer's bestselling vampire series, have sunk their fangs into the list, boosting such names as Bella, Alice, and Edward. On the presidential front, the commander-in-chief's daughters Sasha and Malia are moving up our list.
Read more about the hottest baby naming trends of 2009 and the names that rose and fell the fastest this year.