CafeMom Reveals the Top Baby Names of 2010

top baby names 2010

No need to wait for the report from social security, CafeMom has the top baby name trends of 2010. After surveying over 47,000 new moms who birthed and named babies this year, we can definitively tell you what new trends are dominating the list, and what names are on their way out.

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Who are the biggest trend setters in the baby name world? Not surprisingly, celebrities and what they choose to name their babes play a big role. But more important than the newest baby Stefani/Rossdale: You. Plugging in and chatting it up is making the baby name trends rise and fall more dramatically in the past few years than in the past decades as moms become more informed of their options.

Check out our top 50 boy and girl baby names and see how you made it all happen.

Celebrity:

Judging by baby names, Matthew McConaughey is hot, and Will Smith is not. Levi rose significantly on this year's list, but Jayden dropped like a hot potato. Do you think the Karate Kid remake had anything to do with that? On the girlie side, Zoe/Zoey made a huge leap and leave us wondering if Avatar star, Zoe Saldana, had anything to do with it, or the massive overexposure of Rachel Zoe. And the biggest gain obviously connected to a celebrity is the meteoric rise of Mason, which is also the name of Kourtney Kardashian's little boy who is constantly in the reality spotlight. Of course Twilight played a big part as well as Jacob remains high on the list of most popular baby names this year, and Isabella is being propped up by the close Bella association.

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Savvy Moms:

But the most obvious trends in baby names this year comes from moms who are looking to be different than the other parents on the playground. Creative spellings (Madelyn) are popping up, and hip, cool, names of 2006, like Max and Sam, are slipping down the charts as new trends like Logan show up on the list. (The big exception being Isabella -- she continues her reign.) Being connected, whether through a mom's group in your neighborhood or online, means you hear all the names floating around and decide for yourself if it's awesome or overused.

Without further ado, here are the top 50 boy and girl names for 2010:

  1. Logan
  2. Jacob
  3. Aiden
  4. Ethan
  5. Noah
  6. Mason
  7. Liam
  8. Alexander
  9. Caleb
  10. Landon
  11. Lucas
  12. Tyler
  13. Hunter
  14. Matthew
  15. Brayden
  16. Gabriel
  17. Jackson
  18. Elijah
  19. Gavin
  20. Nathan
  21. Evan
  22. Connor
  23. Jayden
  24. Michael
  25. Andrew
  26. Wyatt
  27. Benjamin
  28. James
  29. Ryan
  30. Joshua
  31. Jack
  32. Zachary
  33. Isaiah
  34. Christian
  35. Dylan
  36. Austin
  37. Owen
  38. Christopher
  39. Joseph
  40. Tristan
  41. Parker
  42. Carter
  43. William
  44. Robert
  45. Anthony
  46. Nicholas
  47. Jordan
  48. Alex
  49. Cameron
  50. Eli

Girls

  1. Isabella
  2. Sophia
  3. Emma
  4. Chloe
  5. Olivia
  6. Madison
  7. Ava
  8. Abigail
  9. Addison
  10. Lily
  11. Elizabeth
  12. Emily
  13. Samantha
  14. Hannah
  15. Kaylee
  16. Alexis
  17. Hailey
  18. Ella
  19. Alyssa
  20. Sophie
  21. Lilly
  22. Natalie
  23. Zoey
  24. Zoe
  25. Bella
  26. Kylie
  27. Mia
  28. Riley
  29. Peyton
  30. Charlotte
  31. Layla
  32. Grace
  33. Savannah
  34. Audrey
  35. Makayla
  36. Trinity
  37. Taylor
  38. Leah
  39. Aubrey
  40. Sofia
  41. Autumn
  42. Amelia
  43. Lillian
  44. Sarah
  45. Stella
  46. Mackenzie
  47. Avery
  48. Madelyn
  49. Gabriella
  50. Brianna

Is your baby's name on this list?


Image via mamabrooke1424/CafeMom

Written by April Peveteaux for CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

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