Top Baby Names for 2010
Choosing a baby name entails the values of the family, it requires a match to the last name and a suitable middle name, and it marks the start of a new life blessed with a specially picked name. Baby name trends are tracked all around the world, from year to year, and most popular baby name lists date back to generations ago. Those lists are scoured for the perfect baby name by parents on an hourly basis.
Baby Name Trends
The baby name trends that are established year to year come from a mixture of several different influences, including celebrities, fictional stories, religious names, places and even political figures. The trends have shown that parents tend to choose from lists that came out two to three years before the baby was born and there are longer cycles that appear, bringing back names that were popular way back in the early 1990’s.
No doubt, the names of celebrities and the baby names that celebrities choose for their children are quite popular choice, but it has been noted that names like Jennifer, Paris and Lindsay are losing steam in popularity. This baby name trend is leaning more toward newer celebrities in the spotlight that are still up-and-coming.
Names from the Bible come and go on the “top baby names” lists, but the majority of top baby names lists include at least one name from the Bible. There are usually more baby boy names from the Bible than baby girl names, but it’s not unusual to see female names from the Bible on top baby name lists, too.
Names like Dallas, Austin, Sydney, Brooklyn and Phoenix have all been on popularity baby name lists and the trend doesn’t seem to be diminishing. Celebrities have also named their babies after places, Alicia Keys chose the name Egypt for her little one, David and Victoria Beckham named their baby Brooklyn, Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson elected to go with Bronx and Mike and Lakiha Tyson named their baby Morocco.
Baby names inspired by political figures are not surprising. Many political figures’ last names from the past, like Kennedy, Jefferson and Carter have risen in popularity and made it onto top baby names lists.