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Baby Names: Sophia & Jackson Were Most Popular Picks In 2014

Fri, December 5, 2014 3:10pm EDT by Lauren Cox 2 Comments
Baby Names of 2014

The results are in! Hollywood has influenced yet another year of baby names, with Sophia and Jackson being the #1 names for girls and boys, respectively. Click inside to see the rest!

Did you have a baby in 2014? Chances are you chose one of the 20 Top Names of the year — especially if your little girl is named Sophia, and/or your little boy is named Jackson. What are YOUR favorite names from the year?

Baby Names Of 2014: Sophia & Jackson Top The Most Popular

What did you name your baby in 2014?

If you picked Sophia for a girl or Jackson for a boy, you were not alone in that decision. Although the names are both lovely, your kids will definitely know at least one other person with the same name while they are growing up!

You may also find that Sophia and Jackson are not new to the top of the baby name list. According to, Sophia has been the top girls name for 5 years now. As for Jackson? This is his second year taking the crown.

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And yes, of course, there are underlying pop culture themes in these name choices.

After Sophia, the name Emma comes in second — which instantly makes me think of Emma Watson. In third place is Olivia, which could potentially have been influenced by actress Olivia Wilde — or Kerry Washington’s Scandal character, Olivia Pope.

In the boys category, Aiden comes in second, while Liam — possibly because of One Direction’s Liam Payne — runs into third place.

Top Girl Names Of 2014

1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Ava
5. Isabella
6. Mia
7. Zoe
8. Lily
9. Emily
10. Madelyn

Top Boy Names Of 2014

1. Jackson
2. Aiden
3. Liam
4. Lucas
5. Noah
6. Mason
7. Ethan
8. Caden
9. Jacob
10. Logan

Tell us, HollyMoms — What do YOU think about Sophia & Jackson being the Top Baby Names of 2014? Do you like any of the names above? Tell us why or why not in the comments below!

— Lauren Cox

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