The results are in, and the top 2014 baby names have been revealed. Although we’re very surprised with the outcome, we’re not surprised that pop culture continues to have a powerful influence on the popularity of baby names. Click to find out the top 10 names!
The Social Security Administration released its annual list of the country’s top ten most popular baby names for boys and girls on May 8. While some names are on the list for a second year in a row, one famous name in particular cracked the top ten for the first time!
2014 Top Girls & Boy Baby Names Revealed — Full List
The biblical Noah held on to the number one spot for the second year in a row, but Liam was a close second. Could that be because Liam Hemsworth is so swoon worthy that parents want their little prince to grow up to be just like the hunky actor? Then there’s also Mason, which took the bronze medal on the list. Could Kourtney Kardashian‘s first child be the reason behind the popular name?
Then there was William, which we think had a great deal to do with Prince William being a media sensation! We also think Jacob made the list again, because there are still some diehard Twilight fans who remain ‘Team Jacob’.
Here’s the full list of the top 10 names for boys:
2014 Top Girls Names — Full List
Emma reclaims the crown as No.1 girls’ name for the first time since 2008, replacing Sophia which landed at No. 3 this year. We like to think Emma Watson has something to do with it, come on she’s flawless and adorable, who wouldn’t want to name their little girl after her? The big surprise was a very famous name that squeezed into the No. 10 slot — Charlotte. Thanks to the new arrival of Kate Middleton & Prince William’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, that name will most likely stay in the top ten for years to come.
Yet again, it seems like there was another nod to Twilight, Isabella landed at the No.4 spot. It’s only a matter of time before we see Elsa and or Katniss infiltrate this list!
And for the girls:
Funny thing about Charlotte, there’s a newborn baby monkey with that name at a zoo in Japan, but now zookeepers are considering a name change to avoid offending the British Royal Family, according to Time. We think they should definitely keep it, it’s what the Princess would want!
HollywoodLifers — are you surprised by the list of names for 2014? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Brittany King