Raj K. Syal, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.    |    Jenna A. Everson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.    |    Holly Westmoreland, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.   
    • 10 DEC 14
    Top American Baby Names Of 2014

    Top American Baby Names Of 2014

    One of the most important choices you will make for your baby, and one that will affect them for the rest of their lives, is choosing their name.  For some parents this step comes as an easy one, and for others much thought and deliberation go into the picking of a name.

    Some parents have their baby’s name picked prior to conception, while others may still be scratching their heads as they walk out of the hospital with their new bundle of joy in their arms.  Many parents stick to common names such as Emma, Henry, or Elizabeth.  Some venture into new territory with names like Knox, Camden, or Ashlyn.  Names can have a family origin, or come from someone important in the life of a parent.  Some parents just like the sound of a name or its uniqueness.

    Whether you have recently had a baby, helped name a baby, or are planning to have a baby soon, you might be curious as to what the top American baby names for 2014 are.  The top spots are currently held by the names Asher and Imogen,  names that were nearly unheard of in the last generation.  Imogen is a Shakespearean name that is popular in England.  It has never been in even the top 1000 baby names in the United States, and only around 131 girls in the United States have this name currently.  Asher is a Biblical name, giving a nod to fortune or happiness.   In the top 10 list for boys are Milo, Jasper, and Silas.  While Claire, an older name, is making a comeback as a front runner name for girls.

    The entertainment world has been shown to have a wide influence on current baby names.  From Game of Thrones, Khaleesi has entered the top 100 baby names of 2014 at number 18.  Elsa from the popular Disney movie Frozen is also in the top 100 baby girl name list.  Katniss from the Hunger Games and Hazel from the move The Fault in Our Stars are also new popular names for babies.  It is evident that pop culture and celebrities have a heavy influence on new and expectant parents today.

    For old fashion names on the girls top 100 list, Mabel, Madeline, Stella, Charlotte, Margaret, Anna, Emily, Josephine, Clara, Matilda, and Eloise are making a comeback.  Whereas, the boys list is peppered with old fashioned names such as Atticus, Oliver, Ezra, Hudson, Thomas, Arthur, and Micah.  Parents searching for new names for girls might like Seraphina, Aurora, Mila, Harlow or Finn.  For parents expecting a boy, some of the newer choices from the top 100 baby names are Declan, Kai, Archer, Felix, Miles, Axel, Ryker, Zane, Nico, and Arlo.

    Whichever name you decide, it will be perfect for your new bundle of joy. The Woodlands OBGYN Associates medical professionals will be here for you to help you through the process.

    We know that having a baby comes with lots of choices and we hope you will choose us for your medical care.  Call our office at 281.364.9898 or make your appointment online today.