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Popular Baby Name Trends for 2010

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What will be the popular baby girl and baby boy names this year? Baby name charts across the country showed a repeat trend in baby names in 2009, however we also predict exciting new baby name trends emerging. Aidan, Noah, Caden, and Ethan remain popular boy names, while Isabella, Ava, and Emma keep their spot as popular girl names.

sleeping babyNew baby name trends include unisex names, sibling names starting with the same letter (Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, for example) and a resurgence of traditional baby names.

Searching for the perfect baby girl name or baby boy name? Check out our popular baby name predictions for 2010.

Celebrity Baby Names

Babies marked with Gavin, Ryder, Isla, and Sienna will prove that this year, parents-to-be still love their gossip mags. But, it’s also the self-made celebs that grab the attention of baby name seekers as well. It’s likely that reality star names such as Khloe and Kendra for girls, and Rob and Jake for boys will do their fair share of climbing in 2010. 

Last year, Twilight’s Cam Gigandet welcomed a daughter with the surname Everleigh Ray, and this year, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck gave their daughter the very feminine name of Seraphina Rose, while Kourtney Kardashian gave birth to baby Mason Dash (Dash after her father’s nickname) rounding out last year’s celebrity births. Matthew McConaughey kicked off the New Year by welcoming a daughter, named Vida, on January 3rd.

Although Nicole Richie and Joel Madden continued their unique baby naming pattern with son Sparrow James Midnight, it looks like the crazy celebrity baby naming fad may be on the downtrend.

Check out the top Celebrity Baby Girl Names and Celebrity Boy Names here. Our Celebrity News section will keep you updated on the latest celebrity gossip and celebrity baby name news.

Traditional Baby Names

If celebrities are any indication of new trends, traditional baby names are making a huge comeback. Reality star Kendra Wilkinson and NFL star Hank Baskett named their son Hank Baskett IV, while Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen named their son Benjamin. Actress Kelly Rutherford labeled her daughter Helena Grace, and, Lance Armstrong welcomed son Max.

Do you love classic names? Get more ideas in our Top 50 traditional boy names and Top 50 traditional girl names.

Trendy Baby Names

Parents who are fans of the popular names, but do not want to have their bundle of joy blend in with the crowd are turning to names that sound just like the chart toppers. Names like Addison, Ella, and Isabelle will likely grow in popularity this year for girls. And, with Jackson still holding strong in the top 10 charts, Mason and Grayson will likely follow suit from proud parents of bouncing baby boys. Also in vogue are names for bundles in blue that end with –en and –an. Monikers like Braden, Owen, Logan, and Tristan will be coming to a sandbox near you this year.

Check out our list of Cool Baby Names.

Biblical Baby Names

Biblical names like Elijah, Isaac, Jonah and Judah will likely make an ascent in popularity this year for boys. However, names for the latest batch of girl babies in 2010 may see a decline in biblical names, such as Hannah, Faith, and Rebekah.

For more ideas, check out Biblical Boy Baby Names and Biblical Girl Baby Names.

Sibling Names Starting with the Same Letter

What else is America naming their babies this year? Famous families like the Kardashians (Khloe, Kourtney and Kim) and the Duggars, whose 19 children all have names starting with the letter "J," won’t be the only ones giving their entire brood names starting with the same letter. You can mark 2010 as the year filled with same-letter sibling names like Jayden, Jacob, Juliet and Jillian.

Find out the "J" names of all 19 Duggar children here. Come on, we know you are curious!

If you love this trend, get name ideas for J names, K names, L names and H names.

Unisex Baby Names

The baby-naming craze of unisex names  still holds true for 2010 with names like Hayden, Taylor, Riley, and Peyton. Female Singer Taylor Swift and Male Twilight actor Taylor Lautner, as well as female actress Hayden Panettiere and male actor Hayden Christensen are two examples that this trend will continue to grow. We also predict the gender rules being broken with baby names, as is the case of Heidi Klum and Seal who recently named their daughter Lou.

Check out our list of the Top 50 Unisex baby names.

Unique Baby Names

Don’t be surprised to see unique names like Asher, Rhys, Emmett, and Jude gaining momentum this year for boys, while Stella, Esme, Ruby, and Scarlett are here to bust up the popular top 10 monikers for girls that have been holding strong for the last couple of years.

For more unique girl names and unique boy names, check out our list of unique names that are sure to make your child stand out in a crowd.

As much as many parents love the same batch of names we’ve been seeing in years past, the new trend in 2010 will likely be to keep their sweet peas’ names unique without standing way out in left field. From hot Hollywood namesakes to familiar names given a new twist, we can’t wait to see what this year does to the top of the baby name charts!

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Comments (11)Add Comment
written by ButterflyBabies, January 12, 2010
I agree that traditional baby names are making a comeback -- but I think you will seem with a unique spelling. Love the name Vida for a girl!
written by Anna Weyandt, March 13, 2010
that's funny!! my son was born in 2006 and his name is Rhys!! Wow! I had a popular name before it was popular! lol great article
My son's name is Rhys!
written by Dlove, March 24, 2010
My youngest son's name is Rhys. He loves his name and so do we. He'll be 13 in August. How strange to hear of another Rhys born recently! Everyone has such a difficult time with his name here in the US, but when we visit Wales, there isn't a single problem with the pronunciation :)
My children!!
written by Maegan, April 14, 2010
I have 5 children and i went with very traditional names with my kids. their names are...

Jack Andrew - Twin to Jacob
Jacob Harrison - Twin to Jack
Shayne Kae - (girl)
Grant James - (boy)
Ireland Olivia - (girl)
There were loads of funny names for kids in Estonia
written by Priit, May 13, 2010
Popular baby names are one thing, but check out these funny names some babys got in Estonia - Roonek-Hekter; Adrenaliine; Banda; Lucifer; Mango; Solemari; Lalabaim; Vuella; Melmariin; Dildomal-Türas; Matildo; Ludri; Terko; Bereta; Geitras; Rögabert; Ännifrii; Torm; Atter; Samael; Floriin.
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written by ana reserva, June 13, 2010
HELP! need your suggestion for a name for our forthcoming baby boy.....I prefer names starts with letter M V or A....but u may also suggest any unique name....thanks...

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written by Search Lackey, July 20, 2010
Many names to choose from. Some common and some not so common.

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written by coachbef, November 24, 2010
Aidan, Aiden and Aden.
written by alicia, February 05, 2011
We don't really care for the traditional names We have 2 boys: Draven and bradyen and then a girl: Brinley:) Love all of their names

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