Most Popular Baby Names of 2012: Sophia and Aiden


For many parents, deciding on a baby name can be a difficult process. 

Whether you pick a traditional name, a modern moniker or a more “unique” option (like the couple that reportedly just named their baby Hashtag) – your little one is going to live with your choice for the rest of his or her life. 

So if you need some help brainstorming, we’ve got good news – Babycenter has just released the 100 most popular baby names in 2012.

For the second year in a row, Sophia (for girls) and Aiden (for boys) took the top spots. 

Olivia bumped Isabella out of third place – could this be partly due to Drew Barrymore’s baby girl Olive? Or does the end of the Twilight franchise mean that Bella just isn’t as cool anymore?

For the gentleman, Ethan jumped up the list from number 7 to number 3, and Jack broke into the top ten for the first time. (Not to be confused with Jackson, who is still holding it down in second place.)

Did your baby’s name win the popularity contest? Check out the top twenty below or the full list here:




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