As much as we all love searching through the Top 10/ Top 100/Top 1000 baby names each year, there isn’t too much of a surprise. We know we’ll see Aiden and Isabella towards the top, along with other steady favorites like Jack, Olivia, and Ethan.
Names shift up and down, sure, but there aren’t too many big shockers. (Although I was a little surprised to Mason jump up as the #1 name for boys in 2012 on BabyCenter, as well as Emma reclaiming her throne at the top.)
Nameberry took a different approach and recently announced their predictions for the hottest new names of 2012, based on their analysis of nearly 3 million Nameberry views in the first quarter of 2012. These are the names that jumped up the most this year:
See Nameberry’s explanations for these baby name picks.
Nameberry was named as one of our favorite baby-name blogs. See the rest of the list here.
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