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Most Popular Baby Names in 2010

Most Popular Baby Names in 2010

Most Popular Baby Names in 2010

Jacob held its rank as the No. 1 2010 name for boys, holding its same place from 1999. However, the name Jacob has held a spot in the top 100 boy names for more than 30 years already, including the 1990s and 2000s.

Most Popular Baby Names in 2010

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Joshua is a boy’s name that's ranked in the top ten names for many years, until 2010 when it was moved to the No. 11 spot, replaced by the name Aiden.

There are 41 other names in the top 100 boys' names that rhyme with Aiden. The name means “fiery”.

Jayden is one such name that rhymes with Aiden that tops boys' names for 2010. It’s considered a trendy name, first making its round as a trendy boy's name in 1994.

Thanks to the hit television show, Friends, Emma became a popular name for girls in 2002. It’s held a spot in the top ten list since this time.

Most Popular Baby Names in 2010

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Ethan is one of the most popular names from 2010 in the U.S. but it’s commonly used in other countries, such as Ireland and Australia, as well.

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Sophia is a girl’s name that was popularized in England in the 1800s and still maintains a spot on the 2010 girls' names best-of lists. Girls named Sophia oftentimes have cute nicknames like Fifi.

Mason is considered a masculine name for boys, although this year saw an influx of girls sharing the name. Kourtney Kardashian named her son, born in 2009, Mason, which helped increase the name's popularity.

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Parents always use celebrities and entertainment as a source of trendy baby names and, in 2010, reality television paved the way for top baby names. Maci and Bentley ranked high on the list of 2010 baby names, popularized by shows such as 16 And Pregnant.

Tips for Choosing A Baby Name

Choosing a baby name is hard. For many parents, it takes time and going through lots and lots of options. If you're on this list, chances are you're in the process of trying to choose a name for your baby. The important thing to remember is to not over-stress about it. Stress is never good; you've already got enough to worry about as prospective parents.

If you feel yourself beginning to stress over the issue of baby names, it's important to take a step back. Take a break for a day and do something fun and relaxing. Pick up the name conversation again when you're feeling better. As long as you started this discussion soon enough, you should have plenty of time to come up with a name.

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Stay away from names that are too complex or unusual. While unique names are great, names that are too unusual can garner negative attention from others. You don't want to put your child in a position where they'll face mockery due to their name. As sad as it is, not everyone is as kind as they should be. Think about the “livability” of a name before giving it to your child.

It's also important to think about how your child's initials will look. You may absolutely love the name Peter Oliver, but if your last name starts with an O you may want to rethink one of those names. Kids are especially tuned-in to odd or funny initials, so it's important that you pay attention to this! Most initials don't spell anything at all, but for the ones that do you want to be sure it's an appropriate and neutral word.

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