2012's Top Baby Names: Is Yours on the List?


babyLong before I got pregnant, I knew what I wanted to name my daughter, were I ever to have one. And as luck would have it, I am! In less than four short months, the little girl my husband and I created will make her way into the world, and "the name" will be bestowed upon her. It's almost as if it were meant to be (I found boys' name impossible) -- you know, if you believe in that sort of thing.

Since coming up with "the name," I've been careful. Careful to never let it slip. And careful to make sure I always peruse the "Top Name" lists when they're released, out of fear that hers will be on there. Luckily, it wasn't on any of last year's. And even more luckily, it isn't on this year's.

That's right, Nameberry has already released the Top Boy and Top Girl Names of 2012. Is yours on the list? Check out the top 10 ...

Now, before you see the name you chose for your darling little one and start panicking, keep in mind, the list is an indication of which names parents will be using for their babies in 2012 and beyond, according to Nameberry -- who, let's face it, knows their stuff. Okay, here we go:

Top 10 Girl Names of 2012:

1. Charlotte

2. Seraphina

3. Amelia

4. Violet

5. Isla

6. Imogen

7. Adelaide

8. Alice

9. Scarlett

10. Lila

Top 10 Boy Names of 2012:

1. Asher

2. Finn

3. Henry

4. Milo

5. Jasper

6. Atticus

7. Oliver

8. James

9. Jude

10. Felix

Now, don't get me wrong, these are all lovely names (my personal favorites are Atticus, Jude, and Scarlett), but, I don't know, I feel sort of good knowing the one we're going with didn't make the list. Kind of feels like we got away with something. Hopefully it won't be on the 2013 either.

Which names are your favorite? Do you consult these types of lists when brainstorming name ideas?


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Saria... Sariah747

LOL none of my kids names are on there but my dogs name is!!!! Jasper is my 2 yo siberian husky :)

Justt... Justtina888

Mine is Alayna and I wouldn't have it any other way! :)   My first is Liliana. Feel free to gush! haha :)



acesw... aceswife74

I named my son Logan and it had absolutely nothing to do with name lists...or any popularity thing...it came from my family ancestry.....so I dont care one way about name lists....because believe me its just not worth it

Latte... LatteMommy3

I am very surprised Sophia isn't #1 girls name. I wanted to name my daughter that (if I have a girl) but everyone and their cousin is naming their daughter Sophia now a days! I hate it and now I'm not wanting to name her that lol

freed... freedomfound

I quite like Finn but no my sons name is not on the list - probably too common :) Nathan

nonmember avatar Ediddy22

When I first found out I was expecting, I was obsessed with these lists because we wanted to name our lo something unique and uncommon. Finally we decided to forget it and go with something we loved, and we knew would be perfect for our baby. Our little Sophia will be here in a few weeks, and even though its has appeared on popular name lists for the last couple years, the name just felt right. We also had Jude picked out for a boy, simply because my fiance is a huge Beatles fan. The next time we expect we won't even bother with finding.g out if a name us popular, if it fits for us that's all that matters.

TLIF1281 TLIF1281

Sorry but I don't pirticularly want my baby's name on the popular list but if it was on there it wouldn't bother me. 

Missy... MissyKP610

I think there are a lot of great names on here, best list so far! But.... Im glad to say neither of my girls are on it :) 

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