CafeMom's Top 100 Baby Names of 2013

babyIt's here! It's here! The CafeMom list of the top baby names for 2013 is here! And there's one major message for parents out there when it comes to baby naming: the classics are back, Jack!

There are a few names with unusual spellings that made the top 50 girls' and top 50 boys' names -- Aubree, Jaxon -- but the names that seem to have really taken hold for American moms and dads are largely traditional!

When it comes to boys, that tradition seems to lean toward Biblical names with Noah taking the number three spot and Elijah not far behind at number 8. Jacob, James, Samuel, Luke, Adam, Eli, Gabriel, and Matthew all make the list too. Mason grabbed top honors for the boy names this year, jumping from number two on the 2012 list (after jumping from number four on the 2011 baby name list!).

As for girls?

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Moms and dads are picking strong names that will last a lifetime: Emma has climbed from number three on last year's list to take the top spot, but she only just edged out Sophia -- which was last year's number one. Moms who love Lily -- or some version of it -- are in good company. She made the list in three forms this year with Lily (one "l"), Lilly (two "l"s), and Lillian!

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I can't help but notice that there are a number of names that we've seen a lot on Teen Mom -- Isaac, Mackenzie, Aubree, Sophia, and even Bentley making the list! Seems they're right on the pulse, huh?

So what else made the list? Without further ado ...

100 hottest baby names of 2013

Girls:

  1. Emma
  2. Sophia
  3. Olivia
  4. Isabella
  5. Madison
  6. Chloe
  7. Ava
  8. Emily
  9. Abigail
  10. Charlotte
  11. Bella
  12. Aria
  13. Lily
  14. Hailey
  15. Aubrey
  16. Mia
  17. Natalie
  18. Hannah
  19. Elizabeth
  20. Zoey
  21. Lilly
  22. Avery
  23. Serenity
  24. Annabelle
  25. Aubree
  26. Mackenzie
  27. Savannah
  28. Brooklyn
  29. Lillian
  30. Audrey
  31. Ella
  32. Zoe
  33. Kylie
  34. Sofia
  35. Samantha
  36. Layla
  37. Amelia
  38. Evelyn
  39. Gabriella
  40. Mckenzie
  41. Hadley
  42. Autumn
  43. Ellie
  44. Grace
  45. Harper
  46. Leah
  47. Kaylee
  48. Piper
  49. Sydney
  50. Mila

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Boys:

  1. Mason
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Ethan
  5. Logan
  6. Aiden
  7. Alexander
  8. Elijah
  9. Lucas
  10. Jackson
  11. Wyatt
  12. Gabriel
  13. Connor
  14. James
  15. Jayden
  16. Michael
  17. Benjamin
  18. Jacob
  19. Hunter
  20. Bentley
  21. Eli
  22. Jaxon
  23. Jack
  24. Tyler
  25. Anthony
  26. Cameron
  27. Owen
  28. Landon
  29. Nicholas
  30. William
  31. Carter
  32. Dylan
  33. Gavin
  34. Nathaniel
  35. Dominic
  36. Brayden
  37. Isaac
  38. Nathan
  39. Evan
  40. Adam
  41. Andrew
  42. Samuel
  43. Matthew
  44. Max
  45. Luke
  46. Christian
  47. Daniel
  48. Brody
  49. Levi
  50. Colton

All right, what do you think of the trend toward traditional?

 

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