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