Top Baby Names of 2014 Show 'Weird' Trend in Naming Girls

baby nameTrying to think of a cute, original name for your baby girl? So are lots of other parents! Nameberry released the top baby names of 2014 so far, and as far as girls are concerned, the names are getting more unique and "out there" than ever before. (You won't believe number one!)

As for the little dudes? Not so much. Their names are deviating a little bit from the Johns, Michaels, and Toms of the past ... but they're still pretty conventional.

Wanna know what the top 10 boy and girl names are?

Top 10 Girls' Names of 2014 (so far):

1. Imogen

2. Charlotte

3. Isla

4. Cora

5. Penelope

6. Violet

7. Amelia

8. Eleanor

9. Harper

10. Claire

Top 10 Boys' Names of 2014 (so far):

1. Asher

2. Declan

3. Atticus

4. Finn

5. Oliver

6. Henry

7. Silas

8. Jasper

9. Milo

10. Jude

It's worth noting that Khaleesi (yes, from Game of Thrones) is at number 18 for girls' names; Katniss (yes, from Hunger Games) is at 14; and Adelaide, which is the name actress Katherine Heigl chose for her daughter, is at number 12. Also worth noting? Until very recently, Imogen wasn't even in the top 1,000 in terms of American baby names. And now it's at number one! That's quite a leap!

Judging from this list, it seems like parents are interested in breaking free of the confines of traditional baby names in general (Atticus is a bit more unusual than, say, Jack). But it also seems like moms and dads of girls are willing to go a little more "weird," for lack of a better word. Perhaps it's because there's a belief that girls can "get away with more," or simply because there are more girl name options to choose from?

Either way, we say bring on the unusual names. Traditional names are nice, but there are only so many Kates and Michaels we need in the world.

Does your child have an usual name?

 

Image © Artiga Photo/CORBIS

baby names

136 Comments

To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

Nicollet Rodenborg

Only the first girls one is different. The test are all old time names. Which are very cute! Weird is the wrong adjective

virgo... virgoariesmama

I have heard all those girl name they are pretty. If my dh and I had a boy his name was going to be Champ Alexander Scott but we had 2 girls who are Aubree and Gabrielle whom I named after desperate housewives

April... AprilJune

I have a Josephine and a Lucy. I thought they would definitely be the only ones in their classes with their names, but I have met two other Josephines around the same age as my Josephine (though they won't be in the same school until maybe high school). I am due any day with a boy- we talked about many of the names on that top 10 list but finally settled on Leo.

nonmember avatar Brandi

Our Harper is due November :)

nonmember avatar lilinae

I love that both my girls have uncommon names. My 9 yr old is Danae and my 8 yr old is Lilian. They think its cool that no one in their school or town have their names!!

nonmember avatar Erika

I don't specifically like any of those girls names, but that's why my girls don't have those names..

I have 5yo Alizabeth & due in October Maddisyn. Ali & Maddi, I love their names.

nonmember avatar maybaby

I had my son in May and I named him Lennox. I have never met anyone with that name.

nonmember avatar Jlynn

*Smh!!* Erika, I love both your daughters' names, but their spellings are horrendous. They will both forever be having to correct people on their silly spellings! (Kinda like the Michael I met the other day; spelled Mykal. REALLY..?!?!?) As a registrar at a college, do your kids a favor and keep it simple!! Spelling their names like you're illiterate parents doesn't do them (or you) any favors!!

nonmember avatar Honey Daniels

I am a regular Nameberry reader and would like to point out that these names are far from the official list ie the one on the SS website. This list was based on names that recieved the most views on the site not the most babies given these names. I just wanted to clarify .

1-10 of 136 comments 12345 Last