LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first time for over a decade,
the most popular name of the year for boys is not a traditional Biblical name.
According to new and expecting parents who visit the website
BabyNames.com, Aidan, Jayden and Caden are the top three most popular boys'
names for 2003. Meanwhile, the mermaid-inspired Madison still holds steady at
number one for most popular girls' names.
BabyNames.com compiles an annual list of the Top 20 most popular baby
names from over 100,000 expecting parents' favorite name lists that create on
the site. The site hosts more than one million unique visitors a month from
all over the world, with approximately 88% of the users from the U.S.
Jennifer Moss, Senior Partner of BabyNames.com is surprised at this turn
of events for naming male offspring. "Traditionally, you see more of a
fluctuation and creativity in girls' names, but this is the first year we have
seen such a big change in the boys' name list."
"In the past 20 years, Celtic and English names -- such as Ashley, Caitlyn
and Brianna -- have been extremely popular for girls," adds Moss. "And now
that trend is entering the boys' list with Aidan, Dylan, Logan and Connor -- a
huge break from the usual trend of Biblical names like Michael and Jacob. We
think as names become uni-gender for girls, parents are taking more risks and
being more creative and unique with naming their boys."
Top 20 names of 2003:
RANK BOYS GIRLS
1 AIDAN / AIDEN / ADEN MADISON
2 JADEN / JAYDEN EMMA
3 CADEN / KADEN ABIGAIL
4 ETHAN RILEY
5 CALEB CHLOE
6 DYLAN HANNAH
7 JACOB ALEXIS
8 JORDAN ISABELLA
9 LOGAN MACKENZIE
10 HAYDEN TAYLOR
11 CONNOR OLIVIA
12 RYAN HAILEY
13 MORGAN PAIGE
14 CAMERON EMILY
15 ANDREW GRACE
16 JOSHUA AVA
17 NOAH AALIYAH
18 MATTHEW ALYSSA
19 ADDISON FAITH
20 ASHTON BRIANNA
BabyNames.com is a family-owned and operated website, online since 1996.
Aside from names and meanings, BabyNames.com offers parenting and childcare
advice, guest essays, cartoons, monthly photo contest, a baby weblog and
active message boards on all topics. For more information, visit
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