Top Baby Names of 2009: Amelia and Aidan BabyNames.com Announces Top Names of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- BabyNames.com has released the top, most popular baby names of 2009 and the winners are Aidan and Amelia! The most popular name lists are compiled each year from the preferences of millions of visitors to the BabyNames.com website.

"Aidan is still the clear favorite for boys," says Mallory Moss, co-founder of BabyNames.com. "It has been at the top of the list since 2003."

However, on the girls' list there is a new #1 name: Amelia. Moss says Amelia follows the popular trend of giving girls "old-fashioned" names. The runners-up were Isabella, Ava, Sophia, and Olivia. Both Amelia and Isabella beat out the name Ava this year, which had been ranked #1 since 2006.

What creates baby-naming trends? Anything from celebrity babies to popular literature.

"This is the first year the name Vivienne hit the top 100 girls' names, and it's no coincidence that it was the name of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's baby girl, born last year," says Moss.

The Twilight book and movie series is also having a big influence on baby name popularity, as its character names Edward, Bella, Isabella, Emmett, Jacob, Jasper and Esme have all hit the top 100.

The full list of 100 top names of 2009 can be found on the BabyNames.com website: http://www.babynames.com

BABYNAMES.COM'S TOP 20 BABY NAMES FOR 2009

Name statistics include alternate spellings of the same name


    Top Girls' Names 2009

    Amelia
    Isabella
    Ava
    Sophia
    Olivia
    Madeline
    Lily
    Abigail
    Chloe
    Emma
    Charlotte
    Ella
    Addison
    Elizabeth
    Grace
    Audrey
    Emily
    Bella
    Hannah
    Isabelle

    Top Boys' Names 2009

    Aiden
    Noah
    Liam
    Caden
    Ethan
    Jackson
    Landon
    Jacob
    Caleb
    Lucas
    Braden
    Benjamin
    Gavin
    Connor
    Elijah
    Oliver
    Alexander
    Owen
    Gabriel
    Logan

    CONTACT:

    Mallory Moss, Co-Founder
    BabyNames.com
    phone: (720) 880-8726
    press@babynames.com
    available for press interviews

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SOURCE BabyNames.com LLC



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