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 firstname.lastname@example.org available for press interviews
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