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nakman
01-13-2009, 10:31 PM
Figured all you tough guys would enjoy discussing this... :D



100 most popular baby names of 2008

from http://www.babycenter.com/top-baby-names-2008


Whether you're looking for a popular baby name or one that's unique, it's helpful to see what other parents are choosing. Check out our list of the top baby names of 2008, and click on names to see baby name meanings, similar names, popularity over time, and more.
Note: To capture true popularity, our exclusive baby names list combines names that sound the same but have multiple spellings (like Aden, Aiden, and Ayden). Our data comes from hundreds of thousands of parents who shared their baby's name with us in 2008.

Girls NamesBoys Names 1Emma (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-emma-1552.htm)Aiden (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-aiden-462535.htm) 2Sophia (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-sophia-4200.htm)Jayden (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jayden-462555.htm) 3Madison (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-madison-5175.htm)Ethan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-ethan-1610.htm) 4Isabella (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-isabella-4891.htm)Jacob (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jacob-2196.htm) 5Olivia (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-olivia-3504.htm)Caden (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-caden-462655.htm) 6Ava (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-ava-450.htm)Jackson (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jackson-2194.htm) 7Madeline (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-madeline-2957.htm)Noah (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-noah-3431.htm) 8Addison (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-addison-5315.htm)Jack (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jack-2192.htm) 9Hailey (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-hailey-5235.htm)Logan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-logan-462495.htm) 10Lily (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-lily-2837.htm)Matthew (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-matthew-3110.htm) 11Kaitlyn (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-kaitlyn-4883.htm)Nicholas (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-nicholas-3404.htm) 12Chloe (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-chloe-1001.htm)Ryan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-ryan-3944.htm) 13Abigail (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-abigail-15.htm)Brayden (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-brayden-462615.htm) 14Emily (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-emily-1551.htm)Michael (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-michael-462485.htm) 15Riley (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-riley-5295.htm)Gavin (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-gavin-1805.htm) 16Mia (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-mia-3191.htm)Dylan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-dylan-1431.htm) 17Ella (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-ella-1513.htm)Lucas (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-lucas-2905.htm) 18Hannah (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-hannah-1978.htm)Caleb (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-caleb-810.htm) 19Kaylee (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-kaylee-2501.htm)Andrew (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-andrew-285.htm) 20Sarah (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-sarah-5195.htm)Connor (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-connor-1091.htm) 21Alyssa (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-alyssa-224.htm)Alexander (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-alexander-178.htm) 22Makayla (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-makayla-4890.htm)Joshua (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-joshua-2355.htm) 23Mackenzie (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-mackenzie-5255.htm)Tyler (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-tyler-462475.htm) 24Layla (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-layla-5615.htm)Nathan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-nathan-3361.htm) 25Grace (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-grace-1898.htm)Daniel (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-daniel-1198.htm) 26Kylie (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-kylie-2677.htm)Mason (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-mason-3099.htm) 27Zoe (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-zoe-4854.htm)Evan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-evan-1624.htm) 28Samantha (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-samantha-3993.htm)Zachary (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-zachary-4782.htm) 29Natalie (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-natalie-3354.htm)William (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-william-4689.htm) 30Peyton (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-peyton-5425.htm)Landon (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-landon-2709.htm) 31Elizabeth (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-elizabeth-1509.htm)Benjamin (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-benjamin-581.htm) 32Anna (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-anna-309.htm)James (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-james-2221.htm) 33Avery (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-avery-5305.htm)Cameron (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-cameron-462515.htm) 34Taylor (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-taylor-5185.htm)Luke (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-luke-2918.htm) 35Isabelle (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-isabelle-5355.htm)Gabriel (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-gabriel-1761.htm) 36Lauren (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-lauren-2739.htm)Anthony (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-anthony-323.htm) 37Alexis (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-alexis-5205.htm)Joseph (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-joseph-2352.htm) 38Brianna (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-brianna-727.htm)Owen (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-owen-3565.htm) 39Sydney (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-sydney-5225.htm)Elijah (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-elijah-1499.htm) 40Keira (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-keira-5675.htm)Christopher (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-christopher-1012.htm) 41Aubrey (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-aubrey-5465.htm)Christian (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-christian-1008.htm) 42Arianna (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-arianna-5405.htm)Liam (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-liam-2820.htm) 43Sophie (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-sophie-4201.htm)Samuel (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-samuel-3999.htm) 44Allison (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-allison-206.htm)John (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-john-2330.htm) 45Gabriella (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-gabriella-1763.htm)Brody (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-brody-759.htm) 46Kayla (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-kayla-2499.htm)Carter (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-carter-881.htm) 47Lillian (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-lillian-2835.htm)David (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-david-1233.htm) 48Savannah (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-savannah-4035.htm)Hunter (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-hunter-2096.htm) 49Audrey (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-audrey-436.htm)Isaac (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-isaac-2158.htm) 50Brooklyn (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-brooklyn-5395.htm)Austin (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-austin-448.htm) 51Claire (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-claire-1032.htm)Sean (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-sean-462545.htm) 52Katherine (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-katherine-2481.htm)Chase (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-chase-960.htm) 53Julia (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-julia-2368.htm)Tristan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-tristan-462605.htm) 54Jordan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jordan-462525.htm)Wyatt (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-wyatt-4710.htm) 55Bailey (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-bailey-5335.htm)Jonathan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jonathan-2342.htm) 56Kaelyn (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-kaelyn-6485.htm)Alex (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-alex-462505.htm) 57Brooke (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-brooke-762.htm)Thomas (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-thomas-4425.htm) 58Morgan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-morgan-5245.htm)Colin (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-colin-1076.htm) 59Camryn (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-camryn-5635.htm)Jordan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jordan-462525.htm) 60Aaliyah (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-aaliyah-5595.htm)Cole (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-cole-1073.htm) 61Victoria (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-victoria-4619.htm)Max (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-max-3120.htm) 62Maya (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-maya-3128.htm)Cooper (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-cooper-1100.htm) 63Leah (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-leah-2758.htm)Dominic (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-dominic-1350.htm) 64Abby (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-abby-5.htm)Hayden (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-hayden-462585.htm) 65Kate (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-kate-2476.htm)Brady (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-brady-696.htm) 66Jasmine (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jasmine-2246.htm)Brandon (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-brandon-704.htm) 67Amelia (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-amelia-252.htm)Carson (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-carson-879.htm) 68Charlotte (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-charlotte-954.htm)Isaiah (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-isaiah-2162.htm) 69Megan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-megan-3142.htm)Jake (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jake-2213.htm) 70Reagan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-reagan-5515.htm)Aaron (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-aaron-1.htm) 71Cadence (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-cadence-789.htm)Ian (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-ian-2107.htm) 72Carly (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-carly-864.htm)Nathaniel (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-nathaniel-3362.htm) 73Lila (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-lila-6425.htm)Adam (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-adam-38.htm) 74Lucy (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-lucy-2916.htm)Riley (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-riley-5295.htm) 75Jayden (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jayden-462555.htm)Justin (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-justin-2385.htm) 76Maria (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-maria-3047.htm)Parker (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-parker-3598.htm) 77Kennedy (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-kennedy-5415.htm)Colton (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-colton-1083.htm) 78Molly (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-molly-3268.htm)Jason (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jason-2247.htm) 79Sadie (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-sadie-3960.htm)Julian (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-julian-462635.htm) 80Callie (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-callie-5935.htm)Devin (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-devin-462625.htm) 81Paige (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-paige-5265.htm)Blake (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-blake-462565.htm) 82Alexandra (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-alexandra-179.htm)Xavier (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-xavier-4718.htm) 83Ashley (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-ashley-5215.htm)Sebastian (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-sebastian-4046.htm) 84Caroline (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-caroline-873.htm)Henry (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-henry-2042.htm) 85Gracie (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-gracie-1899.htm)Eli (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-eli-1495.htm) 86Mckenna (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-mckenna-5575.htm)Charlie (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-charlie-462665.htm) 87Gianna (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-gianna-1848.htm)Oliver (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-oliver-3503.htm) 88Rachel (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-rachel-3741.htm)Robert (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-robert-3861.htm) 89Ellie (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-ellie-1518.htm)Adrian (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-adrian-71.htm) 90Ashlyn (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-ashlyn-410.htm)Nolan (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-nolan-3439.htm) 91Katie (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-katie-2485.htm)Peyton (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-peyton-5425.htm) 92Liliana (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-liliana-6285.htm)Kyle (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-kyle-2673.htm) 93Jocelyn (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jocelyn-2318.htm)Grayson (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-grayson-1908.htm) 94Gabrielle (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-gabrielle-1764.htm)Miles (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-miles-3213.htm) 95Adriana (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-adriana-72.htm)Bryce (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-bryce-769.htm) 96Rebecca (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-rebecca-3797.htm)Eric (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-eric-1572.htm) 97Nevaeh (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-nevaeh-5605.htm)Will (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-will-4685.htm) 98Jada (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jada-5535.htm)Josiah (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-josiah-2356.htm) 99Jenna (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-jenna-2271.htm)Micah (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-michah-547985.htm) 100Evelyn (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-evelyn-1630.htm)Steven (http://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-steven-4238.htm)

Hulk
01-14-2009, 12:41 AM
Both of our kids made the list:

Madeline - #7
Charlie - #86 (though his real name is Charles)

We picked both of them in an effort not to pick a super popular name, too. I think Hannah was #1 in 2001 when Maddie was born.

isotel
01-14-2009, 02:36 AM
the boys names remind me of the Late Great George Carlin Stand up "Guys Named Todd"

and its strange to me how the name of a child can effect their personality. if you read some of those names and meanings they are usually dead on to peoples personalities.

60wag
01-14-2009, 06:09 AM
I like #20 SarahConnor :) I'd be just like Terminator!

Uncle Ben
01-14-2009, 08:53 AM
I like #20 SarahConnor :) I'd be just like Terminator!

:lmao::lmao::lmao: Good catch....speaking of that did you notice that a new Terminator movie is coming out?

nakman
01-14-2009, 09:11 AM
I like #20 SarahConnor :) I'd be just like Terminator!

That made me laugh, Bruce.. :lmao: But actually a few of them make good names put together, Brooke Thomas sounds like a movie star..

MDH33
01-14-2009, 09:23 AM
...Brooke Thomas sounds like a movie star..

What kind of movie?? :eek: :lmao:


Not to insult anyone who has named their son with any of these names, but it's just odd to me:

Ai-den, Jay-den, Ca-den, Bray-den... Good lord, just add -den to the end of anything and you have a name apparently. :rolleyes:

nakman
01-14-2009, 09:34 AM
What kind of movie?? :eek: :lmao:




Some type of Blue Lagoon meets The Fall Guy, obviously.. :D

Jacket
01-14-2009, 12:33 PM
Ai-den, Jay-den, Ca-den, Bray-den... Good lord, just add -den to the end of anything and you have a name apparently. :rolleyes:

Hopefully no one has gone with Gay-den yet :flamingo:

Nice to see Matthew still holding strong after all these years! Can't go wrong with one of the "big 4."

Red_Chili
01-14-2009, 01:00 PM
Ai-den, Jay-den, Ca-den, Bray-den... Good lord, just add -den to the end of anything and you have a name apparently. :rolleyes:
Mebbe. But Martin-den just doesn't work.

wesintl
01-14-2009, 01:00 PM
and here I thought Wyatt wasn't all that popular :rolleyes:

Azrael
01-14-2009, 03:16 PM
Not to insult anyone who has named their son with any of these names, but it's just odd to me:

Ai-den, Jay-den, Ca-den, Bray-den... Good lord, just add -den to the end of anything and you have a name apparently. :rolleyes:

I noticed that, too. Pretty sad. There's Hayden on the list later on as well.

Kipper
01-14-2009, 03:40 PM
ha! my wife and i were just reading through this list last night. we're expecting #2 in july so we frequent babycenter. once again, Kipper, not on the list.:hill:

Maddmatt
01-14-2009, 05:50 PM
Check out what trendsetters we are!

Addison (for a girl) #193 in 2001 when we invented it :), #8 today
Langley (for a girl) # 6409 in 2003 when we invented that one, #3933 today!

Here I thought we were being so original.
-Matt

farnhamstj
01-14-2009, 08:17 PM
#7529 Ferguson
#818 Justine

Guess my kids won't be popular.

bh4rnnr
01-14-2009, 08:29 PM
I still like George’s idea of Seven.

Though Babys will be a LLLOOONNNGGG way out for me.