March 15th, 2008
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Categories: Baby Names

The lists for the most popular baby names of 2007 have recently been released. I always find naming trends so interesting and brought you the top baby names of 2006 last year, so I thought I’d do the same this year.

First of all though, let me remind those of you who are actively making adoption plans, that you still have the right to name your child. Yes, the adoptive parents will be your child’s parents and they have legal rights to change his or her name to a name of their own choosing. Sometimes adoptive parents may keep one of the names that a birthmother gave her child. They may keep the first name a birthmom gave him and use it as middle or do something with his name to acknowledge the name she chose as well. With the more open adoptions of today, adoptive parents and birthparents may choose a name together during pregnancy or sometimes adoptive parents may ask the birthmother to choose a middle name for the baby.

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The list is pretty extensive and includes the top one hundred baby names of 2007 so I will just share the top 10, but you can read the whole list here.

Girls’ Names
1. Sophia
2. Isabella
3. Emma
4. Madison
5. Ava
6. Addison
7. Hailey
8. Emily
9. Kaitlyn
10. Olivia

Boys’ Names
1. Aiden
2. Ethan
3. Jacob
4. Jayden
5. Caden
6. Noah
7. Jackson
8. Jack
9. Logan
10. Matthew

Noah, the name of my first son, moved up from number 7 in 2006 to number 6 in 2007. When I named him, I knew of no other Noahs! Charlie was number 78 in 2006 but ranked in at 87 in ’07.

I also found this article in which they discuss which names are in the top 100 that relate to celebrities.

For more on baby names, check out the following posts:

Photo Credit: Coley S.

3 Responses to “Top Baby Names from Last Year”

  1. Randomly, Munchkin’s name has never been on a Top 10 list… BUT… I had never HEARD of it, in any spelling, prior to when J&D named her. Now? I know six or seven of her name, including an adult! Weird. :)

  2. coolmama66 says:

    Well, there are plenty of names to choose from and I think its really important to spend lots of time researching and shortlisting names of choice – it’s something which we moms just don’t wanna regret after the fact.

    When I picked my daughter’s name, Nicole – she was born in May, I spent countless HOURS poring through books and websites. I found a couple of websites to be especially helpful – like http://www.quickbabynames.com and http://www.babynamesworld.com – thanks to their charts, filters etc.

    What’s most important is that the name you pick is the “right one” – something which only you alone can decide, after considering the alternatives.

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