Naming a baby is one of the most important, difficult and exciting things a new parent experiences. Baby names follow trends of popularity and Top baby names 2015 are out, according to the Social Security Administratrion. With names such as James, Alexander, Abigail and Sophia, the trend in most popular baby names has taken a turn toward traditional.
Most Popular Boy Names 2015
Continuing in its number one spot in top boy names is Noah, which has held the spot for three years in a row and has been in the top ten of the most popular boy names for seven years. Also holding its spot in top boy names is Liam. Liam has been ranked number two in most popular boy names for three years running. Also holding their spots in the top boys names from 2014 to 2015 are Mason, Jacob, William, and Ethan, ranked third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
James has spent the last two years on the top ten list, rising from ninth to seventh in most popular boys names from 2014 to 2015. Alexander remains in the number eight spot in the list of Top boy names 2015, while Michael fell from the number seven spot to the number nine spot. Benjamin has risen in popularity from 2014 to 2015 to make the list of most popular baby names at number ten on the list of most popular boys names. Find the top ten most popular boy names for 2015 below.
Most Popular Girl Names 2015
Emma has continued to be ranked number one in most popular girl names from 2014 to 2015. Olivia and Sophia continue to be ranked two and three from 2014 to 2015, while Ava rose in popularity one spot to the number four spot in the top girl names. Isabella traded spots with Ava in the list, falling from fourth to fifth in top girl names. Continuing the sixth spot on the list is Mia, while Abigail rose one spot to number seven. Emily fell one spot to number eight, while Charlotte and Harper each rose in popularity to round out the most popular girl names in 2015. Find the top ten most popular girl names for 2015 below.
Top 10 Baby Names for 2015
Click on a name below to see the meaning of the name plus additional information.
Most Popular Baby Name Meanings
Often, the origin and meaning of baby names are the reason parents choose them for their child. Many parents believe that giving their child a name that represents a strong quality may help that child to gain that quality in their life. This could help explain the popularity of the top baby names 2015.
Noah is a Hebrew name meaning peace and/or rest. It comes about from the Bible, where Noah is best known for building his ark of refuge for two of every animal. Emma comes from the Latin language and means universal. From Ireland comes Liam, meaning strong-willed warrior. Olivia first came about in one of Shakespeare’s plays and means ancestor’s descendant. Mason originated in the French language to describe those who worked with stone or brick and means stone layer or brick layer. Meaning wisdom, Sophia originates in the Greek language. Jacob and James are also Hebrew biblical names and both mean supplanter, which is to take the place of another, as through force. Ava is of Latin origins and means like a bird.
Though William has the same meaning as Liam, strong-willed warrior, its origins are in the English language. Hailing from Italy, Isabella carries the meaning God is my oath. Another Hebrew name, Ethan is firm or strong in meaning. Mia is a Scandinavian name that means of the sea or bitter. Another Hebrew name, Abigail means joy of the Father. Alexander is Greek for defender of the people. Emily is English in origin and means to strive or excel. Also Hebrew, Michael means who is like God. Meaning free, Charlotte comes from the English language. Benjamin is another Hebrew name from the list and means son of my right hand. Harper means harp player and originates in the English language.
For the top baby names 2015, many of the boy names come from the Hebrew language and have strong meanings. Sprinkled in are some names from other older languages. Many of the popular girl names originate in the English language. The trend in baby names is gaining inspiration from historical names and times.
Most Popular Celebrity Baby Name Choices
While some parents find inspiration from history, others find it from those that fall under the limelight. Celebrities hold a lot of sway in society and often choose new and unusual names for their children. Following are some original names that little ones found themselves with from their celebrity parents.
Spurgeon Elliot is the son of Jessa and Ben Seewald.
Choosing baby names is often chaotic and indecisive. Many parents want to give their child a unique name with meaning. They want to choose a name to inspire their child. Many of the names on the popular names can do just that. With meanings such as strong-willed warrior, wisdom and free, choosing a name from the list of popular names can give inspiration and a sense of purpose to a child. Choosing a name from popular names can also reduce the chaos felt by some parents by narrowing down the list of possible names to choose.
Babies are precious and beautiful. Choosing their name is also precious, for it bears the mark of a parent’s love for their entire life. A name chosen from one of the strong names discussed previously can be a testament to a parent’s love.
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