Top 20 Baby Names of 2008

By JustMommies staff

Even though those trendsetting celebrities dared to be different by naming their children things like Viggo or Bronx, the rest of us stuck to more traditional, biblical and even romantic monikers in 2008

 

Here are the top 20 girl and boy baby names of the year, compiled by babycenter.com:

Boys

1. Aiden
2. Jaiden
3. Ethan
4. Jacob
5. Caden
6. Jackson
7. Noah
8. Jack
9. Logan
10. Matthew
11. Nicholas
12. Ryan
13. Brayden
14. Michael
15. Gavin
16. Dylan
17. Lucas
18. Caleb
19. Andrew
20. Connor

Girls

1. Emma
2. Sophia
3. Madison
4. Isabella
5. Olivia
6. Ava
7. Madeline
8. Addison
9. Hailey
10. Lily
11. Kaitlyn
12. Chloe
13. Abigail
14. Emily
15. Riley
16. Mia
17. Ella
18. Hannah
19. Kaylee
20. Sarah

Jacob slipped from the top spot last year to number four this year, according to the U.S. Social Security figures, while Emily, last year’s top choice, dropped all the way down to the fourteenth slot! Other names holding strong from 2007 through 2008: Michael, Ethan, Matthew, Isabella, Emma and Olivia.

Unique Baby Names of 2008:

Some unique baby names that also made babycenter’s hot list:
Navaeh (Heaven spelled backwards), Ashlyn, Cadence, Reagan (meaning: noble), Kennedy, Riley (meaning: valiant), Grayson and Peyton (meaning: warrior).