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:
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).