Baby naming trends change from year to year, as census groups determine the popularity of names that have been used the past year. Experts use this information to determine the top and most popular baby names of the following year based on trends from the last. Usually these lists consist of a top ten, top twenty and top one-hundred names and can be found in a variety of places – from the internet to baby naming books.
Here is a list of the top ten baby names for girls in 2009:
Here is a list of the top ten baby names for boys in 2009:
Baby naming trends change from year to year as parents make the transition from traditional names, to modern names to names that have been derived from different backgrounds and ethnic traditions.
These popular top baby names lists change from year to year. It is important to remember that if you choose a name from the top ten lists it is not going to be a unique name. Unique names are not often found on the top ten lists, and you can be guaranteed that when you bring your child to day care, pre-school or kindergarten there is more than likely going to be a child that has that same name. Using the top ten lists, the parents can choose a popular name that can be matched easily with others on the list.
Taking part in forums can assist the new parents in choosing a name that suits the child, as well as matching the first name with a middle name, or even two middle names. Take advantage of all tools available when finding a unique or popular name for the child that you are naming.