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MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES OF THE DECADE ANNOUNCED

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by Kaitlin Ahern

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most popular baby names of the year, decade The results are in for 2009: the most popular baby names chosen by parents in North America this year were Aiden and Madeline, according to a December 9 press release from Name Your Tune, a personalized children's music compilation company. Name Your Tune also announced Wednesday that the top baby names of the 2000-2009 decade were Jacob and Emma (see complete list below).

 A common trend seen over the past few years has been the increasing variation in the spelling of common names - for example, Aidan has also been spelled Ayden, Aidyn, Aden, and Aaden, while Madeline can be spelled Madeleine, Maddelin, and Madalen - said Candace Alper, Name Your Tune's creator and executive producer. "Parents like the sound of traditional names, but they also want to show the individuality of their children," Apler said in the press release. "Parents realize that the name they give their child will become part of the child's identity."

Variations of the name Aiden - including Jayden, Brayden, Hayden, and Caden - are also dominant in both the girls' and boys' category because they are gender neutral, Alper said. And celebrity names are, of course, popular as always. "We're making [more] orders for girls named Taylor than ever before, possibly because of the massive success of singer Taylor Swift," Alper said, adding that they hadn't had any requests for the name "Kanye."

In that vein, Alper said she predicts many babies bearing the names "Edward" and "Bella" to pop up in 2010 and beyond, due to the success of the Twilight book/film series.

 

TOP BOY NAMES OF 2009

  1. Aiden/Aidan/Aden
  2. Matthew
  3. Owen
  4. Ethan
  5. Jackson
  6. Evan
  7. Braden/Braeden/Brayden
  8. Noah
  9. Jack
  10. Zachary 

 

TOP BOY NAMES OF 2000-2009

  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Ethan
  4. Christopher
  5. Jack
  6. Daniel
  7. Zachary
  8. William
  9. Joshua
  10. Ryder

 

TOP GIRL NAMES OF 2009

  1. Madelyn/Madeleine Madelynn
  2. Madison
  3. Emma
  4. Hannah
  5. Olivia
  6. Audrey
  7. Isabella
  8. Grace
  9. Taylor
  10. Emily 

 

TOP GIRL NAMES OF 2000-2009

  1. Emily
  2. Madison
  3. Emma
  4. Hannah
  5. Olivia
  6. Samantha
  7. Ashley
  8. Ava
  9. Elizabeth
  10. Alyssa

 


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