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And the Most Popular Baby Names of 2014 Are...


What do you think are the most popular baby names of 2014? Find out if Liam and Charlotte held onto the top spots for boys and girls, respectively, or if Amelia and Noah beat them out. Plus, find out what name from Pretty Little Liars and Game of Thrones made it into the top three for girls.

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Today, BabyNames.com announced that the most popular baby names of 2014 are Liam and Charlotte for the third year in a row. In the boys' category, Liam is closely followed by Noah and Oliver, while Charlotte had competition from Amelia and Aria this year. See the full list of the top 20 most popular names of 2014 below.

According to BabyNames.com founder Jennifer Moss, Liam sprang to the No. 1 spot in 2012 when actor Liam Hemsworth was rising to stardom. Thanks to the Hunger Games movies, Hemsworth has stayed in the spotlight, and so has his moniker.

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Parents are also using popular character names from fiction, especially television. Moss says the name Aria/Arya hit the top 10 names for girls after the television shows Pretty Little Liars and Game of Thrones both featured popular characters with that name.

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What other names from entertainment are rising fast? According to the BabyNames.com trends, we will be seeing more baby boys named Archer (Archer), Finnick (The Hunger Games), and Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird). For girls, watch for Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Hazel (The Fault in our Stars), and Piper (Orange is the New Black).

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Top 20 Baby Names in 2014

Girls

1. Charlotte

2. Amelia

3. Aria

4. Olivia

5. Violet

6. Ava

7. Sophia

8. Emma

9. Scarlett

10. Nora

11. Audrey

12. Aurora

13. Vivienne

14. Lily

15. Abigail

16. Chloe

17. Adalyn

18. Ella

19. Elizabeth

20. Alice

Boys

1. Liam

2. Noah

3. Oliver

4. Ethan

5. Asher

6. Benjamin

7. Henry

8. Owen

9. Caleb

10. Jackson

11. Grayson

12. Declan

13. Landon

14. Alexander

15. Levi

16. Aidan

17. Finn

18. Elijah

19. Lucas

20. Gavin

 

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