2014 could be an interesting year for baby names if these New Year's Day babies (one from each state) are any indication.
Popular baby names
Many parents chose popular names for their New Year's Day babies. Each of the names that follow can be found among the 100 most popular names on the Social Security Administration's latest list.
Popular baby boy names
- Mason (No. 2), Wisconsin
- Anthony (No. 5), Utah
- Logan (No. 21), Arkansas
- Luke (No. 37), New Hampshire
- Evan (No. 47), Tennessee
- Cameron (No. 54), North Carolina
- Levi (No. 55), Vermont
- Brandon (No. 56), Washington, D.C.
- Luis (No. 90), Illinois
- Easton (No. 96), Alaska
Popular baby girl names
- Ella (No. 12), Texas
- Lily (No. 16), New Jersey
- Victoria (No. 28), Louisiana
- Brooklyn (No. 19), Colorado and Maryland
- Layla (No. 31), North Dakota
- Maya (No. 63), Kentucky
- Autumn (No. 68), Delaware
Traditional baby names
While some parents are creating brand new baby names, others are resurrecting the classics. Consider an antique gem from the 1800s or a retro favorite from the mid-1900s.
Traditional baby names for boys
- Devin (Idaho): Devin premiered in 1957 and peaked in 1995.
- Elias (Michigan): Elias has been on the Social Security Administration's list every year since 1881.
- Fletcher (Montana): This name enjoyed its highest recorded rank in 1881 and fell off the charts in 1972. It resurfaced in the 2000s and is now on the rise.
- Julius (Indiana): Julius was a popular name during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and it's back on the rise.
- Sam (South Dakota): Sam has been around since the Social Security Administration began tracking baby names in 1881, but it has steadily declined. The more formal Samuel is far more popular.
- Victor (New Mexico): This popularity of this name peaked in 1918.
Traditional baby names for girls
- Danielle (Minnesota): This pretty moniker debuted in 1938 and peaked in 1987.
- Margot (Missouri): Margot has been around for a long time, but it's never been overly popular.
- Marissa (Pennsylvania): Marissa enjoyed its greatest popularity in the 1980s.
- May (Utah): May, a popular name in the late 1800s, completely disappeared from the charts in 1964. Is this a sign of things to come?
Baby names with modified spellings
Modern parents know that the easiest way to create a unique baby name is to change the spelling of an established name. Substituting K for C or Y for I are just two examples of 2014 alternate spellings.
Modified spellings for boys
- Karl, South Carolina, traditionally spelled Carl
- Korbin, Ohio, traditionally spelled Corbin
- Naythyn, Oregon, traditionally spelled Nathan
- Rylee, West Virginia, traditionally spelled Riley
Modified spellings for girls
- Danika, Nevada, traditionally spelled Danica
- Gwineth, Alabama, traditionally spelled Gwyneth
- Vivianna, Arizona, traditionally spelled Viviana
Up-and-coming baby names
These unique trendsetters need a category all their own. Get inspired and create your own uncommon baby name.
New baby name trends for boys
- Aarav (Georgia)
- Dante (Massachusetts)
- Declan (Washington)
- Nash (Iowa)
- Prantison (Hawaii)
- Rowan (Oklahoma)
- Sa Aht (Kansas)
- Watson (Rhode Island)
New baby name trends for girls
- Adilyn (Nebraska)
- Dior (Connecticut)
- Emery (Wyoming)
- McKenlee (Maine)
- Milan (California)
- Tenzin (New York)
Note: The first babies born in Mississippi and Virginia were boys, but their names were not released.
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