FOLLOW THE ZEITGEIST:
The annual top ten baby name list is a great resource for naming your new cat or labeling your children with the memory of your favorite actor.
The current zeitgeist continues to influence popular baby names.
Sophia is #1 now for three years. Meaning wisdom, the Greeks gave her name to goddesses and saints. Sofia Loren no doubt added to Sophia’s popularity. Michael held the top spot for boys from 1954 until 1999, when Jacob took over.
RISE & FALL:
Maybe this is a predictor of the diminished influence of the Kardashians. Kourtney’s son Mason’s name slipped from #2 to #4. Never met a Liam before Liam Nesson came on this scene. Liam is the Irish version of William. Noah is a Hebrew name that means both rest and wandering. Ironically the name got a bump from the new Russell Crowe film.