BabyNames.com Announces Top Names of 2003

BabyNames.com Announces Top Names of 2003


In the first time for over a decade, the most popular name of the year for boys is not a traditional Biblical name.


According to new and expecting parents who visit the website BabyNames.com, Aidan, Jayden and Caden are the top three most popular boys' names for 2003. Meanwhile, the mermaid-inspired Madison still holds steady at number one for most popular girls' names.
BabyNames.com compiles an annual list of the Top 20 most popular baby names from over 100,000 expecting parents' favorite name lists that create on the site. The site hosts more than one million unique visitors a month from all over the world, with approximately 88% of the users from the U.S.


Jennifer Moss, Senior Partner of BabyNames.com is surprised at this turn of events for naming male offspring. "Traditionally, you see more of a fluctuation and creativity in girls' names, but this is the first year we have seen such a big change in the boys' name list."
"In the past 20 years, Celtic and English names -- such as Ashley, Caitlyn and Brianna -- have been extremely popular for girls," adds Moss. "And now that trend is entering the boys' list with Aidan, Dylan, Logan and Connor -- a huge break from the usual trend of Biblical names like Michael and Jacob. We think as names become uni-gender for girls, parents are taking more risks and being more creative and unique with naming their boys."


  Top 20 names of 2003:

   RANK      BOYS                     GIRLS

   1         AIDAN / AIDEN / ADEN     MADISON
   2         JADEN / JAYDEN           EMMA
   3         CADEN / KADEN            ABIGAIL
   4         ETHAN                    RILEY
   5         CALEB                    CHLOE
   6         DYLAN                    HANNAH
   7         JACOB                    ALEXIS
   8         JORDAN                   ISABELLA
   9         LOGAN                    MACKENZIE
   10        HAYDEN                   TAYLOR
   11        CONNOR                   OLIVIA
   12        RYAN                     HAILEY
   13        MORGAN                   PAIGE
   14        CAMERON                  EMILY
   15        ANDREW                   GRACE
   16        JOSHUA                   AVA
   17        NOAH                     AALIYAH
   18        MATTHEW                  ALYSSA
   19        ADDISON                  FAITH
   20        ASHTON                   BRIANNA

 

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