2012 Trend: New Girls in Town
While super-feminine names topped the charts in 2011, there’s a slight wrinkle to that trend with these elegantly old-school names for girls. Ann was the fourth most-searched name for girls, joined by Betty (English, short for Elizabeth), Haddie (English, short for Hadden, heather-filled valley) and Blythe (English, happy, free spirit) all in the top 50. We love that parents are giving modern popularity to these vintage names.
This also illuminates another emerging 2012 Trend: one-syllable names. Our list of short and sweet names was the second most-searched baby name list in 2011.