Top Baby Names of 2011
We predict the most popular baby names of 2011. Plus, get inspiration from these celeb baby names we love
For boys' names, one of our 2010 predictions was a move towards classic Irish and English names, like Liam (Irish, short for "William"), Avery (English, elf counselor) and Aiden (Irish, fiery). All three ranked high in 2010, with Aiden at #1, Liam at #4 (up from fifth last year) and Avery maintaining its #8 rank.
We see this trend continuing through 2011, thanks to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Liam, a nickname for William (English, German, protector), already ranks high, while William made the top 100 overall at 91. Kate (English, short for "Katherine", pure) is currently ranked at 33, while the princess-to-be's formal name, Catherine (Greek, pure), is at 194.