The US Social Security Administration has released their list for the most popular baby names of 2014, and the results are refreshingly traditional. For girls, the top name this past year was Emma, and for boys it was Noah. They have the full Top 10 at their website. Without going too far into it, I’ll say that Ex Machina was very on-trend in naming the newly “born” AI Ava.
They also mention that there were some big movers on the larger Top 1,000 list, with Bode and Aranza both jumping over a thousand spots. Aranza in particular moved 3,625 spots up to #607 due to a telenovela called Por siempre mi amor on Univision featuring a character named Aranza. Bode is expected to have been helped along by Bode Miller’s performance in the 2014 Olympics. If you’e worried about the header picture, don’t be; Renesmee didn’t even crack the top 1,000.
If you’re curious to see how your name or your prospective child’s name stacks up theres a search function that you can use to look it up. Apparently, “Genevieve” is having its most popular year since the 1930s, so instead of sharing a name with a bunch of grandmothers I can share it with a bunch of toddlers. Yay!