The mid-year tally is complete for the most popular baby names 2014 and Imogen and Asher are in the top spots again, according to Nameberry.com.
Silas, Jasper, and Milo have risen into the Top 10 for boys, while Claire is the only new entrant into the girls’ Top 10.
The 2014 popular baby names list is based on the number of views each name attracted on Nameberry for the first half of the year. The Nameberry list gauges which names expectant parents are most interested in.
Most popular baby names 2014-girls and boys
Top girls’ name Imogen, a Shakespearean name popular in England, has never been in the US Top 1000, with only 131 baby girls named Imogen in the US in 2013. But there were close to 200,000 views of Imogen on Nameberry in the first half of 2014.
Number 1 boys’ name Asher, a Biblical name meaning fortunate or happy, has zoomed up the US popularity list over the past few decades and is poised to break into the official Top 100. There were nearly 150,000 views of the name Asher on Nameberry from January through June 2014.
Along with Cordelia and Archer, other fast-rising names include Ellie, Adeline, and Ruby for girls, and for boys, Knox, Bodhi, Soren, and Wyatt.