The name Emma is enjoying its fifth year as Americans' favorite name for girls this year, while Liam has been a preferred name for boys for the second year in a row. When Liam made it to the top of the list in , it overtook Noah, which had been the No. There were some changes to the popular list released every year by the Social Security Administration. According to the agency, Jacob and Abigail — two names that have been longtimers on the list — dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since and , respectively. The Social Security Administration began compiling the list in , with names dating back to The agency also notes that popular culture influences baby names. In , parents appeared to have been influenced by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.
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Over the last 60 years, there are a few baby girl names that have risen above all the rest in popularity. According to this video by Cyber Coastal, the one name that stands out is Jennifer. For 15 consecutive years, from to , Jennifer was the most popular girl's name in Colorado. Another extremely popular name has been Jessica, which was the state's most popular girl's name for 9 years, from , and from As we approached the turn of the century there was a retro trend toward more old-fashioned names. Emily was the most popular baby name for 12 years, from The other popular girl's names in the last 20 years also have a yester-year feel to them, like Emma, Isabella, and Sophia. What the next 20 years hold is anybody's guess, but it could be interesting if parents-to-be following the lead of a few celebrities who have gone off the chart to name their kids. I am just hoping that parents remember that the names they give their children will be with them for the rest of their lives. What's cute now, may not be so cute in 40 years.
Is it us or do you feel a Denver baby boom coming on? Scroll down for some mile-high baby name inspiration! Aspen What could better convey a love for the great outdoors than naming your baby after a tree? Ski destination Breckenridge is the source of this shortened name that could be good for either a boy or a girl. It's no surprise that this name is on the list of local favorites, after the Denver Broncos, of course. This name has a cool, retro feel and pay homage to the University of Colorado mascot, the buffalo. Clara Clara Brown was often called the "Angel of the Rockies" and is reportedly the first Black woman to cross the plains during the Gold Rush. She came to Colorado by working as a cook on a wagon train in exchange for her transport. In Denver, she opened the first laundry and used her profits to help formerly enslaved people relocate to Colorado. It's never wrong to go right to the source and name your baby after the Mile High City.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. The hoopla yesterday over the naming of the latest royal baby — Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — got us wondering how popular the "Charlotte" moniker is in Colorado. After all, it didn't make our list of the ten most popular baby names for boys and girls , based on data from the Social Security Administration. Turns out that "Charlotte" just missed inclusion, though: It was number eleven in , the most recent year for which figures are available.