Every year about this time, we tally up the most popular baby names… and for the past few years, they haven’t changed much. Matter of fact, the top 8 girls names from 2010 are still in the top 8 this year – they’ve just changed places a bit. Sophia was number one this year and number 2 in 2010… Isabella number 1 in 2010 is number 2 in 2012. Similar swaps happened with Mia and Emma in 3rd and 4th place and Oliva and Emily in 5th and 6th place! Two new names in the girls top 10 – Sofia with an “f” came in at number 10 and Madison returns after falling off in 2011.
A little more chnage in the boy’s names for 2012, but Jacob stays at number one. This year, Ethan moved up to number 2 from number 6 last year. Alexander moves to 5th from 9th and Mason goes to 8th from 10th . Michael takes the biggest tumble from the 4th most popular last year to 10th. There is only one new name on the boy’s top ten this year – Liam moves in at 4th.
You can see the full list of top 100 names given to babies born in Arizona in 2012 on our website.
My wife and mines favorite girls name is Sophia and our favorite boys name is Mason. I am happy that we are way past the baby stage. Our kids might be having babies (hopefully they get married first and then plan a family) in the future but thanks heavens we are done!
That’s crazy because we thought about naming our daughter Sophia but decided in the end to go with Samantha… We named our son Chris…
Will the 2013 names be released soon?
We just ran the names today. We’ll release the 2013 names in the next few days. The top 3 for boys was Liam, Jacob and Noah. For girls- it’s Sophia, Isabella, and Emma.