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Choosing a name for your new baby can be a fun and exciting time for you and your partner. Many prospective parents begin their search by looking at the top 100 baby names for each year. You can find these free lists on eMedTV's BabyBuilder Web site -- along with the meaning, origin, and variations of each name. With a few clicks of the mouse, you'll be on your way to finding the perfect name!
An Introduction to the Top 100 Baby NamesMany soon-to-be parents are curious about the top 100 baby names used in the United States each year. Looking at these names can be useful for a few reasons. Some people research the top names to avoid using a popular name when they name their child -- they prefer more unique and uncommon baby names. Others do want to name their baby something traditional and popular, so they look at the list to get some ideas.
Keep in mind that baby names generally follow trends. For example, in some years, names that rhyme (such as Jayden, Aidan, and Cayden) are very popular. In other years, names that have a similar ending (like Ashley, Hayley, and Kaylee) top the charts. So a name that was popular a few years ago may not be all that common today.
By looking at several names and making a list of your favorites, your search for the perfect baby name will be underway!