(ABC News) – Move over Aiden: There’s a new top baby name in town.
For the first time in eight years, Aiden has been surpassed in popularity when it comes to baby boy names, according to the just-released Top Baby names of 2013 list from Babycenter. Jackson has taken over the number one spot, pushing Aiden down to second place.
As far a girl names go, Sophia still reigns supreme. It’s the fourth year in a row Sophia has taken the top spot. There was some movement on the girl’s list, however: Emily is making a big comeback, according to the web site.
And when it comes to naming babies, parents are looking to loved ones rather than celebrities for ideas.
“One of the biggest trends we see this year is a growing desire among new parents to choose a baby name with personal meaning. Family names are all the rage, and grandparents are the number one source of inspiration for new parents,” says Linda Murray, BabyCenter Global Editor in Chief. “This year, more than half of moms say they found name inspiration in people they know. Celebrity influence is on the decline.”
That said, celebrities are wielding at least some influence on expectant parents. While it may be hard to imagine a parent wanting their daughter to grow up to be like Miley Cyrus, the name Miley actually rose 16 spots on the girls’ list this year.
And even though he’s across the pond, Prince George is influencing parents stateside. The name George rose 37 percent as a female name and 10 percent a a boy’s name. Interestingly, George fell out of the top 10 this year on the BabyCentre United Kingdom Baby Names list.
And if Kanye West needed more proof that he is indeed taking over the world, his name jumped 2,228 spots since last year. But not so fast Kanye: another celebrity — Korie from the popular Duck Dynasty — saw her name rise 13,262 spots. The name Kim is also up. And while there was a slight rise in the name Nori (their daughter’s nickname) Babycenter does not have even one baby named North in its extensive database.
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BabyCenter’s Top 100 Baby Names list combines names that sound the same but have different spellings, making it, the site said a “a true measure of baby name popularity.”