The Most Popular Baby Names List Released!


Do you recognize the name? Zoe Saldana played a character named Cataleya in the 2011 film ColombianaIt's a variation of Cattleya, a genus of orchid, and sounds similar enough to the more traditional "Catalina" so that it doesn't seem strange to our ears.

"Name choices are really driven by sound and style nowadays. Tradition has fallen by the wayside," Wattenberg told TODAY Moms. "There's just a hunger for any new idea that sounds attractive and doesn't feel weird. What appeals to us is something that's just a little step beyond that we're used to."

The top 10 female baby names are: Sophia, Emma, Isabella, Olivia, Ava, Emily, Abigail, Mia, Madison and Elizabeth.

The top 10 male baby names are: Jacob, Mason, Ethan, Noah, William, Liam, Jayden, Michael, Alexander and Aiden.

Are any of these a surprise to you? What's your favorite baby name? Share in the comments!

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