The day us name fanatics wait for has finally arrived, after a slight delay. We were all on edge, expecting the results to come in the Friday before Mother’s Day as is tradition. Now we can all breathe a sigh of relief.
For those who haven’t seen them, here are the top 10:
More 2011 name ranks can be found at the U.S. Social Security Administration’s Popular Baby Name Site.
Surprises for me:
- Mason increased so much. I suspected Mason would hit the top 10 for the first time, but wouldn’t get higher than the 9th or 10th spot. Mason has surpassed Aiden.
- Madison is still in the top 10 but Addison is not.
- Mia didn’t increase more dramatically.
Laura Wattenberg at The Baby Name Wizard Blog comments on the unprecedented turnover in #1 girl names over the past five years, something I had also noticed:
2009 – 2010: Isabella
I’m working on a more in-depth report on names outside the top 10 (where I feel the real story is) for this Monday. Until then we have a spotlight name for Thursday, which I have to quickly edit to switch placeholder 2010 rankings for the more current 2011 rankings.
Readers: Do you see any surprises in the 2011 top 10?