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Most Popular Baby Names 2014

13/07/2014 23:30 | Updated 20 May 2015

Baby names 2014: Imogen and Asher most popular

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Imogen and Asher have a topped a list of most popular baby names for 2014 so far.

Names after TV and movie heroines are also proving popular. Katniss, invented for and popularised by the blockbuster Hunger Games movies and books, was the 14th most-viewed name on the Nameberry website, which has released the stats for American babies. Hazel, the name of Shailene Woodley's character in the popular romance Fault in Their Stars, was one place ahead in 13th.

Meanwhile Elsa, the name of a central figure in Disney animation Frozen was in 88th spot.

A made-up name from the popular fantasy TV series Game of Thrones, Khaleesi, was the 18th most-viewed, while star Maisie Williams' traditional first name was 21st.

However, these showbiz names weren't the most popular searches, according to the site.

Imogen and Asher stole the top spots - two names that barely registered a generation ago.

Silas, Jasper, and Milo have all risen into the Top 10 for boys, while the conventional Claire is the only new entrant into the girls' Top 10.

Cordelia and Archer are the names that have risen the furthest in the first six months of the year.

The 2014 popular baby names list is based on the number of views each name attracted on Nameberry, out of a total of more than 100 million page views, for the first half of the year.

Rather than a measure of what people named their babies in the past, like the official popularity lists from the US and other countries, the Nameberry list gauges which names parents are most interested in for babies due to be born in coming months.

Here are the Nameberry Top 10 baby names for 2014... so far:

Girls:

1. Imogen

2. Charlotte

3. Isla

4. Cora

5. Penelope

6. Violet

8. Eleanor

10. Claire

Boys:

1. Asher

2. Declan

3. Atticus

4. Finn

6. Henry

7. Silas

8. Jasper

9. Milo

10. Jude

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