The Most Popular Names in 2009
Name Your Tune, the leading personalized children’s music compilation and their customers have spoken: The names Aiden and Madeline for boys and girls were the most popular names chosen by parents in 2009, while Jacob and Emma were the most popular names of the decade.
“We’ve seen more spelling variations of both of this year’s top names than we imagined possible – Aidan has also been Ayden, Aidyn, Aden, and Aaden and Madeline can be spelled Madeleine, Maddelin, and Madalen,” says Name Your Tune Creator/Executive Producer Candace Alper. “Parents like the sound of traditional names, but they also want to show the individuality of their children. Parents realize that the name they give their child will become part of the child’s identity.” “Variations on the name Aiden are also dominating both boys and girl names –Aidan, Jayden, Brayden, Hayden, Caden. These names are gender-neutral and can also be spelled so many ways, hence their popularity,” explains Candace.
What will be big in 2010 and beyond?
“My prediction for next decade is we’ll see more Edwards and a lot more Bellas being born due to the success of the Twilight franchise.”
|TOP BOY NAMES OF 2009Aiden/Aidan/AdenMatthew
|TOP BOYS NAMES OF 2000-2009JacobMichael
|TOP GIRL NAMES OF 2009Madelyn/Madeline/MadelynnMadison
|TOP GIRL NAMES OF 2000-2009EmmaMadison
Name Your Tune is the leading children’s music compilation that is made-to-order and personalized for each
child. The CD has been named as an iParenting Award winner (the first time a personalized product has ever
been awarded this), and the PTPA (Parent To Parent Award). Executive Producer/Creator Candace Alper was
also a recent Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee.