Predictions: The Top 10 Baby Names of 2015

Within the next two weeks, the Social Security Administration will release the 2015 list of the most popular American baby names.  Earlier this week, I wrote about my top 1000 prediction for the name Achilles.  Now I will publish my predictions on a more general and important set: the top 10.

Here are what I predict will be the top 10 names for boys and girls from 2015, with the projected change in rank from 2014 (in parentheses).  Check back around Mother’s Day (May 8) or so and we’ll see how I did! 

Boys:

  1. Noah (0)
  2. Liam (0)
  3. Mason (0)
  4. William (+1)
  5. Alexander (+3)
  6. Ethan (0)
  7. Jacob (-3)
  8. James (+1)
  9. Michael (-2)
  10. Logan (new, +3)

Girls:

  1. Olivia (+1)
  2. Emma (-1)
  3. Isabella (+1)
  4. Ava (+1)
  5. Sophia (-2)
  6. Mia (0)
  7. Emily (0)
  8. Abigail (0)
  9. Harper (new, +2)
  10. Charlotte (0)

#1 names: Noah and Olivia

Entering the top 10: Logan and Harper

Leaving the top 10: Daniel and Madison

Chances are there will be a wildcard; there’s almost always one, and those you can’t predict.  However, based on the fastest rising and falling names between 2013 and 2014, I think this list will hit pretty close to the mark. 

 

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