Victoria Beckham with daughter Harper (photo courtesy David Beckham, Facebook).

Inspiration? Victoria Beckham with daughter Harper (photo courtesy David Beckham, Facebook).

Ever wondered which names Essential Baby visitors search for more than any other?

Our inaugural list of most-browsed names from our Baby Names finder reveals a few surprises.

While the names in the top 10 reveal decade-long trends, some rising stars in the name game are Harper and Willow – the names of the daughters of Victoria Beckham and singer Pink respectively – and Maya, which is a Hindi name meaning ‘divine creative force’.

Many of the boys names in the top 20 are straight out of the bible - Noah, Jacob, Joshua, John, James and Ethan. The two upcomers are short and sweet – Kai is a Hawaiian word meaning sea, while Finn is of Gaelic origin.

The Essential Baby Baby Names database features more than 23,000 names.

Most browsed girls’ names in 2011

  1. Ava
  2. Sienna
  3. Mia
  4. Amelia
  5. Charlotte
  6. Chloe
  7. Isabella
  8. Grace
  9. Ella
  10. Ruby
  11. Olivia
  12. Emily
  13. Harper
  14. Lily
  15. Sophie
  16. Milla
  17. Emma
  18. Willow
  19. Jessica
  20. Maya

Most browsed boys’ names in 2011

  1. James
  2. Noah
  3. Ethan
  4. Xavier
  5. Cooper
  6. William
  7. Lachlan
  8. Jack
  9. Liam
  10. Charlie
  11. Oliver
  12. Riley
  13. Lucas
  14. Jacob
  15. Joshua
  16. Aiden
  17. John
  18. Kai
  19. Thomas
  20. Finn

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