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
Most browsed boys’ names in 2011
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