Most popular baby names of the year and decade revealed

Do you know a child named Aiden or Madeline? If you do, it's no surprise: they were among the top name choices for boys and girls in 2009.

Do you know a child named Aiden or Madeline? If you do, it’s no surprise: they were among the top name choices for boys and girls in 2009.

But it’s celebrities who have had the most influence on new parents, boosting the popularity of monikers such as Miley, Rihanna and Kingston.

Baby naming website www.nameberry.com said names moving fastest up the popularity ladder included Khloe, after reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, various spellings of Marley, after the romantic comedy film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, and Miley, after teen star Cyrus.

Nameberry creator Pamela Redmond Satran’s prediction for the next decade is that there will be more Edwards and a lot more Bellas being born due to the success of the Twilight film franchise.

Rounding out the top names for boys in 2009 were Matthew, Owen, Ethan, Jackson, Evan, Braden, Noah, Jack and Zachary.

For girls it was Madison, Emma, Hannah, Olivia, Audrey, Isabella, Grace, Taylor and Emily.

Top boy names of the decade were Jacob, Michael, Ethan, Christopher, Jack, Daniel, Aiden, William, Joshua and Ryder.

Whilst the topping the list for girls were Emma, Madison, Emily, Hannah, Olivia, Samantha, Ashley. Ava, Elizabeth and Madelyn.

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