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Top Baby Names of 2010

Top Baby Names of 2010 - Vampires, Harry Potter, Obamarama and celeb picks: they're all big, and growing for 2010. Jacob and Emma may have reigned as the top baby names of 2009 on Social Security's list, but Parenting.com readers set their own naming trends. Here's what you named your kids in '09 -- and what you might be naming them in 2010.

Tons of readers searched for Wmffre (variation of Humphrey, German, peaceful, pronounced OOM-fre) and Eithne (Irish, fairy, pronounced ITH-nee) - though we've yet to meet a child of either name, so we're guessing you were just curious! Not surprisingly, perennial faves Ella (English, beautiful fairy) and Aiden (Irish, fiery) came in tops this year; and though we're not sure if Britney's made a complete comeback, her son's name Jayden (Hebrew, God has heard) is still a hot pick. Gossip Girl stayed strong this year as well, with Leighton (English, from the meadow) moving up from spot 50 into 15, and First Family names are solid contenders with Sasha (Russian, nickname for Alexandra) at 16 and Barack (Hebrew, lightning bolt) still in at 37 (down from spot 28 in '08).

Top Baby Names of 2010

In 2008 the name Max (Latin, short for Maximillian, Maxwell) came in at 19; now it's a top 5 boys' name, riding on the success of the Where the Wild Things Are movie. Harry Potter continues to works its magic - not with character names, but with the actors'. Daniel (Hebrew, God is my judge) Radcliffe, the actor who plays Harry (English, form of Henry or Harold), made the top 100 for boys, while Emma (German, universal) Watson, who plays Hermione (Greek, earthy), is a top 5 girls' pick. Both Miley (American, short for Milo or Miles) Cyrus and her alter ego Hannah (Hebrew, gracious) Montana's first names came in the top 100.

Top Baby Names of 2010

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