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Top 10 Patriotic Baby Names


Celebrate your country this Fourth of July (and ever after) with the Top 10 Baby Names inspired by the U.S. of A. Baby names from Madison to Lincoln and plenty in between.

Also don’t forget to check out the last baby name trends with our current top 100 boys names and top 100 girls names lists!

1. Lincoln

A cool boy’s name after the President who ended slavery and kept the Union together. No surprise it’s now #132nd in popularity as a boy’s name–especially since Daniel Day Lewis won an Oscar for playing the heck out of him. It’s sure to go up now that Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard have named their little one Lincoln.

2. America

The popularity of this pure tribute to the country is on the wane after a several year spike. It’s now #904. America Ferrara needs a new hit TV show and we’ll be sure to see it rise again.

3. Reagan

Just like the late President and actor’s image, Reagan the name is making a comeback. It was the 97th most popular girl’s name in 2012. Reagan popped into the name scene in the mid-90s as a boy’s name but quickly shot up in popularity for girls.

4. Liberty

The beautiful Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic American images, and the word is embedded in our Pledge of Allegiance, Liberty and Justice for all. It was also the 600th most popular girl’s name in 2012. The actor Joey Lawrence named his daughter Liberty in 2010.

5. Shiloh

Of course you know that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt popularized this sweet name; it was #640 for girls in 2012. But maybe you don’t know that the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee was a Civil War battleground, a two-day battle in which an army under Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates and made it possible for the North to advance into Mississippi.

6. State Names

A whole lot kids named after states in the Union have been popping up lately, like Georgia (#298), Virginia (#579), and Dakota (#334). Most state names tend to be girls’ names, but Reese Witherspoon recently chose Tennessee for her son.

7. City Names

Almost as popular as state names, monikers like Brooklyn (#29), Bronx (no ranking), Cheyenne (#319), and Madison (USA bonus: also a former president, and the 9th most popular girl’s name in 2012) are going to the kids of celebrities and plenty of others.

8. Carter

A solid former president’s name, Carter was #36 for boys in 2012; up 50 spots in 5 years! Randomly, Gloria Vanderbilt and Alan Thicke both have children named Carter. And of course there’s the HGTV show, Carter Can! with the very handsome Carter Oosterhouse.

9. Nathan

Not just a great American hot dog place, the name was #29 for boys in 2012. Nathan Hale was hanged by the British as a spy during Revolutionary War. Famous last words: “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

10. Mason

The #2 for boys in 2012, it’s the name of Kourtney Kardashian’s son. Plus, the Founding Fathers and First POTUS belonged to the Masons. And of course there’s the classic Mason jar, which was invented in 1858 in Philadelphia.

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