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The Hottest Baby Names Of 2014... So Far

The midyear tally of the most popular baby names of 2014 is in, with Imogen and Asher, two names that barely registered a generation ago, claiming the top spots.

Silas, Jasper, and Milo have all risen into the Top 10 for boys, while the sedate Claire is the only new entrant into the girls' Top 10 compared with 2013. Cordelia and Archer are the names that have risen the furthest in the first six months of the year.

The 2014 popular baby names list is based on the number of views each name attracted on Nameberry, out of a total of more than 100 million page views, for the first half of the year. Rather than a measure of what people named their babies in the past, like the official popularity lists from the US and other countries, the Nameberry list gauges which names parents are most interested in for babies due to be born in coming months.

Top girls' name Imogen, a Shakespearean name popular in England, has never been in the US Top 1000, with only 131 baby girls named Imogen in the US in 2013. But there were close to 200,000 views of Imogen on Nameberry in the first half of 2014.

Number 1 boys' name Asher, a Biblical name meaning fortunate or happy, has zoomed up the US popularity list over the past few decades and is poised to break into the official Top 100. There were nearly 150,000 views of the name Asher on Nameberry from January through June 2014.

Along with Cordelia and Archer, other fast-rising names include Ellie, Adeline, and Ruby for girls, and Knox, Bodhi, Soren, and Wyatt for boys. These and other names making significant moves up the list are marked with a double asterisk.

New entries to the Top 100 include Khaleesi from "Game of Thrones," at Number 18, and Elsa from "Frozen." Along with the "Hunger Games'" Katniss and Hazel from "The Fault in Our Stars," names that rank high in 2014 show the continued influence of celebrities and pop culture.

But the influence of a movie or television character on baby names works both ways. Names that fell the furthest from their 2013 status were the pop culture-driven Hadley, Everly, and Merida for girls, along with Jayden, Gray, and Aiden for boys.

Here's the Nameberry Top 100 baby names for 2014... so far:

*New entries to Top 100 **Moving steeply up the list

Girls

1. Imogen 2. Charlotte 3. Isla 4. Cora 5. Penelope 6. Violet 7. Amelia 8. Eleanor 9. Harper 10. Claire 11. Alice 12. Adelaide 13. Hazel 14. Katniss 15. Olivia 16. Evangeline 17. Ivy 18. Khaleesi * 19. Maeve 20. Evelyn 21. Maisie 22. Adeline ** 23. Genevieve 24. Seraphina 25. Beatrice 26. Lucy 27. Aurora 28. Rose 29. Scarlett ** 30. Elizabeth 31. Ava 32. Elodie 33. Lila ** 34. Nora 35. Grace 36. Emma 37. Willa 38. Clementine 39. Matilda 40. Eloise 41. Caroline 42. Clara 43. Finn 44. Aurelia 45. Arabella 46. Eliza 47. Poppy 48. Ella 49. Sophia 50. Iris 51. Ruby ** 52. Mila 53. Josephine 54. Harlow 55. Aria 56. Audrey 57. Isabella 58. Wren 59. Quinn 60. Cordelia ** 61. Chloe 62. Mae 63. Emily 64. Luna 65. Rowan 66. Mia 67. Stella 68. Emmeline 69. Ellie ** 70. Juliet 71. Merida 72. Anna 73. Lily 74. Olive 75. Margaret 76. Piper 77. Avery 78. Jane 79. Sadie 80. Lydia 81. Esme 82. Everly 83. Gemma 84. Willow 85. Maya 86. Frances 87. Louisa 88. Elsa * 89. Ada 90. Lola 91. Phoebe 92. Kinsley 93. Zara 94. Madeline 95. Hannah 96. James 97. Delilah 98. Mabel 99. Emmett 100. Hadley

Boys

1. Asher 2. Declan 3. Atticus 4. Finn 5. Oliver 6. Henry 7. Silas 8. Jasper 9. Milo 10. Jude 11. Ezra 12. Emmett 13. Harper 14. Leo 15. Owen 16. Levi 17. James 18. Rowan 19. Felix 20. Miles 21. Sebastian 22. Liam 23. Sawyer 24. Jack 25. Theodore 26. Beckett ** 27. Wyatt ** 28. Hudson 29. Evelyn 30. Kai 31. Ethan 32. William 33. Benjamin 34. Soren ** 35. Eli 36. Caleb 37. Flynn 38. Noah 39. Quinn 40. Julian 41. Bodhi ** 42. Archer ** 43. Oscar 44. Everett 45. Alexander 46. Django 47. August 48. Andrew 49. Josiah 50. Dashielle 51. Zachary 52. Christian 53. Kieran 54. Luca 55. Luke 56. Elliot 57. Charlie 58. Elijah 59. Hugo 60. Thomas 61. Ryder 62. Isaac 63. Theo 64. Jacob 65. Rhys 66. Lucas 67. Callum 68. Arthur 69. Gabriel 70. Samuel 71. Zane 72. Nico 73. Micah 74. Avery 75. Dylan 76. Ryker 77. Roman 78. Nathaniel 79. Jackson 80. Greyson 81. George 82. Knox ** 83. Rory 84. Ronan 85. Xavier 86. Daniel 87. John 88. Finley 89. Emerson 90. Aiden 91. Harrison 92. Simon 93. Nolan 94. Charles 95. Axel * 96. Tristan 97. Arlo 98. Beau 99. Jonah 100. Max

Nameberry's Most Popular Baby Names Of 2013 ... So Far