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Dictionary definition of Popular - Important info!
The definition - Widely liked or appreciated. Liked by acquaintances. Representing the people at large Reflecting the taste of the people at large. Accepted by or prevalent among the people in general.
The Reasons why more people are looking for this particular type of name
The definition of popular clarifies the mind when searching for a name that can be described as being popular. Popular names and those that can be described as fashionable are naturally of great interest. People want to see which names are currently popular and also to compare them to popular ones from bygone years.
This particular type of name can be identified, each year, from records detailing the registration of births. A Name which is popular in the USA will often differ from those that are popular in the UK. This is due to the media and different entertainment and celebrities. An example of this is a well-liked character in an English soap is called Jack - so babies are named after him! In Victorian times this would not have been the case due to the infamous ' Jack the Ripper'.
The pitfalls of choosing Popular Baby Names
Popular Names come into fashion and can just as quickly go out of fashion! Fashionable names are chosen because they are unusual, but they then become a trend. As soon as the trend is identified people move away from using them! These fashionable, or faddish, types of baby names can 'date' a person. Any name that is the height of fashion and come top in the popularity stakes is likely to go out of fashion within fifteen years.
The choice is yours!
We hope that we have presented a balanced view of the pleasure and the pitfalls of choosing a Popular Baby Name. To assist you further we have developed a Name Evaluator - an essential aid when considering this type of name and it might be helpful to look at our section on Unique Names.