Pippa became incredibly popular this year thanks to the Royal Wedding. The name didn’t even rank last year. But yes, Philippa or Pippa has now edged out her royal sister Katherine (also a top name) to become the hottest baby name of the year on Nameberry, a baby-naming resource.
For boys, the site places Asher at the top, taking the lead over the popular Henry. Other popular names this year: Arlo, Otto and Milo. Yes, the familiar ring of a short name ending in a vowel has taken hold.
What’s in store for 2012? Watch for our baby name predictions next week. In the meantime, research more baby names here.