The most popular baby names of 2015 won't be a surprise to anybody who's been to a playground lately -- you hear them shouted over and over. But what is a surprise, perhaps, is the fondness for girls names ending softly with the letter "a". The top 6 baby girl names all end this way, demonstrating a penchant among parents for soft-sounding names. That's perhaps counter-intuitive in an environment where parents are hyper-conscious about raising girls who won't view themselves as softer than boys. The top six names are:
The US Social Security administration shares the top names each year. Despite the recent popularity of Madison (now on the wane, it seems), girls names ending in vowels account for a solid majority on the overall list. Long gone are the days of consonant-ending names like Joan, Vivian, Eleanor and Ann among the popular choices.
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