The first decision new parents usually make after finding out the sex of their child is choosing his or her name. Some parents name their kids after dear relatives, while some look to religious icons or pop culture for inspiration.

So, what are the most popular baby names of 2012? Scroll through the gallery below to see the names that made it in the top 10 based on Baby Center's annual list, as well as a few popular namesake inspirations!

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