2016's Most Popular Baby Names Are in

Need some moniker inspiration? Take a look at these trends.
ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
Dec 2016
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The results are in—and they’re not so different from last year.

Baby naming resource site Nameberry just released a list of popular names from 2016. Just like last year, Ezra takes the top spot for boys. As for girls? Olivia is taking the crown, bumping royal baby frontrunner Charlotte down to third.

The rankings aren’t based on their popularity in any particular country—they’re dependent on the 20 million views of individual name pages the site has garnered since January. The Nameberry team uses Google Analytics to pull their data.

For boys, only Jack, Levi and Wyatt are new to the list, bumping 2015’s Henry, Jude and Jasper. For girls, “A” names are even more popular than last year, filling five spots compared to four.

Without further ado, here’s the top 10 list for each gender:

Boys

  1. Ezra
  2. Asher
  3. Declan
  4. Atticus
  5. Oliver
  6. Milo
  7. Silas
  8. Jack
  9. Levi
  10. Wyatt

Girls

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Charlotte
  4. Ava
  5. Isla
  6. Isabella
  7. Arabella
  8. Aurora
  9. Mia
  10. Adeline

Since Nameberry is accessed internationally, their list differs from the most popular baby names in the US this year:

Boys

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Jacob
  5. William
  6. Ethan
  7. James
  8. Alexander
  9. Michael
  10. Benjamin

Girls

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Sophia
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Abigail
  8. Emily
  9. Charlotte
  10. Harper

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