Most Popular Baby Names 2016

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Aurelia or Bodhi? Evangeline or Soren? A far cry from Kathy or Bobby!

The most popular baby names of 2016 is in. Nameberry released their official list; the site ranks which names attract the most views of nearly 40 million visits to its name pages in the first half of 2016. The list gauges the baby names that are winning the most attention from parents-to-be right now, and may predict which names will be used most for babies in the future.

Olivia replaces Charlotte (the girls’ top baby name for 2015) which slips to number 3. Amelia, Ava, and Isla round out the girls’ Top 5.

GIRLS TOP 50 BABY NAMES
1. OLIVIA 2. AMELIA 3. CHARLOTTE 4. AVA 5. ISLA 6. ARABELLA 7. AURORA 8. ADELINE 9. ISABELLA 10. MIA 11. ELEANOR 12. ARIA 13. PENELOPE 14. CORA 15. ROSE 16. VIOLET 17. HAZEL 18. THEA 19. CLAIRE 20. EMMA 21. ALICE 22. LUCY 23. LUNA 24. NORA 25. MILA 26. ELIZABETH 27. SCARLETT 28. ASTRID 29. IMOGEN 30. ELLA 31. GENEVIEVE 32. MAEVE 33. AUDREY 34. GRACE 35. SADIE 36. EVANGELINE 37. CHLOE 38. ESME 39. EMILY 40. IVY 41. ELOISE 42. OPHELIA 43. CAROLINE 44. AURELIA 45. MAYA 46. STELLA 47. ADELAIDE 48. KHALEESI 49. LILA 50. NOVA

BOYS TOP 50 BABY

 NAMES
1. EZRA 2. ASHER 3. ATTICUS 4. DECLAN 5. OLIVER 6. MILO 7. SILAS 8. LEVI 9. WYATT 10. HENRY 11. JACK 12. JASPER 13. LEO 14. ELIJAH 15. ETHAN 16. THEODORE 17. SEBASTIAN 18. CALEB 19. LIAM 20. OSCAR 21. ELI 22. BENJAMIN 23. BODHI 24. AUSTIN 25. FELIX 26. MILES 27. ALEXANDER 28. JACOB 29. ZACHARY 30. WILLIAM 31. LUKE 32. AXEL 33. THOMAS 34. ANDREW 35. XAVIER 36. ISAAC 37. JULIAN 38. JAMES 39. MATTHEW 40. LUCAS 41. ARYAN 42. FINN 43. JOHN 44. SAMUEL 45. NATHANIEL 46. SOREN 47. ROMAN 48. DANIEL 49. JOSIAH 50. TOBIAS
 

Susan Swindell Day is the editor in chief of Nashville Parent and the mom of four amazing kids.

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