2016’s most popular baby names


As 2016 comes to a close, we’re taking a look at the baby names that ruled the year. Nameberry, the definitive baby-naming database, has put together a list of the most popular names as dictated by site traffic. A wildly popular resource for parents-to-be, Nameberry has, in year’s past, been able to accurately predict baby-naming trends based on its most-visited webpages. This year, the naming experts are at it again, offering up 100 of the most popular names for each gender.

Whether you’ve already welcomed your little one and want to see how popular a name you chose—or if you’re still dreaming up ideas for your new addition, this list is certainly worth a read.

Top 10 girls’ names


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


Top 10 boys’ name

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


Read more: Forget name-napping! How to choose baby’s name without the battle 

Visit Nameberry to see the list in its entirety. Did your child’s name make the list of the most popular baby names for the year? Tell us, how do you feel about a name’s popularity? Are you hoping to choose a truly unique moniker for your little one? Or, are you simply on the hunt for a beautiful name, regardless of how many others your baby may share it with? Weigh in and share your thoughts with other new and expectant moms in the comments  below!

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