Top baby name trends for 2017

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Are you racking your brain for a baby name both you and your partner can agree on? Lucky for you, the baby-naming experts at Nameberry have released their top trends in naming for the New Year. What’s even better? Naming inspiration abounds! Following the site’s lead, we encourage you to look around you, from the library to the zoo, for the absolutely perfect name to fit your little one. 

According to the top baby name trends for 2017, here are a few places you may find inspiration:

On your bookshelf

Proving well-read parents are always in style, Nameberry has tapped fictional characters as top influencers this year. Want to get in on this bookish fun? Head to your local library and flip through your favorite tomes for a host of inspiring ideas. To get you started, the site offers up these options, as sweet and daring as the characters they came from:

Eloise

Matilda

Ramona

Zadie

Cordelia

Sawyer

Holden

Puck

Austen

Romeo

Read more: 20 baby names inspired by classic literature

At the golf course

If a prim and proper moniker is what you’re after, you’re in luck. Preppy names are set to top the charts this year.

Poppy

Ainsley

Aubrey

Laurel

Sloane

Brooks

Niles

Jasper

Anderson

Ames

In the natural world

Thanks in part to many a celebrity, animal names are going from quirky to standard this year. If you want a baby who’s a little bit wild, consider one of these monikers:

Bear

Fox

Hawk

Lionel

Tiger

Fawn

Bunny

Birdie

Raven

Lark

To see the full list of baby name trends for 2017, visit our friends at Nameberry.

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