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The Hottest Baby Names Of 2016…(So Far!)

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Photographed by Sabrina Bot

We’re already four-plus months into 2016, which means we can kinda-sorta see if our 2016 baby name predictions are panning out. Luckily, Nameberry has tallied up the most popular monikers (based on how many searches it has received on its site in January, February, and March of 2016) and the data is in! So far our indie-leaning name predictions Isla (for girls) and Silas and Milo (for boys) have made Nameberry’s Top 10 Most Popular list, mixed in beside more classic options like Olivia, Amelia, Oliver, and Ezra, which remain in high demand. Take a look below at the current Top 10 most searched names for boys and girls, as well as other names that are gaining major buzz!

Most Searched (on Nameberry) For Girls:
1. Olivia
2. Amelia
3. Charlotte
4. Ava
5. Isla
6. Arabella
7. Aurora
8. Adeline
9. Penelope
10. Eleanor

Most Searched (on Nameberry) For Boys:
1. Ezra
2. Asher
3. Atticus
4. Declan
5. Oliver
6. Silas
7. Milo
8. Levi
9. Henry
10. Wyatt

Perhaps even more interesting to parents hungry for a super unique name is the Top 10 list of monikers currently considered most “on the rise” (even if they never reach the top of the heap). We spot our girls’ prediction Astrid at the top!

Most “On The Rise” Girls Names:
1. Astrid
2. Sadie
3. Elise
4. Isabella
5. Julia
6. Thea
7. Eloise
8. Maya
9. Aria
10. Audrey

Most “On The Rise” Boys Names:
1. John
2. Aryan
3. Tobias
4. Elijah
5. Daniel
6. Maxwell
7. Xavier
8. Julian
9. Gabriel
10. Samuel

Nameberry also gives us insight into names that are brand-new to the Top 100 most-searched list, including our predictions Anouk, Freya, Jade, Willow, August, and Hugo.

Girls Names New To Top 100 Most Popular of 2016:
1. Amara
2. Annabelle
3. Anouk
4. Freya
5. Jade
6. Juliet
7. Lily
8. Madeline
9. Molly
10. Ophelia
11. Phoebe
12. Willow
13. Zara
14. Zoe

Boys Names New To Top 100 Most Popular of 2016:
1. Abel
2. Augustine
3. Charles
4. Elias
5. Gideon
6. Hugo
7. Isaiah
8. Lewis
9. Lucian
10. Nathan
11. Nolan
12. Simon
13. Wesley

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