THE MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES OF 2016 (ACCORDING TO BABYCENTER)
Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
Photography by Photographed by Nicki Sebastian
Although we won’t know the official top baby names of 2016 until the Social Security Administration’s official list debuts in May of next year, after polling nearly 400,000 of its readers, BabyCenter is confidently releasing what it is dubbing the most popular baby names of 2016, according to the masses that read the site.
Overall, Sophia and Jackson (the #1 names for girls and boys) and a host of other classic monikers are holding strong on BabyCenter’s list, although there has been a tiny bit of shuffling among the ranks. Aria skyrocketed into the girls’ Top 10 and other little lady names that rose significantly include Peyton, Eliana, Adeline, Camilia, Kinsley, Eva, Maria, Skyler, and Bailey. For boys, Mateo, Ezra, Lincoln, Isaiah, Josiah, Grayson, Levi, Leo, Julian, Sebastian, Carson, and Asher made big leaps.
Meanwhile, Aurora, Emilia, Bella, Gianna, Melanie, Everly, and Luna for girls, and Bryson, Elias, Harrison, Zane, and Kai for boys all crept into the Top 100 for the first time. Names that fell off of BabyCenter’s Top 100 include Kaitlyn, Isla, Clara, Taylor, Katherine, Kayla, Emery, Micah, Nathaniel, Brody, Blake, and Xander.
Below, we’ve added the top 25 names for both boys and girls for 2016. Check out the more exhaustive list of the Top 100 names for both sexes right here.
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