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Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

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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.

1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Ava
5. Mia
6. Isabella
7. Riley
8. Aria
9. Zoe
10. Charlotte
11. Lily
12. Layla
13. Amelia
14. Emily
15. Madelyn
16. Aubrey
17. Adalyn
18. Madison
19. Chloe
20. Harper
21. Abigail
22. Aaliyah
23. Avery
24. Evelyn
25. Kaylee

1. Jackson
2. Aiden
3. Lucas
4. Liam
5. Noah
6. Ethan
7. Mason
8. Caden
9. Oliver
10. Elijah
11. Grayson
12. Jacob
13. Michael
14. Benjamin
15. Carter
16. James
17. Jayden
18. Logan
19. Alexander
20. Caleb
21. Ryan
22. Luke
23. Daniel
24. Jack
25. William

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