The most popular baby names of 2016 (so far).


We may only be four months in but already the lists are coming out as to the most popular baby names for 2016.

This list comes from leading baby name website Nameberry.

There are some classic cameos from fictional characters such as Atticus but for the most part, the list is refreshingly ordinary (sorry Khaleesis of 2015).

Rankings are drawn from the pages that have been visited the most since the beginning of the year.

We’ve tallied the top ranked pages below:

For Girls:

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

For Boys:

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

The website has also tracked the names that have jumped the most places compared to previous years.

They are listed below alongside how many spots they have jumped in rank:


Astrid, +55

Sadie, +49

Elise, +47

Isabella, +33

Julia, +27

Thea, +26

Eloise, +24

Maya, +20

Aria, +18

Audrey, +16


John, +44

Tobias, +43

Elijah, +39

Daniel, +38

Maxwell, +35

Xavier, +34

Julian, +30

Gabriel, +26

Samuel, +26

How many of the above babies do you know?

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