The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016 ... So Far

Nameberry has released its semi-annual list based on visitors to the website.
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Every summer, Nameberry releases a list of the popular baby names for the first half of the year. The rankings are based on which names attracted the most page views of nearly 40 million visits to Nameberry's web site. The list gauges the baby names that are winning the most attention from parents-to-be right now, and may predict which names will be used most for babies in the future.

There’s a new girls’ name at the head of the baby names popularity list for the first half of 2016, with Olivia claiming Nameberry’s official number one spot. Ezra holds his place at the top of the boys’ popular names list, a position the Biblical name also claimed in 2015.

Olivia replaces Charlotte, the girls’ top name for 2015, which slips to number three. Amelia, Ava, and Isla round out the girls’ top 5. Five new girls’ names ascend to the top 10 in 2016: Arabella, Aurora, Adeline, Isabella, and Mia.

The top 5 boys’ names retain the order they claimed for 2015: Ezra, Asher, Atticus, Declan, and Oliver. Only two names are new to the boys’ top 10 in 2016: Levi and Wyatt.

Other hot baby names for boys -- all up more than 40 places -- are John, Tobias, Daniel, Xavier, and Maxwell. For girls, the "hottest" name so far this year is Sadie, which jumped up 48 places. Other girls’ names up more than 30 places in 2016 are Elise, Astrid, Isabella, and Thea.

Newcomers to the 2016 top 100 include several unusual names we may hear lots more of in coming years. For girls, these are Anouk, Cecilia, Freya, and Ophelia. For boys, they are Alistair, Hugo, and Lucian.

Without further ado, here are Nameberry's 100 most popular names for girls and boys for the first half of 2016.

Girls

2. AMELIA

4. AVA

5. ISLA

10. MIA

12. ARIA

14. CORA

15. ROSE

16. VIOLET

17. HAZEL

18. THEA

19. CLAIRE

20. EMMA

21. ALICE

22. LUCY

23. LUNA

24. NORA

25. MILA

28. ASTRID

29. IMOGEN

30. ELLA

32. MAEVE

33. AUDREY

34. GRACE

35. SADIE

37. CHLOE

38. ESME

39. EMILY

40. IVY

41. ELOISE

45. MAYA

46. STELLA

49. LILA

50. NOVA

51. ELISE

52. EVELYN

53. JANE

54. LYDIA

55. MAISIE

56. ELLIE

58. IRIS

59. ELODIE

60. CLARA

61. SOPHIA

62. ANNA

63. EMILIA

64. ELIZA

65. HARLOW

66. AMARA

67. JULIA

68. MAE

69. ISABEL

71. JADE

72. POPPY

74. SIENNA

75. HANNAH

77. ELSIE

78. ZARA

80. WILLOW

81. ZOE

83. EVIE

84. ADA

85. WILLA

86. JULIET

87. PHOEBE

88. MOLLY

90. LILY

91. ANOUK

92. MABEL

93. FREYA

94. ELIANA

95. LEAH

97. DAISY

98. EVA

100. NAOMI

Boys

1. EZRA

6. MILO

8. LEVI

10. HENRY

11. JACK

12. JASPER

13. LEO

14. ELIJAH

15. ETHAN

18. CALEB

19. LIAM

20. OSCAR

21. ELI

23. BODHI

24. AUSTIN

25. FELIX

26. MILES

28. JACOB

31. LUKE

32. AXEL

33. THOMAS

34. ANDREW

35. XAVIER

36. ISAAC

37. JULIAN

38. JAMES

40. LUCAS

41. ARYAN

42. FINN

43. JOHN

44. SAMUEL

46. SOREN

47. ROMAN

48. DANIEL

49. JOSIAH

50. TOBIAS

52. CALLUM

55. NOLAN

56. ISAIAH

57. RONAN

58. CONNOR

62. OWEN

65. GIDEON

66. JONAH

67. ARTHUR

69. RYKER

70. ARCHER

71. LUCIAN

72. JUDE

73. WESLEY

75. HARRY

76. KAI

77. JOSEPH

78. GRAHAM

79. NATHAN

80. SIMON

81. HUGO

82. ABEL

83. MADDOX

85. LANDON

86. DAVID

87. THEO

88. LEWIS

89. RYDER

90. ZANE

93. KNOX

96. RHETT

98. GEORGE

99. EDWARD

100. LOUIS

Research by Esmeralda Rocha.

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