The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016 So Far

Jennifer Buttner


October 26, 2016

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Are you wondering what names have been popular with new parents this year? BabyCenter has published their list of top baby names for boys and girls this year. So if you’re looking to avoid these names in favour of more unique ones, or indeed wondering if your child’s name is on the list, here are The Most Popular Baby Names of 2016 So Far.

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It’s always nice to see what baby names are favoured by new parents each year –  BabyCenter have compiled their list of top 10 popular boy and girl names so far this year, based on more than 100,000 BabyCenter parents.

It’s no surprise to see that Emily is still a favourite with parents of baby girls – it has continued to hover around the top position for the last few years, followed closely by Olivia and Ava. Harper also has made the top 10 list this year.

For boys, Liam has jumped up some places to the #1 position, with Noah and Ethan taking the #2 and #3 position respectively. And James continues to be a popular choice for new boys.

Most Popular Girls Names for 2016


  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Charlotte
  8. Harper
  9. Amelia
  10. Abigail

Most Popular Boys Names for 2016

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  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Ethan
  4. Mason
  5. Lucas
  6. Oliver
  7. Aiden
  8. Logan
  9. James
  10. Elijah
Recommended Reading: Hottest Baby Names List 2015

Over to you! Is your baby’s name on this list? Or do you prefer something more unique? Let us know in the comments below.


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Published On: October 26th, 2016 / Categories: For Parents / Last Updated: February 22nd, 2018 / Tags: /

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Jennifer Buttner
Jennifer, has 1 son and admits to munching a Cadbury’s Turkish Delight now and again.

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