These Were The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016

If you named you baby Sophia, Emma, Jackson or Aiden this year, congratulations, your baby is officially the trendiest kid out. BabyCenter has just released their annual list of the most popular baby names of 2016 and for the fourth year in a row, Sophia and Jackson have topped the list as the most popular baby names of the year, closely followed by Emma and Aiden.

For girls, other popular names included Olivia, Ava, Mia and Isabella, while names like Lucas, Liam and Noah topped the list for the boys.

To compile their list, BabyCenter surveyed 400,000 parents who had a baby in 2016. Unlike a lot of other lists, this collection combined spelling so when the list says that ‘Jackson’ and ‘Sophia’ were popular, that also means that alternative spellings like ‘Jaxon’ and ‘Sofia’ were also included in there.

The Most Popular Names for Girls in 2016

  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

The Most Popular Names for Boys in 2016

  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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