These Are the Trendiest Baby Names of 2016 (So Far)

These unique monikers will stand out from all the Liams and Sophias.

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The most popular baby names of 2015 were Noah and Emma. But what’s trending for 2016? Well, according to Nameberry, the top picks might be shifting. The site, dedicated to all things baby names, released the top 100 girls’ and boys’ names for 2016 earlier this month.

The names are listed in order of views of each name page in the first half of the year. Unlike the Social Security Administration’s annual baby names list, which lists the most popular names that end up on birth certificates, Nameberry’s list is based upon the interest of parents-to-be. So, we very well may see one of these names knock Noah off the top of the SSA list.

For girls, the hottest names are:

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Charlotte (Last year’s Nameberry winner)
  4. Ava
  5. Isla


For the boy’s list, there was no change from 2015. Here are the most popular names:

  1. Ezra
  2. Asher
  3. Atticus
  4. Declan
  5. Oliver

See the rest of the new list, here. Looking for something more vintage? Here, nine old-fashioned girls’ names making a comeback. And if the classic route is more your thing, here is the most timeless boys’ name.