According to Google.

By Priyanka Aribindi
Updated July 11, 2017
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When it comes to baby names, there are an overwhelming number of options to consider, which explains why so many parents-to-be turn to Google to search for the perfect name for their little ones.

However, what they look up versus what they end up choosing are definitely different. Though this list doesn’t quite match the most popular baby names of the year, five girls’ names (Isabella, Olivia, Ava, Emily, and Mia) and seven boys’ names (James, Michael, Jacob, William Noah, Liam, and Ethan) do appear on both lists.

Many recent celebrity baby names, like Lauren Conrad’s (Liam) and George and Amal Clooney’s (Ella and Alexander) classic picks, also made the list, alongside gender-neutral picks like Noah, Avery, Jordan, and more, which continue to rise in popularity.


  1. Elizabeth
  2. Isabella
  3. Olivia
  4. Ava
  5. Emily
  6. Amelia
  7. Noah
  8. Emma
  9. Grace
  10. Evelyn
  11. Avery
  12. Layla
  13. Mia
  14. Sarah
  15. Kai
  16. Rowan
  17. Aria
  18. Jordan
  19. Hannah
  20. Madison


  1. James
  2. Michael
  3. Asher
  4. Ezra
  5. Jacob
  6. Matthew
  7. Aiden
  8. Daniel
  9. David
  10. Alexander
  11. William
  12. Noah
  13. Logan
  14. John
  15. Avery
  16. Liam
  17. Joshua
  18. Ethan
  19. Joseph
  20. Ryan

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If these picks aren’t quite up your alley, check out these nine classic girls names making a comeback, and the most timeless boys’ name. Or if you’re interested in a name that stands out in a sea of Emma’s and Noah’s, take a look at unisex names or unusual boys’ names.