I live in a medium-sized town in southeastern Canada whose residents range from middle class upwards, but the majority is rather wealthy people with huge monster houses and fancy cars -_-. The names that I hear the most often on children in my town and the area around it are:
Nicholas (There are about 8 of them in my grade and 10 more in others!)
Not very many of these names are in the top 10 and 20 (with the obvious exceptions), particularly the boys' , but I know such a huge amount of every name on this list That it honestly seems like they should all be in the top 5 (even though that's not even possible). To me, it seems like every family I know with a son, their sons are named either Matthew, Lucas, Brandon, or Nicholas! There are also a lot of Middle Eastern and East Indian people and names.
I live in a southern California beach-y city. My neighborhood is eclectic, educated, multiracial, and mostly liberal.
I live in a very ritzy, affluent part of Los Angeles near the beach. I share my playground with celebs, entertainment execs, writers, tech, medical, law and media professionals.
Names I hear most often:
Julian, Jack, Jackson, Liam, Graham, Sebastian, Max, Oliver, Noah, Carter, Nixon, Cole, Luke, Henry, Milo, Levi, Clay, Eli, Mason, Ryan, Miles, Thomas, Harrison, Wyatt...and then those I cannot pronounce or spell.
Juliet, Sophie, Emily, Isabelle, Stella, Mia, Ryan, Zoe, Kaitlin, Kate, Grace, Ashley, Violet, Lucy, Lexi, Sahara, Betsy, Lucia, Ellie, Jordan, Olivia, Madison, Esme, Eleanor, Charlotte, Olive...and those I cannot pronounce nor spell.
I live in the Western US, downtown in a big city. In my city, each neighborhood has a distinct personality. My neighborhood sits between the wealthy, old-money one, and a lower-income, ethnically diverse one, so that it is very eclectic. It is common to see an older 40's home in need of repair, next to a newly remodeled mid century home, next to a brand new McMansion. The neighborhood is liberal and seen as cool and kind of hipster. The anti-suburbs, for young families who want a good school and park, but still want to stay downtown.
Most people I know are very into having unique names, so there aren't a lot of repeats. However there are a few:
Lila/Lyla/Lilah: we know all three born in the last two years.
Harper: I think all the parents think they are being unique, but there are a TON of Harpers around.
Ava: 3 of them, all 6 years old. I think the parents are kicking themselves now.
Hudson: this is the name-du-jour in my hood.
Otherwise in our playgroup there are a lot of vintage names:
One trend in my area: all the middle names we know are family names: fathers name, moms middle name, gradmother's name, moms maiden name, etc. Definitly lots of one-syllable middles too.
I live in Ottawa, Canada - the capital. Lots of federal government employees here and we are on the border of our french province, Quebec - meaning there are a lot of French in the area as well. We have about 1 million people here, mostly middle to upper middle class. I work a Children's Hospital in the area and see a lot of names there. The most common are:
Ella/Elliott/Ellie - a lot of these
Claire - unfortunately, as it is my daughter's name :(
Jackson/Jaxon - a tonne of them
Benjamin - wow, this name is everywhere ... too bad, because I love it
I live in a VERY small Pacific NW town, very rural, the majority of the population is hispanic.
Bella- I know at least 5 Bellas kindergarten age and younger, mainly Izabella.
I live in northern NJ, in a town with several large ethnic minority groups (Hispanic, Indian, Polish), but i can only really comment on my own - Orthodox Jewish. You get a mix of very typical traditional Jewish/Biblical names and some that are more contemporary/trendy among American (as opposed to Israeli) Jews. Here's a sample of kids born around here in the last year or so.