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Guess the New Top 10 and Win!

Pick the new Top 10 girl and boy names and win a prize!

Nameberry contest

The official list of U.S. Most Popular Names of 2015 will be released by the Social Security Administration in a matter of days, and so in advance of the announcement, which we’re all awaiting with baited breath, we’re challenging you to predict which names will come out on top.

Will Noah be Number 1 for the third straight year? Will the top four girls’ names continue to play tag or will there be a new most popular girl and boy in town? And if so, who do you think it will be?

What about the rest of the Top 10?  How do you see the order shifting?  Which names will fall off or leap onto the Top 10 for girls and boys? (For a full list of 2014 Top 1000, see our Popular Names page.) There will be a prize (see below) for the first person to guess correctly the Top 10 girls and Top 10 boys in the correct order.  So don’t hesitate–get your predictions in on the comments below asap!

As a reminder, here were the leading names last year:

  1. Noah            Emma
  2. Liam            Olivia
  3. Mason         Sophia
  4. Jacob           Isabella
  5. William       Ava
  6. Ethan          Mia
  7. Michael       Emily
  8. Alexander   Abigail
  9. James          Madison
  10. Daniel         Charlotte

And if you like, you might go beyond the Top 10s and make some further predictions, like new names on the Top 1000, names making the biggest leap up the national charts…

As a further inducement, we’re giving away a charming personalized bracelet from the Nameberry store to the first person who enters both lists in the correct order.

If no one guesses the correct Top 10s, we’ll pick the person who in our opinion comes closest.

Contest ends at 8 a.m. Friday, May 6, just before the big announcement on The Today Show.

Good luck!

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Orchid_Lover Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 12:46 am

Girls:
1) Emma
2) Olivia
3) Sophia
4) Isabella
5)Ava
6) Mia
7) Charlotte
8) Emily
9) Abigail
10) Harper

Boys:
1) Liam
2) Noah
3) Mason
4) William
5) Jacob
6) Ethan
7) Michael
8) James
9) Alexander
10) Benjamin

EllaMinnowPea123 Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 12:55 am

Girls:
1. Olivia
2. Emma
3. Sophia
4. Ava
5. Isabella
6. Charlotte
7. Madison
8. Abigail
9. Emily
10. Harper

Boys:
1. Liam
2. Mason
3. Noah
4. Ethan
5. Jacob
6. William
7. Alexander
8. Daniel
9. James
10. Michael

Orchid_Lover Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 12:57 am

I also predict that the girls spots #11 through #16 will be very close. The boys top 10 looks to be much more volatile and difficult to guess than the girls this year. I think Nova will increase a lot due to the Teen Mom birth on January 1. I think we’ll see big gains in god and goddess names like Titan, Odin, Penelope, and Persephone…maybe even my personal favorite, Andromeda. My favorite celebribaby name is Delta, I hope to see that one gain a lot for 2015! My bet for Charlotte is will increase by nearly 4000 girls from 2014. Lots of NB faves like Arlo, Jasper, and Asher will see significant gains. We may see Dash and Rosalyn gain by 20% which will boost them many spots.

FelicitySmoak Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 1:59 am

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Mason
4. Jacob
5. James
6. William
7. Ethan
8. Alexander
9. Michael
10. Daniel

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

FelicitySmoak Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 2:44 am

I also predict that the percent of births for the top names will go down a little (hopefully) meaning that babies are receiving a greater variety of names in general.

ElsaAnne Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 4:27 am

1 Noah
2 Liam
3 Jacob
4 William
5 Mason
6 Michael
7 Ethan
8 Alexander
9 Daniel
10 James

1 Emma
2 Sophia
3 Olivia
4 Ava
5 Isabella
6 Emily
7 Mia
8 Abigail
9 Charlotte
10 Elizabeth

SofiaSweden Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 4:49 am

1. William
2. Noah
3. Alexander
4. James
5. Ethan
6. Jacob
7. Lucas
8. Daniel
9. Matthew
10. Louis

1. Olivia
2. Emma
3. Charlotte
4. Abigail
5. Isabella
6. Harper
7. Ava
8. Evelyn
9. Grace
10. Elizabeth

Coleyk Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 5:49 am

Boys:
1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Mason
4. William
5. Ethan
6. Jacob
7. James
8.Alexander
9.Michael
10.Elijah

Girls:
1. Olivia
2. Emma
3. Sophia
4. Ava
5. Isabella
6. Ava
7. Mia
8.Emily
9. Charlotte
10. Harper

GenevieveReine Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 7:02 am

1. Noah
2. Mason
3. Liam
4. William
5. Jacob
6. Alexander
7. James
8. Michael
9. Logan
10. Benjamin

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

LLBaby22 Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 7:32 am

Girls
1. Olivia
2. Emma
3. Sophia
4. Mia
5. Isabella
6. Ava
7. Charlotte
8. Evelyn
9. Harper
10. Emily
Boys
1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Jacob
4. Mason
5. William
6. Michael
7. James
8. Elijah
9. Alexander
10. Daniel

lovelynames Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 8:11 am

1. Liam Olivia
2. Noah Emma
3. Mason Isabella
4. William Sophia
5. Ethan Ava
6. Jacob Harper
7. Michael Charlotte
8. Logan Emily
9. James Abigail
10. Lucas Madison

SunshineDaisy Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 9:07 am

Girls:
Emma
Sophia
Olivia
Isabella
Ava
Mia
Emily
Madison
Harper

Boys:
Noah
Liam
Jacob
Mason
Ethan
William
Michael
Alexander
Daniel
Aiden

thedutchwoman Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 9:18 am

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. William
4. Mason
5. Jacob
6. Ethan
7. Michael
8. Alexander
9. James
10. Benjamin

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

Mega_Muffin Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 9:36 am

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

Boys:
1. Noah
2. Liam
3. William
4. Mason
5. Jacob
6. James
7. Ethan
8. Alexander
9. Michael
10. Benjamin

bowtiful Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 10:35 am

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Jacob
4. Mason
5. William
6. Ethan
7. Michael
8. Alexander
9. James
10. Elijah

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

missmarvelous Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 11:44 am

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

Boys
1. Noah
2. Liam
3. William
4. Mason
5. Alexander
6. James
7. Michael
8. Ethan
9. Elijah
10. Benjamin

LoveBugsMama Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 12:11 pm

1. Noah
2. William
3. Mason
4. Liam
5. Alexander
6. James
7. Jacob
8. Benjamin
9. Ethan
10. Elijah

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

julery Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 12:41 pm

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

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Jacob
4. William
5. Mason
6. Ethan
7. Michael
8. James
9. Alexander
10. Elijah

Entering the top 1000: Dashiell
Making large gains: Cordelia

Missmolly Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Girls

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

Boys

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. William
4. James
5. Carter
6. Mason
7. Michael
8. Henry
9. Jacob
10. Jackson

gwynbow Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 2:01 pm

1 Sophia
2 Ava
3 Olivia
4 Mia
5 Isabella
6 Amelia
7 Emily
8 Madison
9 Charlotte
10 Ella

1 Liam
2 Noah
3 Jacob
4 Mason
5 William
6 James
7 Ethan
8 Alexander
9 Michael
10 Daniel

SeaZuno86 Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Here is my predicted top 10 for each!

Boys
1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Mason
4. William
5. Jacob
6. Alexander
7. Ethan
8. Benjamin
9. James
10. Oliver

Girls
1. Emma
2. Mia
3. Olivia
4. Isabella
5. Sophia
6. Charlotte
7. Ava
8. Harper
9. Ella
10. Madison

luca0730 Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 2:45 pm

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Mason
4. Jacob
5. William
6. James
7. Michael
8. Ethan
9. Alexander
10. Daniel

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

geeknamezyo Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 4:01 pm

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Mason
4. William
5. Jacob
6. Ethan
7. James
8. Alexander
9. Michael
10. Elijah

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

Yarsl Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 4:59 pm

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

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. William
4. Mason
5. Jacob
6. Michael
7. Ethan
8. Alexander
9. James
10. Benjamin

Lida Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 5:12 pm

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

1. Liam
2. Mason
3. Noah
4. Ethan
5. William
6. Jacob
7. Alexander
8. Michael
9. James
10. Elijah

Addie88 Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Emma
Olivia
Sophia
Isabella
Charlotte
Emily
Ava
Abigail
Harper
Elizabeth

Liam
Noah
Jacob
William
Mason
Alexander
Ethan
Michael
Benjamin
James

dreapress Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 7:08 pm

Boy
1 Liam
2 Noah
3 Ethan
4 Mason
5 Lucas
6 Logan
7 Oliver
8 Jackson
9 Aiden
10 Jacob

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

spotlightstarlit Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 7:14 pm

Emma
Olivia
Sophia
Ava
Isabella
Mia
Charlotte
Emily
Harper
Abigail

Noah
Liam
Jacob
Mason
William
Ethan
Alexander
Michael
James
Daniel

Michelle_marie21 Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 8:55 pm

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

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Jacob
4. Mason
5. Alexander
6. William
7. Ethan
8. Michael
9. Daniel
10. James

Abw0329 Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 9:32 pm

Top 10, 2015:

BOYS—
1. NOAH
2. LIAM
3. MASON
4. WILLIAM
5. JACOB
6. ETHAN
7. JAMES
8. MICHAEL
9. ALEXANDER
10. BENJAMIN

GIRLS—
1. EMMA
2. OLIVIA
3. SOPHIA
4. AVA
5. ISABELLA
6. MIA
7. CHARLOTTE
8. EMILY
9. ABIGAIL
10. HARPER

Okay, I admit I had a little too much fun with the next part..

FAST CLIMBERS:

BOYS— FELIX, HUGO, BODHI, ROCCO, OTTO, DASHIELL/DASH, ARLO, MILO, JASPER, BEAU/BO, SILAS, CALLUM, BRUNO, OSCAR, AUGUSTUS, FORD, WINSTON, EDWIN, ELLIS, FRANKLIN, HAROLD, WALTER, COHEN, FLETCHER, LUCIAN, RHETT, BENNETT, HARVEY, MAGNUS.

GIRLS—ADELE, FRANCES, MONROE, RIVER, HARLOW, SLOANE, NOA, ANTONIA, FREYA, CORDELIA, MAISIE, MABEL, DAPHNE, OLIVE, LOUISA, FIONA, CELIA, ELEANOR, ASTRID, ALICE, HAZEL, CORA, MAEVE, ELOISE, AURELIA, IRIS, JANE, AZALEA, MATILDA.

BREAKING THE TOP 1000’S:

BOYS—SAINT, REIGN, DASHIELL, OTIS, WILDER, CAIUS/KAIUS, ZEPHYR, GUS, RANSOM, BOOKER, FOX, LEDGER, ALARIC, LLOYD, BOONE, CAIRO, ABNER, LYLE, SMITH, LAZARUS, CAPSIAN, ADLER, WALTON, LINUS, LEOPOLD, HOMER, IKE, ROSCOE.

GIRLS—FLORA, EDIE, POPPY, AGNES, SAILOR, BEATRIX, CECILY, FLORENCE, MAXINE, OPHELIA, IMOGEN, HARRIET, WINIFRED, THEODORA, SYLVIE, COSETTE, FRANKIE, LARK/LARKIN, JAMES, ODETTE, DELLA, LOUISE, TALLULAH, NELL, HOLLIS, ANTONELLA, KENSINGTON, BRIAR, ANNELIESE, MIRABELLE, MARIBEL, FERN, ARAMINTA, SERAPHINA, PERSEPHONE, CALLIOPE, CORALIE, PETRA, GREER, DOROTHEA, VIOLA, VERITY.

hufflepuff Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 10:01 pm

I predict the biggest jump in popularity for girls will be Isla.

Waiting on the edge of my seat for the new list!

Fifi44 Says:

May 4th, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Boys

1. Liam
2. Mason
3. Noah
4. James
5. Ethan
6. Daniel
7. Elijah
8. Alexander
9. Declan
10. William

Girls

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

Trending girls names– Poppy, Thea, Alice, Persephone, Seraphina, Astrid, Elsie/Elsa, Beatrix, Vesper, Aspen, Azalea, Kennedy, Elodie, Aurelia,

Trending Boy Names — Lincoln, Dax, Emmet, Rhys, Nikolai, Linus, Dashiell, Jasper, Laszlo, Felix, Bellamy.

Waverly123 Says:

May 5th, 2016 at 6:44 am

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

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. Jacob
4. Mason
5. William
6. Ethan
7. Alexander
8. Michael
9. Elijah
10. Benjamin

shaislar Says:

May 5th, 2016 at 9:20 am

Girls:
1. Sophia
2. Isabella
3. Olivia
4. Emma
5. Charlotte
6. Ava
7. Emily
8. Aidyn
9. Harper
10. Madison

Boys:
1. James
2. Noah
3. William
4. Liam
5. Jacob
6. Mason
7. George
8. Michael
9. Elijah
10. Alexander

Mallorykb Says:

May 5th, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Boys
1. Mason
2. Liam
3. Noah
4. Jacob
5. William
6. Ethan
7. James
8. Elijah
9. Michael
10. Oliver

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

ARead Says:

May 5th, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Olivia
Emma
Charlotte
Sophia
Isabella
Ava
Mia
Emily
Abigail
Amelia

Noah
Liam
Jacob
Mason
William
Ethan
Michael
Alexander
James
Elijah

I predict big jumps for nature names like Fox, Jasper, and Ash for boys, Wren, Nova, and Petal for girls. Also, more long vintage girls’ names entering the top 1000 like Ophelia and Evelina.

starsam Says:

May 5th, 2016 at 8:14 pm

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

1 Liam
2 Noah
3 Mason
4 Jacob
5 William
6 Ethan
7 James
8 Alexander
9 Daniel
10 Logan

AG_Girls Says:

May 5th, 2016 at 10:44 pm

Girls
1 Olivia
2 Emma
3 Sophia
4 Isabella
5 Mia
6 Ava
7 Charlotte
8 Avery
9 Harper
10 Grace

Boys
1 Alexander
2 Noah
3 Jacob
4 Mason
5 Liam
6 Aiden
7 William
8 Logan
9 Ethan
10 Jackson

Paula_Goldberg Says:

May 6th, 2016 at 1:32 am

BOYS
1 Noah
2 William
3 Liam
4 Mason
5 Jacob
6 Michael
7 James
8 Elijah
9 James
10 Benjamin

GIRLS
1 Sophia
2 Emma
3 Olivia
4 Ava
5 Isabella
6 Charlotte
7 Abigail
8 Emily
9 Madison
10 Harper

Paula_Goldberg Says:

May 6th, 2016 at 1:34 am

#7 was supposed to say Jackson

FelicitySmoak Says:

May 6th, 2016 at 2:37 am

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Jacob
4. Mason
5. James
6. William
7. Ethan
8. Alexander
9. Lucas
10. Michael

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

Aurora Says:

May 6th, 2016 at 3:03 am

1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Jacob
4. William
5. Mason
6. James
7. Michael
8. Ethan
9. Alexander
10. Elijah

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

I’m still waiting for Barnabas to break the Top 1000! Given the increasing popularity of once-obscure Bible names for boys, like Asher, Malachi, and even Hezekiah, plus the mini-trend of Roman and Romanesque S-ending names, why not Barnabas?

Orchid_Lover Says:

May 6th, 2016 at 8:46 am

Wow Charlotte’s rise sure was underwhelming!

ctimmins325 Says:

May 8th, 2016 at 4:47 am

1) Noah
2) Mason
3) Liam
4) Jacob
5) James
6) Benjamin
7) Alexander
8) Logan
9) Lucas
10) Elijah

1) Olivia
2) Emma
3) Sophia
4) Ava
5) Isabella
6) Mia
7) Charlotte
8) Madison
9) Amelia
10) Avery

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