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The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2017… So Far

The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2017… So Far
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By the Editors of Nameberry

The Most Popular Baby Names of 2017 at the half-year mark are in. The big news, for a change, is with boys’ names, with Asher reclaiming the crown from Ezra at Number 1.

And there’s more hot news: Nearly a fifth of all boys’ names on the Top 100 are new ones compared with Nameberry’s 2016 list of popular names, with such style darlings as Kane, Magnus, Arlo, and Cassius moving into the spotlight.

Boys’ names new to the Top 10 are Theodore, perhaps catapulted into the spotlight as the name of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s youngest child, and Jasper.

With girls’ names, things are relatively more stable, with Olivia, a name that’s never reached the top of  the official US charts, hanging on as the Number 1 girls’ name. Amelia and Charlotte remain in second and third place.

The new names in the girls’ Top 10 are classics Evelyn, Penelope, and EleanorCeleste, Ines, Fiona, Saskia and Alexandra are the more surprising five new names on the girls’ Top 100.

The half-year popularity list is calculated by looking at traffic data to gauge which names were viewed most often by our visitors in the first half of 2017. This level of interest is one of the best ways to gauge future name popularity along with identifying current baby name trends.

Note: The official list of Most Popular Names on Nameberry shows rankings for that month only, and so those numbers are going to be different from these half-year statistics.

Hottest Names for Girls of 2017

These girls’ names, already among the Top 100 baby names for 2016, climbed the most spots up the list in the first six months of 2017:

Evelyn, +60

Amara, +42

Ada, +27

Phoebe, +22

Gemma, +21

Naomi, +20

Matilda, +19

Sienna, +19

Ophelia, +16

Isabel, +16

Hottest Names for Boys of 2017

A whopping 20 names are new on the boys’ side this year. They are, in order of appearance on the Top 100:

Charlie

Everett

Dante

Lucas

Kane

Rhett

Jonathan

Xander

Magnus

Emmett

Ian

Maverick

Winston

Augustus

Kian

Arlo

Cassian

Edward

In addition, here are the 5 boys’ names that rose the most from last year’s Top 100:

Kai, +57

Cassius, +33

George, +33

Jude, +31

Finn, +26

Here are Nameberry’s Top 100 Most Popular Names for Girls and for Boys for 2017, so far.

Top 100 Names for Girls

  1. Olivia

  2. Amelia

  3. Charlotte

  4. Isla

  5. Isabella

  6. Ava

  7. Aurora

  8. Evelyn

  9. Penelope

  10. Eleanor

  11. Arabella

  12. Rose

  13. Cora

  14. Amara

  15. Ophelia

  16. Violet

  17. Luna

  18. Elizabeth

  19. Hazel

  20. Esme

  21. Maeve

  22. Adeline

  23. Alice

  24. Thea

  25. Lucy

  26. Audrey

  27. Genevieve

  28. Imogen

  29. Emma

  30. Nora

  31. Claire

  32. Sadie

  33. Mia

  34. Ivy

  35. Scarlett

  36. Aurelia

  37. Jane

  38. Eloise

  39. Lydia

  40. Iris

  41. Emilia

  42. Elise

  43. Evangeline

  44. Lila

  45. Caroline

  46. Stella

  47. Julia

  48. Anna

  49. Chloe

  50. Astrid

  51. Isabel

  52. Aria

  53. Clara

  54. Adelaide

  55. Ada

  56. Matilda

  57. Sienna

  58. Ella

  59. Eliza

  60. Josephine

  61. Phoebe

  62. Beatrice

  63. Mae

  64. Elodie

  65. Mila

  66. Hannah

  67. Maisie

  68. Zoe

  69. Grace

  70. Willow

  71. Seraphina

  72. Naomi

  73. Celeste

  74. Ellie

  75. Poppy

  76. Sophia

  77. Gemma

  78. Khaleesi

  79. Emily

  80. Freya

  81. Jade

  82. Madeline

  83. Molly

  84. Elsie

  85. Maya

  86. Margaret

  87. Zara

  88. Daisy

  89. Rebecca

  90. Willa

  91. Eliana

  92. Juliet

  93. Ines

  94. Evie

  95. Abigail

  96. Fiona

  97. Saskia

  98. Annabelle

  99. Alexandra

  100. Mabel

Top 100 Names for Boys 2017

  1. Asher

  2. Atticus

  3. Jack

  4. Ezra

  5. Theodore

  6. Milo

  7. Jasper

  8. Oliver

  9. Silas

  10. Wyatt

  11. Henry

  12. Matthew

  13. Leo

  14. Declan

  15. Oscar

  16. Xavier

  17. Finn

  18. Levi

  19. Thomas

  20. Sebastian

  21. Felix

  22. Axel

  23. Benjamin

  24. Alexander

  25. Kai

  26. Caleb

  27. William

  28. Zachary

  29. Miles

  30. Ethan

  31. Julian

  32. Elijah

  33. James

  34. Andrew

  35. Callum

  36. Arthur

  37. Liam

  38. Bodhi

  39. Charles

  40. John

  41. Aryan

  42. Jude

  43. Eli

  44. Soren

  45. Roman

  46. Harrison

  47. Charlie

  48. Harry

  49. Nathaniel

  50. Ronan

  51. Jacob

  52. Tobias

  53. Cassius

  54. Isaac

  55. Ryker

  56. Everett

  57. Archer

  58. George

  59. Samuel

  60. Dante

  61. Isaiah

  62. Owen

  63. Lachlan

  64. Luke

  65. Daniel

  66. Lucas

  67. Kane

  68. Graham

  69. Rhett

  70. Hugo

  71. Wesley

  72. Jonathan

  73. Gideon

  74. Xander

  75. Magnus

  76. Emmett

  77. Ian

  78. Josiah

  79. Lewis

  80. Maverick

  81. Joseph

  82. Nolan

  83. Beckett

  84. Simon

  85. Lucian

  86. Louis

  87. Winston

  88. Gabriel

  89. Connor

  90. Augustus

  91. David

  92. Vincent

  93. Nathan

  94. Kian

  95. Arlo

  96. Cassian

  97. Harvey

  98. Griffin

  99. Abel

  100. Edward

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