These Were The Most Popular Baby Names of 2017

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These Were The Most Popular Baby Names of 2017

It was a good year for Sophia and Jackson.

By Blake Harper
Dec 01 2017, 11:51 AM

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Picking a name for your kid is no easy task and if you are looking for some inspiration, you definitely need to check out BabyCenter’s list of the top 100 baby names in 2017. The annual list includes the 50 most popular names for boys and girls over the past year. To compile the list, BabyCenter spoke with more than 500,000 new parents who shared their baby’s name with the popular parenting website. The list is impressively comprehensive, as users can click on any name from the list and find out its origin, meaning, and how popular the name has been in the past.

For the eighth straight year, Sophia was the most popular girl’s name, followed closely by Olivia, Emma, Ava, and Isabella. Names ending in “a” are a big trend; in fact, the only girl’s names in top 10 not to end with the letter are Riley and Zoe, which come in at number eight and nine, respectively. Amelia is the only new name in the top 10, while Luna is the fastest-rising name, meaning it’s likely to end up even higher on the list in 2018.

For the boys, classic but slightly quirky names fill out most of the top 10, with Jackson taking the top spot. Meanwhile, Old Testament names are apparently on the rise, as Noah and Elijah both made their way into this year’s top 10 boys’ names. More traditional names are generally on the decline, with Jack, Matthew, and Daniel all falling out of the top 20 and Robert and Steven nowhere to be found.

Take a look at the list below to see all the names that made the list for this year.

The 50 Most Popular Boys’ Names of 2017

Jackson

Liam

Noah

Aiden

Lucas

Caden

Grayson

Mason

Elijah

Logan

Oliver

Ethan

Jayden

Muhammad

Carter

Michael

Sebastian

Alexander

Jacob

Benjamin

James

Ryan

Matthew

Daniel

Jayce

Mateo

Caleb

Luke

Julian

Jack

William

Wyatt

Gabriel

Connor

Henry

Isaiah

Isaac

Owen

Levi

Cameron

Nicholas

Josiah

Lincoln

Dylan

Samuel

John

Nathan

Leo

David

Adam

The 50 Most Popular Girls’ Names of 2017

Sophia

Olivia

Emma

Ava

Isabella

Mia

Aria

Riley

Zoe

Amelia

Layla

Charlotte

Aubrey

Lily

Chloe

Harper

Evelyn

Adalyn

Emily

Abigail

Madison

Aaliyah

Avery

Ella

Scarlett

Maya

Mila

Nora

Camilla

Arianna

Eliana

Hannah

Leah

Ellie

Kaylee

Kinsley

Hailey

Madelyn

Paisley

Elizabeth

Addison

Isabelle

Anna

Sarah

Brooklyn

Mackenzie

Victoria

Luna

Penelope

Grace

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Blake Harper writes for Fatherly.
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