These Were The Most Popular Baby Names of 2017
It was a good year for Sophia and Jackson.
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
The 50 Most Popular Girls’ Names of 2017