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Most Popular Baby Names for 2016


Although the catalogue is always subject to change, the website has remained fairly steady in its calculations. Here are the most popular names - both overall and by gender - for 2016:

Top baby names in 2016:

  1. Noah
  2. Olivia
  3. Liam
  4. Emma
  5. Ava

Emma comes in at No. 4, although it used to occupy the No. 3 spot as late as July of this year.

The girls’ and boys’ lists have shown no change over the course of the year. Those lineups are as follows:

Top girl names in 2016:

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella

Top boy names in 2016:

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. Mason
  4. Michael
  5. Elijah

Parents can use Mom365’s baby-name list to sort by gender as well as the top 100 U.S. monikers. The breakdown will update again starting in 2017, which is sure to not only add new names, but change the order of trending names as well.

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