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What are the most popular baby names of 2016?

A baby-naming website has found Olivia is the most popular choice for girls born in 2016, while Ezra remains the favourite for boys for the second year in a row


The rankings have been based on the most-visited names in the first three months of the year from almost 20 million views.

For girls’ names Arabella, Aurora and Adeline are the only new additions to the top ten, replacing Cora, Lucy and Evelyn.

The top 10 names for girls are:

  1. Olivia (+3)
  2. Amelia (=)
  3. Charlotte (-2)
  4. Ava (-1)
  5. Isla (+2)
  6. Arabella (+13)
  7. Aurora (+4)
  8. Adeline (+5)
  9. Penelope (=)
  10. Eleanor (=)

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There are only two new entrants to the boys’ list of top ten names, with Levi and Wyatt replacing Jude and Jasper.

The top 10 names for boys are:

  1. Ezra (=)
  2. Asher (=)
  3. Atticus (=)
  4. Declan (=)
  5. Oliver (=)
  6. Silas (=)
  7. Milo (=)
  8. Levi (+4)
  9. Henry (=)
  10. Wyatt (+5)

Nameberry also listed the top 10 “furthest-rising” names for each gender.

Girls’ names rising in popularity are: Astrid (+55), Sadie (+49), Elise (+47), Isabella (+33), Julia (+27), Thea (+26), Eloise (+20), Maya (+18), Aria (+18) and Audrey (+18).

For boys they are: John (+44), Aryan (+43), Tobias (+43), Elijah (+39), Daniel (+38), Maxwell (+35), Xavier (+34), Julian (+30), Gabriel (+26) and Samuel (+26)

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