The most popular baby names of 2016 so far have been tallied and we have a new No. 1 name for girls at Nameberry.com: Olivia.
This is the first time Olivia has taken the top spot in Nameberry's popularity polls, unseating Charlotte. Olivia ranks in second place in the official U.S. and British name standings, and is at No. 1 in Australia and New Zealand. Olivia is a Latin name meaning "olive tree"; her male counterpart Oliver is also popular.
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Charlotte was the No. 1 girls' name for all of 2015, buoyed by the naming of England's baby princess, and it also ruled the Nameberry charts for several previous years. Emma was the No. 1 girls' baby name in the U.S. for 2014, the most recent year counted by the Social Security administration.
The most popular boys' name so far in 2016 is the Biblical Ezra, which also ruled Nameberry's 2015 list. In fact, the first seven names on the boys' Top 10 are identical to the full year 2015 results. There are only two new entrants to the boys' Top 10, with Levi and Wyatt replacing Jude and Jasper.
In the girls' Top 10 for 2016, there are three new A-starting names: Arabella, Aurora, and Adeline, taking over from Cora, Lucy, and Evelyn.
Our name rankings are based on our most-visited individual name pages in the first three months of this year.
The full Top 10 baby names for girls so far in 2016 are:
(their standings compared with 2015 follow):
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, =
For boys, the 2016 Top 10 names so far are:
(comparisons to their standings in 2015 follow)
1. Ezra, =
2. Asher, =
3. Atticus, =
4. Declan, =
5. Oliver, =
6. Silas, =
7. Milo, =
8. Levi, +4
9. Henry, =
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The Top 10 furthest-rising names for each sex, with the number of places they've risen over their standings in 2015, are:
Baby names new to the Top 100 for 2016 are: