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/ Source: Nameberry.com
By Pamela Redmond Satran

The Most Popular Baby Names of 2017 at the half-year mark crown a new boys’ name as king of the list, with Asher reclaiming the top spot from Ezra.

More news from the boys’ side of Nameberry’s popular names list: A fifth of the top 100 boys’ names are new, with such style darlings as Kane, Magnus, Arlo, and Cassius moving up the ranks.

Boys’ names new to the top 10 are Jasper and Theodore, in the spotlight as the name of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s youngest child.

With girls’ names, the standings are more sedate. Olivia maintains her reign as the top girls’ name among Nameberry’s visitors, with Amelia and Charlotte holding steady in second and third place. The new names in the girls’ top 10 are classics Evelyn, Penelope, and Eleanor.

Nameberry’s half-year popularity list is created by calculating which names received the biggest share of the more than 30 million unique views of our name pages in the first half of 2017. This level of interest is one of the best ways to identify current baby name trends and to gauge future name popularity.

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Hottest names for girls of 2017

Five girls’ names made their debut on the Top 100 in the first half of this year. They are: Celeste, Ines (the name of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ baby girl), Fiona, Saskia and Alexandra.

The hottest girls’ names — those that climbed the most spots up the 2017 list compared with their standing among the Top 100 baby names for 2016 — are:

Evelyn, +60 Amara, +42 Ada, +27 Phoebe, +22 Gemma, +21 Naomi, +20 Matilda, +19 Sienna, +19 Ophelia, +16 Isabel, +16

Hottest names for boys of 2017

A whopping 20 names are new on the boys’ side this year. They are, in order of appearance on the Top 100: Charlie, Everett, Dante, Lucas, Kane, Rhett, Jonathan, Xander, Magnus, Emmett, Ian, Maverick, Winston, Augustus, Kian, Arlo, Cassian, and Edward.

In addition, here are the 5 boy names that rose the most from last year’s Top 100: Kai, +57 Cassius, +33 George, +33 Jude, +31 Finn, +26

Here is the full list of Nameberry’s Top 100 Most Popular Names for Girls and for Boys for 2017, so far.

Top 100 Names for Girls

1. Olivia 2. Amelia 3. Charlotte 4. Isla 5. Isabella 6. Ava 7. Aurora 8. Evelyn 9. Penelope 10. Eleanor 11. Arabella 12. Rose 13. Cora 14. Amara 15. Ophelia 16. Violet 17. Luna 18. Elizabeth 19. Hazel 20. Esme 21. Maeve 22. Adeline 23. Alice 24. Thea 25. Lucy 26. Audrey 27. Genevieve 28. Imogen 29. Emma 30. Nora 31. Claire 32. Sadie 33. Mia 34. Ivy 35. Scarlett 36. Aurelia 37. Jane 38. Eloise 39. Lydia 40. Iris 41. Emilia 42. Elise 43. Evangeline 44. Lila 45. Caroline 46. Stella 47. Julia 48. Anna 49. Chloe 50. Astrid 51. Isabel 52. Aria 53. Clara 54. Adelaide 55. Ada 56. Matilda 57. Sienna 58. Ella 59. Eliza 60. Josephine 61. Phoebe 62. Beatrice 63. Mae 64. Elodie 65. Mila 66. Hannah 67. Maisie 68. Zoe 69. Grace 70. Willow 71. Seraphina 72. Naomi 73. Celeste 74. Ellie 75. Poppy 76. Sophia 77. Gemma 78. Khaleesi 79. Emily 80. Freya 81. Jade 82. Madeline 83. Molly 84. Elsie 85. Maya 86. Margaret 87. Zara 88. Daisy 89. Rebecca 90. Willa 91. Eliana 92. Juliet 93. Ines 94. Evie 95. Abigail 96. Fiona 97. Saskia 98. Annabelle 99. Alexandra 100. Mabel

Top 100 Names for Boys

1. Asher 2. Atticus 3. Jack 4. Ezra 5. Theodore 6. Milo 7. Jasper 8. Oliver 9. Silas 10. Wyatt 11. Henry 12. Matthew 13. Leo 14. Declan 15. Oscar 16. Xavier 17. Finn 18. Levi 19. Thomas 20. Sebastian 21. Felix 22. Axel 23. Benjamin 24. Alexander 25. Kai 26. Caleb 27. William 28. Zachary 29. Miles 30. Ethan 31. Julian 32. Elijah 33. James 34. Andrew 35. Callum 36. Arthur 37. Liam 38. Bodhi 39. Charles 40. John 41. Aryan 42. Jude 43. Eli 44. Soren 45. Roman 46. Harrison 47. Charlie 48. Harry 49. Nathaniel 50. Ronan 51. Jacob 52. Tobias 53. Cassius 54. Isaac 55. Ryker 56. Everett 57. Archer 58. George 59. Samuel 60. Dante 61. Isaiah 62. Owen 63. Lachlan 64. Luke 65. Daniel 66. Lucas 67. Kane 68. Graham 69. Rhett 70. Hugo 71. Wesley 72. Jonathan 73. Gideon 74. Xander 75. Magnus 76. Emmett 77. Ian 78. Josiah 79. Lewis 80. Maverick 81. Joseph 82. Nolan 83. Beckett 84. Simon 85. Lucian 86. Louis 87. Winston 88. Gabriel 89. Connor 90. Augustus 91. David 92. Vincent 93. Nathan 94. Kian 95. Arlo 96. Cassian 97. Harvey 98. Griffin 99. Abel 100. Edward