The List Of The Top Baby Names In 2016 Is Out The List Of The Top Baby Names In 2016 Is Out
BabyCenter just released its annual report on the year’s most popular baby names, and it included some very interesting trends. Perhaps because 2016 was... The List Of The Top Baby Names In 2016 Is Out

BabyCenter just released its annual report on the year’s most popular baby names, and it included some very interesting trends.

Perhaps because 2016 was a shitstorm, many parents named their babies after horror characters, like The Walking Dead’s Tyreese (up 48% since 2015), Hershel (up 37%), and Carol (up 18%).

Perhaps because 2016 was a shitstorm, many parents named their babies after horror characters, like The Walking Dead's Tyreese (up 48% since 2015), Hershel (up 37%), and Carol (up 18%).

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Also on the rise were names from Stranger Things: Dustin (up 32%), Mike (up 28%), and Joyce (up 23%).

Also on the rise were names from Stranger Things: Dustin (up 32%), Mike (up 28%), and Joyce (up 23%).


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Iris — the name of Kathy Bates’s murderous front desk clerk in American Horror Story: Hotel — was up too (16% from 2015).

Iris — the name of Kathy Bates's murderous front desk clerk in American Horror Story: Hotel — was up too (16% from 2015).

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Another trend was to name babies after superheroes — especially those with a dark side. Banner (as in Dr. Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk) was up 48% over 2015.

Another trend was to name babies after superheroes — especially those with a dark side. Banner (as in Dr. Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk) was up 48% over 2015.

Harley (as in Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad) was up big too — 35%.

Harley (as in Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad) was up big too — 35%.

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Other superhero-related names: Scarlett (up 20%), after Johansson’s roles in The Avengers and Captain America; Tony (up 16%) from Iron Man; and Jessica (up 9%) of Marvel Comics’ Jessica Jones.

One more trend: Parents of baby girls named their bundles of joy after powerful women. Hillary, for example, rose 64%.

One more trend: Parents of baby girls named their bundles of joy after powerful women. Hillary, for example, rose 64%.

Ivanka was up 39%.

Ivanka was up 39%.

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Ellen increased by 30%.

Ellen increased by 30%.

And Venus was up 26%.

And Venus was up 26%.

But enough about trends! Here are the top 10 lists for 2016:

But enough about trends! Here are the top 10 lists for 2016:

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1. Jackson
2. Aiden
3. Lucas
4. Liam
5. Noah
6. Ethan
7. Mason
8. Caden
9. Oliver
10. Elijah

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1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Ava
5. Mia
6. Isabella
7. Riley
8 Aria
9. Zoe
10. Charlotte

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  • Ron’Nesha

    2016-12-25 #1 Author

    I named my daughter LondonAmor. You’ll never find another one ☺️

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  • Wallacec91

    2016-12-25 #2 Author

    I googled the meaning of my kids name before I was sure

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  • Keia Fulton

    2016-12-25 #3 Author

    These are all beautiful names.. I was gone Name my baba Ava ???

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  • Nikita

    2016-12-25 #4 Author

    Nice photo with good quality

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  • Shaquelle

    2016-12-25 #5 Author

    Joshua / Schnya

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  • Mistee

    2016-12-25 #6 Author

    Really cute names and my nephew and niece are one of the top ten names. Elijah and Sophia

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  • Heather fifik

    2016-12-25 #7 Author

    I like the name aria. I had a baby boy but I nvr want a name that’s popular I like different names. My son is named Marcellus Kanan McCollum

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  • Laideewaa

    2016-12-25 #8 Author

    Nice name for baby boy . Have save a name already. Thanks for sharing the names

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  • Lisneidy

    2016-12-25 #9 Author

    Me encanta ese baby que amor

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  • Star jones

    2016-12-26 #10 Author

    Aria is a beautiful name!! That’s what I wanted to name my daughter ??

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  • Savanna polen

    2016-12-27 #11 Author

    I love the choices I made in naming my babies! Rahki is my oldest, 22 months, and my twins Kyre and Amiya, who are 9 months ❤️

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  • Latifah

    2016-12-29 #12 Author

    I love the name Aria

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  • Phina

    2017-01-06 #13 Author

    I appreciate the name I named my first daughter her name is Alpha

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  • regina crowell

    2017-01-12 #14 Author

    I like da’mario

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  • regina crowell

    2017-01-12 #15 Author

    I love da’mario

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  • BooSean

    2017-01-17 #16 Author

    Sophia is a common name!!! My little and oldest cousins name is Sophia! I also love the boy name mason. Very common too.

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  • Lavosha

    2017-01-19 #17 Author

    I like some of the names I name my son Camari McKenzie swan

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