The Most Popular Baby Names for 2016 Are Coming from a Crazy Pop Culture Place
Categories: Baby Names

The Most Popular Baby Names for 2016 Are Coming from a Crazy Pop Culture Place

When it comes to selecting baby names there are a lot of options out there – and we mean A LOT. With endless lists of creative baby names all over the web, the choices can become a bit overwhelming. If you’re currently trying to decide on a baby name, it might help to hear what names other moms and considering. Enter: Glow, an app that lets you sync up and track your cycle (whether you’re trying to conceive or just want to be more in tune with your period and health). Glow surveyed more than 150,000 members of their community to see what baby names soon-to-be moms are considering for babies born this year. While there is definitely some overlap with other most popular baby name lists, there are also a couple of surprises. Scroll on down to see what names are about to be big (or bigger) in 2016.

Most Popular Girls’ Names

Charlotte: This is a consistently popular pick, but Charlotte got an extra boost after Kate Middleton and Prince William announced that they had chosen the name for their daughter.

Leia: Blame it on all the Star Wars buzz happening, but it looks like this name is here to stay. This one is a slight surprise considering Nameberry currently lists this as it’s 1,528th most popular name.

Emma: Coming in at number one on the Social Security Administration’s list of most popular names of 2014, this one is a no-brainer. Soft and elegant with a Jane Austen influence, there is really no going wrong with this pick.

Sophia: A strong and classic choice, Sophia snagged one of the top three spots on the Social Security Administration’s list.

Top Boy’s Names

Liam: This name came in second on the SSA’s 2014 list but it looks like 2016 might be the year this name makes it up to number one.

Lucas: Another result of all the Star Wars madness? Maybe. The name is currently the 19th most popular baby name in the country according to Namberry, which is the highest its ever been.

Theodore: Another surprise, Theodore’s rising popularity seems to be proof that Nameberry’s prediction of old man baby names being a 2016 trend might just prove to be totally true.

Ethan: Ethan is currently the sixth most popular boys’ name in the country, dropping down from having been in third place in 2012. It seemed like the name was headed for a decline, but it looks like that might not be the case.

Are you a mom-to-be? What baby names are you considering for your baby? Share with us on Twitter @britandco

(Photos via Getty)