The Most Popular Baby Names of 2017… So Far
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The Most Popular Baby Names of 2017… So Far

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 Number 1 spot from Ezra.

More hot 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 relatively more sedate, a turnaround from the usual pattern. Olivia maintains her reign as the Number 1 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.

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:

1. Celeste

2. Ines (the name of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ baby girl)

3. Fiona

4. Saskia

5. 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:

1. Evelyn, +60

2. Amara, +42

3. Ada, +27

4. Phoebe, +22

5. Gemma, +21

6. Naomi, +20

7. Matilda, +19

8. Sienna, +19

9. Ophelia, +16

10. 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:

1. Charlie

2. Everett

3. Dante

4. Lucas

5. Kane

6. Rhett

7. Jonathan

8. Xander

9. Magnus

10. Emmett

11. Ian

12. Maverick

13. Winston

14. Augustus

15. Kian

16. Arlo

17. Cassian

18. Edward

In addition, here are the five boys’ names that rose the most from last year’s Top 100:

1. Kai, +57

2. Cassius, +33

3. George, +33

4. Jude, +31

5. Finn, +26

Top 100 Names for GIRLS and boys

Here is the full list of Nameberry’s Top 100 Most Popular Names for Girls and for Boys for 2017, so far (listed in order as Girl, Boy).

1. Olivia, Asher

2. Amelia, Atticus

3. Charlotte, Jack

4. Isla, Ezra

5. Isabella, Theodore

6. Ava, Milo

7. Aurora, Jasper

8. Evelyn, Oliver

9. Penelope, Silas

10. Eleanor, Wyatt

11. Arabella, Henry

12. Rose, Matthew

13. Cora, Leo

14. Amara, Declan

15. Ophelia, Oscar

16. Violet, Xavier

17. Luna, Finn

18. Elizabeth, Levi

19. Hazel, Thomas

20. Esme, Sebastian

21. Maeve, Felix

22. Adeline, Axel

23. Alice, Benjamin

24. Thea, Alexander

25. Lucy, Kai

26. Audrey, Caleb

27. Genevieve, William

28. Imogen, Zachary

29. Emma, Miles

30. Nora, Ethan

31. Claire, Julian

32. Sadie, Elijah

33. Mia, James

34. Ivy, Andrew

35. Scarlett, Callum

36. Aurelia, Arthur

37. Jane, Liam

38. Eloise, Bodhi

39. Lydia, Charles

40. Iris, John

41. Emilia, Aryan

42. Elise, Jude

43. Evangeline, Eli

44. Lila, Soren

45. Caroline, Roman

46. Stella, Harrison

47. Julia, Charlie

48. Anna, Harry

49. Chloe, Nathaniel

50. Astrid, Ronan

51. Isabel, Jacob

52. Aria, Tobias

53. Clara, Cassius

54. Adelaide, Isaac

55. Ada, Ryker

56. Matilda, Everett

57. Sienna, Archer

58. Ella, George

59. Eliza, Samuel

60. Josephine, Dante

61. Phoebe, Isaiah

62. Beatrice, Owen

63. Mae, Lachlan

64. Elodie, Luke

65. Mila, Daniel

66. Hannah, Lucas

67. Maisie, Kane

68. Zoe, Graham

69. Grace, Rhett

70. Willow, Hugo

71. Seraphina, Wesley

72. Naomi, Jonathan

73. Celeste, Gideon

74. Ellie, Xander

75. Poppy, Magnus

76. Sophia, Emmett

77. Gemma, Ian

78. Khaleesi, Josiah

79. Emily, Lewis

80. Freya, Maverick

81. Jade, Joseph

82. Madeline, Nolan

83. Molly, Beckett

84. Elsie, Simon

85. Maya, Lucian

86. Margaret, Louis

87. Zara, Winston

88. Daisy, Gabriel

89. Rebecca, Connor

90. Willa, Augustus

91. Eliana, David

92. Juliet, Vincent

93. Ines, Nathan

94. Evie, Kian

95. Abigail, Arlo

96. Fiona, Cassian

97. Saskia, Harvey

98. Annabelle, Griffin

99. Alexandra, Abel

100. Mabel, Edward

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 This article was previously published on Nameberry.

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