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Top Baby Names For First Half Of 2015 With 'Atticus' Taking Top Spot For Boys

15/07/2015 13:17 BST | Updated 16/07/2015 09:59 BST

The most popular baby names for the first half of 2015 with an unusual number one spot for the boys.

Nameberry - the baby name website - has revealed Atticus was the most popular boys' name.

It coincides with the release of Harper Lee's second novel Go Set A Watchman, about the main characters from the 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which featured lawyer Atticus Finch.

But it took 25 years for Atticus to be registered on the Social Security roster of US baby names, given to only nine boys in 1986, according to Yahoo Parenting.

Atticus didn't appear on the US top 1,000 baby names until 2004 at number 370, but now the name attracts the most searches by Nameberry's visitors in 2015 trumping Asher, the longtime number one.

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Charlotte is the number one girls' name on the 2015 half-year count which is likely to have increased in popularity after the birth of Princess Charlotte.

To calculate popularity, Nameberry tallies the most-visited of the nearly 40 million views of their baby name pages since the beginning of 2015.

The top 100 baby names of 2015 for girls and boys are:

Girls

1. Charlotte

2. Amelia

3. Olivia

4. Isla

5. Ava

6. Violet

7. Cora

8. Eleanor

9. Lucy

10. Penelope

11. Evelyn

12. Adeline

13. Hazel

14. Imogen

15. Aurora

16. Alice

17. Claire

18. Adelaide

19. Elizabeth

20. Arabella

21. Khaleesi

22. Scarlett

23. Emma

24. Rose

25. Evangeline

26. Genevieve

27. Ivy

28. Lila

29. Nora

30. Beatrice

31. Quinn

32. Caroline

33. Eloise

34. Harlow

35. Grace

36. Luna

37. Esme

38. Matilda

39. Aria

40. Aurelia

41. Mia

42. Ella

43. Clara

44. Everly

45. Iris

46. Anna

47. Mae

48. Mila

49. Thea

50. Maeve

51. Isabella

52. Maya

53. Ellie

54. Seraphina

55. Poppy

56. Harper

57. Clementine

58. Emily

59. Sophia

60. Josephine

61. Ruby

62. Jane

63. Isabel

64. Wren

65. Chloe

66. Elodie

67. Hadley

68. Willa

69. Nova

70. Audrey

71. Julia

72. Stella

73. Eden

74. Eliza

75. Juliet

76. Hannah

77. Cordelia

78. Sienna

79. Lydia

80. Olive

81. Piper

82. Evie

83. Lily

84. Sloane

85. Sadie

86. Willow

87. Margaret

88. Emmeline

89. Annabelle

90. Lola

91. Madeline

92. Ada

93. Gemma

94. Eliana

95. Daisy

96. Zoe

97. Emilia

98. Florence

99. Abigail

100.Mabel

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Boys

1. Atticus

2. Asher

3. Ezra

4. Silas

5. Declan

6. Wyatt

7. Oliver

8. Henry

9. Milo

10. Jude

11. Levi

12. Jasper

13. Leo

14. Kai

15. Jack

16. Finn

17. Theodore

18. Sebastian

19. Miles

20. Liam

21. Austin

22. Eli

23. Beckett

24. Felix

25. Caleb

26. William

27. Ethan

28. Theo

29. Benjamin

30. Andrew

31. Oscar

32. Elijah

33. Thomas

34. Ryker

35. Owen

36. Julian

37. James

38. Isaac

39. Josiah

40. Sawyer

41. Zachary

42. Soren

43. Bodhi

44. Axel

45. Alexander

46. Jacob

47. Grayson

48. Luke

49. Lachlan

50. Archer

51. Emmett

52. Luca

53. Lucas

54. Everett

55. Beau

56. Jayden

57. Ryder

58. Ronan

59. Samuel

60. Harrison

61. Daniel

62. Hudson

63. Roman

64. Noah

65. Callum

66. Charles

67. Arthur

68. Gabriel

69. Dashiell

70. Maxwell

71. Jonah

72. Graham

73. Charlie

74. Hugo

75. Rowan

76. John

77. Lincoln

78. Jackson

79. Xavier

80. Knox

81. Matthew

82. Weston

83. August

84. Griffin

85. Rhys

86. Nathaniel

87. Zane

88. Simon

89. Logan

90. Tobias

91. George

92. Nolan

93. Wesley

94. Nicholas

95. Aryan

96. Maddox

97. Elliot

98. Nathan

99. David

100. Bennett

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