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Popular Baby Names: Nameberry Releases List Of Trending Names In 2016 So Far

Arabella, Aurora, and Adeline are new entrants for girls.

11/04/2016 11:34

A baby-naming website has released a report of the "trending" names in 2016 so far.

The online database has been tracking visits to the individual name pages on the website since the beginning of January 2016.

The top 10 rankings of girls' and boys' names are based on the most-visited names from nearly 20 million views.

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The names are listed with a comparison of their ranking in 2015. 

In the girls’ top 10, there are three new names all beginning with 'A' - Arabella, Aurora and Adeline.

There are only two new entrants to the boys’ top 10 - Levi and Wyatt.

Top 10 trending girls' names:

1. Olivia, +3

2. Amelia, same ranking

3. Charlotte, -2

4. Ava, -1

5. Isla, +2

6. Arabella, +13

7. Aurora, +4

8. Adeline, +5

9. Penelope, same ranking

10. Eleanor, same ranking

 

Top 10 trending boys' names:

1. Ezra, same ranking

2. Asher, same ranking

3. Atticus, same ranking

4. Declan, same ranking

5. Oliver, same ranking

6. Silas, same ranking

7. Milo, same ranking

8. Levi, +4

9. Henry, same ranking

10. Wyatt, +5

The website also listed the top 10 "furthest-rising" names for each gender.

These names (below) show how many places they have risen in Nameberry's rankings since 2015. 

Girls' names rising in popularity: 

1. Astrid, +55

2. Sadie, +49

3. Elise, +47

4. Isabella, +33

5. Julia, +27

6. Thea, +26

7. Eloise, +24

8. Maya, +20

9. Aria, +18

10. Audrey, +18

 

Boys' names rising in popularity: 

1. John, +44

2. Aryan, +43

3. Tobias, +43

4. Elijah, +39

5. Daniel, +38

6. Maxwell, +35

7. Xavier, +34

8. Julian, +30

9. Gabriel, +26

10. Samuel, +26

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