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The most popular baby names for 2016 REVEALED!

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Top baby names for 2016
You might say we're a little obsessed with finding out the most popular baby names, so when some of our favourite baby naming websites released their data on the most popular names of 2016 we couldn't help but take note.

The most recent figures come from Baby Centre, which show that Olivia is still the top choice for parents naming their baby girls!

And it seems that the trend is also popular with boys, with Oliver claiming the top spot of the most popular boys names for 2016.

BabyCentre's top baby names for 2016

Top baby girl names for 2016

1. Olivia
2. Lily
3. Sophia
4. Emily
5. Amelia
6. Ava
7. Isla
8. Isabella9. Isabelle

10. Sophie



Top baby boy names for 2016

1. Oliver
2. Muhammad
3. Noah
4. Harry
5. Jack
6. Charlie
7. Jacob
8. George9. Ethan

10. Henry



See the top 100 boys' and girls' names for 2016

Bounty Baby Club have also released their top names for 2016 so far, and although the selection are ones you've probably heard before, there are some surprisingly unusual monikers rising through the ranks.

Boy's name Arlo is the most surprising addition - having previously been outside the top 50, it's now jumped up to spot number 6.

A spokesperson for the site explained, 'The new trend in baby names is vowel heavy names, particularly for girls.'

'Male names ending in a softer letter are also becoming more popular, for example names such as Alfie, Arlo, Archie and Harry.'

Bounty Baby Club's top baby names for 2016 so far

Most popular girls' baby names for 2016 so far

1. Isla2. Amelia
3. Ava
4. Freya
5. Evie
6. Olivia
7. Esme
8. Elsie
9. Mia
10. Ellie


Most popular boys' baby names for 2016 so far

1. Alfie2. Oscar
3. Teddy
4. Harry5. Jack
6. Arlo
7. Noah
8. Charlie9. Jacob
10. Archie


American site Nameberry have also drawn up up their list based on a huge 40 million visits from prospective parents.

From their results, it would appear that the Princess Charlotte effect is waning, as the name dropped to third place behind Olivia and Amelia.

For the boys Ezra is coming out on top, with the rest of the names looking very similar to those popular in 2015 - which again include classics like Henry and Oliver.

But how do their top 10s for 2016 so far look against the previous years? According to our official list of the most popular baby names, 2015's charts were topped by Olivia and Muhammad - does this look like it'll be changing in 2016?

Nameberry's Top baby names for 2016 so far

Most popular girls' baby names for 2016 so far

1. Olivia2. Amelia
3. Charlotte
4. Ava
5. Isla
6. Arabella
7. Aurora
8. Adeline
9. Penelope
10. Eleanor


Most popular boys' baby names for 2016 so far

1. Ezra2. Asher
3. Atticus
4. Declan5. Oliver
6. Silas
7. Milo
8. Levi9. Henry
10. Wyatt


Girls' names in the top 100 for the first time in 2016

1. Amara2. Annabelle
3. Anouk
4. Freya
5. Jade
6. Juliet
7. Lily
8. Madeline
9. Molly
10. Pheobe


Boys' names in the top 100 for the first time in 2016

1. Abel
2. Augustine
3. Charles
4. Elias
5. Gideon
6. Hugo
7. Isaiah
8. Lewis9. Lucian

10. Nathan


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Top baby name predictions for the whole of 2016

Taking the top spot for the girls is Emi, a traditional choice with an unusual spelling ending in 'i' - a trend which is reflected further down the list with Marni, which comes in at number five and has a similar ending.

Other old-fashioned names on the girls' list include Nora, Beryl, Effie and Adeline.

The boys' list is led by Hector, a Greek name which has been gaining in popularity over recent years - in 2008, there were only 79 Hectors born, compared with 153 in 2013.

Close second comes Atticus, best known for being the name of the protagonist in Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird (and surely not harmed in the running by the fact the sequel, Go Set a Watchman, came out this year).

Many of the boys' names are also more traditional, with Percy, Stan, Kit and Nelson all making the list - although more modern monikers like Miller and Monroe are included too.

Will these turn out to be the most popular baby names of 2016? We'll have to wait and see...

Top 20 baby names for girls in 2016

1. Emi
2. Nora
3. Astrid
4. Eden
5. Marni
6. Luna
7. Cleo
8. Queenie
9. Cicily
10. Beryl
11. Effie
12. Electra
13. Wren
14. Evangeline
15. Delphine
16. Virginia
17. Pixie
18. Adeline
19. Christa
20. Dottie

Top 20 baby names for boys in 2016

1. Hector
2. Atticus
3. Aspen
4. Otto
5. Devon
6. Nelson
7. Kit
8. Alberto
9. Cairo
10. Colton
11. Huxley
12. Lawson
13. Lochlan
14. Marshall
15. Miller
16. Percy
17. Ziggy
18. Stan
19. Niles
20. Monroe

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Would you chose any of these names for YOUR baby? Or do you think there's another name that's going to be top of the trends in 2016? Leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts!

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