The scoop on the most popular baby names is here!
We've taken a look at expert baby name website Baby Centre for the heads up on the most popular 2017 baby names so far this year. It looks like there's a mix of both traditional baby names as well as more trendy monikers.
Liam jumps to the top of the list of top baby names 2017The list of most popular baby names is constantly changing, but in August, followers of the trends have been surprised by the growth of a very common first name for boys: Liam.
The name has jumped to the top of Baby Centre's list of top baby names, with some suggesting that the leap could be inspired by The Hills star Lauren Conrad, who chose the name for her son in July.
Baby Centre's top baby girl names for August 20171. Emma
Baby Centre's top baby boy names for August 20171. Liam
Natural world names predicted to be HUGE this year
The world around you is a BIG inspiration for baby names this year, with names like River, Willow, Aria and Fox making a list of names predicted to by huge in 2017. Netmums has predicted the most popular baby names for 2017 - and there are 21 interesting names on the list. So what are the themes? At least three of the names are gender neutral, with those unisex names working for boys or girls. Names referencing Greek and Roman mythology as well as Indian mythology, such as Maya, are also tipped to be big. Bettie and Sylvie are examples of modern takes on traditional names, Henrietta and Sylvia. Matching boy-girl names Theo and Thea are set to be coming to a classroom near you.
Here's the rundown:
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Baby Centre's top baby girl names for June 2017
The half-year top baby names for 2017 are in, with Olivia leading the list for girls, and Muhammed pipping Oliver and Harry to the post for boys.
Baby Centre's top baby boy names for June 20171. Muhammad
Baby Centre's top baby girl names for May 2017
Baby Centre's top baby boy names for May 20171. Liam
Baby Centre's top baby girl names for April 2017
Baby Centre's top baby boy names for April 20171. Oliver
Baby Centre's top baby boy names for March 2017
If you're having a bouncing baby boy, don't worry Baby Centre have got you covered with the most popular baby boy names in March 2017. Check out this top 50 for your little man.
|1. Liam ||14. Carter||27. Daniel||39. Muhammed|
|2. Noah||15. Sebastian||28. Jaxon||40. Julian|
|3. Mason||16. Jayden||29. Levi||41. Joshua|
|4. Oliver||17. Alexander||30. Adam||42. Eli|
|5. Lucas||18. Jack||31. Owen||43. Caleb|
|6. Elijah||19. Luke||32. Josiah ||44. Hunter|
|7. Ethan||20. Matthew||33. Lincoln||45. Ryan|
|8. Aiden||21. Michael||34. Isaiah||46. Nathan|
|22. Gabriel||35. Joseph||47. Anthony|
|10. Logan||23. William||36. David||48. Leo|
|11. Benjamin||24. Henry||37. Samuel||49. Isaac|
|12. Jackson||25. Wyatt||38. Dylan||50. Andrew|
|13. Jacob||26. Grayson|
Baby Centre's top baby girl names for March 2017
Baby name site Baby Centre has been tracking the most popular names for this year already. With some super pretty name inspiration in there, it's definitely worth taking a look at this top 50 of baby girl names for 2017.
|1. Emma ||14. Avery||27. Zoey||39. Paisley|
|2. Olivia||15. Madison||28. Aubrey||40. Aaliyah|
|3. Isabella||16. Evelyn||29. Elizabeth||41. Maya|
|4. Ava||17. Lily||30. Nora||42. Brookyln|
|5. Mia||18. Sofia||31. Hannah||43. Leah|
|6. Sophia||19. Scarlett||32. Stella||44. Savannah|
|7. Charlotte||20. Mila||33. Victoria||45. Audrey|
|8. Amelia||21. Riley||34. Addison||46. Camila|
|9. Harper||22. Chloe||35. Luna||47. Lillian|
|10. Aria||23. Penelope||36. Natalie||48. Bella|
|11. Emily||24. Ellie||37. Skylar||49. Hazel|
|12. Ella||25. Layla||38. Lucy||50. Elena|
|13. Abigail||26. Grace|
Bounty's top baby names February 2017
Baby name website Bounty has done a little round up of the most popular baby names for the month of love, so for any parents-to-be waiting for their Spring bundle of joy to arrive, these lists could provide some inspiration.
If you don't know what the gender of your baby will be yet, why not take our boy or girl quiz and take a fun guess?
In the girls' category there are some running themes throughout the top 10 names, with a lot of soft 's' sounds in baby girl names like Sophie, Daisy and Jessica. Flower names also seem to popular, particularly those ending with a 'y' like Poppy.
For the lads, it's cheeky chappy names that are coming out on top. We can imagine lots of little Harrys and Charlies tearing around in a few years time! We're also massive fans of the baby boy name Oscar, which comes in at number seven - is it co-incidence that the Oscars are also in February? Very topical name choosing from mums and dads!
Most popular girls' baby names for February 20171. Olivia
Most popular boys' baby names February 20171. Harry
Nameberry's fastest rising baby names for January 2017
The experts at baby name website Nameberry have looked at the names that saw the biggest increase in page views in January 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, and monikers Tatjana and Kyd are on track to be among the most popular baby names of 2017.
'The results are astonishing: a whole raft of hot new names signal a major cultural shift in 2017,' Nameberry writer Pamela Redmond Satran said.
The name Tatjana for girls and Kyd for boys saw the biggest spikes in searches over the last year, while Tahiti took the number three spot on the girls' list and French name Lucien was 10th on the boys' list.
Fastest rising girls' names for January 20171. Tatjana (+1508 per cent)
2. Alizeh (+748 per cent)
3. Tahiti (+551 per cent)
4. Moana (+467 per cent)
5. Ines (+338 per cent)
6. Seren (+239 per cent)
7. Rosamund (+237 per cent)
8. Alisha (+178 per cent)
9. Samara (+155 per cent)
10. Lilian (+124 per cent)
Fastest rising boys' names for January 20171. Kyd (+4141 per cent)
2. Benajah (+2300 per cent)
3. Sulien (+1656 per cent)
4. Koa (+322 per cent)
5. Gunther (+307 per cent)
6. Cassian (+191 per cent)
7. Beauregard (+147 per cent)
8. Albie (+120 per cent)
9. Issac (+114 per cent)
10. Lucien (+87 per cent)
The site has also revealed the top 100 baby name predictions for 2017, which had already begun to show that parents are steering clear of traditional ideas and the more popular baby names will be a less conventional mix.
From weird to wonderful, and demonic to feminist, we're set to see some unique names rising to the top of the ranks.
A huge trend that Pam hinted towards is mythical, heavenly names that embody power. She expects that people will be naming their children after Greek gods, with choices such as Thor, Persephone, Jupiter, Atlas, Pandora and Zeus.
Interestingly this trend has already been well and truly sparked with five boys being named God in 2015, along with 20 named Lord, 27 called Saviour and 40 baby girls named Goddess. This could also be a nod towards power couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's choice to name their baby boy Saint in 2015.
Would you consider calling your child Saint?
Other general themes that will be determining parents' name choices are unique spellings, in both new names and traditional ones, as well as non-traditional gender identities such as James, which Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds chose for their baby girl in 2014.
Nameberry's top 100 baby name predictions for 2017
Nameberry have whittled down thousands of names to find the top 100 that will be huge this year. A mix of creative and classic, we're sure there's something here that will catch your eye!
|1. Alden||26. Cressida||51. Isadora||76. Remy|
|2. Amity||27. Cyrus||52. Keziah||77. Reuben|
|3. Amos||28. Daisy||53. Lachlan||78. Roman|
|4. Araminta||29. Dashiell||54. Lark||79. Rosamund|
|5. Arcadia||30. Delphine||55. Lionel||80. Ruth|
|6. Archer||31. Dylan||56. Louise||81. Sadie|
|7. Arrow||32. Echo||57. Loxley||82. Sage|
|8. Ash||33. Eliza||58. Loyal||83. Sasha|
|9. Astrid||34. Ember||59. Lucian||84. Saskia|
|10. Auden||35. Emilia||60. Lula||85. Sayer|
|11. Aviva||36. Esme||61. Lux||86. Simone|
|12. Baxter||37. Esther||62. Marguerite||87. Snow|
|13. Bea||38. Felicity||63. McCoy||88. Soleil|
|14. Benno||39. Felix||64. Mirabelle||89. Sybil|
|15. Birdie||40. Fiona||65. Monty||90. Sylvie|
|16. Booker||41. Forrest||66. Osiris||91. Tallulah|
|17. Bowie||42. Frank||67. Otis||92. Thea|
|18. Briar||43. Frankie||68. Otto||93. Thor|
|19. Calliope||44. Geneva||69. Ozzie||94. Vera|
|20. Cassius||45. Gideon||70. Pearl||95. Wilder|
|21. Celeste||46. Goldie||71. Persephone||96. Winnie|
|22. Clara||47. Greer||72. Posey||97. Winston|
|23. Clark||48. Gus||73. Quincy||98. Yara|
|24. Clark||49. Indigo||74. Ray||99. Zelda|
|25. Corin||50. Iris||75. Reeve||100. Zinnia|
Would you call your baby any of these names? Tell us in the comment box!