Top baby names 2017

Considering baby names for your little one is one of the most exciting but also time consuming tasks expectant parents have to face. But fear not - we've got the scoop on the top baby names of 2017 to help you pick the perfect one for your baby.

We’ve taken a look at expert baby name website Baby Centre for the official list of the most popular baby names in 2017. It looks like there’s a mix of both traditional baby names as well as more trendy monikers.

The list, featuring the top 100 baby names for little girls and little boys, has been inspired by many factors like the hit ITV show Love Island and the gender neutral debate.

Lorna Marsh, BabyCentre associate editor, said: ‘Love Island was our surprise screen inspiration this summer. Although sadly, there were no registrations for Cash, which superfans will recognise as the name chosen by runner-up Chris Hughes for the doll he looked after as part of a parenting competition on the show! But could that be a name to watch in 2018 however?

‘The number of parents choosing gender neutral names is of real interest after the gender debate took centre stage this year. And with Harley at number three of the gender-neutral chart and Quinn at number five it’s possible Suicide Squad supervillain Harley Quinn influenced parents of both boys and girls.

‘The appeal of delicate flower names is wilting in the face of more extreme forces of nature. Perhaps this return to the wild is rooted in millennial parents’ desire to reconnect with the great outdoors. It’s certainly a growing trend to watch in 2018.

‘And the popularity of Reggie, Ronnie and Alfie could be down to the Tom Hardy effect, as they’re all characters played by the British actor. Whatever the reason, BabyCentre parents clearly see the appeal of a bad boy.’

So if you need any inspiration to name your little one, check out the top baby names of 2017…

Baby Centre’s top baby girl names for 2017

The top five for baby girls names in 2017 doesn’t feature any new entries, compared to the top baby names in 2016, but it’s reshuffled a little bit.

Olivia has retained top spot, while Lily dropped two places to number four. Sophia has incresed in popularity for top baby names in 2017, rising from third spot to second.

Emily has dropped one place, from number four to number five, and Amelia has entered the top three for baby names for girls in 2017, rising from fifth place.

Evelyn, Phoebe and Aria entered the top 20 baby names for girls in 2017, while Madison, Fatima, Amy, Aurora, Arabella, Hallie and Skye entered the top 100 – replacing Mya, Katie, Iris, Eden, Brooke, Nina and Bethany.

1. Olivia 26. Sienna 51. Zoe 76. Harriet
2. Sophia 27. Harper 52. Nur 77. Rose
3. Amelia 28. Hannah 53. Imogen 78. Lexi
4. Lily 29. Ruby 54. Luna 79. Nancy
5. Emily 30. Scarlett 55. Lola 80. Anna
6. Ava 31. Maya 56. Zara 81. Amy
7. Isla 32. Jessica 57. Maryam 82. Leah
8. Isabella 33. Layla 58. Bella 83. Summer
9. Mia 34. Matilda 59. Holly 84. Lottie
10. Isabelle 35. Willow 60. Anabelle 85. Ayla
11. Ella 36. Eva 61. Eleanor 86. Orla
12. Poppy 37. Emma 62. Eliza 87. Clara
13. Freya 38. Erin 63. Amber 88. Robyn
14. Grace 39. Florence 64. Abigail 89. Gracie
15. Sophie 40. Molly 65. Lyla 90. Heidi
16. Evie 41. Rosie 66. Penelope 91. Lara
17. Charlotte 42. Millie 67. Niamh 92. Maria
18. Aria 43. Emilia 68. Madison 93. Felicity
19. Evelyn 44. Mila 69. Violet 94. Sara
20. Phoebe 45. Esme 70. Fatima 95. Aurora
21.Chloe 46. Elsie 71. Georgia 96. Megan
22. Daisy 47. Maisie 72. Sarah 97. Martha
23. Alice 48. Ellie 73. Elizabeth 98. Arabella
24. Ivy 49. Lucy 74. Amelie 99. Hallie
25. Darcie 50. Thea 75. Jasmine 100. Skye

Baby Centre’s top baby boys names for 2017

Muhammad has taken the coveted number spot in the top baby names list for boys in 2017, replacing Oliver which was crowned most popular baby boy’s name last year.

John seems to be growing in popularity, rising 41 places to number 56, while Louie and Theodore were the other two highest climbers this year.

New entries to the top 100 are Ahmad, Syed, Hunter, Harley, Abdul, Roman, Parker, Levi and Joel, which replaced Connor, Alex, Sam, Callum, Dexter, Omar, Ben, Cameron and Seth.

1. Muhammad 26. Theo 51. Caleb 76. Albie
2. Oliver 27. Mason 52. Nathan 77. Finn
3. Harry 28. Arthur 53. Ahmad 78. Jesse
4. Jack 29. Jayden 54. Jude 79. Toby
5. George 30. Elijah 55. Theodore 80. Michael
6. Noah 31. Max 56. John 81. Abdul
7. Leo 32. Alexander 57. Hugo 82. Albert
8. Jacob 33. Dylan 58. David 83. Eli
9. Oscar 34. Edward 59. Harvey 84. Ali
10. Charlie 35. Reuben 60. Carter 85. Bobby
11. Jackson 36. Louie 61. Jenson 86. Austin
12. William 37. Samuel 62. Syed 87. Blake
13. Joshua 38. Harrison 63. Arlo 88. Stanley
14. Ethan 39. Joseph 64. Ollie 89. Reggie
15. James 40.Teddy 65. Jake 90. Roman
16. Freddie 41. Daniel 66. Ollie 91. Kai
17. Alfie 42. Aaron 67. Ellis 92. Gabriel
18. Logan 43. Sebastian 68. Hunter 93. Frankie
19. Lucas 44. Adam 69. Ryan 94. Parker
20. Finley 45. Riley 70. Luke 95. Ronnie
21. Aiden 46. Liam 71. Harley 96. Levi
22. Henry 47. Zachary 72. Ezra 97. Tommy
23. Archie 48. Luca 73. Rory 98. Evan
24. Thomas 49. Elliot 74. Lewis 99. Jamie
25. Isaac 50. Benjamin 75. Tyler 100. Joel

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