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Baby Names for 2016

The top baby names of 2015 and our predictions for the hottest baby names for 2016! Read more on the blog!

Published December 28, 2015

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert

If you’re currently expecting, you may wonder what the most popular baby names were for 2015. Seeing where your favorite baby names fall on the most popular list is always interesting. We’ve done the research, and the top baby names for 2015 are:

2015 Baby Names

This is Jackson’s third year to be number one for baby boys’ names, and Sophie, Emma, and Olivia have been in the top three for girl names for the past four years. Wow!

When it comes time to pick a name for your baby, some people prefer naming their children new and original names, while others like traditional or family names. I like all of the above, but I wouldn’t want to have a name too high on the list. That’s just me, though. I was curious to hear what our editors thought about this since three of them are currently expecting. They have shared names they like and feel will be big in 2016.


Sarah said, “My 2016 baby name predictions are all resurgence of now ‘vintage-esque’ names. We’re bringing classic names back in shortened versions that don’t need nicknames. Simple, strong, and confident names for the little ladies and gents of 2016.”

Since I go to quite a few births and help many new parents, I’m constantly hearing new baby names and have a good idea of which ones will be popular this upcoming year. I have created a list of names I think will be the hottest and most popular baby names in 2016.


With so many options, selecting the one name that’s right for your baby is tough. For more inspiration, see our baby names lists categorized by themes, origins, and letters.

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Nina is The Baby Chick® & Editor-in-Chief of Baby Chick®. She received her baby planning certification in early 2011 and began attending births that same year. Since then, Nina has… Read more

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