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Baby Names for 2017

We're listing the top names for 2016 and what we think will be big in 2017!

Published January 30, 2017

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert
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It’s no surprise that Sophia and Jackson are, yet again, the number one most popular names for 2016! The top 6 names for girls have stayed the same since last year, so it doesn’t look like these names will be going anywhere soon. Below we have listed the top 100 baby names of 2016. See which names rose and fell compared to 2016. Where does your baby’s name land on the list? Is it even on the list?

Note: We have combined names that sound the same but have multiple spelling, such as Sophia and Sofia or Jackson and Jaxon. This captures the true popularity of that name.

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In 2017, you can expect more baby names that defy convention. They are creative, have unique spellings, break gender stereotypes, and are nontraditional. Parents are embracing names from a wide range of fresh sources—flower names for girls, literary characters, greek goddess names, author’s names, preppy names, names from Downton Abby, animals, nature names, and more.

Here are some names we predict to rise and become more popular in 2017.

Baby Names for 2017

There are so many beautiful names; it can be tough to choose just one. Some people love classic, vintage-esque names, while others prefer edgy and new. What are your preferences? Are you trying to pick a name on or off the list? What names do you love and think will be a big hit in 2017? I’m curious to hear your thoughts. 🙂

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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