These Were the Most Popular Baby Names of the Year

If you’re pregnant and still trying to figure out what to name your unborn child, you might want to avoid the names Sophia and Jackson. BabyCenter has just released its annual list of the most popular names of the yearand Sophia and Jackson held the top honors for the second consecutive year in a row. More than 330,000 new parents were polled, and BabyCenter discovered several interesting trends among the types of names that were chosen over the past 12 months. Many moms and dads were influenced by Instagram; others selected names inspired by royalty (Reign and King), the cosmos (Luna and Venus), YouTube stars (Link and Kingsley), and video game heroines (Meryl and Lulu). Wondering what the top 10 female and male baby names were? I round them up below.


  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Ava
  5. Mia
  6. Isabella
  7. Zoe
  8. Lily
  9. Emily
  10. Madison



  1. Jackson
  2. Aiden
  3. Liam
  4. Lucas
  5. Noah
  6. Mason
  7. Ethan
  8. Caden
  9. Logan 
  10. Jacob

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Do you know someone who has recently given birth to a child whose name is on this list? What is their name?