Alright, so it's December.
Which means it's practically Christmas.
Which means it's practically New Year's Eve.
So basically, it's 2017.
Since the year is over, it's time to take a look at the top baby names of 2016!
Before we find out the most popular names, let's take a look at the weirdest trends in baby names this past year. Clearly, television has taken over our lives because way too many people named their children after TV characters or movie characters. Also...politics. Here's a list of the increasingly popular names this past year.
- Tyreese (The Walking Dead) up 48%
- Hershel (The Walking Dead) up 37%
- Dustin (Stranger Things) up 32%
- Iris (American Horror Story) up 16%
- Banner (The Hulk) up 48%
- Harley (Suicide Squad) up 35%
- Hillary (Hillary Clinton) up 64%
- Ivanka (Ivanka Trump) up 39%
- Ellen (Ellen Degeneres) up 30%
TOP BOYS NAMES
The boys had a pretty great year. I would name my son every single one of these (I mean, I'd pick ONE. He wouldn't have 10 names. But I like them all.)
1. Jackson2. Aiden3. Lucas4. Liam5. Noah6. Ethan7. Mason8. Caden9. Oliver10. Elijah
TOP GIRLS NAMES
Big trend in names ending in 'a' here. Which is totally fine. They're all so pretty!
1. Sophia2. Emma3. Olivia4. Ava5. Mia6. Isabella7. Riley8 Aria9. Zoe10. Charlotte
All of this information comes from Baby Center, and you can see the full top 100 names of 2016 right here.
Does your name make the list? Let us know!