Most Popular Girls’ Names of 2016

When it comes to baby naming, there is such thing as content overload. Not only do you have the names of people in your life to choose from, but you also have the popular archives from past years. You may know about some of the most popular girls names for 2015. But what about future popular names? Here are some predictions for what girl baby names will be popular in 2016:

Popular girls names tracking so far in 2016

Here at Mom365, we’ve crafted a helpful feature. Our Top 100 Girl Names list is based on accumulated data and is updated everyday, so you’re always getting the most current name rankings within a year. This is a great place to check daily for ideas for girls’ names.

Although nothing is set in stone, it’s quite possible that these girl names may run their course throughout the year 2016. If you’re expecting a little one in the next couple of months or so, these lists could serve as some inspiration for your future child down the road. For example, a couple of names with the “el” sound spiked in January including Elise, Elsie and Annalise. Names beginning with a vowel stayed on top, too. Some of the most popular girls’ names started with an A, E, I or O, in that order.

Here’s is our top 20 list of the most popular girls names:

  1. Zoe
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella
  6. Ava
  7. Mia
  8. Emily
  9. Abigail
  10. Madison
  11. Harper
  12. Charlotte
  13. Sofia
  14. Victoria
  15. Chloe
  16. Amelia
  17. Elizabeth
  18. Layla
  19. Ella
  20. Natalie

A different take on gendered names

In today’s society, some couples are going the opposite of the traditional route and throwing gender rules out the window. Some parents are choosing names that are traditionally considered boy names, like Harper or Riley. Some other names that are on the list are: Rowan, Finley, Teagan, Peyton, Sage, and Everly. However, boys’ names are adopting this trend as well. For example, some of the most popular boy names can also work as girls’ names, too such as Jayden, Elliot and Charlie.

Smiling Asian mother to be reading a book of baby names
Research a gender-neutral name for your little one.

Also, check out the top trending baby boys names for 2016 so far.When it comes to naming your new family member, don’t let gender limit you. If you like how a name sounds, you are sure to love it no matter what your baby’s sex is.

When was the last time you met a pair of kids named John and Mary? The traditional names that ruled America for centuries are vanishing. Parents are obsessing over creative name choices, and celebrities are branding and re-branding themselves like products. Even surnames have burst wide open, as couples rethink the whole concept of family names.
Meet The Name Lady, your tour guide for this strange new naming world. The Name Lady is an expert and opinionated name consultant, follow her here for the latest baby name trends, news from the celebrity baby names beat and solutions to real-life naming dilemmas.