The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016, So Far...

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Apr 14 2016 / 14:52 PM

A new girl is about to rule the school

The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016, So Far...

In a few years, preschools are going to be packed with Olivias and Arabellas. Those names are on the rise for 2016, according to US baby-name site Nameberry. The site crunched the numbers from 20 million views of their individual name pages, to figure out which pages were the most popular. So it doesn't necessarily mean that people chose the names, but simply that they were considering them for their kids.

The most popular name of this part of 2016 was Olivia, which took over for 2015's top name, Charlotte. For boys, the list has stayed more consistent, with Ezra still topping the popularity list. But there are names shooting up the charts, ready to take the top 10. Astrid, Sadie, and Elise were the three fastest-rising names for girls this year, and John, Aryan (a name with Iranian history), and Tobias were the names on the rise for boys. 

Here are the top names of 2016 so far, compared to their rankings in 2015.

Top 10 Girls' Names of 2016

1. Olivia, +3

2. Amelia, same ranking

3. Charlotte, -2

4. Ava, -1

5. Isla, +2

6. Arabella, +13

7. Aurora, +4

8. Adeline, +5

9. Penelope, same ranking

10. Eleanor, same ranking

Top 10 Boys' Names of 2016

1. Ezra, same ranking

2. Asher, same ranking

3. Atticus, same ranking

4. Declan, same ranking

5. Oliver, same ranking

6. Silas, same ranking

7. Milo, same ranking

8. Levi, +4

9. Henry, same ranking

10. Wyatt, +5

Via Harper’s Bazaar US