Nameberry released the hottest trends in baby names, so if you're looking to give your baby a name that transcends time, move on. But if you want to be the coolest parent on the block, here's where to start.
Names that start with "Ad" for girls. Nameberry says Adalynn is 31 times as popular now as it was in 2006, followed by Adaline which is 26 times as popular, Addilyn at 21 times, and Adley at 19 times. All in all, Adeline (and similar "Ad" names) are the most popular girls’ name of 2016, and you have a growing trend in girls' names.
Names that end in the lee sound are growing in popularity for both boys and girls. Nameberry says Paislee is the third hottest girls’ name, 31 times as popular now as it was a decade ago, and Brantley is the second hottest name for boys, 27 times more popular than it was in 2006.
Current celeb names (and the character they play, too!) The site also notes that certain celebrity names are growing in popularity — Isla (as in Isla Fisher), Leighton (as in Leighton Meester), Bristol (as in Bristol Palin), and Mila (as in Mila Kunis), are all blowing up. And it's not just celebrity names that are popular — the names of the characters they play are big, too. Aria (Pretty Little Liars), Arya (Game of Thrones), as well as Arlo (Justified) and Archer (Archer).
Vintage celeb names. Monroe (as in Marilyn Monroe), and Harper (as in Harper Lee) are both booming for girls. Hendrix (as in Jimi Hendrix) is big for boys.
Superlative names. I'm pretty sure you can thank/blame the Kardashians for this one, but names like Legend, Major, King, Kingston, Kingsley, Princeton, and Prince are more popular than ever. Hey! Where are the queen names?! Oh, yeah, Reign is up, too.
The next Jennifer. They also posit that the nature name, Juniper, is 13 times more popular than it was 13 years ago, and is the prime candidate to be the Jennifer of the future.
The next Jason. It's Jayceon. Duh.