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Top 100 Baby Names of 2017 List Is Overflowing With Unique Options

The new list, released this week by Nameberry, reports notable new baby-naming trends.

Top 100 Baby Names of 2017 List Is Overflowing With Unique Options

Gone are the days in which tried-and-true, old-fashioned names were all the rage! According to Nameberry's Top 100 baby-name list for 2017, parents are opting to give their kiddos a whole bunch of unique monikers. What's more, this year's list is evidence of "a sea change in how parents choose names for their sons, moving away from family names and traditional male choices and judging boys’ names the same way they do girls’, with style the driving factor," according to the site. 

In their blog post on the list, Nameberry explains that they "measure which names attract the largest share of the site’s nearly 250 million page views, versus how many babies actually receive that name." Therefore, it's "a gauge of parents’ interest in baby names, and a predictor of which names will become more popular in the future."

That said, the top spot for boys' names is now held by Atticus, while Olivia held down the top spot for girls' names.

Nameberry also notes that "three new names vaulted onto the Top Ten this year for each gender: Cora, Maia, and Amara for girls, and Theodore, Jasper, and Henry for boys. Maia is the most surprising newcomer to the group, also new to the Nameberry Top 100 and among the US Top 1000 baby names for only a decade."

Among other new options for girls: Rumi (perhaps as a result of it being Beyonce and Jay-Z's choice for their newborn daughter), Alexandra, Allegro, Brielle, Celeste, and Elena. Meanwhile, there are more than twice as many new names on the boys’ Top 100. Those are:

Adam
Augustus
Caspian
Charlie
Dante
Edward
Emmett
Everett
Ian
Jonathan
Kane
Kian
Magnus
Maverick
Rhett
Winston
Xander

The names that appear to be truly rising in popularity? For girls, the ones that moved furthest up the list (more than 20 slots) include Evelyn, Amara, Naomi, Ada, and Phoebe. For boys, names that rose 20 or more places are Leo, Harvey, Kai, Liam, Arthur, Cassius, George, Finn, Ryker, Louis, Harry, and Jude.

Here are the top 100 names for girls in 2017, listed from 1-100:

Olivia
Cora
Amelia
Charlotte
Isla
Isabella
Maia
Aurora
Amara
Ava
Rumi
Penelope
Evelyn
Ophelia
Rose
Eleanor
Violet
Luna
Arabella
Hazel
Imogen
Esme
Maeve
Elizabeth
Alice
Audrey
Adeline
Genevieve
Aurelia
Thea
Khaleesi
Lucy
Ivy
Jane
Emma
Mia
Eloise
Claire
Emilia
Nora
Iris
Lydia
Anna
Astrid
Lila
Julia
Sadie
Elise
Stella
Isabel
Scarlett
Ada
Evangeline
Caroline
Eliza
Adelaide
Matilda
Aria
Naomi
Clara
Phoebe
Chloe
Elodie
Josephine
Brielle
Sienna
Beatrice
Molly
Ella
Mae
Mila
Allegro
Hannah
Celeste
Seraphina
Zoe
Freya
Sophia
Maisie
Gemma
Willow
Poppy
Grace
Margaret
Madeline
Emily
Elena
Daisy
Maya
Elsie
Juliet
Willa
Ellie
Jade
Eliana
Rebecca
Zara
Alexandra
Evie
Abigail

And here are 2017's top 100 names for boys:

Atticus
Asher
Jack
Theodore
Jasper
Milo
Oliver
Silas
Henry
Wyatt
Leo
Oscar
Declan
Xavier
Felix
Levi
Finn
Matthew
Thomas
Axel
Sebastian
Arthur
Bodhi
Alexander
Kai
Ethan
Julian
Benjamin
William
Cale
Zachary
Aryan
Liam
Miles
Elijah
James
Callum
John
Soren
Charle
Tobias
Harvey
Andrew
Roman
Eli
Harry
Harrison
Ronan
Ryker
Ezra
Nathaniel
Cassius
Jacob
Jude
Charlie
Dante
Isaac
George
Archer
Samuel
Lachlan
Hugo
Luke
Magnus
Isaiah
Rhett
Daniel
Jonathan
Gideon
Lucas
Graham
Owen
Wesley
Louis
Maverick
Josiah
Lucian
Joseph
Lewis
Augustus
Simon
Gabriel
Everett
Kian
Vincent
Xander
Kane
Nolan
Griffin
David
Emmett
Ian
Adam
Caspian
Nathan
Winston
Beckett
Nicholas
Edward
Knox

We can't wait to hear the colorful, unique roll calls of kindergarten classes five years from now!