2017’s Most Popular Baby Names

This year the push and pull in popularity between traditional and unique baby names is alive as ever!

In 2017 over 500,000 parents submitted their baby’s names to BabyCenter, who went ahead and compiled a list of the top 100 baby names of the last 12 months. Phew, that’s a lot of babies!

For boys, Jackson (and its various spellings) was the most popular name this last year, followed by Liam, Noah, and Aiden. The “ay” sound continued to be a popular trend, with Caden, Grayson, and Mason also making the top 10.

Traditional names stood the test of time with Oliver, Michael, and Alexander in the top 20.

For girls, Sophia was the most popular baby name. Olivia was second, followed by Emma. Names with a unisex feel were also popular, with Riley, Harper, and Brooklyn all in the top 50. Short and sweet seemed the way to go with Mia, Aria, Ava, and Zoey all in the top 10.

Aubrey clocked in at number 13, which we can only hope is a nod to Aubrey Plaza of Parks and Recreation fame. Meanwhile Luna, no doubt inspired by beloved Harry Potter character, Luna Lovegood, also made the list.

Top 50 Names for Boys

  1. Jackson
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Aiden
  5. Lucas
  6. Caden
  7. Grayson
  8. Mason
  9. Elijah
  10. Logan
  11. Oliver
  12. Ethan
  13. Jayden
  14. Muhammad
  15. Carter
  16. Michael
  17. Sebastian
  18. Alexander
  19. Jacob
  20. Benjamin
  21. James
  22. Ryan
  23. Matthew
  24. Daniel
  25. Jayce
  26. Mateo
  27. Caleb
  28. Luke
  29. Julian
  30. Jack
  31. William
  32. Wyatt
  33. Gabriel
  34. Connor
  35. Henry
  36. Isaiah
  37. Isaac
  38. Owen
  39. Levi
  40. Cameron
  41. Nicholas
  42. Josiah
  43. Lincoln
  44. Dylan
  45. Samuel
  46. John
  47. Nathan
  48. Leo
  49. David
  50. Adam

Top 50 Names for Girls

  1. Sophia
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Aria
  8. Riley
  9. Zoe
  10. Amelia
  11. Layla
  12. Charlotte
  13. Aubrey
  14. Lily
  15. Chloe
  16. Harper
  17. Evelyn
  18. Adalyn
  19. Emily
  20. Abigail
  21. Madison
  22. Aaliyah
  23. Avery
  24. Ella
  25. Scarlett
  26. Maya
  27. Mila
  28. Nora
  29. Camilla
  30. Arianna
  31. Eliana
  32. Hannah
  33. Leah
  34. Ellie
  35. Kaylee
  36. Kinsley
  37. Hailey
  38. Madelyn
  39. Paisley
  40. Elizabeth
  41. Addison
  42. Isabelle
  43. Anna
  44. Sarah
  45. Brooklyn
  46. Mackenzie
  47. Victoria
  48. Luna
  49. Penelope
  50. Grace
Eliza Murray
Eliza Murray
eliza.murray@childmags.com.au