What are 2017’s most popular baby names so far?

Are you looking for a different and unusual baby name? Or want to see where your child fits in the list? Here is a guide to some of the most popular baby names of 2017 so far.
2016’s trends

You might prefer to choose a baby name that no parent used in 2016 despite 696,271 baby boys and girls being born this past year. The Office for National Statistics can help you do just that –https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths/bulletins/birthsummarytablesenglandandwales/2016 and names such as Daffodil, and Auberon went unused in 2016.

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The most popular names of 2017

This year so far, Asher has become the most popular baby name for boys, replacing Ezra at the top of the list. Olivia remains the most popular name choice for baby girls for the second year running.

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These name choices are delightful and according to internet trends, they appear to be the most sought after names of 2017 so far. If you are expecting your baby this year and choose one of these names, expect plenty of fellow Ashers and Olivias in your child’s classroom at school!

2017 trends

The trends indicate that chosen names for boys are more unusual. A fifth of popular names of 2017 did not appear in 2016, showing parents are always looking for more unique and rare names for boys. Names such as Arlo, Cassius, Magnus and Kane are all brand new for 2017.

However, the trend shows that parents are choosing more traditional names for girls. Following Olivia at number one on the list is Amelia and then Charlotte, which have all been popular names for baby girls for many years. The more unusual and charming names for girls appearing are Fiona, Ines, Saskia and Celeste.

The list of popular names was worked out by the most-viewed baby names on an internet website for the first six months of 2017, which gives a good indication of the popularity of future names and current trends.

2017’s top 10 popular baby girl names

1.      Olivia
2.      Amelia
3.      Charlotte
4.      Isla
5.      Isabella
6.      Ava
7.      Aurora
8.      Evelyn
9.      Penelope
10.     Eleanor

2017’s top 10 popular baby Boy names

1.      Asher
2.      Atticus
3.      Jack
4.      Ezra
5.      Theodore
6.      Milo
7.      Jasper
8.      Oliver
9.      Silas
10.     Wyatt