The 2016 Data is Here!

It’s a very exciting day for name nerds everywhere- the SSA has released the statistics from 2016! While I haven’t had time to track down every new trend, there’s lots of great news. It appears that the SSA baby name website has had a makeover and added some great new features like quizzes and videos. So without further ado, the most popular names of 2016!

  1. Noah / Emma (in 2015: Noah / Emma)
  2. Liam / Olivia (Liam/Olivia)
  3. William / Ava (Mason/Sophia)
  4. Mason / Sophia (Jacob/Ava)
  5. James / Isabella (William/Isabella)
  6. Benjamin / Mia (Ethan/Mia)
  7. Jacob / Charlotte (James/Abigail)
  8. Michael / Abigail (Alexander/Emily)
  9. Elijah / Emily (Michael/Charlotte)
  10. Ethan / Harper (Benjamin/Harper)

 

Top 10 Names that Rose in the Rankings:

  • Elijah (from #11), Michael (from #9), Benjamin (from #10), James (from #7), William (from #5), Ava (from #4), Charlotte (from #9)

Top 10 Names that Fell in the Rankings

  • Mason (from #3), Sophia (from #3), Jacob (from #4), Abigail (from #7), Emily (from #8), Ethan (from #6)

Top 10 Names that Stayed the Same:

  • Isabella, Mia, Harper, Noah, Emma, Olivia, Liam

 

The Top 10 Fastest Rising Names for Boys:

  1. Kylo- Went from ranking #3269 in 2015 to #910 in 2016
  2. Creed- 1352 to 982
  3. Benicio- 1331 to 975
  4. Adonis- 701 to 394
  5. Fox- 1034 to 746
  6. Kye- 984 to 703
  7. Hakeem- 1161 to 905
  8. Shepherd- 1105 to 863
  9. Wilder- 961 to 723
  10. Zayn- 643 to 421

Top 10 Fastest Rising Names for Girls:

  1. Khelani- 3359 to 8872
  2. Royalty- 1150 to 532
  3. Saoirse- 1448 to 983
  4. Ophelia- 976 to 580
  5. Aitana- 917 to 549
  6. Itzayana- 1125 to 769
  7. Alessia- 1175 to 827
  8. Kaylani- 1056 to 755
  9. Avianna- 751 to 453
  10. Nalani- 1280 to 986

I’ll do a fastest falling post on Tuesday but a fun tidbit for now- the 4 fastest falling girl’s names are all varying spellings of Kaitlyn!

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