Sophia, Jackson still most popular baby names: BabyCenter - Metro US

Sophia, Jackson still most popular baby names: BabyCenter


Expecting a baby in 2017? You may want to rethink naming your impending bundle of joy Sophia or Jackson to avoid confusion when the tykes head to school.

For the seventh straight year, Sophia is the most popular name for baby girls, while Jackson has been king of the baby boys for four years running.

BabyCenter.com compiled its annual Top 100 baby names from nearly 400,000 parents who shared their name choices with the site.

Some interesting data points:

This being an election year, the name Hillary rose 64 percent over what it was in 2015, while Donald climbed a mere 5 percent over last year’s total. Meanwhile, the name Ivanka — Donald Trump’s daughter — rose 39 percent, while the name Melania —his wife — didn’t register on the list.

Apple continues to grow in popularity, rising 39 percent for boys and 32 percent for girls. Science-friendly names also gained ground, with Newton leaping 44 percent, Elon charging up 41 percent and Edison growing by an illuminating 25 percent.

Below is the Top 10 list for girls and for boys in 2016:


1. Sophia

2. Emma

3. Olivia

4. Ava



7. Riley


9. Zoe

10. Charlotte


1. Jackson

2. Aiden


4. Liam

5. Noah


7. Mason

8. Caden


10. Elijah

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