These Baby Names Are About To Take Over In 2016

Gender-neutral names (and a surprise from Sweden!) are trending big time

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Photo: Christopher Sturman

Sophia and Jackson are so 2015. Those names may have ruled the newborn set last year, but there’s a new crop of monikers crawling their way to the top this year.

Nameberry, an online baby name database, crunched the numbers among its own users to determine which names saw the biggest spike in the past 30 days. Though some parents are naming their babies after things like planets, TV characters, and Instagram filters, so far, expecting parents are also throwing gender stereotypes out the window. Nameberry found that unisex names like Riley and Rowan are popular with girls, and similar swappable names like Logan and Charlie are popular for boys.

For girls, Astrid has been popular in Sweden for years and is now spiking in the U.S. with a 101% rise in popularity online. And for boys, parents are going the traditional route and considering James, which is up by 72%. See the full list at Nameberry.

HOTTEST BABY NAMES FOR GIRLS:

  1. Astrid
  2. Thea
  3. Sadie
  4. Riley
  5. Elise
  6. Avery
  7. Rowan
  8. Elsie
  9. Finley
  10. Jade

HOTTEST BABY NAMES FOR BOYS:

  1. James
  2. Elijah
  3. Jayden
  4. Elliot
  5. Logan
  6. Charlie
  7. Jude
  8. Elias
  9. Isaiah
  10. Arlo

From: Harper’s BAZAAR US

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