60 Popular Baby Names 2016


Naming a baby isn’t rocket science, yet it requires some sort of thinking. Most parents choose middle or simple names, while others pick exotic and weird names. Many parents are trying to choose popular names too. With a wide variety of different names, it’s hard to pick the one that will suit your baby. When choosing a name for your baby, it’s critical that you think of your child’s future.

Just because you love fun and weird names such as Pizza, Nutella, Cheese or Quinoa, doesn’t mean your child will like it and thank you for this name in future. These names are fun but someone somewhere at some point in life can use this name against your child. Giving your child a unique name isn’t a must.

Just pick a beautiful name that won’t cause your child any troubles down the road. Statistics show many people blame their parents for their name choices. Since your baby can’t talk, as a mom or a dad, you’re responsible for picking a name for them. When doing this, think about your baby’s future, not your preferences.

Recently, Baby Centre has released its list of the 30 girls’ and 30 boys’ names that are going to become popular in 2016. If you’re looking for some inspiration, start with this list and see what you like and can choose. Even though these are only predictions, you may find something for your little bundle of joy.

Predictions for the 30 most popular baby boy names in 2016:

  • Hector
  • Atticus
  • Aspen
  • Otto
  • Devon
  • Nelson
  • Kit
  • Alberto
  • Cairo
  • Colton
  • Huxley
  • Lawson
  • Lochlan
  • Marshall
  • Miller
  • Percy
  • Ziggy
  • Stan
  • Niles
  • Monroe
  • Julien
  • Farrel
  • Benicio
  • Stirling
  • Ajay
  • Boston
  • Darwin
  • Lucian
  • Devon
  • Herbert

These names are rather unique and some are truly strange. In 2016 a lot of the most popular baby boy names will end in ‘on’ like Boston, Devon, Lawson, Colton, Devon and Nelson. Lucian is quite an old name that is going to become popular again in the coming year. Monroe is kinda strange name for a baby boy, in my opinion, but why not? If you are having a baby girl, congratulations. There are many beautiful girl’s names out there.

Predictions for the 30 most popular baby girl names in 2016:

  • Emi
  • Nora
  • Astrid
  • Eden
  • Marni
  • Luna
  • Cleo
  • Queenie
  • Cicely
  • Beryl
  • Effie
  • Electra
  • Wren
  • Evangeline
  • Delphine
  • Virginia
  • Pixie
  • Adeline
  • Christa
  • Dottie
  • Gayatri
  • Halo
  • Khaleesi
  • London
  • Mallory
  • Safiyaa
  • Chanel
  • Angelique
  • Presley
  • Hetty

I really love most of these girl’s names, especially Evangeline, Delphine, Adeline, Luna and Emi. They are beautiful, unique and unusual at the same time, albeit other names are great too, except Halo and London – personally I can’t understand these name choices but it’s my opinion.

Anyway, it’s up to you and your partner to decide how to name your baby girl. Many parents claim that it’s much harder to name a girl than a boy. Hopefully, you won’t have the hardest time naming your daughter.

More: 7 Tips for Choosing a Baby Name

Choosing a name for a baby can often feel overwhelming and challenging. Your husband, your parents, his parents, your friends and relatives can offer a host of fabulous name ideas and the Internet offers even more unique ideas. No hustle. You have enough time to give your child a name to be proud of.

If my partner and I were parents-to-be, we would pick one of these names. Actually, our choice is Delphine or Lucian. What about you? Do you have any predictions for the most popular baby names in 2016? Let me know what you think in the comments section.