For the sixth year in a row, Sophia topped the girls’ list of BabyCenter’s Top 100 Baby Names of 2015, and Jackson remained the number 1 name for boys for the third year running. In fact, the most popular girls’ names — Sophia, Emma, and Olivia — have all been in the top three for four years now.
Here are BabyCenter’s Top 10 Baby Names of 2015:
Even though these are the top baby names I actually don’t know any baby or toddler with the names on the girls’ list. I know a few tots with the names on the boys list, though. I decided to see how popular my daughter’s name, Lena, is compared to these names. The website nameberry.com has a fun tool that allows you to type your child’s name and it calculates how popular it is. Lena came up as #279 in the U.S.
How popular is your child’s name? When coming up with a baby name, do you stray from the popular names?