Most Popular Baby Names in the US, Great Britain and Australia

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most popular baby names by country

While it is difficult to know the number of babies born all over the world with a certain name, some government agencies have kept track of the most popular baby names in their countries. If you want to see which baby names were trending in the year 2016, just check by country below!

United States

In the United States, the Social Security Administration (SSA) releases a complete list of the most popular baby names each year. They know how many babies are born and what their names are because each United States citizen must be registered with them to receive a Social Security Number. The most popular baby names from 2016 are broken down by gender.

Most Popular Baby Names in the United States in 2016

 BoysGirls
1NoahEmma
2LiamOlivia
3WilliamAva
4MasonSophia
5JamesIsabella
6BenjaminMia
7JacobCharlotte
8MichaelAbigail
9ElijahEmily
10EthanHarper

 

Most Popular Baby Names in the United States in the 2010s (as of 2016)

 BoysGirls
1JacobEmma
2NoahSophia
3MasonOlivia
4WilliamIsabella
5LiamAva
6EthanEmily
7MichaelMia
8AlexanderAbigail
9DanielMadison
10JaydenElizabeth

 

Great Britain: England and Wales

If you are looking for the best baby name data in Great Britain, you can turn to the Office for National Statistics. They publish the numbers for the previous years’ baby names every August or September, so the latest baby name list is from 2016. The following is the list for the most popular British baby names for girls and boys in 2016.

Most Popular Baby Names in England and Wales in 2016

BoysGirls
1OliverAmelia
2JackOlivia
3HarryEmily
4GeorgeIsla
5JacobAva
6CharlieElla
7NoahJessica
8WilliamIsabella
9ThomasMia
10OscarPoppy

 

It looks like many boys in England and Wales were named after the men in the Royal Family, including Princes Harry, William, and George.

Australia

The Australian government does not provide name information for the whole country, but information from the government websites for each of the six states – New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia – can be compiled. Together, they can give a full picture of the baby name popularity in Australia!

Most Popular Baby Names in Australia in 2016

BoysGirls
1OliverCharlotte
2WilliamOlivia
3JackAva
4NoahAmelia
5ThomasMia
6JamesChloe
7EthanEmily
8LucasSophie
9LiamGrace
10LachlanElla

 

It seems that the popular names in Australia seem to mirror the popular names in England and Wales more than they mirror American names!

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