The Most Popular Baby Names Around The World

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Let's talk baby names. Now that we know the ones at risk of going extinct this year and the cute food-inspired names trending right now, let's get to the most popular names around the world.

Because while some names are universally common, some are totally unique to their countriesand thanks to BabyCentre and Brit & Co, we now know the most common names used for newborns born in 2016.

Oh and FYI, this data is based on hundreds of thousands of parents around the world who have registered their newborn baby's name with the website, who then tracked the data to find the most popular.


Data suggests the most common baby names for children born in the UK in 2016 were Olivia and Oliver.


In 2016, the most popular name for baby girls down under was Charlotte, while Oliver came in top for boys.


Sophia and Jackson are reportedly the top picks for baby names in the US. 

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According to French birth register Insee, Louise or Nolan take the top spots.


Name Berry says Mia and Ben were the most popular names for newborns, while Brit & Co report that names must be approved by the local registration office, must indicate a gender, and can’t be a last name or product in Germany.


BabyCenter says Aadya was the most popular in 2016 for girls, and Muhammad for boys.


Based on passport applications in 2016, Emily and James topped the list of most common names.


As well as Jack topping the list for the NINTH year running for boys, Olivia became the most popular name for girls for the first time since The National Records of Scotland started reporting names in 1974.

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The most common names for Brazilians to call their children in 2016 were Alice and Miguel.


For girls, it's Ximena. For boys, Santiago.


As for the most popular names in Spain during 2016? Lucía for girls and Hugo for boys.

This article originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors. 

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