USA's Most Popular Baby Names Of 2017 Released

The United States Social Security Administration has issued a list of the top 10 baby names for 2017. And some of the names may surprise you...

The list contains the most popular names for both genders and shows an interesting trend; although parents today have shucked many of the traditions of their own parents, when it comes to names - they are going old school.

Via Baby Centre

Emma holds the number one spot for the most frequently given girls name in the US and has held it since 2014. Olivia comes in at number two followed by Ava, Isabella, Sophia, Mia, Charlotte, Amelia, Evelyn, and Abigail.

Liam is the most popular name among boys for 2017, and this is its first time in that slot. The past four years it is has been Noah - which is now at number two. Number three for males is William followed by James, Logan, Benjamin, Mason, Elijah, Oliver, and Jacob.

Celebrities can greatly influence naming trends and there are some famous offspring whose monikers match names on these lists, like Kourtney Kardashian's son, Mason, 8.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their three-year-old daughter, Charlotte. Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling have a son named Liam, as have actors Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford.


But just how relevant are the rich and famous in naming trends?

Take Liam at the number one spot for boys-- the rise in this name has been attributed to the actor Liam Neeson, who has made a name for himself as an action star. It started to grow in popularity in the early 1990's, and has continued to follow the upward curve of Neeson's career.

Another example of celebs influencing names over time is shown by Reese Witherspoon. The A-list actress and her ex-husband, actor Ryan Phillippe, named her daughter, Ava, in 1999. Since then, the name has skyrocketed in popularity and has stayed on the top ten list for years. Other famous parents have also followed suit with this name, including Hugh Jackman, Josh Gad, Eli Manning, Martina McBride, A.J. McLean, Jason Priestley, and many more.

Whether you are trying to stay on trend with the hippest modern names, or avoiding the list because you want your child's name to be unique - it is interesting to see which names are popular with today's parents.

For a full list you can visit the US Social Security Administration's website.

Which baby names are your favorite? Let us know in the comments!


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