These are the most popular baby names of 2017 so far

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Finding the perfect name for a baby can be a harrowing task. Do you settle for something classic or do you conjure up something unique?

Select the wrong name and your child may face a lifetime of mispronunciations and forced repetition.

Oh, the joys of being an expectant parent.

Fortunately, Nameberry has helped narrow the tedious search, unveiling the most popular baby names of 2017, so far.

According to the popular baby name site, which collates its rankings based on the most viewed names in the first half of the year, there have been a few changes to our future bubs list.

This year, the list reveals there has been a slight shift in the ranks, as Asher reclaims the top boy’s name from Ezra, while Olivia continues to rein as most popular girl’s name.

It also appears that we are opting for more traditional names over obscure when it comes to choosing baby names. Sorry, Rumi and Sir Carter.

Although, there is still an abundance of celebrity inspired names, including Justin Timberlake’s Wyatt (10), Kourtney Kardashian’s Penelope (9) and of course Kate and Will’s royal offspring, Charlotte (3) and George (5).

So, without further ado, take a look at the names most likely to be screamed across a schoolyard near you:


  1. Asher
  2. Atticus
  3. Jack
  4. Ezra
  5. Theodore
  6. Milo
  7. Jasper
  8. Oliver
  9. Silas
  10. Wyatt
  11. Henry
  12. Matthew
  13. Leo
  14. Declan
  15. Oscar
  16. Xavier
  17. Finn
  18. Levi
  19. Thomas
  20. Sebastian
  21. Felix
  22. Axel
  23. Benjamin
  24. Alexander
  25. Kai


  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Charlotte
  4. Isla
  5. Isabella
  6. Ava
  7. Aurora
  8. Evelyn
  9. Penelope
  10. Eleanor
  11. Arabella
  12. Rose
  13. Cora
  14. Amara
  15. Ophelia
  16. Violet
  17. Luna
  18. Elizabeth
  19. Hazel
  20. Esme
  21. Maeve
  22. Adeline
  23. Alice
  24. Thea
  25. Lucy

Sadly, Cersei, Daenerys or Missandei did not make the cut this time, better luck next year GoT fanatics.

This article originally appeared on marie claire.

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