Revealed: the world's hottest baby names for 2016

Charlotte appears to be slipping in popularity for parents of baby girls.
Charlotte appears to be slipping in popularity for parents of baby girls. Photo: sarahwolfephotography

There's no doubt Princess Charlotte is still melting hearts around the world, but it seems her sweet moniker is no longer the number one choice for parents of baby girls.

While the youngest royal's name topped the list for the list of names for baby girls in Australia (and several other countries) last year, it has come in third place behind Olivia and Amelia in a list of this year's most searched for names.

Popular baby name website Nameberry has ranked which of its pages attracted the most hits in the first half of this year.

Other popular girl names for first half of 2016 include Ava and Isla, while the names Arabella, Aurora, Adeline, Isabella, and Mia have made their first ever appearance in Nameberry's top ten. 

Meanwhile only one of Australia's top ten boy names from last year has secured a place on Nameberry's top ten searched for names of 2016 so far.

Oliver was Australia's number one boy name last year and is number five on the Nameberry list. Other boy names at the top of Nameberry's most viewed list include Ezra, Asher, Atticus, Declan. Levi and Wyatt are also new to the top 10 this year. 

Meanwhile the names John Tobias, Daniel, Xavier and Maxwell are the top movers for boys - all up more than 40 places from last year's list.

For girls, the name most rapidly increasing in page views is Sadie, up 48 places. Other girl names up more than 30 places in 2016 are Elise, Astrid, Isabella, and Thea.

Some other unusual names making the top 100 include Anouk, Cecilia, Freya, and Ophelia for girls and Alistair, Hugo, and Lucian for boys.


See below for Nameberry's 20 most search for names for boys and girls.The complete top 100 lists are on Nameberry.


1. Olivia

2. Amelia

3. Charlotte

4. Ava

5. Isla

6. Arabella

7. Aurora

8. Adeline

9. Isabella

10. Mia

11. Eleanor

12. Aria

13. Penelope

14. Cora

15. Rose

16. Violet

17. Hazel

18. Thea

19. Claire

20. Emma


1. Ezra

2. Asher

3. Atticus

4. Declan

5. Oliver

6. Milo

7. Silas

8. Levi

9. Wyatt

10. Henry

11. Jack

12. Jasper

13. Leo

14. Elijah

​15. Ethan

16. Theodore

17. Sebastian

18. Caleb

19. Liam

20. Oscar