Expecting mothers Emily, Anne, Chrissy and co are in luck—Nameberry has released its list of this year’s most popular baby names so far, and they are expectedly unique (no Janes or Johns in sight). Some feel familiar, among the celeb spawn set (Kaia, Jayden); some we feel require a deeper dive into how exactly they’re pronounced. Below, 2016’s trending names for girls and boys.
Girls: Astrid Thea Sadie Riley Elise Avery Rowan Elsie Finley Jade Anouk Wren Amara Celeste Aveline Teagan Bryn Peyton Sage Ruby Annalise Kaia Mavis Xanthe Everly
Boys: James Elijah Jayden Elliot Logan Charlie Jude Elias Isaiah Arlo Kai Evan Aryan Aiden Noah Augustine Owen Alistair Amias Lewis Lucian Angus Micah Rhys Eamon