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10 Most Popular Names for Girls, Boys

Sophia and Jackson take the No. 1 spots for their respective genders
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2016 10:03 AM CST
10 Most Popular Names for Girls, Boys
Sophia and Jackson are the top baby names of 2016.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Lots of monikers ending in "a" and "n" top BabyCenter's 2016 list of top baby names, with Sophia taking the top spot for girls, while Jackson ascends to No. 1 for the little guys. Almost 400,000 parents sent in their picks for the year, which People notes included a 64% rise in popularity for Hillary but just 5% for Donald. The top 10 for each gender:

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Females

  1. Sophia
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia
  4. Ava
  5. Mia
  6. Isabella
  7. Riley
  8. Aria
  9. Zoe
  10. Charlotte
Males
  1. Jackson
  2. Aiden
  3. Lucas
  4. Liam
  5. Noah
  6. Ethan
  7. Mason
  8. Caden
  9. Oliver
  10. Elijah
Check out BabyCenter's complete list of top names. (You can buy your baby a name—if you've got $30,000 lying around.)

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