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Top Baby Names of 2017

America adds even more Jacksons and Sophias
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2017 2:44 PM CST
Top Baby Names of 2017
Chances are this baby's name is Jackson. Though it could be Cloud...   (Getty Images/FatCamera)

(Newser) BabyCenter released its list of the 100 most popular baby names of 2017 on Wednesday, and while Sophia and Jackson took the top spots for the eighth and fifth years in row respectively, a few more unique names made big gains, Time reports. This past year, new parents appear to have taken inspiration from the NBA Finals (Kevin, Lebron, Kyrie), hip-hop (Kendrick, Chance), Disney (Moana, Belle), nature (River, Willow, Storm, Ember, Cloud), Harry Potter (Severus, Albus, Minerva), and food (Ginger, Saffron, Miso). BabyCenter's list of popular names comes from more than 500,000 babies born to parents registered on its website, unlike the official list from the Social Security Administration, which comes from birth certificates. Here are BabyCenter's top 10 names for boys and girls born in 2017:

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Girls

  1. Sophia
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Aria
  8. Riley
  9. Zoe
  10. Amelia
Boys
  1. Jackson
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Aiden
  5. Lucas
  6. Caden
  7. Grayson
  8. Mason
  9. Elijah
  10. Logan
See the full list here. (Read more baby name stories.)

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