Top Baby Names for 2016 From Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health just released their list of the top baby names for 2016, and the list of popular boys’ names underwent more changes in 2016 than an infant’s diapers.
Seven new names popped up in the top 10―including one with presidential gravitas.
Take a bow, James, William, Elijah, Lincoln, Jack and Charles. You elbowed aside some of last year’s favorites: Oliver, Carter, Jackson, Noah, Owen, Henry and Grayson.
The Top 10 Baby Names List released each year by the Family Birthplace at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital provides a glimpse into changing trends in naming newborns. The hospital delivers more babies than any other in Michigan―7,463 so far this year.
The favorites, of course, vary each year, but rarely does a list undergo the kind of reshuffling seen with the boys’ list this year.
Far less movement occurred on the girls’ list. Only two new names scooted onto the chart: Nora and Abigail. And these girls are hardly newcomers. They made the list in 2014.
The biggest name game-changer of the year is Lincoln. The last name of the 16th president of the United States has gained traction as a boy’s first name―ranking No. 7 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. Nationally, it ranks 39th, according to babycenter.com.
Here are the top 10 names for 2016.
Girl names in 2016:
Boy names in 2016: