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Top baby name predictions for 2016

Some classic names are reappearing as the fastest growing names chosen in 2015

Baby names: Predictions for 2016

What baby names have increased the most this year? Find out

Baby names: Top predictions 2016

  • Names growing in favour this year and set for popularity next year

top climbing names

It’s a well-known fact now that celebrity name choices certainly seem to influence everyone else’s, and many of this year’s highest climbers reflect this.

The Beckhams’ name choice of Harper is still on the rise, despite Harper Beckham being 4 years-old now. Even pop legend Robbie William’s daughter’s name, Teddy (short for Theodora) seems to have influenced names for both girls and boys with Teddy being the highest climbing boys name and Thea is growing in popularity for a girl.

Overall the top 10 growing names for boys and girls certainly reflect a traditional trend with Arthur, Reggie, Florence and Nancy. These names mark our predictions for popular names in 2016.

The celebs' choices are reflected further in girls names that have risen this year including Penelope which was chosen by Kourtney Kardashian and singer Rebecca Ferguson recently named her daughter Arabella which is also a big climber this year.

But it wouldn’t be a names list without a couple of unusual high climbers, and this year it’s Jaxon and Roman for a boy and Autumn and Arya for girls.

There could be a few of these in schools in the coming years.

Take a look at the top 100 highest climbing boys and girls names for this year.


1. Teddy

2. Jackson

3. Arthur

4. Jaxon

5. Hugo

6. Theodore

7. Reggie

8. Ezra

9. Roman

10. Cooper


1. Florence             

2. Autumn

3. Arya

4. Thea

5. Nancy

6. Harper

7. Darcie

8. Lottie

9. Arabella

10. Penelope

Baby names: Top predictions 2016

  • Names growing in favour this year and set for popularity next year

Top baby name predictions for 2016