BabyCenter have announced the top 100 baby names of 2021, crowning Olivia and Liam as the most popular names for the year.
Other popular names include many that have been long-time favourites such as Emma, Amelia, Noah and Oliver.
BabyCenter compiles their list from information that comes directly from parents.
A company statement said “hundreds of thousands of parents” submit their children’s names, which helps the site create its list of currently trending names.
For 2021, BabyCenter included various spellings in the rankings so the list includes names such as Jackson and Jaxon and Sophia and Sofia, for example, all at different spots in the list.
The reason? A previous survey conducted by BabyCenter finds that 40% of parents eschew traditional spelling and put a lot of thought into selecting a name with a particular spelling.
While the site said there are no new girls names in the top 10, eight of the most popular names end with an “a”, a trend that continues in its popularity.
On the boys list, two new names reached the top 10, Levi and Asher, though those have appeared on the list in recent years at lower spots.
Other trends include more gender neutral-names, monikers that evoke nature and names that come from pop culture. Here are the Top Ten boys and girls names for the year:
Top girls names of 2021
Top boys names of 2021
This article first appeared on Over60.