The Hottest Baby Names Of 2016 (So far!)

For some, naming a child can be daunting. I know it was for my husband and I. We couldn't agree on one name. Not one. Plus, there's a ton of pressure behind choosing a person's name. The only thing I knew for sure was that I didn't want him to have a common name. After hours of researching names, and their meanings, we narrowed the list to three possible names.

I was pulling for Finley and the hubs, Oliver or Oscar. Neither was backing down. Until, the people in the delivery room next to us, told my husband they were naming their son Finn.

In the end, my husband got his way. And truth be told, I LOVE my son's name. Oliver and Ollie suit him. 

It wasn't until a few months after delivery did I find out that while, Oliver was #73 on the list of US baby names in 2011, it was #1 in Australia. So much for not choosing a popular name. If we move back to Australia, the chances of him having a few friends named Oliver are pretty damn good. That being said, Oliver is gaining popularity in the states, landing in the top 20 last year according to US Social Security Administration.

What's more, when looking at the data for top baby names over the last 15 years, it's clear to see, when a name gets popular, it sticks around for a very long time. Also, when it comes to boys, at least one biblical appears in the top 5. Always.

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Before I get to the top names in 2016 in the US, so far, here's a recap of Top 10 baby names in 2015 according to the Social security administration.

Now, what you came for, the Worlds Top most searched for Baby names in 2016, so far according to

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