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Top 10 Baby Names of 2016

Watch our video countdown of 2016’s Top 10 Most Popular Baby Names!

Rank Male name Female name
1 Noah Emma
2 Liam Olivia
3 William Ava
4 Mason Sophia
5 James Isabella
6 Benjamin Mia
7 Jacob Charlotte
8 Michael Abigail
9 Elijah Emily
10 Ethan Harper

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