Arrow! Snow! Wilder! Nameberry Releases List of 100 Best Baby Names for 2017 (and Celebs Are Already Fans)
Nameberry released their top 100 baby names for 2017 - a list including influence from pop culture, astrology, geography and more
Now that 2016 is over, many expectant parents — celebrities included! — are looking to what’s hot for 2017’s best baby names.
Consequently, there’s no better time than January to release a list of the most on-trend names for the new year, which is precisely what popular baby-moniker site Nameberry did recently.
Here are 25 of the 100 Best Baby Names for 2017, according to Nameberry, along with some of their popular celebrity ties.
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Arrow: “Set to shoot upwards”
Bea: “Beatrice or Beatrix short form that stands alone”
Celebrity Tie: Jodie Sweetin‘s daughter Beatrix “Bea” Carlin, 6
Birdie: “Nature name taking flight”
Celebrity Tie: Busy Philipps‘ daughter Birdie Leigh, 8
Bowie: “The late idol inspiring baby namers”
Briar: “New unisex nature name in the Top 1000”
Cyrus: “Celeb choice with historic Eastern roots”
Daisy: “Perennially-fresh and charming flower name”
Forrest: “Nature name with buttoned-down appeal”
Celebrity Tie: Holly Madison‘s son Forest Leonardo Antonio, 5 months
Frankie: “Boyish nickname hot for girls”
Gideon: “Biblical boy name on the rise”
Greer: “Tailored Hollywood name, fresher than Harlow or Ava”
Gus: “Friendly, informal Gus is the new Max”
Celebrity Tie: Ashley Williams‘ son Gus, 2
Ines/Inez: “Spanish-inflected variation of Agnes with starry new gloss”
Iris: “Elegant floral that’s also the name of the goddess of the rainbow”
Celebrity Tie: Eddie Redmayne‘s daughter Iris Mary, 6 months
Lula: “Retro girl name on the upswing”
Celebrity Tie: Liv Tyler‘s daughter Lula Rose, 6 months
McCoy: “The real thing”
Celebrity Tie: Scott Porter‘s son McCoy Lee, 19 months
Otis: “Bluesy choice that’s the epitome of cool”
Pearl: “The most stylish middle name of the moment”
Celebrity Tie: Jack Osbourne‘s daughter Pearl Clementine, 4½
Remy: “French, simple, delicious for either sex”
Sage: “A unisex name marrying wisdom and nature”
Simone: “Gold medalist times two”
Celebrity Tie: Bill Horn and Scout Masterson‘s daughter Simone Lynn, 6½
Snow: “Fresh, winter white choice”
Tallulah: “Dramatic name favored by celebrities, but still distinctive in the real world”
Wilder: “Prepster name with an outdoorsy vibe”
Zelda: “New series based on the life of Zelda Fitzgerald soon to debut on Amazon”
For the complete list, see Nameberry’s The 100 Best Baby Names for 2017.