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”
Birdie: “Nature name taking flight”
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”
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”
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”
Lula: “Retro girl name on the upswing”
McCoy: “The real thing”
Otis: “Bluesy choice that’s the epitome of cool”
Pearl: “The most stylish middle name of the moment”
Remy: “French, simple, delicious for either sex”
Sage: “A unisex name marrying wisdom and nature”
Simone: “Gold medalist times two”
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.