These baby names are the most popular in 2017 so far

Publish Date
Friday, 10 February 2017, 3:46PM
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Whether you’re a soon-to-be parent, think you might like to have kids one day or are just interested in social trends, there’s something uniquely fascinating about looking at which baby names are in or out of fashion.

But what will the naming landscape look like in 2100, at the end of this century?

A US developer and designer thinks he has the answer – and, like so many things, he thinks it will lie in technology.

Nate Parrott, who is also a student at Brown University, has created an algorithm that creates names of the future: that is, names that don’t exist yet, but could conceivably be popular in years to come.

Many of the algorithm’s out-there original names sound like characters from a dystopian novel. But if you’re looking for a totally unique baby name, perhaps take inspiration from Parrott’s 30 new names.

Here's the list of what they're calling the "hottest baby names" of 2017 (so far):

Boys

  1. Kyd
  2. Benajah
  3. Sulien
  4. Koa
  5. Gunther - is that a 'Friends' reference?! 
  6. Cassian
  7. Beauregard
  8. Albie
  9. Issac
  10. Lucien
  11. Ragnar
  12. Alden
  13. Dante
  14. Marcel
  15. Xander
  16. Bowie
  17. Kane
  18. Arrow
  19. Sherlock
  20. Mateo
  21. Franklin
  22. Sayer
  23. Cassius
  24. Callum
  25. Aurelius

Girls

  1. Tatjana
  2. Alizeh
  3. Tahiti
  4. Moana
  5. Ines
  6. Seren
  7. Rosamund
  8. Alisha
  9. Samara
  10. Lilian
  11. Kyra
  12. Sutton
  13. Noor
  14. Arielle
  15. Reina
  16. Calista
  17. Marisol
  18. Arcadia
  19. Ophelia
  20. Zoey
  21. Bellamy
  22. Natasha
  23. Amara
  24. Saskia
  25. Portia