Best Baby Names 2017: 10 Monikers That Defined The Year

In 2017, we saw plenty of new and familiar baby name trends take the spotlight. Unisex names, for instance, continued to reign supreme, while monikers inspired by Disney girl power started to gain traction, BabyCenter reports.

But there were also a ton of hot topics and buzzworthy people that we bet parents took inspiration from when choosing their child’s name this year. So after taking a look back, we rounded up 10 of the best baby names of 2017 based on the year’s hottest trends and topics.

These picks certainly defined one hell of a year!

1. Gal

A post shared by Gal Gadot (@gal_gadot) on Nov 30, 2017 at 7:10am PST

Gal is a Hebrew name meaning “wave,” and it belongs to Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot. 2017 has been a big year for the heroine, who inspired kids and adults alike by bucking gender norms and portraying what real women look like in DC’s feature film.

While the superhero name trend might not be as popular this year as it was in 2016, we’d be surprised if this badass female hero didn’t inspire parents’ name choices. After all, 2017 was a pivotal year for feminism and Wonder Woman is a feminist icon after all.

We love the name Gal because it’s a common unisex name in Israel, proving the moniker is trendy and truly embodies the feminist spirit.

2. Indigo

That’s right — colour names aren’t going away anytime soon! This trend has always been hot among celebrities, which is likely why these monikers have remained popular for so long.

According to BabyCenter, the gender-neutral name Blue (à la Blue Ivy) shot up 14 per cent for boys and nine per cent for girls in 2017. While we can’t argue that Blue is pretty unique, we chose Indigo for this list because it’s a little more rare, but still has that cool factor.

Other unique colour names that climbed the charts in 2017 include Hazel, which is up 88 per cent for boys and 25 per cent for girls, and Lavender, which is up 27 per cent for girls.

3. Emilia

A post shared by @emilia_clarke on Aug 6, 2017 at 10:12am PDT

Of course we couldn’t get through this list without a name inspired by HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

Emilia comes from actress Emilia Clarke, who

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel

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