Top 2015 Baby Names: Parents Are Naming Kids After Instagram Filters

If the 2015 baby name trends are right, schools will soon be full of Instagram filters

If you are looking for moms on social media now-a-days, look no further than Instagram. It’s where most millennial moms can be found sharing their DIYs, OOTDs and adorable baby photos. Not going to lie, here at BabyPost HQ, we love Instagram—talk about inspiration central!

So is it any surprise that BabyCenter.com’s 2015 top baby names lists is chockful of Instagram inspired names? Nope, not really.

Don’t worry, there aren’t babies out their being names #blessed or #iwokeuplikethis (as far as we know). Nope, it’s the Instagram filters that parents are turning to for baby name inspo.

Take Lux for example: the filter balances exposure, provides much needed brightness and brings the image to life. To be honest, it doesn’t sound bad characteristics to imbue on your child. And it seems other people agree—the name increased in popularity by seventy-five percent compared to 2014.

Lux isn’t alone, either. Juno, Willow and Valencia have also seen an increase in popularity as well as Kelvin, Amaro, Reyes and Ludwig.

Hopefully we will avoid any baby’s named X-Pro II, Earlybird and Lo-Fi in the future, although we wouldn’t mind seeing Sierra and Aden make the list next year.

But that’s not to say these names made it to the number one spot—or even the top ten—for 2015. So take a look below to see the top twenty baby names for the year according to BabyCenter.com.

Top Ten Girl Names Of 2015

Sophia—The number one girls’ name in the United States from 2011 to 2013 means “wisdom” and have a beautiful sound to it.

Emma—This name has bounce up and down the popularity chart for years. Meaning “universal”, the name has a worldly feel while still being a classic.

Olivia—Another classic name that is equal parts strong and feminine. We love nickname Olive, too!

Ava—Meaning “life” this beautiful name got a boost thanks to celebs like Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Jackman choosing it.

Mia—Many feel that the multicultural feel of Mia is responsible for its meteoric rise up the popularity charts.

Isabella—Both modern and traditional, this name works for those parents that want to cover all their bases.

Zoe—The Greek word for “life”, Zoe has hit its highest peak this year.

Lily—Beautiful, classic, simple: this beautiful floral name evokes thoughts of springtime.

Emily—One of the most popular names for over a decade, Emily now sits at #9 on the popularity list.

Madison—This surname turned first name has lost steam for boys but still reigns supreme for girls.

Top Ten Boy Names Of 2015

Jackson—A celebrity favourite, it’s no wonder that Jackson took the top spot this year.

Aiden—Meaning “little and fiery” this is the perfect name for a spunky little boy (or girl)!

Liam—What originally began as a short form for William has long since stood on its own and even surpassed William on this year’s list.

Lucas—Parents looking for something a bit more substantial than Luke can turn to the classic Lucas.

Noah—A perennial top name since 2010, Noah means “wandering” and dates back to Biblical times.

Mason—Hitting the #2 spot in 2011 and is seen as a fresh sounding version of the once popular Jason.

Ethan—Classic and fashionable, serious and strong, Ethan is a name that seems to have it all.

Caden—Part of the millennial rhyming megatrend, Caden has been steadily climbing the charts.

Logan—A bright and cheerful Scottish surname that makes a wonderful first name, too.

Jacob—The top name from 1999 to 2012, this Biblical name has long been a favourite among new parents.

Did you have a baby this year? We’d love to know what name you picked!

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