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Top baby names for summer 2017 revealed

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THE TOP 10 most popular baby names for boys and girls this summer 2017 have been revealed.

The trend this season for boys and girls is taking inspiration from nature and in particular water with 42% of parents chose water-themed baby names. Overall, names themed around water, flowers and gems were popular for baby girls.

For boys, parents also opted for names in-keeping with water, nature and sun, according to new research from Emma’s Diary.

In the case of girls, 65% of parents chose flower-inspired baby names with the top three most popular names being Lily, Daisy and Rose. For boys, the top three names are Leo, Dylan and River.

Inspired by the water and natural world names such as Oceana, Coral and Sky were popular names for girls with 20% of parents choosing these names. Reflective of this trend, a further 22% of parents also chose water-inspired names for their baby boys such as River, Fisher and Kai (the Hawaiian meaning for ‘sea’) all making the top 10.

In-keeping with the summer period, seasonal names such as Theros (the Greek meaning for summer), Nikko (the Japanese meaning for light or sun) and also the name Sunny proved popular for boys, as did the name Summer for girls.

The new summer baby names poll quizzed hundreds of parents across the UK on their chosen baby name this season revealing key trends for water and nature. Gem-inspired names like Ruby also made the top ten list of girls names.

Faye Mingo, Marketing Director at Emma’s Diary commented: “It is really interesting to see a pattern emerging this season for water themed baby names on both sides for boys and girls. Likewise, there is a real feeling of ‘summer sun’ coming through with our choice of names too.”

See the list of top 10 names below:

Top 10 summer baby names for girls:

Lily
Daisy
Rose
Summer
Jasmine
Sky
Ruby
Coral
Dahlia
Oceana

Top 10 summer baby names for boys:

Leo
Dylan
River
Kai
Eden
Sunny
Beckett
Nikko
Theros
Fisher

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