Sometimes, it is easy to get caught up in the world of unusual baby names inspired by fruit, colours and cities across the globe - but what about the classics?

 

We did a little bit of research into the most popular baby names across the globe, and were pleasantly surprised by our findings. 

 

Thanks to BabyCentre and Brit & Co, we discovered the most common names used for babies born in 2016.

 

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Girls

 

1. Olivia - number one name in England, meaning "olive tree". 

 

2. Sophia - number one name in Canada, meaning "wisdom". 

 

3. Charlotte - number one name in Australia, meaning "feminine". 

 

4. Mia - number one name in Germany, meaning "wished for".

 

5. Emily - number one name in Ireland, meaning "striving".

 

6. Alice - number one name in Brazil, meaning "kind".

 

7. Louise - number one name in France, meaning "famous warrior". 

 

8. Insee - number one name in France. 

 

9. Aadya - number one name in India. 

 

10. Lucía - number one name in Spain, meaning "light". 

 

Woman in White Shirt Kissing Baby With Black and White Stripe Knit Cap

 

Boys

 

1. Oliver -  number one name in England, meaning "olive tree". 

 

2. Jackson - number one name in America, meaning "son of Jack".

 

3. Ben - number one name in Germany, meaning "son of the South".

 

4. James - number one name in Ireland, meaning "one who follows". 

 

5. Hugo - number one in Spain, meaning "bright in mind". 

 

6. Liam - number one name in Canada, meaning "helmet of will".

 

7. Miguel - number one name in Brazil, meaning "like God". 

 

8. Jack - number one name in Scotland, meaning "one who follows". 

 

9. Nolan - number one name in France, meaning "noble".

 

10. Muhammad - number one in India, meaning "the praised one".

 

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