Nameberry's Top Baby Names of 2015

"Charlotte" and "Ezra" take the top spots.

— -- Nameberry just released its list of the top baby names of 2015.

According to Nameberry creator Pamela Satran, some of the hottest baby names in 2015 were based on literary characters. Esme and Kai are examples of this trend.

"Kai is multi-ethnic," Satran continued. "It means sea in Hawaiian and also exists as a name in Japanese, Maori, and Navajo, and also has a connection to children's literature as the name of the little boy who is enchanted in 'The Snow Queen.'"

Nameberry works with Google Analytics to determine the most popular baby names.

Here are the top 10 hottest baby names on Nameberry:

Girls

1. Esme

2. Evelyn

3. Mia

4. Abigail

5. Luna

6. Chloe

7. Emily

8. Arabella

9. Ava

10. Anna

Boys

1. Kai

2. Austin

3. Lachlan

4. Graham

5. Everett

6. Theo

7. Elliot

8. Matthew

9. Lincoln

10. Axel

The top 10 most popular boy and girl baby names of 2015 were relatively the same as 2014, with only one new name entering the top 10 baby names for boys, and only three new names entering the top 10 baby names for girls.

"The birth of Britain’s Princess Charlotte lifted that classic name back to No. 1, though the names of her big brother George and grandfather Charles sank this year in our poll," Satran said.

Satran also revealed that many baby names derived from pop culture had fallen in interest this year.

Here are the most popular baby names on Nameberry for 2015:

Girls

1. Charlotte

2. Amelia

3. Ava

4. Olivia

5. Cora

6. Eleanor

7. Isla

8. Lucy

9. Evelyn

10. Penelope

Boys

1. Ezra

2. Asher

3. Atticus

4. Declan

5. Oliver

6. Silas

7. Milo

8. Jude

9. Henry

10. Jasper

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