Jim Nabors sang “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” at more than 35 Indianapolis 500 races over 42 years. (Nov. 30, 2017) Nate Chute/IndyStar

The site says it usually sees bigger shifts in the most popular girls’ names, but that the boys’ list was more volatile in 2017. It said the shift is evidence of how the ways parents choose names for their children are changing, claiming parents are moving away from traditional and family names toward names with more style.

These were the site’s top 10 boys’ names for 2017:

  1. Atticus
  2. Asher
  3. Jack
  4. Theodore
  5. Jasper
  6. Milo
  7. Oliver
  8. Silas
  9. Henry
  10. Wyatt

And these were the site’s top 10 girls’ names for 2017:

  1. Olivia
  2. Cora
  3. Amelia
  4. Charlotte
  5. Isla
  6. Isabella
  7. Maia
  8. Aurora
  9. Amara
  10. Ava

Three new names for each gender entered the top 10 this year. For boys, it was Theodore, Jasper and Henry. For girls, Cora, Maia and Amara.

There’s also a notable new name that entered the top 100 most popular girls’ names for the first time: Rumi. While it’s the name of an ancient Muslim poet, according to Nameberry, it’s also the name of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby daughter. Hov and Bey may have had something to do with that popularity spike.

To view the 1,000 most popular names on Nameberry for each gender, you can go to . See where your name ranks!

Andrew Clark is a digital producer for IndyStar. Follow him on Twitter @Clarky_Tweets. 

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