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Top Baby Names of 2015 Include ‘Empire’ Characters, Instagram Filters

So the top baby names of 2015 are in, according to BabyCenter. And while a lot of the names on the list are predictable favorites such as Sophia (which is the No. 1 girls name for a sixth year) and Jackson (No. 1 boy name for a third year), pop culture has played a big role in some of the names that fell just short of the Top 10.

For one, the name Royalty saw an increase of 90% this year, presumably due to Chris Brown’s daughter of the same name. Another pop culture influence on the names was Instagram, as some of the more popular names this year included Instagram filters such as Lux, Juno, Reyes, Ludwig, Amaro, Valencia, and Willow. Even TV is having a say in what babies are getting named this year, as names from Empire have seen huge increases. Names such as Dre, Lyon, and Hakeem saw significant increases in popularity, while the name Lucious actually returned to the Top 100 for the first time in three years.

But what were the Top 10 Boys names and Top 10 Girls names for 2015? Check out the list below:

Top Baby Names of 2015 Include 'Empire' Characters, Instagram Filters

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Top 10 Girl Names 2015:

1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Ava
5. Mia
6. Isabella
7. Zoe
8. Lily
9. Emily
10. Madison

Top 10 Boy Names 2015:

1. Jackson
2. Aiden
3. Liam
4. Lucas
5. Noah
6. Mason
7. Ethan
8. Caden
9. Logan
10. Jacob

What do you think of the respective Top 10 lists? Sound off in the comments!

And for more entertainment news, check out the world premiere of DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop” mashup for 2015!

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