The Top Trending Baby Names Of 2016 Are Off To An Unexpected Start

Between Sophia, Emma and Olivia for girls and Aiden and Liam for boys, last year's hottest baby names all weighed in on some level of "sweet."

This year, it's all about the classics -- with a Swedish twist.

Nameberry, a baby name database and resource for wannabe novel writers, analyzed its data to see which names had the biggest popularity spike in the last 30 days.

The results show the most-picked names for kids born in 2016 are surprising, to say the least.

The trendiest baby names for girls:

  1. Astrid
  2. Thea
  3. Sadie
  4. Riley
  5. Elise

The trendiest baby names for boys:

  1. James
  2. Elijah
  3. Jayden
  4. Elliot
  5. Logan

The name Astrid, which is expected to catch on this year in a big way, has been a Swedish mainstay for several years now.

For boys, it looks like James will be making a comeback in 2016 after experiencing a 72 percent bump in popularity on Nameberry.

While 2016's crop of baby girls won't have to share their names with any major celebrities, the boys will have icons ranging from a hobbit to a young Scientologist rapper to share a namesake with. Now that's how you become a hipster in utero.

For the complete list of hot baby names (that sounds weird), head over to Cosmopolitan.

Citations: These Baby Names Are About to Take Over in 2016 (Cosmopolitan)