The most popular baby boy name of 2017 is one you know VERY well 5 years ago

The most popular baby boy name of 2017 is one you know VERY well

An oldie but a goodie.

Although we hear new baby names all the time, there's a lot to be said for traditional monikers too and the most popular baby boy name for 2017 is one we know very well indeed.

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I might be a little biased towards this choice given the fact my dad is a Liam but that aside, it's a name that has seen a resurgence in recent times.

The fact it's become the top name of 2017 (so far anyway) might have something to do with the fact that Lauren Conrad, who has a huge fan following, named her son Liam this year.

He's here! We're so excited to welcome Liam James Tell into the world!

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Liam is a shorter form of William and it's said to mean 'guardian'.

According to Baby Centre,  it's the male baby name dominating this year and the top female one is Emma, another name that was huge a couple of years ago and is now becoming popular once again.

The top female baby names (so far this year) are:

Emma
Olivia
Ava
Isabella
Sophia
Mia
Amelia
Charlotte
Harper
Aria

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The top ten male names then are:

Liam
Noah
Lucas
Mason
Oliver
Ethan
Logan
Elijah
Aiden
James