Top Names Used in I See Me! Products in 2016

Working with personalized children’s books is always a delight for us—there’s something wonderful about knowing you’ve contributed to the smile blossoming over a child’s face as he realizes he’s the star of his own story.


The job comes with another perk, which we didn’t really count on. By tracking the most popular names requested for inclusion in our books, growth charts, and other products, we get a clear view of which children’s names are the most popular right now. We thought it might be fun to tally up the different names for a slightly unscientific poll of popular children’s names.


Girls Names

We had a bit of a surprise with the most common girls’ names requested for our products—many hearken back to the 1940s and 1950s. We really hadn’t expected names like Charlotte and Olivia to make a comeback, but they’re appearing more and more on the titles of our personalized children’s books.


Here’s the top ten girls’ names that graced our books and gifts in 2106:


  • Ava
  • Avery
  • Charlotte
  • Ella
  • Emily
  • Emma
  • Grace
  • Harper
  • Olivia


Boys’ Names

Like their feminine counterparts, traditional boys’ names have gained traction over the last few years. Unusual names and alternative spellings seem to be giving way to strong, masculine names such as Jack, William, and James.


  • Benjamin
  • Henry
  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • James
  • Liam
  • Luke
  • Mason
  • Owen


While some names will always be more popular than others, we cherish every name that appears on our personalized children’s books. We know that each book we publish will make a child feel special and loved for years to come. So send us your children’s names—we’ll treat them with the care and affection they deserve!

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