Baby Names of 2016 | Salem - Portland Oregon Newborn Photographer

2016 Baby Names

January 12, 2017

So many great baby names for 2016!  I photographed 21 girls and 17 boys for a total of 38 newborn sessions in 2016.  Choosing a name for your baby is likely the biggest decision you will make when preparing for your little one.  I love asking my clients how they chose their baby’s name.  Sometimes the answer is simply…we just really liked it : )  Sometimes a baby is named after a family member…directly or indirectly.  Sometimes the name was chosen because of its meaning.  Here are the awesome baby names that came through Arcadian Photography (formerly Katie Anderson Photography) in 2016:


  • Mae
  • Ariella
  • Claire
  • Poppy
  • Taya
  • Avelyn
  • Hailey
  • Emily
  • Emilee
  • Elsa
  • Lucy
  • Annabelle
  • Cora
  • Riley
  • Reese
  • Maya
  • Sloan
  • Aurora
  • Roland
  • Harper
  • Alexis


  • BLiam
  • Dean
  • Jack
  • Wyatt
  • Casey
  • Grant
  • Bohdi
  • Isaac
  • Isken
  • Noah
  • Wills
  • Sutherland
  • Carter
  • Adam
  • Weston
  • Lewis
  • Oliver    
2016 Baby Names Portland Oregon Newborn Photographer

This is beautiful Maya.  

I asked to hear how her mom and dad chose her name and this is their story: “We decided to wait until the day the baby was born to find out if it was a boy or girl. We had a girl name picked out, but the boy name we were still undecided. We were so happy that our baby ended up being a girl!  

Maya was chosen initially because of its use in multiple languages — it could be easily used in English, Japanese, and Korean. It also has multiple meanings — the ones that stood out the most is that in the Nepali language, “maya” means “love.” And in Japanese, it means “everlasting” and “truth.” Also, David and I were married in the month of May :)”   How great is that?!  Welcome to the world, Maya.

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How did you choose your baby’s name?  I can’t wait to hear your story.

If you are due in the coming months please, send me an email!  Let me know your due date and I’ll send over more information on how the booking process works and pricing.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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