The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2018

The 100 most popular baby names of 2018 have been revealed, and although some classic names still remain popular, some quirky names are increasing in popularity.  Sophia and Jackson remained in the same place as last year, coming in as the number one girls and boys baby name for the past nine and six years respectively.  And while classic names still make up the top picks, names inspired by Fortnite, fruit, vegetables and the Kardashians have all risen in popularity this year.

The most popular baby names of 2018 compilation was put together by online pregnancy and parenting website Baby Center, which publishes the list annually.

Photo Credit: babycenter.ca

20 most popular boys names in 2018:

  1. Jackson
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Aiden
  5. Caden
  6. Grayson
  7. Lucas
  8. Mason
  9. Oliver
  10. Elijah
  11. Logan
  12. Carter
  13. Ethan
  14. Muhammad
  15. Jayden
  16. Michael
  17. James
  18. Sebastian
  19. Alexander
  20. Mateo

20 most popular girls names in 2018: 

  1. Sophia
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella
  6. Aria
  7. Riley
  8. Amelia
  9. Mia
  10. Layla
  11. Zoe
  12. Mila
  13. Charlotte
  14. Harper
  15. Lily
  16. Chloe
  17. Aaliyah
  18. Adalyn
  19. Evelyn
  20. Avery

The 10 quirkiest names that became more popular in 2018: 

  1. Rainbow (up 26 percent)
  2. Ocean (up 31 percent)
  3. Bunny (up 30 percent)
  4. Kale (up 35 percent)
  5. Kiwi (up 40 percent)
  6. Clementine (up 15 percent)
  7. Sky (up 38 percent)
  8. Maple (up 32 percent)
  9. Sage (up 15 percent)
  10. Saint (up 42 percent)

2019 popular baby name predictions:  

  1. Shoe brands: Fila, Puma, Chuck, Taylor and Van
  2. Royal Family: Eugenie and Jack
  3. Southern States: Austin, Dallas, Charlotte and Savannah
  4. Power couples baby’s names: Justin, Hailey, Chance and Kirsten
  5. Gender swapping: Lindsey, Kelsey, Tracy and Ashley
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Scott Fox
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