Most popular baby names of 2018

Babycenter released their list of the most popular baby names of 2018 and there are no surprises here.

The number one boy name for the sixth consecutive year is…


The number one girl name for the ninth consecutive year is…


Names inspired by Fortnite also gained popularity this year. Ramirez — the name of the soldier character — jumped 57% over 2017. The names of the “skins” used to costume the characters also caught on. Leviathan was up 46% for boys, Bunny rose 30% for girls, and Rogue increased 47% for girls and 21% for boys.

In terms of most popular overall, here are the top 10 names of 2018 for boys and girls:


  1. Jackson
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Aiden
  5. Caden
  6. Grayson
  7. Lucas
  8. Mason
  9. Oliver
  10. Elijah


  1. Sophia
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella
  6. Aria
  7. Riley
  8. Amelia
  9. Mia
  10. Layla

What is your favourite baby name of 2018?

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