The Most Popular Baby Names of 2018 So Far

Jill Holtz

October 14, 2018

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Are you wondering what names have been popular with new parents this year? BabyCenter has published their list of top baby names for boys and girls for 2018. So if you’re looking to avoid these names in favour of more unique ones, or indeed wondering if your child’s name is on the list, here are The Most Popular Baby Names of 2018 So Far.

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We love seeing which baby names are popular with new parents each year and this year’s BabyCenter list of top boy and girl names so far this year is out, the names are based on BabyCenter parents submitting the names they have chosen for their new baby.

Emma is still the favourite with parents of baby girls – it has continued to hover around the top position for the last few years, followed closely by Olivia and Ava. Mia and Charlotte have swapped places while Mila has made the top 10 list this year.

For boys, the top 10 names stay the same, just the order differs from last year. Liam continues to hold the #1 position, with Noah remaining in #2 and Oliver hopping back to #3 spot. And James continues to be a popular choice for new boys staying firmly on the top 10 list.

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Most Popular Girls Names for 2018


  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Sophia
  6. Amelia
  7. Mia
  8. Charlotte
  9. Harper
  10. Mila
  11. Aria
  12. Ella
  13. Avery
  14. Evelyn
  15. Luna
  16. Abigail
  17. Sofia
  18. Scarlett
  19. Layla
  20. Riley

Most Popular Boys Names for 2018

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

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Over to you! Is your baby’s name on this list? Or do you prefer something more unique? Let us know in the comments below.

 The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2018 So Far

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Published On: October 14th, 2018 / Categories: For Parents / Last Updated: October 10th, 2019 / Tags: /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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