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These Were The Most Popular Baby Names of 2018

It was a good year for Sophia and Jackson.

Choosing what to name your child might be one of the most difficult decisions you make as a parent. Expecting parents have strong opinions on what is and is not a fitting name for their unborn child. If you’re having trouble finding a name or feel overwhelmed, this list from BabyCenter will definitely help. The website just released their Most Popular Baby Names of 2018 list. Baby Center surveyed more than 742,000 parents to come up with this list, featuring the top 50 names for boys and the top 50 names for girls. This list doesn’t just show the names though, you can also click on the names on BabyCenter’s website to find out what each name means and where it originates from.

On the boys’ names side, Jackson remains the most popular boys’ name for the sixth year in a row. You won’t find many traditional boys’ names in the top 10 though. The most traditional name is Lucas while quirky names like Caden and Grayson are more popular. Biblical names are also going strong with Noah and Elijah in the top 10. For expecting parents looking for up-and-coming baby names, Leo and Carson were very popular this year.

Meanwhile, the top five girls’ names are unshakable and remain in the same spots they were last year with Sophia topping the list for the ninth year in a row. You might also notice that all but one name in the girls’ names ends with the letter “a.” Riley was the exception. Laya cracked the top 10 this year, knocking Zoe out. There are a few girls’ names that have skyrocketed in popularity on list: Everly and Isla.

Take a look at the list below to see all the names that made the list for this year.

The 50 Most Popular Boys’ Names of 2018

Jackson

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Liam

Noah

Aiden

Caden

Grayson

Lucas

Mason

Oliver

Elijah

Logan

Carter

Ethan

Muhammad

Jayden

Michael

James

Sebastian

Alexander

Mateo

Jacob

Ryan

Benjamin

Daniel

William

Jack

Julian

Leo

Jayce

Caleb

Luke

Henry

Gabriel

Matthew

Wyatt

Owen

Connor

Josiah

Levi

David

Isaac

John

Carson

Cameron

Isaiah

Asher

Lincoln

Adam

Nicholas

Landon

The 50 Most Popular Girls’ Names of 2018

Sophia

Olivia

Emma

Ava

Isabella

Aria

Riley

Amelia

Mia

Layla

Zoe

Mila

Charlotte

Harper

Lily

Chloe

Aaliyah

Adalyn

Evelyn

Avery

Aubrey

Ella

Camilla

Nora

Scarlett

Maya

Emily

Abigail

Madison

Eliana

Luna

Ellie

Hannah

Arianna

Kinsley

Elizabeth

Leah

Hailey

Sarah

Victoria

Paisley

Elena

Penelope

Everly

Madelyn

Addison

Grace

Brooklyn

Charlie

Isabelle