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
The 50 Most Popular Girls’ Names of 2018