If there’s one thing the internet loves, it’s a list of baby names. Whether it’s from 100 years ago or one year ago, people love to know the naming trends. And perhaps the most reliable list out there is now available, as the Social Security Administration released its list of the 10 most popular boy’s and girl’s names in 2018 based on their data.
“Social Security is with you from day one, which makes us the source for the most popular baby names and more!” wrote the SSA after releasing the list.
Most of the names were also on the top 10 lists for 2017, with Lucas replacing Jacob as the only new boy’s name and Harper replacing Abigal on the girl’s list. There were some shifts in order but the top 3 boy’s names remained intact, with Liam still the most popular names for newborn boys. And while it is nowhere to be found on this list, we fully expect Archie to become one of the fastest-rising names in 2019 due to the Royal Baby.
According to the list, Emma was once again the most popular name for girls, followed closely by Olivia and Ava. It’s been noted that Arya has become an increasingly popular name over the last few years but the Game of Thrones-inspired name hasn’t made it to the top 10 quite yet, though we imagine her recent takedown of the Night King will make Arya an even more popular choice moving forward.
Check out the full lists below.
Top 10 Boy Names
Top 10 Girl Names