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Most Popular Baby Names of 2018

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SAINT CHARLES, MO (Dec 6, 2018): It’s that time of year: get ready to see the most popular baby names of 2018! Mom365 Newborn Photography has the honor of photographing many of America’s most brand-new babies every year, and our photographers always delight in hearing the names that adoring parents have given their newborns. Over at headquarters, we have fun watching name trends as the data comes in from our partner hospitals, and making lists of the top names.

It’s always exciting when we can declare the most popular baby names of the year, so without further adieu, here they are.

The most popular baby names overall in 2018 were:

  1. Emma
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava

The most popular baby girl names in 2018 were:

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Sophia

The most popular baby boy names in 2018 were:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. Logan
  5. Mason

American parents love, love, love these top baby names. In fact, the top five names for both genders are exactly the same as last year!

When it comes to the girls' names, that’s not so surprising: all five names have been reigning champions throughout the 2010s. Like Jennifer in the ‘70s, Jessica in the ‘80s, Ashley in the ‘90s, and Emily in the ‘00s, Emma is the girls’ name of the decade. It’s been near the top of the charts since the early 2000s, and one of the top five most popular names for much of the 2010s. The same is true for the other four top girls’ names on the list.

The same is true for boys names, although not as dramatically. Number one Liam has been hot throughout the 2010s, and parents have been really loving Noah for a decade. Mason and Elijah have been tops for a few years, and Logan returns after sneaking into the top five last year.

Want to know what other names are trending? See our complete list of the 100 top baby names of 2018 here.

Congrats to all the new parents and welcome to all the new babies born in 2018! 

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