Contest: Guess the New Top 10 and Win!

If there ever was a holiday for baby namers, it would be the Friday before Mother’s Day. For this is the day that the Social Security Administration releases the data on the most popular baby names of the previous year. This Friday, May 10th, the official list of US Most Popular Names of 2018 will be released at 9:05 am ET.

We know you Berries have good intuition about this, so in this contest we want to hear your predictions for the new Top 10! Will Emma lead the girls’ list for the fifth year in a row? Can Liam hold onto the top spot or was he a one-year-wonder? Which names will enter the Top 10—and which will leave?

As a reminder, here were the top names of 2017:

1. Emma


2. Olivia


3. Ava


4. Isabella


5. Sophia


6.  Mia


7.  Charlotte


8.  Amelia


9.  Evelyn


10. Abigail


The first person to guess correctly the top ten girls’ names and top ten boys’ names in the correct order will win the prize of a $100 gift certificate. So put your predictions in the comments as soon as you can! If no one guesses the correct Top 10s, we’ll award the prize to the person who in our opinion comes closest.

Contest ends Thursday, May 9th at midnight CST!

And if you’re so inclined, tell us your other predictions, such as new names to the Top 1000 or names with the largest popularity jumps.

Good luck, Berries!

About the Author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top 2020s names, Gen Z names, and cottagecore baby names. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest.

Sophie Kihm's articles on names have run on People, Today, The Huffington Post, and more. She has been quoted as a name expert by The Washington Post, People, The Huffington Post, and more. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at Sophie lives in Chicago.