The Most Popular Baby Names of 2018

August 29, 2013 Denise Potter

By Jeff Bogle

The first half of 2018 has been an exciting and adventurous one for new baby names, as parents everywhere are looking to their pantries, driveways and TV screens for help deciding what to call their precious newborns.

Thanks to a shady back room deal (not really), I have procured a list of widely-used 2018 baby names from the Social Security Administration.

Here are a dozen of the most popular so far, right now, in 2018!


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About the author


Denise Potter is senior at Montclair State University, where she majors in English with a concentration on creative writing. After graduation she plans to pursue a career in publishing or journalism. Her work at Nameberry includes everything from researching the history of names to finding illustrations for slideshows and tracking celebrity baby names.

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