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Most Popular Names of 2018….so far

Most Popular Names of 2018….so far
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by Pamela Redmond Satran and Esmeralda Rocha

The most popular baby names of 2018 on Nameberry are led by the two names that held the top spots at the end of 2017, Olivia and Atticus.

In second place, though, things get really interesting. Amara, the multicultural girls’ name with roots in three continents, leapt onto the Top 10 for the full year 2018, and now is all the way up at Number 2 for girls.

Amara first entered the US Top 1000 names at the turn of this century, and now is poised to break into the Top 200. It’s also on official popularity lists in England and Germany. If you think of it as a modern blend of Amanda and Mary, you can understand where it gets its star power.

Among boys’ names, the Number 2 name is Milo, up from sixth place in the year-end tally. Another multicultural choice, Milo was the name of an ancient Greek Olympic wrestler and is grandfather to also-stylish Miles. Like Amara, Milo stands around Number 200 of the official US list. It’s even more popular in England, Germany, and Sweden.

Overall, the top girls’ names for the first half of the year show a decided trend towards longer, more formal, vintage names. Florence, Cordelia, and Anastasia have replaced Ellie, Jade, and Khaleesi. Genevieve, Beatrice, and Freya are among the biggest risers while Zoe, Molly, and Mia were among the fastest-falling girls’ names.

On the boys’ side, Nameberry’s visitors are also loving sophisticated Continental names in 2018, but prefer short and punchy choices. Elio, Otis, Otto, and Atlas are new to the boys’ Top 100, and among the fastest risers are Lewis, Owen, Lachlan, and Caspian, taking over from Zachary, Xavier, and Nathaniel.

Nameberry’s most popular names list is based on number of views each name page received for the first half of 2018. It gauges interest in these baby names, though it is an indicator of future trends and official name popularity.

The 100 most popular names for boys and girls on Nameberry for 2018, so far, follow. Asterisks indicate names new to the list in 2018 versus 2017. And don’t forget to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter our surprise contest!

girls

  1. Olivia

  2. Amara

  3. Cora

  4. Isla

  5. Charlotte

  6. Aurora

  7. Amelia

  8. Rose

  9. Ava

  10. Genevieve

  11. Maeve

  12. Penelope

  13. Iris

  14. Violet

  15. Ophelia

  16. Eleanor

  17. Esme

  18. Luna

  19. Imogen

  20. Eloise

  21. Aurelia

  22. Alice

  23. Ada

  24. Arabella

  25. Evelyn

  26. Lucy

  27. Ivy

  28. Hazel

  29. Adeline

  30. Isabella

  31. Thea

  32. Jane

  33. Nora

  34. Emilia

  35. Elizabeth

  36. Anna

  37. Elodie

  38. Evangeline

  39. Eliza

  40. Adelaide

  41. Freya

  42. Sadie

  43. Julia

  44. Emma

  45. Claire

  46. Phoebe

  47. Lila

  48. Beatrice

  49. Elise

  50. Maisie

  51. Lydia

  52. Seraphina

  53. Clara

  54. Stella

  55. Aria

  56. Mae

  57. Mia

  58. Maya

  59. Matilda

  60. Audrey

  61. Chloe

  62. Astrid

  63. Willa

  64. Josephine

  65. Mila

  66. Willow

  67. Sienna

  68. Maia

  69. Margaret

  70. Clementine*

  71. Caroline

  72. Florence*

  73. Grace

  74. Lyra*

  75. Sophia

  76. Celeste

  77. Gemma

  78. Isabel

  79. Juliet

  80. Elsie

  81. Emily

  82. Poppy

  83. Eliana

  84. Elena

  85. Emmeline*

  86. Ella

  87. Zoe

  88. Zara

  89. Naomi

  90. Molly

  91. Anastasia*

  92. Madeline

  93. Hannah

  94. Daisy

  95. Evie

  96. Margot*

  97. Scarlett

  98. Tessa*

  99. Mabel*

  100. Cordelia*

boys

  1. Atticus

  2. Milo

  3. Jasper

  4. Jack

  5. Asher

  6. Silas

  7. Theodore

  8. Wyatt

  9. Henry

  10. Declan

  11. Finn

  12. Oscar

  13. Oliver

  14. Leo

  15. Felix

  16. Bodhi

  17. Aryan

  18. Arthur

  19. Levi

  20. Axel

  21. Soren

  22. Ryker

  23. Thomas

  24. Ethan

  25. Sebastian

  26. Liam

  27. Elio*

  28. James

  29. Kai

  30. Charlie

  31. Alexander

  32. William

  33. Louis

  34. Charles

  35. Callum

  36. Benjamin

  37. Caleb

  38. Jude

  39. Julian

  40. Ezra

  41. Eli

  42. Harry

  43. Elijah

  44. Cassius

  45. Ronan

  46. John

  47. Zachary

  48. Xavier

  49. Emmett

  50. Caspian

  51. Andrew

  52. Owen

  53. Archer

  54. Lachlan

  55. Matthew

  56. Hugo

  57. Lewis

  58. Samuel

  59. Luke

  60. Tobias

  61. Roman

  62. Jacob

  63. Nathaniel

  64. Isaac

  65. Atlas*

  66. Harrison

  67. Wilder*

  68. Simon

  69. Nolan

  70. Magnus

  71. Lucian

  72. Gideon

  73. Jayden*

  74. Lucas

  75. Gabriel

  76. Daniel

  77. Otto*

  78. George

  79. Knox

  80. Graham

  81. Theo*

  82. Rhett

  83. Elias*

  84. Thanos*

  85. Everett

  86. Noah*

  87. Kane

  88. Xander

  89. Maverick

  90. Beckett

  91. Josiah

  92. Sawyer*

  93. Griffin

  94. Otis

  95. Isaiah

  96. David

  97. Miles

  98. Nathan

  99. Rowan*

  100. Dashiell*

Bonus: We’ll send $101 to the first person who correctly guesses the Number 101 name for both girls and boys. Guess only one girls’ name and one boys’ name in the comments section. Go!

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.

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