Here are the new 2018 Top 10 baby names with their positions relative to last year:
Get the new full top 1000 baby names 2018 here.
Meghan is the fastest-rising girl name, undoubtedly influenced by American actress-turned-duchess (and new mom herself), Meghan Markle. Charlotte, the name of Britain‘s little princess, rose one more peg to Number 6.
New royal baby name Archie was already rising through the ranks in the US last year, up 178 points to crack the Top 1000 for the first time in 30 years. TV’s Riverdale may be the 2018 influence, but the newborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is sure to push it even higher.
For boys, Genesis and Saint were the fastest rising. These fit in with the recent trend of spiritual baby names. Saint was introduced into the baby name pool by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West when they used it for their son in 2015.
Mila and Luna also experienced major gains, each breaking into the Top 25. Mila Kunis is credited with popularizing her name, and Luna is a celebrity baby name favorite, used by such stars as Uma Thurman, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.
Owen entered the Top 25 for boys. It’s been rising steadily since the early 2000s and is a popular character name, featured in movies and television shows such as Jurassic World, Fast & Furious, and Grey’s Anatomy.
The fastest-rising names included many surname-names for both girls and boys. For girls, Palmer and Kiely were among the ten fastest-rising names, while Baker and Watson were among the top ten fastest risers for boys.
Names that fell the fastest last year include trendy choices like Audrina and Maxton, as well as more traditional names that have fallen out of favor: Courtney and Marjorie for girls, Craig and Darrell for boys.
Elsa, which enjoyed a moment in the sun thanks to Frozen, also dropped more than 200 places.