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11th Apr 2018

The Results Are In: These Are Officially The Most Popular Baby Names In 2018 So Far


Every year we see different baby names becoming increasingly popular, and others remaining consistently common.

We may only be four months into 2018, but that hasn’t stopped a clear trend developing among new parents naming their children.

This year, according to, a website which ranks the popularity of names throughout the year, there’s a clear winner when it comes to boys names. 

Top of the list? Noah

To be honest, we’ve no idea what inspired people to start choosing Noah, but we’ve certainly heard a lot of it.

And, to be fair, it is absolutely adorable.

The top 10 boys names so far in 2018 are as follows:

1. Noah

2. Liam

3. Benjamin

4. Oliver

5. William

6. James

7. Elijah

8. Lucas

9. Mason

10. Michael

When it comes to girls, the top name so far this year has been an all-time classic – Olivia.

Olivia is followed closely by Emma, Ava and Charlotte, all of which have surpassed the likes of Sophia and Isabella – names that probably would’ve been quite popular a couple of years ago. 

The top 10 most popular girls names this year are:

1. Olivia

2. Emma

3. Ava

4. Charlotte

5. Mia

6. Sophia

7. Isabella

8. Harper

9. Amelia

10. Evelyn

Looking for some baby-name inspo? Take your pick.

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