Did you have a baby in 2018? Curious to see where his or her name ranks in terms of popularity?

You’ve come to the right place – check out the names that parents selected for this year’s crop of squishy newborns.

Babycenter has released their official most popular baby names 2018 edition and it’s well worth a look. Their data comes from more than 742,000 parents who shared their baby’s name with the popular website in 2018.

Keep in mind that this list is generated from American data – the Aussie version won’t be released until around April 2019 through McCrindle. But you can check out the most popular baby names of 2017 to see the top contenders from last year.

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Most Popular Baby Girl Names of 2018


Out of the top ten most popular baby names for girls in 2018, a grand total of 9 of them end in A. Even more interesting? 5 of the 10 have the same IA ending. We spot a trend!

1. Sophia
2. Olivia
3. Emma
4. Ava
5. Isabella
6. Aria
7. Riley
8. Amelia
9. Mia
10. Layla


Feminine names continue to prove popular with parents as the next batch of baby names all have that sugary sweetness to them.

11. Zoe
12. Mila
13. Charlotte
14. Harper
15. Lily
16. Chloe
17. Aaliyah
18. Adalyn
19. Evelyn
20. Avery


As we descend the list, it seems the A ending trend continues with 5 more names finishing this way.

21. Aubrey
22. Ella
23. Camilla
24. Nora
25. Scarlett
26. Maya
27. Emily
28. Abigail
29. Madison
30. Eliana

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Vintage and classic names are hard to beat, including Ellie, Elizabeth, Hannah, Sarah and Victoria which all come in between 31-40 on the most popular list.

31. Luna
32. Ellie
33. Hannah
34. Arianna
35. Kinsley
36. Elizabeth
37. Leah
38. Hailey
39. Sarah
40. Victoria


The LY combination is another hit for 2018 with names like Madelyn, Brooklyn and Everly making it into the top 50.

41. Paisley
42. Elena
43. Penelope
44. Everly
45. Madelyn
46. Addison
47. Grace
48. Brooklyn
49. Charlie
50. Isabelle

Most Popular Baby Boy Names of 2018


Compared to the most popular Australian baby names of 2017, the top ten is quite different. While William, Oliver and Jack are the top boy names in Australia, there are a whole crew of trendy contenders taking the top spots overseas.

And you may notice A LOT of them end in ON or EN.

1. Jackson
2. Liam
3. Noah
4. Aiden
5. Caden
6. Grayson
7. Lucas
8. Mason
9. Oliver
10. Elijah

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Classic names are also a hit with the boys with some of the more common ones from back in the day making an appearance again, including James, Michael and Alexander.

Of course, there are a few newbies too – Mateo and Sebastian, for example.

11. Logan
12. Carter
13. Ethan
14. Mohammad
15. Jayden
16. Michael
17. James
18. Sebastian
19. Alexander
20. Mateo


The letter of the day for the next 10? J – Jacob, Jack, Julian and Jayce.

21. Jacob
22. Ryan
23. Benjamin
24. Daniel
25. William
26. Jack
27. Julian
28. Leo
29. Jayce
30. Caleb


Biblical monikers continue to be popular for baby names with Levi, Josiah, David, Matthew, Gabriel and Luke all making the next set of 10. Other biblical names we’ve already seen in the top 50 include Jacob, Noah and Elijah.

31. Luke
32. Henry
33. Gabriel
34. Matthew
35. Wyatt
36. Owen
37. Conner
38. Josiah
39. Levi
40. David


As we head down the list, the ON ending continues to be popular for the boys.

41. Isaac
42. John
43. Carson
44. Cameron
45. Isaiah
46. Asher
47. Lincoln
48. Adam
49. Nicholas
50. Landon

So there we have it – 100 of the most popular baby names for 2018.

If you are searching for baby name ideas, be sure to check out our Baby Name section where we have plenty of lists to look through and help you find that perfect name for your new bundle of joy.


Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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