Most Popular Baby Names in 2018

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 2018. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby names in 2018, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 19,924 Emma 18,770
2 Noah 18,366 Olivia 18,011
3 William 14,604 Ava 14,985
4 James 13,600 Isabella 14,524
5 Oliver 13,469 Sophia 13,979
6 Benjamin 13,450 Charlotte 13,005
7 Elijah 12,960 Mia 12,703
8 Lucas 12,635 Amelia 12,363
9 Mason 12,481 Harper 10,624
10 Logan 12,408 Evelyn 10,416
11 Alexander 12,064 Abigail 9,854
12 Ethan 11,905 Emily 8,694
13 Jacob 11,847 Elizabeth 8,565
14 Michael 11,698 Mila 8,154
15 Daniel 11,246 Ella 8,103
16 Henry 10,698 Avery 8,088
17 Jackson 10,391 Sofia 7,649
18 Sebastian 10,115 Camila 7,502
19 Aiden 10,025 Aria 7,417
20 Matthew 9,979 Scarlett 7,209
21 Samuel 9,822 Victoria 7,118
22 David 9,772 Madison 7,067
23 Joseph 9,636 Luna 6,929
24 Carter 9,357 Grace 6,766
25 Owen 9,320 Chloe 6,661
26 John 9,170 Penelope 6,512
27 Wyatt 9,164 Layla 6,492
28 Jack 8,876 Riley 5,998
29 Luke 8,610 Zoey 5,923
30 Jayden 8,593 Nora 5,833
31 Dylan 8,592 Lily 5,736
32 Grayson 8,578 Eleanor 5,721
33 Levi 8,515 Hannah 5,657
34 Isaac 8,480 Lillian 5,554
35 Gabriel 8,407 Addison 5,220
36 Julian 8,343 Ellie 5,209
37 Mateo 8,208 Aubrey 5,200
38 Anthony 8,028 Stella 5,154
39 Jaxon 7,733 Natalie 5,112
40 Joshua 7,413 Zoe 5,111
41 Lincoln 7,392 Leah 5,026
42 Christopher 7,306 Hazel 4,943
43 Andrew 7,282 Violet 4,818
44 Theodore 7,071 Aurora 4,815
45 Caleb 6,966 Savannah 4,758
46 Ryan 6,927 Audrey 4,686
47 Asher 6,851 Brooklyn 4,634
48 Nathan 6,829 Bella 4,552
49 Thomas 6,814 Claire 4,400
50 Leo 6,756 Skylar 4,391
51 Isaiah 6,669 Lucy 4,374
52 Charles 6,646 Paisley 4,353
53 Josiah 6,642 Everly 4,338
54 Hudson 6,568 Anna 4,180
55 Christian 6,544 Caroline 4,160
56 Hunter 6,097 Nova 4,158
57 Connor 6,076 Genesis 4,086
58 Eli 6,066 Emilia 4,035
59 Ezra 6,034 Kennedy 3,936
60 Aaron 5,975 Willow 3,915
61 Landon 5,847 Samantha 3,912
62 Adrian 5,809 Maya 3,909
63 Jonathan 5,752 Kinsley 3,871
64 Nolan 5,624 Naomi 3,842
65 Jeremiah 5,595 Aaliyah 3,833
66 Easton 5,450 Elena 3,770
67 Elias 5,336 Sarah 3,761
68 Colton 5,303 Ariana 3,731
69 Cameron 5,297 Gabriella 3,693
70 Carson 5,244 Allison 3,689
71 Robert 5,172 Alice 3,655
72 Angel 5,053 Madelyn 3,646
73 Maverick 5,028 Cora 3,591
74 Nicholas 4,823 Ruby 3,576
75 Dominic 4,775 Eva 3,556
76 Jaxson 4,753 Serenity 3,542
77 Greyson 4,743 Autumn 3,492
78 Ian 4,698 Adeline 3,481
79 Adam 4,697 Hailey 3,462
80 Austin 4,674 Gianna 3,439
81 Jordan 4,671 Valentina 3,433
82 Santiago 4,664 Isla 3,408
83 Cooper 4,462 Eliana 3,395
84 Brayden 4,407 Quinn 3,384
85 Roman 4,383 Nevaeh 3,381
86 Evan 4,380 Ivy 3,275
87 Ezekiel 4,347 Sadie 3,261
88 Xavier 4,324 Piper 3,217
89 Jose 4,309 Lydia 3,206
90 Jace 4,290 Alexa 3,064
91 Jameson 4,242 Josephine 3,043
92 Leonardo 4,219 Emery 3,002
93 Bryson 4,209 Julia 3,001
94 Axel 4,068 Delilah 2,997
95 Everett 4,025 Arianna 2,971
96 Parker 3,999 Vivian 2,971
97 Kayden 3,984 Kaylee 2,948
98 Miles 3,983 Sophie 2,942
99 Sawyer 3,877 Brielle 2,933
100 Jason 3,864 Madeline 2,909
101 Declan 3,808 Peyton 2,906
102 Weston 3,774 Rylee 2,899
103 Micah 3,754 Clara 2,890
104 Ayden 3,669 Hadley 2,868
105 Wesley 3,619 Melanie 2,847
106 Luca 3,606 Mackenzie 2,820
107 Vincent 3,565 Reagan 2,812
108 Zachary 3,560 Adalynn 2,810
109 Damian 3,546 Liliana 2,789
110 Silas 3,508 Aubree 2,779
111 Gavin 3,465 Jade 2,689
112 Kai 3,442 Katherine 2,674
113 Chase 3,441 Isabelle 2,652
114 Emmett 3,424 Natalia 2,623
115 Harrison 3,408 Maria 2,611
116 Nathaniel 3,377 Raelynn 2,611
117 Kingston 3,355 Athena 2,592
118 Cole 3,340 Ximena 2,568
119 Tyler 3,322 Arya 2,552
120 Bennett 3,293 Leilani 2,513
121 Bentley 3,263 Taylor 2,492
122 Ryker 3,240 Faith 2,460
123 Tristan 3,214 Rose 2,448
124 Brandon 3,201 Kylie 2,423
125 Kevin 3,139 Alexandra 2,406
126 Luis 3,094 Mary 2,352
127 George 3,074 Margaret 2,330
128 Ashton 3,048 Lyla 2,302
129 Rowan 3,035 Ashley 2,274
130 Ryder 3,003 Amaya 2,269
131 Braxton 3,002 Eliza 2,262
132 Gael 2,928 Brianna 2,239
133 Ivan 2,906 Bailey 2,174
134 Maxwell 2,899 Andrea 2,163
135 Diego 2,882 Khloe 2,146
136 Max 2,870 Melody 2,146
137 Kaiden 2,852 Jasmine 2,139
138 Carlos 2,849 Iris 2,123
139 Juan 2,841 Isabel 2,065
140 Maddox 2,808 Norah 2,011
141 Justin 2,798 Valeria 1,987
142 Waylon 2,783 Annabelle 1,981
143 Giovanni 2,763 Emerson 1,945
144 Calvin 2,756 Adalyn 1,933
145 Jonah 2,714 Ryleigh 1,923
146 Abel 2,676 Eden 1,910
147 Jayce 2,643 Anastasia 1,896
148 Jesus 2,638 Emersyn 1,893
149 King 2,601 Kayla 1,884
150 Amir 2,599 Alyssa 1,875
151 Beau 2,590 Esther 1,849
152 Camden 2,555 Juliana 1,845
153 Alex 2,516 Charlie 1,843
154 Jasper 2,496 Ariel 1,818
155 Jude 2,494 Cecilia 1,803
156 Malachi 2,493 Valerie 1,799
157 Brody 2,476 Molly 1,796
158 Blake 2,459 Alina 1,795
159 Emmanuel 2,417 Reese 1,792
160 Eric 2,400 Aliyah 1,771
161 Brooks 2,379 Lilly 1,765
162 Abraham 2,370 Parker 1,762
163 Elliot 2,369 Morgan 1,758
164 Antonio 2,368 Finley 1,755
165 Timothy 2,345 Sydney 1,755
166 Finn 2,327 Jordyn 1,740
167 Rhett 2,313 Eloise 1,738
168 Elliott 2,303 Trinity 1,718
169 August 2,285 Daisy 1,709
170 Edward 2,282 Sara 1,709
171 Xander 2,269 Genevieve 1,706
172 Dean 2,253 Kimberly 1,703
173 Lorenzo 2,251 Lauren 1,703
174 Alan 2,248 Arabella 1,696
175 Bryce 2,238 Harmony 1,678
176 Karter 2,233 Elise 1,669
177 Victor 2,223 Remi 1,660
178 Milo 2,196 Teagan 1,648
179 Miguel 2,182 Alexis 1,647
180 Zion 2,175 London 1,641
181 Hayden 2,174 Sloane 1,630
182 Graham 2,173 Laila 1,616
183 Grant 2,167 Diana 1,608
184 Tucker 2,167 Lucia 1,608
185 Jesse 2,138 Juliette 1,607
186 Zayden 2,137 Sienna 1,592
187 Richard 2,132 Elliana 1,586
188 Joel 2,127 Londyn 1,586
189 Patrick 2,121 Callie 1,583
190 Emiliano 2,115 Ayla 1,582
191 Avery 2,110 Amara 1,580
192 Myles 2,099 Gracie 1,578
193 Brantley 2,098 Josie 1,573
194 Nicolas 2,097 Daniela 1,558
195 Dawson 2,097 Jocelyn 1,557
196 Matteo 2,094 Mya 1,557
197 River 2,066 Rachel 1,555
198 Steven 2,034 Everleigh 1,554
199 Thiago 2,022 Summer 1,540
200 Zane 2,022 Alana 1,529
201 Judah 2,017 Brooke 1,523
202 Matias 2,013 Alaina 1,519
203 Messiah 1,996 Mckenzie 1,512
204 Preston 1,961 Amy 1,507
205 Jeremy 1,960 Catherine 1,504
206 Oscar 1,955 Presley 1,495
207 Kaleb 1,914 Journee 1,489
208 Alejandro 1,897 Ember 1,469
209 Marcus 1,893 Rosalie 1,467
210 Mark 1,866 Brynlee 1,460
211 Peter 1,820 Rowan 1,459
212 Maximus 1,812 Paige 1,452
213 Barrett 1,805 Rebecca 1,451
214 Jax 1,763 Joanna 1,450
215 Andres 1,741 Ana 1,446
216 Charlie 1,727 Sawyer 1,428
217 Holden 1,726 Mariah 1,424
218 Legend 1,724 Nicole 1,422
219 Knox 1,705 Brooklynn 1,421
220 Kaden 1,693 Payton 1,421
221 Paxton 1,691 Georgia 1,415
222 Kyrie 1,683 Fiona 1,414
223 Kyle 1,673 Marley 1,414
224 Griffin 1,671 Lila 1,405
225 Kenneth 1,666 Harley 1,402
226 Josue 1,664 Journey 1,382
227 Enzo 1,658 Adelyn 1,381
228 Beckett 1,651 Noelle 1,379
229 Felix 1,650 Gemma 1,378
230 Arthur 1,648 Vanessa 1,377
231 Adriel 1,647 Alivia 1,375
232 Lukas 1,644 Makayla 1,370
233 Bryan 1,637 Angelina 1,368
234 Paul 1,632 Adaline 1,367
235 Brian 1,625 Alayna 1,361
236 Colt 1,623 Catalina 1,361
237 Caden 1,609 Julianna 1,361
238 Leon 1,600 Lola 1,359
239 Archer 1,591 Leila 1,356
240 Israel 1,585 June 1,350
241 Omar 1,582 Adriana 1,349
242 Aidan 1,563 Juliet 1,345
243 Theo 1,550 Jayla 1,343
244 Javier 1,546 River 1,328
245 Remington 1,533 Tessa 1,324
246 Jaden 1,494 Lia 1,318
247 Emilio 1,492 Dakota 1,317
248 Bradley 1,491 Delaney 1,312
249 Colin 1,476 Selena 1,311
250 Riley 1,463 Blakely 1,308

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

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Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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