Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 2018

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy 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 boy 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

Rank Name Count
1 Liam 19,924
2 Noah 18,366
3 William 14,604
4 James 13,600
5 Oliver 13,469
6 Benjamin 13,450
7 Elijah 12,960
8 Lucas 12,635
9 Mason 12,481
10 Logan 12,408
11 Alexander 12,064
12 Ethan 11,905
13 Jacob 11,847
14 Michael 11,698
15 Daniel 11,246
16 Henry 10,698
17 Jackson 10,391
18 Sebastian 10,115
19 Aiden 10,025
20 Matthew 9,979
21 Samuel 9,822
22 David 9,772
23 Joseph 9,636
24 Carter 9,357
25 Owen 9,320
26 John 9,170
27 Wyatt 9,164
28 Jack 8,876
29 Luke 8,610
30 Jayden 8,593
31 Dylan 8,592
32 Grayson 8,578
33 Levi 8,515
34 Isaac 8,480
35 Gabriel 8,407
36 Julian 8,343
37 Mateo 8,208
38 Anthony 8,028
39 Jaxon 7,733
40 Joshua 7,413
41 Lincoln 7,392
42 Christopher 7,306
43 Andrew 7,282
44 Theodore 7,071
45 Caleb 6,966
46 Ryan 6,927
47 Asher 6,851
48 Nathan 6,829
49 Thomas 6,814
50 Leo 6,756
51 Isaiah 6,669
52 Charles 6,646
53 Josiah 6,642
54 Hudson 6,568
55 Christian 6,544
56 Hunter 6,097
57 Connor 6,076
58 Eli 6,066
59 Ezra 6,034
60 Aaron 5,975
61 Landon 5,847
62 Adrian 5,809
63 Jonathan 5,752
64 Nolan 5,624
65 Jeremiah 5,595
66 Easton 5,450
67 Elias 5,336
68 Colton 5,303
69 Cameron 5,297
70 Carson 5,244
71 Robert 5,172
72 Angel 5,053
73 Maverick 5,028
74 Nicholas 4,823
75 Dominic 4,775
76 Jaxson 4,753
77 Greyson 4,743
78 Ian 4,698
79 Adam 4,697
80 Austin 4,674
81 Jordan 4,671
82 Santiago 4,664
83 Cooper 4,462
84 Brayden 4,407
85 Roman 4,383
86 Evan 4,380
87 Ezekiel 4,347
88 Xavier 4,324
89 Jose 4,309
90 Jace 4,290
91 Jameson 4,242
92 Leonardo 4,219
93 Bryson 4,209
94 Axel 4,068
95 Everett 4,025
96 Parker 3,999
97 Kayden 3,984
98 Miles 3,983
99 Sawyer 3,877
100 Jason 3,864
101 Declan 3,808
102 Weston 3,774
103 Micah 3,754
104 Ayden 3,669
105 Wesley 3,619
106 Luca 3,606
107 Vincent 3,565
108 Zachary 3,560
109 Damian 3,546
110 Silas 3,508
111 Gavin 3,465
112 Kai 3,442
113 Chase 3,441
114 Emmett 3,424
115 Harrison 3,408
116 Nathaniel 3,377
117 Kingston 3,355
118 Cole 3,340
119 Tyler 3,322
120 Bennett 3,293
121 Bentley 3,263
122 Ryker 3,240
123 Tristan 3,214
124 Brandon 3,201
125 Kevin 3,139
126 Luis 3,094
127 George 3,074
128 Ashton 3,048
129 Rowan 3,035
130 Ryder 3,003
131 Braxton 3,002
132 Gael 2,928
133 Ivan 2,906
134 Maxwell 2,899
135 Diego 2,882
136 Max 2,870
137 Kaiden 2,852
138 Carlos 2,849
139 Juan 2,841
140 Maddox 2,808
141 Justin 2,798
142 Waylon 2,783
143 Giovanni 2,763
144 Calvin 2,756
145 Jonah 2,714
146 Abel 2,676
147 Jayce 2,643
148 Jesus 2,638
149 King 2,601
150 Amir 2,599
151 Beau 2,590
152 Camden 2,555
153 Alex 2,516
154 Jasper 2,496
155 Jude 2,494
156 Malachi 2,493
157 Brody 2,476
158 Blake 2,459
159 Emmanuel 2,417
160 Eric 2,400
161 Brooks 2,379
162 Abraham 2,370
163 Elliot 2,369
164 Antonio 2,368
165 Timothy 2,345
166 Finn 2,327
167 Rhett 2,313
168 Elliott 2,303
169 August 2,285
170 Edward 2,282
171 Xander 2,269
172 Dean 2,253
173 Lorenzo 2,251
174 Alan 2,248
175 Bryce 2,238
176 Karter 2,233
177 Victor 2,223
178 Milo 2,196
179 Miguel 2,182
180 Zion 2,175
181 Hayden 2,174
182 Graham 2,173
183 Grant 2,167
184 Tucker 2,167
185 Jesse 2,138
186 Zayden 2,137
187 Richard 2,132
188 Joel 2,127
189 Patrick 2,121
190 Emiliano 2,115
191 Avery 2,110
192 Myles 2,099
193 Brantley 2,098
194 Nicolas 2,097
195 Dawson 2,097
196 Matteo 2,094
197 River 2,066
198 Steven 2,034
199 Thiago 2,022
200 Zane 2,022
201 Judah 2,017
202 Matias 2,013
203 Messiah 1,996
204 Preston 1,961
205 Jeremy 1,960
206 Oscar 1,955
207 Kaleb 1,914
208 Alejandro 1,897
209 Marcus 1,893
210 Mark 1,866
211 Peter 1,820
212 Maximus 1,812
213 Barrett 1,805
214 Jax 1,763
215 Andres 1,741
216 Charlie 1,727
217 Holden 1,726
218 Legend 1,724
219 Knox 1,705
220 Kaden 1,693
221 Paxton 1,691
222 Kyrie 1,683
223 Kyle 1,673
224 Griffin 1,671
225 Kenneth 1,666
226 Josue 1,664
227 Enzo 1,658
228 Beckett 1,651
229 Felix 1,650
230 Arthur 1,648
231 Adriel 1,647
232 Lukas 1,644
233 Bryan 1,637
234 Paul 1,632
235 Brian 1,625
236 Colt 1,623
237 Caden 1,609
238 Leon 1,600
239 Archer 1,591
240 Israel 1,585
241 Omar 1,582
242 Aidan 1,563
243 Theo 1,550
244 Javier 1,546
245 Remington 1,533
246 Jaden 1,494
247 Emilio 1,492
248 Bradley 1,491
249 Colin 1,476
250 Riley 1,463

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.

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

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

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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