Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 2018

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl 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 girl 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 Emma 18,770
2 Olivia 18,011
3 Ava 14,985
4 Isabella 14,524
5 Sophia 13,979
6 Charlotte 13,005
7 Mia 12,703
8 Amelia 12,363
9 Harper 10,624
10 Evelyn 10,416
11 Abigail 9,854
12 Emily 8,694
13 Elizabeth 8,565
14 Mila 8,154
15 Ella 8,103
16 Avery 8,088
17 Sofia 7,649
18 Camila 7,502
19 Aria 7,417
20 Scarlett 7,209
21 Victoria 7,118
22 Madison 7,067
23 Luna 6,929
24 Grace 6,766
25 Chloe 6,661
26 Penelope 6,512
27 Layla 6,492
28 Riley 5,998
29 Zoey 5,923
30 Nora 5,833
31 Lily 5,736
32 Eleanor 5,721
33 Hannah 5,657
34 Lillian 5,554
35 Addison 5,220
36 Ellie 5,209
37 Aubrey 5,200
38 Stella 5,154
39 Natalie 5,112
40 Zoe 5,111
41 Leah 5,026
42 Hazel 4,943
43 Violet 4,818
44 Aurora 4,815
45 Savannah 4,758
46 Audrey 4,686
47 Brooklyn 4,634
48 Bella 4,552
49 Claire 4,400
50 Skylar 4,391
51 Lucy 4,374
52 Paisley 4,353
53 Everly 4,338
54 Anna 4,180
55 Caroline 4,160
56 Nova 4,158
57 Genesis 4,086
58 Emilia 4,035
59 Kennedy 3,936
60 Willow 3,915
61 Samantha 3,912
62 Maya 3,909
63 Kinsley 3,871
64 Naomi 3,842
65 Aaliyah 3,833
66 Elena 3,770
67 Sarah 3,761
68 Ariana 3,731
69 Gabriella 3,693
70 Allison 3,689
71 Alice 3,655
72 Madelyn 3,646
73 Cora 3,591
74 Ruby 3,576
75 Eva 3,556
76 Serenity 3,542
77 Autumn 3,492
78 Adeline 3,481
79 Hailey 3,462
80 Gianna 3,439
81 Valentina 3,433
82 Isla 3,408
83 Eliana 3,395
84 Quinn 3,384
85 Nevaeh 3,381
86 Ivy 3,275
87 Sadie 3,261
88 Piper 3,217
89 Lydia 3,206
90 Alexa 3,064
91 Josephine 3,043
92 Emery 3,002
93 Julia 3,001
94 Delilah 2,997
95 Arianna 2,971
96 Vivian 2,971
97 Kaylee 2,948
98 Sophie 2,942
99 Brielle 2,933
100 Madeline 2,909
101 Peyton 2,906
102 Rylee 2,899
103 Clara 2,890
104 Hadley 2,868
105 Melanie 2,847
106 Mackenzie 2,820
107 Reagan 2,812
108 Adalynn 2,810
109 Liliana 2,789
110 Aubree 2,779
111 Jade 2,689
112 Katherine 2,674
113 Isabelle 2,652
114 Natalia 2,623
115 Maria 2,611
116 Raelynn 2,611
117 Athena 2,592
118 Ximena 2,568
119 Arya 2,552
120 Leilani 2,513
121 Taylor 2,492
122 Faith 2,460
123 Rose 2,448
124 Kylie 2,423
125 Alexandra 2,406
126 Mary 2,352
127 Margaret 2,330
128 Lyla 2,302
129 Ashley 2,274
130 Amaya 2,269
131 Eliza 2,262
132 Brianna 2,239
133 Bailey 2,174
134 Andrea 2,163
135 Khloe 2,146
136 Melody 2,146
137 Jasmine 2,139
138 Iris 2,123
139 Isabel 2,065
140 Norah 2,011
141 Valeria 1,987
142 Annabelle 1,981
143 Emerson 1,945
144 Adalyn 1,933
145 Ryleigh 1,923
146 Eden 1,910
147 Anastasia 1,896
148 Emersyn 1,893
149 Kayla 1,884
150 Alyssa 1,875
151 Esther 1,849
152 Juliana 1,845
153 Charlie 1,843
154 Ariel 1,818
155 Cecilia 1,803
156 Valerie 1,799
157 Molly 1,796
158 Alina 1,795
159 Reese 1,792
160 Aliyah 1,771
161 Lilly 1,765
162 Parker 1,762
163 Morgan 1,758
164 Finley 1,755
165 Sydney 1,755
166 Jordyn 1,740
167 Eloise 1,738
168 Trinity 1,718
169 Daisy 1,709
170 Sara 1,709
171 Genevieve 1,706
172 Kimberly 1,703
173 Lauren 1,703
174 Arabella 1,696
175 Harmony 1,678
176 Elise 1,669
177 Remi 1,660
178 Teagan 1,648
179 Alexis 1,647
180 London 1,641
181 Sloane 1,630
182 Laila 1,616
183 Diana 1,608
184 Lucia 1,608
185 Juliette 1,607
186 Sienna 1,592
187 Elliana 1,586
188 Londyn 1,586
189 Callie 1,583
190 Ayla 1,582
191 Amara 1,580
192 Gracie 1,578
193 Josie 1,573
194 Daniela 1,558
195 Jocelyn 1,557
196 Mya 1,557
197 Rachel 1,555
198 Everleigh 1,554
199 Summer 1,540
200 Alana 1,529
201 Brooke 1,523
202 Alaina 1,519
203 Mckenzie 1,512
204 Amy 1,507
205 Catherine 1,504
206 Presley 1,495
207 Journee 1,489
208 Ember 1,469
209 Rosalie 1,467
210 Brynlee 1,460
211 Rowan 1,459
212 Paige 1,452
213 Rebecca 1,451
214 Joanna 1,450
215 Ana 1,446
216 Sawyer 1,428
217 Mariah 1,424
218 Nicole 1,422
219 Brooklynn 1,421
220 Payton 1,421
221 Georgia 1,415
222 Fiona 1,414
223 Marley 1,414
224 Lila 1,405
225 Harley 1,402
226 Journey 1,382
227 Adelyn 1,381
228 Noelle 1,379
229 Gemma 1,378
230 Vanessa 1,377
231 Alivia 1,375
232 Makayla 1,370
233 Angelina 1,368
234 Adaline 1,367
235 Alayna 1,361
236 Catalina 1,361
237 Julianna 1,361
238 Lola 1,359
239 Leila 1,356
240 June 1,350
241 Adriana 1,349
242 Juliet 1,345
243 Jayla 1,343
244 River 1,328
245 Tessa 1,324
246 Lia 1,318
247 Dakota 1,317
248 Delaney 1,312
249 Selena 1,311
250 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.

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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