Most popular baby names 2018: 31 names for baby boys and girls
Thinking of what to name your baby? This list will tell you which are going to be the most popular baby names of 2018 based on this year’s trends!
Are you having a baby next year and are unsure about names? We are here to help with our list of most popular baby names 2018.
These are going to be the most popular baby names in 2018, according to our predictions! And whether you are having a little boy or girl, our list has you covered!
Most popular baby names 2018: For little girls
- Ada - Short form of ADELAIDE, this name was borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron
- Amara - Means "grace" in Igbo
- Amelia - Latinised form of the Germanic name Amala, meaning "work"
- Arabella - Medieval Scottish name, long been associated with the Latin word "orabilis", meaning beautiful/ graceful/ lovable
- Arya - From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble"
- Aurora - Means "dawn" in Latin. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the morning
- Ava - From the name Eve, which means in Hebrew, "to breathe" or "to live"
- Charlotte - French feminine diminutive of CHARLES, meaning ""petite"
- Ellie - Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN; meaning light/torch/bright
- Emma - Means "whole" or "universal"
- Harper - Derived from a surname of a person who plays the harp or who made harps
- Hazel - From the English word hazel for the tree or the light brown colour
- Isabella - Derived from the name Elizabeth, meaning "my God is an oath"
- Isla - From the name of the island of Islay, which lies off of the west coast of Scotland
- Kennedy - From an irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of CENNÉTIG"
- Lucy - English form of LUCIA and feminine form of LUCIUS, derived from the Latin word for "light"
- Luna - Means "the moon" in Latin
- Maeve - Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Medb meaning "intoxicating"
- Mila - Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element 'milu'; meaning: "gracious, dear"
- Natalie - From the Late Latin name Natalia, which means "Christmas Day"
- Nora - Short form of HONORA or ELEANOR; meaning "honour"
- Olivia - Latin word oliva meaning "olive"
- Penelope - Possibly derived from Greek πηνελοψ (penelops), "a type of duck"
- Rylie - An English surname it is derived from a place name meaning "rye clearing" in Old English
- Sadie - Diminutive of SARAH, meaning "princess"
- Savannah - From the English word for the large grassy plain
- Scarlett - From a surname which denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet
- Stella - Means "star" in Latin
- Thea - Short form of DOROTHEA or THEODORA; meaning ""gift of god"
- Violet - From the English word violet for the purple flower
- Zoe - Means "life" in Greek
Most popular baby names 2018: For baby boys
- Asher - Meaning "happy, blessed" in Hebrew
- Atticus - From a Roman name meaning "from Attica" in Latin
- Brandon - From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "hill covered with broom" in Old English
- Caleb - Most likely related to Hebrew כֶּלֶב (kelev) meaning "dog"
- Corin - Derived from French name QUIRINUS, the Sabine word quiris meaning "spear"
- Declan - Anglicized form of Irish Deaglán, which is of unknown meaning
- Dylan - From the Welsh elements dy meaning "great" and llanw meaning "tide, flow"
- Elijah - From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is YAHWEH"
- Everett - From a name derived from the Old English name Eoforheard; meaning "brave as a wild boar"
- Ezra - Meaning "help" in Hebrew
- Felix - From a Roman cognomen meaning "lucky, successful" in Latin
- Finn - From Irish fionn (older Irish finn) meaning "fair" or "white"
- Grayson - From an English surname meaning "son of the steward"
- Hunter - From an occupational English surname for a hunter
- Isaac - From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) meaning "he will laugh, he will rejoice"
- Jack - A slang word for "man"
- Jasper - Meaning "treasurer" in Persian
- Joseph - From the Hebrew name יוֹסֵף (Yosef) meaning "he will add"
- Kai - Meaning "sea" in Hawaiian
- Leo - Meaning "lion" in Latin
- Levi - Possibly meaning "joined, attached" in Hebrew
- Liam - Short form of William, which was composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection"
- Logan - From a surname which was originally derived from a Scottish place name meaning "little hollow" in Scottish Gaelic
- Lucas - Derived from Luke, which meant "from Lucania", a southern part of Italy
- Noah - Derived from the Hebrew name נֹחַ (Noach) meaning "rest, comfort"
- Oliver - Meaning "olive tree"
- Reuben - Meaning "behold, a son" in Hebrew
- Sebastian - From the Latin name Sebastianus which meant "from Sebaste"
- Silas - Derived from Silvanus, a Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest"
- Theodore - Meaning "gift of god" in Greek
- Xavier - Derived from the Basque place name Etxeberria meaning "the new house"
Clearly the popular names of the last few years (like Emma and Liam) have become mainstays in the list. A few oldies but goodies have made it back in the list (like Victoria and Charlotte - must be the royal English influence!).
So? What do you think? Do you think these will be the most popular baby names for 2018? Let us know in the comments.