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LIST: Most popular baby names of 2018

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) released its annual list of top baby names and Emma and Liam, once again, are the most popular names.

This was also the second consecutive year for the name Liam while Emma had ‘her’ fifth consecutive top spot on the list.

A statement made by the SSA  was that the now Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who shot to international fame after marrying the British monarch’s Prince Harry last year, seems to have influenced some U.S parents to name their daughter after the former actress.

Meghan was the fastest rising girl’s name for 2018. Moving from number 1,404 in 2017 to 703 in 2018.

Now with the birth of baby Sussex, we wonder if his American mother will influence a rise in the name Archie? Only time will tell to see if baby Sussex could influence a major change to the boy’s list.  

Without further ado, here are the top 10 names for boys and girls in 2018:


  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. William
  4. James
  5. Oliver
  6. Benjamin
  7. Elijah
  8. Lucas
  9. Mason
  10. Logan


  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Sophia
  6. Charlotte
  7. Mia
  8. Amelia
  9. Harper
  10. Evelyn

If your name didn’t make the list, you can track how popular it is on the SSA website, www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames.

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