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It’s a question expecting parents get on the regular: Do they have a name for their soon-to-be-born child yet? Naming a child is a massive responsibility; one that will impact how people see them throughout the rest of their lives. Parents vary greatly on their approach to naming their newborns. Some prefer to stick to family names, some look to classic and timeless names that will never go out of fashion, others favor unique names that may raise a few eyebrows, and some parents even let their children choose.
Naming trends follow a fascinating path throughout American history, reflecting historical figures, religious references, and pop culture. To help understand which names dominate today Stacker looked to newly revealed data from the Social Security Administration which ranks names by the number of babies born in 2018.
Read on to find out if your name, or the name of your children, land on this list of the most popular names in the U.S.
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Babies born Leo in 2018: 6,719
Leo is Latin for lion and represents an astrological sign—as well as many famous popes, 13 of them to be exact.
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Babies born Thomas in 2018: 6,779
In Aramaic, Thomas means “twin.” The name has biblical ties, too. In the New Testament, it's Thomas the apostle who doubted the return of Jesus, inspiring the term “doubting Thomas.”
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Babies born Asher in 2018: 6,802
Asher, a name with Jewish origins, means happy or blessed, and can be traced to the Old Testament: Asher was Jacob’s eighth son and Zilpah’s second son. Asher began shooting up in popularity in the U.S. in the early 2000s.
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Babies born Ryan in 2018: 6,905
With Irish origins and a meaning of “little king,” boys named Ryan share the name with a number of well-known celebrities. Ryan O'Neal was one of the first to make the name famous, and nowadays, actors like Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, and TV and radio host Ryan Seacrest keep the name in headlines.
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Babies born Caleb in 2018: 6,929
The name Caleb comes from the Hebrew word for “dog.” Modern translations, however, often include references to faith and devotion.
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Babies born Theodore in 2018: 7,020
Theodore, often shortened to Teddy, has religious connotations: the name means God-given. Perhaps the most famous Theodore in American history was the 26th president Theodore Roosevelt, for which the classic childrens’ toy is named after, the teddy bear.
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Babies born Andrew in 2018: 7,234
The name Andrew has biblical roots, and means “manly.” It's often shortened to Andy or Drew, both of which also made it to the Top 500 names of 2017.
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Babies born Christopher in 2018: 7,261
Christopher has Greek origins and a meaning of “one who carries Christ.” It has been a popular name for boys for decades, peaking at #2 first in 1972–'73, and then again from 1979 to 1994.
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Babies born Lincoln in 2018: 7,368
Perhaps most well-known as the surname of the 16th U.S. president, Lincoln now holds its own as a popular first name. The name has Celtic and English origins, and means “lakeside colony.”
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Babies born Anthony in 2018: 8,003
Most parents probably feel that their sons are beyond precious, and the name Anthony fits those sentiments well. It's Latin in origin, and means “priceless one.”
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Babies born Mateo in 2018: 8,169
A Spanish take on a biblical name, Mateo has soared in popularity in recent years while the English version, Matthew, has been steadily near the top of the charts for decades. The name means, “Gift of God.”
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Babies born Isaac in 2018: 8,417
Another name with strong biblical roots, Isaac is Hebrew for “he will laugh.” In all seriousness, the name also belongs to renowned English physicist, Isaac Newton.
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Babies born Grayson in 2018: 8,538
An English name that means “son of the gray-haired one,” Grayson also serves as a surname. Those with the name share it with the fictional Dick Grayson, alter-ego of Robin, sidekick to superhero Batman.
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Babies born Luke in 2018: 8,577
Luke has a meaning of “light giving.” It also has biblical ties—the third book in the New Testament is the Book of Luke—as well as pop culture connections. The original “Star Wars” film, with lead character Luke Skywalker, was released in 1977, just three years before Luke first appeared on the top 100 names chart.
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Babies born John in 2018: 9,119
John reigns as one of the most popular boy names of all time, with over 4.5 million Johns born in the United States since 1918. The name means “God is gracious” in Hebrew.
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Babies born Wyatt in 2018: 9,127
With roots as an English last name, Wyatt is now popular as a first name, too. It means “little warrior.”
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Babies born Owen in 2018: 9,288
A traditional Welsh name, parents who pick the name Owen may be drawn to its meanings of “young warrior” and “noble.” Well-known Owens of pop culture include actor Owen Wilson, the title character in John Irving's “A Prayer For Owen Meany,” and more recently, fictional protagonist Owen Grady of the “Jurassic World” movie series.
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Babies born Joseph in 2018: 9,555
The name Joseph carries strong biblical ties and Hebrew origins meaning, “may God give increase.” The name has been consistently used in the United States for decades, and is the ninth most popular male name of the past century.
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Babies born David in 2018: 9,697
With Hebrew origins, David means “beloved” or “uncle.” A number of notable Davids have existed both past and present, from well-known biblical figure King David (of the David and Goliath legend) to musician David Bowie, soccer player David Beckham, and comedian Dave Chapelle.
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Babies born Matthew in 2018: 9,924
Matthew is a biblical name that's shared with the writer of the first gospel of the New Testament. It means “gift from God,” and is the 13th most popular name of the past century.
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Babies born Sebastian in 2018: 10,054
Sebastian has Latin and Greek origins, and means “venerable.” Current Sebastians share the name with a martyred saint, composer Johann Sebastian Bach, and a classic Disney character from "The Little Mermaid."
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Babies born Jackson in 2018: 10,323
Not to be confused with Jaxon, Jackson, or “son of Jack,” was originally an English surname that has taken on a first name life of its own. Famous Jacksons include painter Jackson Pollock and singer-songwriter Jackson Browne.
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Babies born Daniel in 2018: 11,173
Daniel has Hebrew roots and a meaning of “God is my judge.” The name has been ranked as high as #5 four times—in 1985, 1990, 2007, and 2008.
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Babies born Michael in 2018: 11,620
Michael has been the most popular name in the United States 44 times in the past century, though it's currently #12. The name is Hebrew for “who is like God?”
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Babies born Jacob in 2018: 11,770
In Hebrew, Jacob means “supplanter,” someone who takes the place of someone else. The name, which has ties to the Old Testament, has been popular for decades, ranking as high as #1 from 1999 to 2012.
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Babies born Ethan in 2018: 11,854
Since 2002, Ethan has held every spot in the top five, except the elusive #1. The name has Hebrew origins, and means “strong” and “firm.” Well-known modern-day Ethans include actor Ethan Hawke, as well as Ethan Hunt, the protagonist in the “Mission Impossible” film series.
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Babies born Alexander in 2018: 11,989
Based on its continued popularity, the phrase “Alexander the Great” can also be applied to the popular name. The ancient Greek name, shared by a king and military conqueror, means “defender or helper of mankind.”
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Babies born Lucas in 2018: 12,585
Lucas, or “bringer of light,” has been steadily growing in popularity since the 1960s. The name entered the top 100 for the first time in 1980, shortly after George Lucas released “Star Wars,” which also overlapped with the shorthand version, Luke, rising in popularity, too.
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Babies born Elijah in 2018: 12,886
Another name with strong biblical roots, Elijah has had a steady presence among the Top 600 names since the early 1900s. It didn't break into the Top 10 until 2016. In Hebrew, it means “Yahweh is God.”
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Babies born Benjamin in 2018: 13,381
The name Benjamin has been given to over 700,000 boys in the past century, securing it a spot as the #42 most popular boy's name. The name means “son of my right hand,” and has ties to the Old Testament, as well as American history, thanks to Benjamin Franklin.
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Babies born Oliver in 2018: 13,389
Oliver is often considered to have Latin roots meaning “olive tree.” The name re-entered the Top 100 chart in 2009, more than 100 years after a streak of popularity in the 1880s and 1890s.
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Babies born James in 2018: 13,525
Not only is it highly ranked this year, the name James also has the distinct honor of being the top male name for the past century, with nearly 4.8 million boys and men sharing it. It means “supplanter,” just like another Top 10 boy's name, Jacob.
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Babies born William in 2018: 14,516
William also has earned a spot as the fifth most popular name of the century. The name, which means “resolute protector,” is shared among a number of notable figures in history and present-day pop culture, including William Shakespeare, William Wallace, and Prince William. It's even the given first name of William “Brad” Pitt.
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Babies born Noah in 2018: 18,267
Noah, which comes from a Hebrew word for “rest,” is the name of the biblical hero who survived the flood in the Old Testament. It's also seeing a surge in pop culture references, too, perhaps most notably as the name of the male lead in “The Notebook,” played by Ryan Gosling. The film was released in 2004, shortly before the name broke into the Top 20 for the first time.
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Babies born Liam in 2018: 19,837
Liam has soared to popularity so quickly that it doesn't yet have a spot on the Top 100 names of the century. It's a shorter version of William, and has the same protective meaning. Baby boys named Liam share the moniker with celebrities, including actors Liam Neeson and Liam Hemsworth, and singer Liam Payne.
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Babies born Skylar in 2018: 4,378
Skylar is a unisex name that was brought to New York in the 17th century by English settlers. It has many different spellings and spiked in popularity, as both a girl’s and boy’s name, in the early 2000s.
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Babies born Claire in 2018: 4,379
The name Claire also is of Latin origin and means "bright” and "famous.” It was popular in the early 1900s, but rose again to the top of the baby lists in the mid-1980s and has stayed there ever since.
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Babies born Brooklyn in 2018: 4,611
Brooklyn has been on the rise for baby girl names in the past two decades, most likely due to David and Victoria Beckham naming their son Brooklyn in 1999. Surprisingly, the name is not as popular in New York as it is in other places. In English, Brooklyn means "water” or "stream,” but it is most popularly linked to the New York City borough.
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Babies born Audrey in 2018: 4,662
Audrey is a name that has been around since the time of Shakespeare and means "noble strength.” It was originally derived from Saint Audrey, and became more popular because of Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn. It has stayed high on the list ever since the 19th century, but saw a surge in the 2000s.
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Babies born Savannah in 2018: 4,745
The name Savannah has a Spanish origin and means "treeless plain,” however because of the city in the state of Georgia, some take this as more of a Southern name. It was very popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, then took a steep dive in the 1950s. But it picked back up in the 1980s and has remained a top girl’s name ever since.
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Babies born Aurora in 2018: 4,785
Aurora is derived from the Latin word for dawn. The name can be seen in the phenomena the northern lights or the Aurora Borealis.
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Babies born Violet in 2018: 4,794
Violet has three different origins with different meanings. The English meaning comes from the "Viola," who was a character in Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night,” while the Italian and American meaning of the girl’s name is "flower.”
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Babies born Hazel in 2018: 4,916
In 2016, Bustle picked the name Hazel as a retro baby name that is making a comeback. Indeed, ever since 2015, Hazel has seen an uptick for the first time since the 19th century. The name is English and is based on the hazel tree.
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Babies born Leah in 2018: 4,995
Leah is a traditional name that first appeared in the Bible. The popularity of the name comes from English and Hebrew backgrounds. It also has different meanings. In English and Hebrew, it means "tired and weary.” However, in Gaelic, it means "the light of the sun.”
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Babies born Zoe in 2018: 5,062
A Greek name, Zoe means "life.” When the name first came about, Hellenized Jews took the name as a translation of "Eve.” As time went on, it became a more Christian name and had peak popularity in the 1990s. The name dropped to a lower point on the most popular baby names list in 2007 and then spiked again in 2008.
Babies born Natalie in 2018: 5,095
The name Natalie means being born at Christmastime, especially in the Russian language. In Spanish, Natalie is derived from the word "natalis,” which means birthday. The name has been among top baby girl names since the 1970s. It was the most popular in 2006 when over 10,000 girls were given the name.
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Babies born Stella in 2018: 5,121
Stella comes from the Latin language and means "star.” It was most popular in the early 1900s, but popped up again (and stayed at the top) in the late 1990s. Stella, in pop culture, is widely known for a main character in Tennessee Williams’ play, "A Streetcar Named Desire.”
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Babies born Ellie in 2018: 5,190
The name Ellie has Greek origin and means "shining light.” It's commonly used as a nickname for Eleanor or Ellen. The name's popularity grew after 2002, the same year NBC released a new sitcom called "Watching Ellie" starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Carrell, and Darren Boyd.
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Babies born Aubrey in 2018: 5,190
The name Aubrey means "elf ruler" and has a Germanic origin. It can also be spelled as Aubree or Aubri, although the latter two are not as popular. The name has flip-flopped in popularity over time; it was very popular from the 1920s to the 1940s, but took a nose dive after 1960. It wasn’t until 2008 that the name became popular again.
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Babies born Addison in 2018: 5,203
Addison is English in origin and translates to mean "Adam,” which in Hebrew means earth. It was mildly popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but it reached its peak in 2007. That is the year that the character Addison Shepherd was introduced in the hit television show "Grey’s Anatomy,” which could be why it rose in popularity.
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Babies born Lillian in 2018: 5,534
Lillian is an English name that means "innocence,” "beauty,” and "purity.” It is often a nickname for Elizabeth and can be a longer version of the name Lilly. From 1885 to 1915 it was popular, but dropped from favor from 1920 to 1990. It starting coming back into vogue from 2002 on.
Babies born Hannah in 2018: 5,629
Hannah is another name that has multiple meanings in multiple languages. The American and biblical meanings, show Hannah means "gracious,” "merciful” and "willingly to give.” In Hebrew and English, Hannah is the name of Samuel the Prophet and means "favor of grace.” It was insanely popular in the late 1800s, dipped in the 1900s, and climbed back to the top in the 1980s where it remains a top name.
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Babies born Eleanor in 2018: 5,694
The name Eleanor originally came from the French name Aliénor, which is derived from the name Helen. Eleanor, in the English language, means "shining one” or "bright one,” and in German, it means "alien” or "foreign.” Eleanor was at the height of its popularity in 1915, dropped significantly, but eventually made its way back up the list.
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Babies born Lily in 2018: 5,706
Lily, or Lilly, which is a common spelling, comes from the English perennial flower. It’s currently most popular in Scotland and Wales, but is still at the top of the charts in the United States. Lily reached its peak in 2008 after a slow climb to the top.
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Babies born Nora in 2018: 5,799
Nora has been incredibly popular among those with Irish heritage, but is Latin in origin. It is commonly used as a nickname for Eleanor and means "torch” or "honor.” It was popular in the 1880s, but slowly declined through the 1900s. It started its rise again in 2002 and remained at the top since.
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Babies born Zoey in 2018: 5,899
While we saw the name "Zoe” previously on this list, Zoey is ranked higher than the other spelling. The meaning of the name is the same; it means "life” in Greek. This spelling has had rising popularity since 1990. It peaked in 2004 and has remained high on the most popular names for baby girls lists ever since.
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Babies born Riley in 2018: 5,976
Riley is a unisex name that has English origin that combines the words "ryge" and "leah," and means "one who dwells near a rye field.” It also is derived from the Scottish name Reilly. The name reached peak popularity in 2010 and has remained a favorite ever since.
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Babies born Penelope in 2018: 6,474
Penelope is a Greek name that means weaver because in Greek mythology the goddess Penelope, wife of Odysseus, weaved to ward off suitors and pass the time before her husband came home. Popularity of the name has gone up and down over time, but its most recent peak started in 2006 and it has continued to climb.
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Babies born Chloe in 2018: 6,626
Chloe seems to be a more recent popular baby name, but it does have ancient ties; the Greek goddess Demeter was sometimes known as Demeter Chloe. Chloe was also named in the New Testament in the Gospel of Paul. It has a meaning of all things nature and translates to "green shoot.” Before cracking the top baby names in the United States, it was popular in France and the United Kingdom. It started to become more popular in 2008, just as the Kardashians, including Khloe Kardashian, started to become more famous.
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Babies born Grace in 2018: 6,724
Grace seems like a traditional, religious name that is rooted in Latin heritage and means "blessing” or "favor.” The name was dormant for most of the 20th century, but reached new popularity in the mid-1990s and has continued to rise.
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Babies born Luna in 2018: 6,897
Luna translates literally as "moon,” and has been on the rise of baby names ever since J.K Rowling introduced her "Harry Potter" character, Luna Lovegood. Another famous Luna is Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s daughter, born in 2016.
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Babies born Madison in 2018: 7,036
Madison is of German and English descent and means “son of a mighty warrior.” There are many spellings of the name, including Madyson, Maddison, and Madisson, but Madison is by far the most popular. While Madison was always a common name, it started to rise in 2007.
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Babies born Victoria in 2018: 7,089
Victoria is the female version of Victor; in English and Latin, the name means "victory” and "victorious.” It also has strong English roots because of the royal Family and Queen Victoria. Victoria has remained generally popular throughout the years.
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Babies born Scarlett in 2018: 7,182
Scarlett is an English name and most notably means "red” when it is spelled as Scarlet. It is derived from the French word "escarlate” which translates to someone who sells rich cloth. The name became increasingly popular because of "Gone with the Wind” main character Scarlett O’Hara, but skyrocketed in 2006 and has stayed in the list of top baby girl names.
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Babies born Aria in 2018: 7,394
Aria is a name of Italian heritage and means "solo melody.” Some may also consider it a derivation of the Greek name Ariana, which means "very holy.” The alternate spelling is Arya, which can also be a boy’s name. Aria started to rise in popularity in 2013, most likely due to the character on the TV series "Pretty Little Liars.”
Babies born Sofia in 2018: 7,621
Sofia has two spellings: Sofia and Sophia. Sofia comes from the Greek word wisdom and is mostly used in Spanish culture because their former queen holds the name. Sofia has increasingly become more popular because of stars like Sofia Coppola, Sofia Vergara, and Sofia Richie. The name was low on the popular list from 1930 to 1980, but quickly started to rise afterwards.
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Babies born Avery in 2018: 8,053
Avery is an Old English name that means "elf,” and initially was a boy’s name. The name was mildly popular in the mid-20th century but it wasn’t until 1980s that it started a slow rise in popularity.
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Babies born Ella in 2018: 8,055
Ella is a French name, but it has different meanings in other languages. In French it means "little cinders,” which can refer to the origin of Cinderella. In Gothic, Ella means "truly lively” and in Greek, it means "shining, bright one.” It has remained high on the list of top names for baby girls since 2000.
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Babies born Mila in 2018: 8,126
Mila is a name that has a Slavic origin and the most popular meaning is "pleasant” or "dear.” Other meanings are "favor” and "grace.” While Mila is most popular in Northern Europe, the popularity in the United States has been increasing since 2005, possibly due to rising star, actress Mila Kunis.
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Babies born Elizabeth in 2018: 8,513
Elizabeth can be spelled as Elisabeth, but it is most popular with a "z.” It means "God is my oath” in Hebrew. It also can mean "my God is my abundance, my God is my vow.” Elizabeth has always been a popular name, most notably because of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II. With some dips along way, Elizabeth again was on the upswing in 2012 and has remained popular.
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Babies born Emily in 2018: 8,656
Emily is of Latin origin and translates to mean "rival.” It originally began as the name "Emil,” but later the last letter was added. Emily has always been popular, but it wasn’t until 1994 that it hit a huge spike. Emily fell to the bottom of the list soon after, but picked back up in 2008.
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Babies born Abigail in 2018: 9,796
As a traditional Hebrew name, Abigail means "joy of the father.” It also can be considered a biblical name because it was King David’s wife’s name in the Bible. The name hit its popular height in the 1980s and has remained a top choice ever since.
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Babies born Evelyn in 2018: 10,376
The first time Evelyn ever appeared as a popular baby name was in 1910. In the 1970s, Evelyn hit a peak and it wasn’t until mid-2010s that it rose to the top again. Evelyn has origins in French, Hebrew, and Celtic and means "lively,” "life,” and "pleasant.”
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Babies born Harper in 2018: 10,582
Harper began as a boy’s name and while it still remains unisex, it is more popular now as a girl’s name. It is an English, Scottish, and Irish name that means "harp player.” The name began rising in popularity in 2012 after David and Victoria Beckham named their daughter Harper the previous year.
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Babies born Amelia in 2018: 12,301
Amelia was never at the top of the charts and it wasn’t until 2006 that it started to gain more popularity. It has Latin roots and is said to be a combination of the names Emelia and Amalia. It also can be a variation of Emily.
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Babies born Mia in 2018: 12,642
The name Mia has many origins—Israeli, Scandinavian, Latin, Italian, and American. The name's most common meanings are "wished for child” or "rebellion.” In Israeli, the name is short for Michal and in Italian, it’s short for Marie. The name has been popular since the 1960s and has remained on top lists.
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Babies born Charlotte in 2018: 12,940
Charlotte is the feminine version of Charles, which means "free man.” Charlotte’s rise to the top of the name charts has only been happening since 2013 when it cracked the top 20. The rise of the name likely will continue because of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
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Babies born Sophia in 2018: 13,928
Sophia is more popular than its previous spelling, Sofia, but holds the same meaning of "wisdom” in Greek. Sophia rose to popularity in 2002 and has been a favorite name since.
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Babies born Isabella in 2018: 14,464
Isabella is the Italian and Spanish version of Elizabeth and means "pledged to God.” It has been one of the most popular and used girl’s names since 1990 and has never left the spotlight.
Babies born Ava in 2018: 14,924
Ava has a Germanic history and can mean "desire;” in Latin, it can also be translated to "bird like.” Ava often has been a popular name since the 19th century and started to make a run again in 2012.
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Babies born Olivia in 2018: 17,921
Olivia is of Latin origin and means "olive tree” and is the female version of Oliver. It has been a favorite baby name for a few years and finally became #1 in 2016, and has remained a top name.
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Babies born Emma in 2018: 18,688
The #1 baby girl name in 2017 was Emma. It’s an English name, taken from the German word for "whole” or "universal.” It was always a popular name, but skyrocketed starting in in 2004.