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Best Baby Names of 2018

The year is halfway over, so let’s not only take a look at the top baby names of the year, let’s break it down to some of the best baby names we’ve seen so far.

Girl Names

The classics have definitely made a comeback in recent years, and 2018 is proving no different. This is a great trend, especially when the alternative has been pop-culture inspired names *cough cough “Edward” and “Bella” *cough cough*.

Some of the best names to top the charts so far this year are:

  • Olivia (nicknames: Via, Livia, Livi)
  • Charlotte
  • Sophia
  • Emma
  • Isabella
  • Amelia
  • Evelyn (nicknames: Evie, Eva, Eve)
  • Harper
  • Ava
  • Mia
  • Isla
  • Cora
  • Lillian (Lyla for short)

Another hugely popular trend right now is presidential-inspired names.

Some evidence of this trend includes the rise in the names:

  • Reagan
  • Lincoln
  • Eleanor
  • McKinley


Boy Names

Boys’ names are also being heavily influenced by the classical comeback, as well as US presidents.

Our favorites topping the chart are:

  • Noah
  • Liam
  • Benjamin
  • James
  • Elijah
  • Lucas
  • Jack
  • Milo
  • Asher
  • William
  • Michael
  • Henry

Our favorite presidential-themed names include:

  • Jackson
  • Truman
  • Carter
  • Calvin
  • Warren
  • Harrison
  • Hayes
  • Grant

Have you noticed a rise in any specific names or trends? What are your favorites!

Author Info

Angela Silva

Angela graduated with her B.S. in Exercise and Wellness and is a NASM certified personal trainer who specializes in postpartum fitness and recovery. She enjoys writing, cracking jokes, and spending time with her family, preferably while fishing. She shares many of her life adventures on Instagram as @angelagrams

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