Here Are the 10 Most Popular Baby Names of the Year

Sophia, Jackson still rule
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2018 1:39 PM CST
Sophia, Jackson Still Rule Annual Baby Name List
This Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

People continue to really enjoy naming their kids Sophia and Jackson. The names sit atop the list of most popular baby names for the ninth and sixth consecutive years, respectively. The names Logan and Zoe did not fare so well, having been pushed out of the top 10 in 2018 in favor of Oliver and Layla, which both entered the top 10 for the first time. Names to keep an eye on? Everly, Isla, Leo, and Carson, which were the fastest-rising names of the year, per BabyCenter. Why do the top two rule? "Sophia is the dominant girls' name of the decade, with no signs of slowing down," says BabyCenter's global editor in chief, per SFGate. "It has worldwide appeal, it's pronounceable in multiple languages, and it's feminine and sophisticated all at once. As for Jackson, it's a modern twist on the old classic Jack." Read on for the top 10 in each category.

The top 10 names for girls:

  1. Sophia
  2. Olivia
  3. Emma
  4. Ava
  5. Isabella
  6. Aria
  7. Riley
  8. Amelia
  9. Mia
  10. Layla
Read on for boy names.

The top 10 for boys:

  1. Jackson
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Aiden
  5. Caden
  6. Grayson
  7. Lucas
  8. Mason
  9. Oliver
  10. Elijah
Click for the full list of 100. (Read more baby names stories.)

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