The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2018

Parenthood comes with a lot of responsibility, and one of the first things you’ll be held accountable for is naming your baby. The task of naming a human cannot be taken lightly. Whatever name you select for your child will be associated with them for the rest of their lifetime. Choose a name for your son that sounds like an elderly gentleman and his teenage years will be traumatizing. Name your daughter something that sounds like you came up with it three days into a music festival and she’ll hold it against you every time they go in for a job interview. If you’re wondering what everyone is naming their kids these days so that you can choose something in between the extremes, we have the answer for you. Here are the top ten most popular names in 2018, for boys and girls.

#10 For Boys: Elijah

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The name Elijah originates in Hebrew. The name of an Israelite prophet in the First and Second Books of Kings in the Bible, it translates to “Yahweh is God.” While it used to mostly be common for Jewish boys, the name has since grown in popularity and was the tenth most popular choice for naming boys in 2018.

“Elijah” is a safe choice, as there aren’t any negative associations with the name. Boys with this name can also go by “Eli” if it better suits them at different stages in their life.