Top baby names for 2018 released

Posted at 1:03 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 16:03:40-04

The Social Security Administration released its annual list of top baby names on Friday. For 2018, Emma and Liam were again the most popular names.

It’s the second year in a row for Liam, the fifth for Emma.

Top 10 girl names:

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

Top 10 boy names:

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

Meghan was the fastest rising girl’s name for 2018. Genesis was the fastest rising boy’s name.

The names that decreased in popularity the most were Audrina and Aaden.

The entire list of baby names can be viewed on Social Security’s website at You can also look up popular names by birth year.