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What are the most popular baby names of 2018?

What are the most popular baby names of 2018?
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We might not be terribly far into the new year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start compiling the trendiest baby names of 2018.

One site proves it is up for the challenge. offers a wide range of options for mamas and papas who can’t quite decide what they should call their new little tyke. There are 50 selections for boys and girls respectively, so if you’re feeling a little stuck in the name department, this just might get the creative juices flowing. Guaranteed you’re bound to see something that strikes your fancy.

Fan-favorites for little ladies include Olivia and Sophia (the top two spots) and classic names such as Charlotte, Harper, Elizabeth, and Evelyn. But the selections don’t stay so traditional. Further down the list, you’ll find names such as Luna, Paisley, Aurora and (everyone’s favorite place on Earth) Brooklyn. How could the best NYC borough not make its way onto the list, right?

Now let’s take a look at little fellas. Liam and Noah take away the gold and silver titles, respectively, and understandably so—they’re adorable. The  Michaels, Matthews and Anthonys hog up some real estate on the list, and you’ll also find names such as Grayson, Levi, Jaxon and Mason.

Have a look at Baby Center’s complete list and try to narrow down your pick to just one. Looks like you’re bound to decide on a middle name, too while you're at it. Happy picking, parents.

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