Emma, Liam, Noah, Olivia & The Rest Of The Top 100 Baby Names of 2018

Written by Erin Feher
2:45 pm
05/20/19

PHOTOGRAPHED BY JULIA HIRSCH

Spoiler alert: This story contains details about the Game of Thrones finale episode.

The U.S. Social Security Administration recently revealed its official list of the top baby names for the previous year, and after analyzing the 2018 trends, we are guessing some new parents are taking the final few episodes of Game Of Thrones harder than others. As we reported previously, Daenerys Targaryen, a.k.a. Khaleesi, has been a major muse for parents—the beloved (and briefly reigning) queen of the Seven Kingdoms was the namesake for nearly 800 baby girls born in 2018. Here’s hoping a better fate awaits them.

Names inspired by real-life royalty also made a strong showing on the top baby names of 2018 list: Meghan, as in the Duchess of Sussex, which was hot back in the 1980s, shot up the charts again to be the fastest-rising girls’ name of 2018. And royal baby Archie will have some company—his name moved up more than 200 points on the U.S. charts last year to break into the Top 1,000 for the first time in 30 years.

And of course, Americans tend to bow down to a slightly different type of nobility. Carter, the surname of the house of Jay and Bey, has pretty consistently climbed the charts since 2000, and now sits at the 24th spot on the list, while Saint, the name of Kanye and Kim Kardashian West‘s son, was the second fastest-rising name for boys.

For those more science-minded than starstruck, enter baby Tesla. 109 parents named their kids after an electric car, or to go deeper in the naming lineage, the inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla, whom the automotive brand was named after.

Check out the Top 100 baby names of 2018 below, and see if you can spot any other naming trends. You can check out thousands more over here.

BOYS:

1. Liam
2. Noah
3. William
4. James
5. Oliver
6. Benjamin
7. Elijah
8. Lucas
9. Mason
10. Logan
11. Alexander
12. Ethan
13. Jacob
14. Michael
15. Daniel
16. Henry
17. Jackson
18. Sebastian
19. Aiden
20. Matthew
21. Samuel
22. David
23. Joseph
24. Carter
25. Owen
26. Wyatt
27. John
28. Jack
29. Luke
30. Jayden
31. Dylan
32. Grayson
33. Levi
34. Isaac
35. Gabriel
36. Julian
37. Mateo
38. Anthony
39. Jaxon
40. Lincoln
41. Joshua
42. Christopher
43. Andrew
44. Theodore
45. Caleb
46. Ryan
47. Asher
48. Nathan
49. Thomas
50. Leo

GIRLS:

1. Emma
2. Olivia
3. Ava
4. Isabella
5. Sophia
6. Charlotte
7. Mia
8. Amelia
9. Harper
10. Evelyn
11. Abigail
12. Emily
13. Elizabeth
14. Mila
15. Ella
16. Avery
17. Sofia
18. Camila
19. Aria
20. Scarlett
21. Victoria
22. Madison
23. Luna
24. Grace
25. Chloe
26. Penelope
27. Layla
28. Riley
29. Zoey
30. Nora
31. Lily
32. Eleanor
33. Hannah
34. Lillian
35. Addison
36. Aubrey
37. Ellie
38. Stella
39. Natalie
40. Zoe
41. Leah
42. Hazel
43. Violet
44. Aurora
45. Savannah
46. Audrey
47. Brooklyn
48. Bella
49. Claire
50. Skylar

For more baby name trend spotting, check out The Most Popular Baby Names from Around the World, The Hottest Baby Names of 2019, and Game of Thrones-Inspired Baby Names.

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