According to the data that came from more than 742,000 parents who shared their baby’s names with BabyCenter last year, Sophia remains the most popular name for girls for nine consecutive years, while Jackson remains the most popular name for boys for six years running.
Originated from the Greek word sophos, the name Sophia means wisdom and was commonly used by European royalty in the Middle Ages. The name Jackson, on the other hand, is Hebrew in origin and originally a last name meaning son of Jack.
Following Sophia in the girls ranking are the names Olivia, Emma, Ava, and Isabella. Completing the top 10 are the names Aria, Riley, Amelia, Mia, and Layla, which was in the 11th place in 2017. The name Zoe, which held the 9th spot in 2017, only placed 11th in 2018.
The name Liam ranked second in the boys category, followed by Noah, Aiden, Caden and Grayson. Completing the top 10 are Lucas, Mason, Oliver, and Elijah. In 2017, the 10th spot was held by the name Logan, which fell to the 11th spot in 2018.
The names Everly, Isla, Leo, and Carson were hailed as the fastest climbers of 2018.
To capture true popularity, BabyCenter’s exclusive list of top baby names combines names that sound the same but have multiple spellings such as Sophia and Sofia, or Jackson and Jaxon. See the complete top 100 baby names here.