The Social Security Administration (SSA) Just released its list of most popular baby names of 2018, and while there were a couple of newcomers, it was a (mostly) unsurprising revelation.
Emma and Liam were the top girl and boy baby names this year, respectively. For Emma, fame is nothing new: it marks the fifth year in a row the name has been number one. Liam first appeared in the top 10 in the year 2012, and is at it’s second year at number one.
As for the changes? 2017’s number 10 girl’s name, Abigail, got pushed out of the list entirely by the name Harper, which hasn’t seen the list since 2015 and 2016. Knocking out 2017’s number 10 boy name, Jacob, is Lucas, which now sits at number 8 and has never before seen the top 10 list!
The 10 Most Popular Boy Names of 2018:
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