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The top 40 baby girl and boy names of 2018 have been revealed

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The most popular boys and girls names of 2018 have been revealed.

Is your child's name featured in the top 40 names for 2018?

Girl's Names

In the number one spot again is Olivia.

Other entries in the top ten, including Amelia and Emily, are also retaining their popularity, but Aria is a new entry for this year, rising 10 places to number eight in the country.

Coming just outside the top ten, are Isabelle, Ella, Charlotte, Grace, Evie, Maya, Harper, Sophie, Layla, and Freya.

Top 20 girls names

1. Olivia

2. Sophia

3. Amelia

4. Lily

5. Emily

6. Ava

7. Isla

8. Aria

9. Mia

10. Isabella

11. Isabelle

12. Ella

13. Charlotte

14. Grace

15. Evie

16. Maya

17. Harper

18. Sophie

19. Layla

20. Freya

With the Royal Family's little princess being named Charlotte, the name has continued to rise another four spaces since last year.

Maya and Layla have sprung into the top 20, both gaining more than ten places this year. Harper has also risen 10 spaces to land at number 17.

 
 

Boy's Names

Remaining in the top two choices from last year are Muhammad and Oliver.

But there is far more shake up in the boy's rankings this year.

With the royal wedding earlier this year Harry has surprisingly dropped two places to number five, and Freddie and Alfie have both risen by seven spots to ninth and tenth respectively.

Top 20 boys names

1. Muhammad

2. Oliver

3. Noah

4. George

5. Harry

6. Leo

7. Charlie

8. Jack

9. Freddie

10. Alfie

11. Oscar

12. Arthur

13. Henry

14. Jacob

15. Archie

16. Joshua

17. Theo

18. Ethan

19. Lucas

20. Logan

Arthur has risen 16 places, perhaps hinting at more traditional name choices, while Jacob has dropped by six spaces, and Ethan by four.

Royal Trends

The birth of a new prince and a royal wedding in the same year sparked royal name fever amongst new mums and dads, which even saw the unusual name Princess breaking into the top 100 for the first time.

More traditional choices, Victoria and Charlotte, were also climbers, along with Zara.

For boys, parents favoured historic royal names over their modern counterparts. Charlie and George rose up the charts but not as dramatically as Arthur and Henry, both of which narrowly missed out on a top 10 slot.

Meghan (or Megan) and Louis did not see any significant change, but that could all change by the end of the year.

13th July 2018, 12:50
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Page updated 13th Jul 2018, 12:50
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