Here are 2018’s top baby names
First comes the pregnancy announcement, then there’s the big gender reveal and finally, after the little one makes their arrival, it’s the grand unveiling of the tiny tot’s name.
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First comes the pregnancy announcement, then there’s the big gender reveal and finally, after the little one makes their arrival, it’s the grand unveiling of the tiny tot’s name.

Bestowing a name on your child is arguably one of the most important parenting decisions – after all, it’s a moniker they’ll carry for the rest of their lives.

American media company BabyCenter recently released its list of the most popular baby names of 2018. The list is based on data from more than 742 000 parents who shared their child’s name on the site.

Some might frown at the idea that their child’s “common” name means there’s nothing unique about it. But hey, at least your choice of trendy moniker shows how right-up-to-the-minute you are.

The name Sophia celebrates it’s ninth consecutive year as the top choice for girls, while Jackson stays the most popular name for boys for six years running, Metro.co.uk writes.

Oliver and Layla took spots in the top 10 of the boys and girls lists respectively, kicking out Logan and Zoe.

This year’s fastest climbers include Everly, Isla, Leo and Carson, BabyCenter adds.

To ensure the lists captured true popularity, names that sound the same but have several spellings (such as Sophia and Sofia, Jackson and Jaxon) were combined.

Here are the top 25 names for girls:

1. Sophia

2. Olivia

3. Emma

4. Ava

5. Isabella

6. Aria

7. Riley

8. Amelia

9. Mia

10. Layla

11. Zoe

12. Mila

13. Charlotte

14. Harper

15. Lily

16. Chloe

17. Aaliyah

18. Adalyn

19. Evelyn

20. Avery

21. Aubrey

22. Ella

23. Camilla

24. Nora

25. Scarlett

Here are the top 25 names for boys:                                                       

1. Jackson

2. Liam

3. Noah

4. Aiden

5. Caden

6. Grayson

7. Lucas

8. Mason

9. Oliver

10. Elijah

11. Logan

12. Carter

13. Ethan

14. Muhammed

15. Jayden

16. Michael

17.  James

18. Sebastian

19. Alexander

20. Mateo

21. Jacob

22. Ryan

23. Benjamin

24. Daniel

25. William

SOURCES: BABYCENTER.COM, METRO.CO.UK, USATODAY.COM

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