Parents to be around the world are excited to welcome newborns to this world, and they want to name their little ones with awesome and unique names, every year since 2017, we published the most popular names of the year based on Vital Records and BabyCenter.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 361,481 babies are born each day worldwide. That works out to be 251 babies born worldwide per minute. The most popular baby girls names in the United States in 2018 were Olivia, Ava, Mia, Isabella, Emily, Mackenzie, and Harper.
As BabyCenter members tell us what name they picked for their baby, we share the popularity rankings with you. Our list is updated every day! It’s a great way to get an early look at the year’s most popular names since the official government’s list of names for this year won’t be released until next year.
Here Are The Most Popular Girls Names 2018
What does Mila mean?
Slavic for “industrious” and “hardworking” and Russian for “dear one.” It is a shortened form of the names Milas, Ludmila, and Camila. Actress Mila Kunis is well known in Milas.
What does Harper mean?
The last name originally meant someone who played the harp. Famous Harpers Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird; son of Paul Simon; daughter of Neil Patrick Harris.
What does Charlotte mean?
The feminine version of “Charles” means “petite” and “feminine.” The name is commonly used for royalty. Prominent Charlottes author Charlotte Bront; Wilbur’s spider friend in Charlotte’s Web; character in Sex and the City.
What does Mia mean?
Actress Mia Farrow popularized a short version of the name Maria. Its Latin origins mean “mine,” or “desired child.” Other well-known Mias is Kate Winslet’s daughter.
What does Amelia mean?
The name Emilia is an amalgamation of the names Emilia and Amalia. In Latin, it refers to “industrious,” and its Teutonic meaning is “defender.” Familiar Amelia aviator Amelia Earhart; title character in the Amelia Bedelia children’s books series.
What does Sophia mean?
Ancient Greek associated with this name. Classic derivatives are Sophia and Sofia. Well-known Sophias Artur Waisvisz and Sofia Coppola directed Sophia Loren and Sof Vergara actresses.
What does Isabella mean?
Isabel, itself a variation of Elizabeth, meaning “devoted to God” in Hebrew. In the second half of the 20th century, England, France, Portugal, and Hungary had royal Isabela courts. Nicknames Bella, Izzy, Izzie. Glorified Isabella of the Italian actress Isabella Rossellini.
What does Ava mean?
A variation of Eve. Maybe from the Latin Avit, meaning “bird,” or the short form of Hebrew Chava (“life” or “living one”). It was mostly used as the name of a female actor with the name Ava Gardner.
What does Olivia mean?
First used by the character Lack in Twelfth Night, time. It’s a feminine version of Oliver, meaning “olive tree.” Popular Olivia singer Olivia Newton-John; Olivia Pope in Scandal; The pig in the local Panda book series.
What does Emma mean?
The name is derived from the Old High German word for “uterus” or “universal,” used since 1800. The name of Emma Thompson, Emma Stone, and Emma Watson’s character in Jane Austen’s Emma.
The other four names that made it into the top 10 for the third year are Emma, Mia, Isabella, and Emily. Mia moved up one spot from 2015 to take the second-place spot on this year’s list. The other two spots on the list were taken by Isabella and Emily, who remained at numbers 2 and 3.