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 around the world. That works out to be 251 babies born worldwide per minute.
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’s an abbreviated form of the names Milena, Ludmila, and Camila. Well-known Milas: actress Mila Kunis.
What does Harper mean?
Originally the last name meaning someone who plays the harp. Well-known Harpers: Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird; Paul Simon’s son; Neil Patrick Harris’s daughter.
What does Charlotte mean?
The feminine form of “Charles” means “petite” and “feminine.” It has been a common name for royalty. Well-known Charlottes: novelist Charlotte Brontë; Wilbur’s spider friend in Charlotte’s Web; character in Sex and the City.
What does Mia mean?
A short version of Maria popularized by actress Mia Farrow. Its Latin origins mean “mine” or “wished-for child.” Other well-known Mias: Kate Winslet’s daughter.
What does Amelia mean?
A blend of the medieval names Emilia and Amalia. In Latin, it means “industrious” and “striving.” Its Teutonic meaning is “defender.” Well-known Amelia: aviator Amelia Earhart; title character in the Amelia Bedelia kids’ book series.
What does Sophia mean?
From the Greek for “wisdom.” The name was used by European royalty in the Middle Ages. Common variants: Sophie, Sofia. Well-known Sophias: director Sophia Coppola; actresses Sophia Loren and Sofía Vergara.
What does Isabella mean?
A variation of Isabel, itself a variation of Elizabeth, meaning “devoted to God” in Hebrew. England, France, Portugal, and Hungary all had royal IIsabellain their courts. Nicknames: Bella, Izzy, Izzie. Well-known Isabella: actress Isabella Rossellini.
What does Ava mean?
A variation of Eve. Maybe from the Latin “Avis,” meaning “bird.” It could also be a short form of the name Chava (“life” or “living one”), the Hebrew form of Eve. It was popularized as a girls’ name by actress Ava Gardner.
What does Olivia mean?
First used by William Shakespeare for a character in Twelfth Night. It’s a feminine form of Oliver, meaning “olive tree.” Well-known Olivia: singer Olivia Newton-John; Olivia Pope in Scandal; the pig in the popular children’s book series.
What does Emma mean?
An English name derived from the Old German for “whole” or “universal,” popular since the 19th century. The title character in Jane Austen’s Emma; actresses Emma Thompson, Emma Stone, and Emma Watson.