The Most Popular Baby Names of 2018!

Gone are the classics Tom, Dick and Harry for boys. It’s long been time to wave farewell to Desiree, Summer and Brittany for girls.

The first half of 2018 has been an exciting and adventurous one for new baby names, as parents everywhere are looking to their pantries, driveways and TV screens for help deciding what to call their precious newborns.

Thanks to a shady back room deal (not really), I have procured a list of widely-used 2018 baby names from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Here are 20 of the most popular so far, right now, in 2018!


By now, North West has already starred in two reality shows and saw her debut album reach #1 on the Billboard music charts. It’s high time for the backlash and this contrarian directional name is just one way parents are taking a stand against Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wonderkid.


Thanks to a groundbreaking, albeit highly controversial, marketing scheme, parents across the country are naming their girls Kia and then flooding dealerships to take advantage of Kia’s $5,000 cash back offer with a valid birth certificate.


See above, but add an extra $1,250 cash allowance on any new 2018 Kia Rio.


Proving that you are what you eat, the still-trendy leafy green has officially made the transition from plate to playpen this year.


The wonder berry popular with folk festival attendees and Whole Foods shoppers is the IT name for young girls this year, even though no one is sure how to pronounce it.


Forget those Colorado towns — Aspen, Denver, Breckenridge — the motor city moniker is rolling off hospital production lines in record numbers this year. Detroit is officially back, baby!


Yet another hip, oft-mispronounced food is popular for newborn girls who will never get to experience the joy of finding their name on a rack of personalized magnets at a single zoo gift shop. Although strolling the rice aisle of their local grocery store will bring a lifetime of cheap thrills.

Ivy & Bean & Clementine

Having finally surpassing those hideous Colorlicious books for kids, the terrific series of early-grade chapter books by Annie Barrows and Sara Pennypacker, respectively, (both of which will be made into movies in early 2019), are now at home on the bookshelf and in the nursery.


Chicks, and soon-to-be new parents it seems, love the long ball, so it comes as no surprise that the Washington Nationals gritty outfielder’s name is being borrowed for both girls and boys. Some diehard fans are also using Harper as the middle name, but that’s awfully tacky.


Blue was so 2012.


Another name from the sports page has cracked the list thanks to multiple NBA Championships the big man has brought home for the Philadelphia 76ers. Hey, a Philly guy can dream, right?

Lilith, Sam, Woody & Coach

NBC’s Cheers reboot is so popular that four of the character’s names are proving big winners for new babies in 2018. Next year’s planned Seinfeld remake could land Kramer and Newman on the 2019 version of this list!

Whit, Carter, & Oren

In 2018, Dad Bloggers are stars of stage and screen, and as such, a trio of the most successful bloggers are seeing their first names become runaway hits with new parents who first learned about the joys and heartaches of parenthood from their blogs.

Some of the above may not be 100% factually accurate, but would you really be surprised if it all came true.