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30 Phenomenal Baby Names That Are Trending Like Crazy Right Now

When it comes time to select a name for an impending arrival, many parents-to-be have trouble knowing where to begin. Beautiful names abound, but, instead of helping the process of choosing a name along, this fact seems to make the task of settling on just one even more overwhelming. Plus, it’s often difficult for expecting moms and dads to agree upon a name that they both adore.

So far, the baby names trending in 2018 are as varied as they are gorgeous. Some are timeless classics making a resurgence as of late and others are fresh, fun options that have skyrocketed out of relative obscurity in recent years.

How are they determined? Nameberry.com states, "Nameberry's most popular names list is based on [the] number of views each name page received for the first half of 2018. It gauges interest in these baby names, [and] it is an indicator of future trends and official name popularity." We have determined the names currently trending on Nameberry.com as well as those that are presently ranked at the top on BabyCenter.com to bring you today's most popular choices.

The names that follow are trending like crazy right now for good reason. Parents can’t go wrong with any one of them. Sure, they may not be rare or uncommon choices, but they are so stunning, it won’t matter if every other kid in the classroom or on the playground has them too.

Read on for 30 names so undeniably breathtaking, it’s no wonder that they are currently ruling the baby name game. These darling designations are most likely going stay at the top for years to come.

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30 Olivia

Olivia currently ranks as the second most popular name for girls in the United States, the same spot it held last year. It is also a favorite of parents around the world and ranked as the number one most popular choice in Scotland, England and New Zealand over the past three years.

This lovely designation is of Latin and Greek origin and means olive tree. Those who adore it may also wish to consider the similar names Isabella, Madison or Victoria.

Girls named Olivia usually appreciate the finer things in life. A little lady with this name will also most likely be known for her impeccable sense of style and her energetic nature.

29 Atticus

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Atticus is a literary stunner made famous by the strong and honorable character Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's acclaimed novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Today, Atticus ranks as the 356th most popular name for boys in the United States, and is up 8 spots in popularity since last year. Atticus ranked number 1 on Nameberry.com in 2017.

This charming choice is of Latin origin and means from Attica. Archer, Sawyer and Sebastian are similar names that may also appeal to fans of the name Atticus.

Boys with this name are known for their creativity, vivid imaginations and their abilities to make the best out of every situation with their wonderful senses of humor.

28 Amara

Amara currently ranks as the 128th most popular name for girls in the United States and is up 10 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked as the 9th most popular name for girls on Nameberry.com. According to Today.com, "Amara entered Nameberry's Top 10 for the first time in 2017 and is [now] all the way up at Number 2 for girls. A name that's come into widespread use only in this century, Amara is also climbing official popularity lists in the United States, England and Germany." 

This breathtaking moniker is of Igbo or Latin origin and means grace or bitter. Love it? Similar names to consider include Aviana, Anaya or Ayanna.

Girls named Amara thrive when they are in the great outdoors. They often excel in the areas of music, art, literature or drama.

27 Milo

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Today.com states, "The surprising boys' name at Number 2 [on Nameberry.com] is Milo, up from sixth place in the year-end tally. Another multicultural choice, Milo was the name of an ancient Greek Olympic wrestler and is grandfather to also-stylish Miles. Like Amara, Milo stands at around Number 200 on the official United States Social Security list. It's even more popular in England, Germany and Sweden." Presently, Milo ranks as the 156th most popular name for American boys, and is up an impressive 48 spots since 2017.

Milo is a timeless beauty of Latin and Old German origin and means soldier or merciful. Adore it? Similar names to consider include Theo, Micah and Luca.

Boys named Milo are known to be practical, logical and patient. They take great pride in their varied endeavors, and always strive to do their very best.

26 Cora

Cora currently ranks as the 74th most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen 22 spots in popularity since 2017. Last year, it ranked as the 2nd most popular choice for girls on Nameberry.com. It ranked 263rd in England in 2016.

This classic choice is a name of Greek origin that means maiden or filled heart. Hazel, Clara and Nora are similar names that may also appeal to those considering the name Cora.

Girls named Cora are known for their love of the beauty found in nature. They love to be outdoors, and take comfort and peace in observing the world around them. They aren't afraid to tell it like it is, and their blunt honesty is as refreshing as it is impressive.

25 Jasper

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Jasper currently ranks as the 177th most popular name for boys in the United States and has risen 10 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 5th on Nameberry.com and 98th in England. In 2016, it ranked 151st in Germany and 81st in Australia.

This enchanting ancient name is of Persian origin and means bringer of treasure. It is one of the only precious stone names assigned primarily to boys. Those who love it may also wish to consider the similar choices Cole, Carter or Justus.

Boys named Jasper are known to be clever-minded, responsible and hard working. Home and family are extremely important to them and they can always be relied on.

24 Isla

Presently, Isla ranks as the 71st most popular name for girls in the United States and is up in popularity 16 spots since last year. In 2017, it ranked 5th on Nameberry.com, 40th in Ireland, 4th in England and 3rd in Scotland.

This lilting choice is a Scottish place name that means island. It also has origins in Spanish. Love it? Ella, Elsa and Ivy are a similar name options that are also worth considering.

Girls named Isla are known for their fierce independence and their creative, analytical minds. They are also congenial, funny and a joy to be around.

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23 Jack

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Presently, Jack ranks as the 19th most popular name for boys in the United States and has risen 2 spots in popularity since 2017. Last year, Jack ranked 3rd on Nameberry.com and was the number one choice for little lads in Scotland and Ireland. In 2016, Jack ranked 58th in Sweden, 35th in the Netherlands and 4th in England. To put it simply, this name is trending all over the world!

Jack is an English diminutive of the name John and means God is gracious. Similar names fans of the name Jack may also wish to consider include Jude, Jake and Cal.

Boys named Jack are known for being reserved, serious and introverted. They often express themselves best through the written word. They are loyal, steadfast and kind to all they meet.

22 Charlotte

The princess of Cambridge has helped the already long-beloved name Charlotte become even more of an international favorite. Today, it ranks as the 8th most popular name for girls in the United States, the same spot it held last year. In 2017, it ranked 4th on Nameberry.com, 42nd in Ireland, 12th in England and 9th in Scotland.

This darling royal moniker is of French origin and is the feminine diminutive of the name Charles. Love it? Similar names to consider include Cassandra, Clementine or Eleanor.

Girls named Charlotte are known for their spontaneous, happy-go-lucky natures. They are also generous, kind, artistic and born to make a positive impact on the world.

21 Asher

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Asher currently ranks as the 37th most popular name for boys in the United States and is up 16 spots in popularity since last year. It ranked 2nd on Nameberry.com in 2017 and was the 288th most popular choice for little chaps in England in 2016.

This adorable biblical title is of Hebrew origin and means fortunate, blessed, happy one. Eli, Isaac and Levi are similar names that may also appeal to those who love the name Asher.

Boys named Asher are known to be clever, responsible and level-headed. They are often more mature than their peers, and are serious in nature. They do their best in every task they undertake and never shy away from a challenge.

20 Aurora 

Aurora currently ranks as the 36th most popular name for girls in the United States, and is up 9 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 8th on Nameberry.com and 96th in Scotland. In 2016, it ranked 161st in Germany, 105th in England, 78th in Australia and 2nd in Italy.

This majestic moniker is of Latin origin and means dawn. Rory is a simply irresistible shortening of this name that only adds to its appeal. Luna, Willow and Aria are just a few beautiful choices that may also appeal to those who adore the name Aurora.

Girls named Aurora known to be harmonious, understanding and loving. They make friends easily and, just like the rising sun, light up every room they enter.

19 Silas

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The name Silas was given a major boost in popularity when power couple Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake selected it for their firstborn son. Today, it ranks as the 120th most popular name for boys in the United States, and is up 8 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 8th on Nameberry.com.

This strong, sophisticated name is of English from Latin origin and means wood, forest. Ezra, Grayson and Samuel are similarly lovely names that fans of the name Silas may also wish to put on their short lists.

Boys named Silas are known for being driven, thoughtful and independent. They think for themselves and are rarely swayed by the opinions of others.

18 Amelia 

Amelia currently ranks as the 6th most popular name for girls in the United States and is up one spot in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 8th on Nameberry.com, 5th in Scotland and 3rd in Ireland.

This exquisite moniker is of German origin and means work. Elizabeth, Emilia and Audrey are similarly stunning names that may also appeal to fans of the name Amelia.

Girls with this name are known for their curiosity and love of nature. They love to explore the world around them and often find peace when spending time in the great outdoors.

17 Theodore

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Theodore currently ranks as the 88th most popular name for boys in the United States and has risen 11 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017 this presidential title ranked 4th on Nameberry.com.

This gorgeous designation is of Greek designation and means gift of God. Adore the name Theodore? Similar names to consider include Alexander, George or Patrick.

Boys named Theodore are known for being focused, determined and full of heart. They aren't afraid to go after what they want, and may be the little lads willing to do whatever it takes to get the cookies off of the highest shelf in the pantry.

16 Rose

Rose is currently the 112th most popular name for girls in the United States and has risen 22 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 15th on Nameberry.com, 66th in Ireland and 65th in Scotland.

This floral favorite is a name of Latin origin and is the name of one of the most delicate, romantic and beautiful flowers out there. Lily, Daisy and Juniper are three similar names that those who love the name Rose may also wish to put on their short lists.

Girls named Rose are known for their spontaneous, friendly and loving natures. They make friends everywhere they go and share warmth and kindness with everyone they meet.

15 Wyatt

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Wyatt currently ranks as the 26th most popular name for boys in the United States, and ranked 10th on Nameberry.com in 2017.

This effortlessly cool name means brave in war. It was originally an English surname that has transformed into a beloved first name most definitely worth considering. Earl, Luke and Owen are similar names that may also appeal to those who love the name Wyatt.

Boys named Wyatt are known for their suave, unassuming natures. They are independent, logical and level-headed, but also possess a natural ability to make any situation fun, exciting and memorable.

14 Ava

Ava currently ranks as the 3rd most popular name for girls in the United States, the same spot it held last year. In 2017, it ranked 10th on Nameberry.com, 9th in Ireland and 7th in Scotland. In 2016, it was the 5th most popular choice for tiny dames in England and the 4th most popular choice in Australia.

This avian beauty is a variation of the biblical name Eve and means life. Anya, Audrey and Eva are similar names that those loving the name Ava may also wish to consider.

Girls named Ava are known for their responsible, easy-going and helpful natures. They are affectionate, good natured and simply a joy to be around.  

13 Henry 

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At the present time, Henry ranks as the 23rd most popular name for boys in the United States and is up 3 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 9th on  Nameberry.com, 83rd in Ireland and 98th in Scotland.

This stately, timeless classic is a name of German origin that means estate ruler. Fans of the name Henry may also wish to consider the similar names Edward, Harrison or George.

Boys named Henry are known to be deep thinkers who wear their hearts on their sleeves. They are creative, hard working and usually harbor a deep appreciation for literature and music.

12 Genevieve

Currently, Genevieve ranks as the 234th most popular name for girls in the United States and is up 12 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 28th on Nameberry.com, and, in 2016, it was the 427th most popular choice for girls in England.

This breathtaking choice is a name of English from French origin that means tribe woman. Geneva, Gretta and Gia are similarly stunning names that may also appeal to fans of the name Genevieve.

Little ladies named Genevieve are known for their ability to pay attention to details, their friendly natures and their love of precision and order. They often excel in mechanical or technical fields. 

11 Declan 

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Presently, Declan ranks as the 102nd most popular name for boys in the United States and is up 4 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked on 13th Nameberry.com, and, in 2016, it was the 294th most popular name chosen for dapper dudes in England.

Declan is a lilting, ethereal designation of Irish origin and means man of prayer. Similar names that those who adore the name Declan may also wish to consider include Deacon, Dylan and Damian.

Boys named Declan are known for their senses of adventure, open hearts and love of the great outdoors.

10 Maeve

Maeve currently ranks as the 470th most popular name for girls in the United States. In 2017, it ranked on 23rd on Nameberry.com, and, in 2016, it ranked 642nd in England.

This whimsical vintage choice is a name Irish of origin that means goddess or she who intoxicates. Those who adore the name Maeve may also wish to consider the similar names Mia, Blaise or Fiona.

Girls named Maeve are known for their friendly, personable natures. They are natural peacemakers and tend to spread joy and harmony everywhere they go. This name first appeared in Irish mythology as they name of the queen of the fairies. 

9 Finn

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Currently, Finn ranks as the 129th most popular name for boys in the United States. In 2017, it ranked on 17th Nameberry.com, 23rd in Ireland and 25th in Scotland. In 2016, it ranked 100th in England and 6th in both Germany and the Netherlands.

This friendly, fabulous name is of Irish origin and means fair or white. Fox, Frank and Wynn are similarly gorgeous names that may also appeal to fans of the name Finn.

Boys named Finn are known for their senses of adventure, open hearts and love of the great outdoors. They are idealistic dreamers who aren't afraid of working hard to get what they want. 

8 Penelope

At the present time, Penelope ranks as the 28th most popular name for girls in the United States, and is up 3 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 12th on Nameberry.com and 91st in Scotland. In 2016, it ranked 63rd in England and 62nd in Australia.

This quirky-yet-precious designation is of Greek origin and means weaver. Harper, Evelyn and Piper are other popular names that may appeal to those who can't get enough of the name Penelope.

Girls named Penelope are known to appreciate the beauty of the world around them. They are refined and cultured and usually love music, art, literature and drama. They are inspiring individuals full of passion and panache.

7 Oscar

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Presently, Oscar ranks as the 223rd most popular name for boys in the United States and is up 5 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 12th on Nameberry.com, 44th in Ireland and 30th in Scotland. In 2016, it ranked 78th in the Netherlands, 10th in England and was the number one choice for boys in Sweden.

This strong and striking title is a name of English or Irish origin that means God spear, deer-lover or champion warrior. Bert, Grover and Ernest are similar names that may also appeal to fans of the name Oscar.

Boys named Oscar are known for their independent natures and kind hearts. They love to be free to make their own choices and don't like to be tied down by too many responsibilities.

6 Iris

Iris currently ranks as the 137th most popular name for girls in the United States and is up 6 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked on Nameberry.com.

This sweet smelling floral choice is the name of a beautiful flower as well as a moniker of Greek origin that means rainbow. Willow, Sage and River are similarly lovely nature-inspired names that may also appeal to fans of the name Iris.

Girls named Iris are known for their idealistic natures. They possess a strong desire to help those less fortunate than themselves, and aren't afraid to take initiative when they see a problem that needs to be solved.

5 Oliver

Today, Oliver ranks as the 3rd most popular name for boys in the United States and is up 3 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked on 7th Nameberry.com, 30th in Ireland and 2nd in Scotland. In 2016, it ranked 29th in Spain, 5th in Sweden and 1st in England. In short, Oliver is another favorite that is beloved by new parents around the world.

This debonair stunner is a name of Latin origin that means olive tree. Carlson, Orson and Ronan are similar names that may also appeal to fans of the name Oliver.

Boys named Oliver are known to be idealistic, artistic and creative. They are also friendly, warm and incredibly generous.

4 Violet

Currently, Violet ranks as the 45th most popular name for girls in the United States and is up 8 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 17th on Nameberry.com and 93rd in Scotland.

This vibrant, vivacious choice is another floral favorite as well as a name of Latin origin that means purple. Love Violet? Similar names to put on the short list include Vivian, Viola and Scarlett.

Girls named Violet are known for being as wise as they are loving. They make friends easily, give great advice and possess an ability to be understand of and sympathize with the viewpoints of others.

3 Leo

Leo currently ranks as the 22nd most popular name for boys in the United States and is up 10 spots in popularity since last year. In 2017, it ranked 11th on Nameberry.com, 33rd in Ireland and 9th in Scotland.

This darling designation is a name of Latin origin that means lion. Lex, Rio and Theo are similarly stunning names that may also appeal to fans of the name Leo.

Little men named Leo are known for their versatility, quick minds and creativity. They love to have new experiences and meet new people and are always up for a grand adventure.

2 Ophelia

Ophelia is an exquisite moniker that currently ranks as the 400th most popular name for girls in the United States. It is up an impressive 19 spots in popularity since last year, and, in 2017, it ranked 14th on Nameberry.com.

This Shakespearean stunner is of Greek origin and means help or serpent. Those who adore it may also wish to consider the similar options Odette, Cordelia or Scarlett.

Girls named Ophelia are known for being spontaneous, fun to be around and filled with a zest for life. They love to be outdoors, and express themselves best through music, singing, dancing, drama or art.

1 Felix

Felix currently ranks as the 250th most popular name for boys in the United States, but ranked 15th on Nameberry.com in 2017. It is also a favorite of parents around the world. In 2016, Felix ranked 10th in Germany, 99th in England, 66th in Sweden and 90th in Australia.

This fetching choice is of Latin origin and means happy, fortunate. Those who adore it may also wish to contemplate using the similar names Foster, Xander or Franklin.

Boys named Felix are known to be imaginative, creative and hard-working. They are always seeking new opportunities, and love to travel and experience all life has to offer. A little one with this name will be exploring the world around him from the moment he takes his very first steps.

Sources: Nameberry.com, BabyCenter.com, Kabalarians.com, Today.com

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