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Several Irish names feature in America’s top baby names for girls and boys in 2018

The most popular baby names of 2018 have been released and the top list for both boys and girls contains some traditional Irish names.

The lists were created by BabyCenter, who analysed data from more than 742,000 parents who shared their baby’s name with them throughout the year.

BabyCenter did their best to find the ‘true popularity’ of names by combining the scores for the same names with different spellings- eg, Sofia and Sophia would be counted as one name and the score for each would be added together to create one larger score.


The top girl’s name was Sophia for the ninth year in a row, while Jackson was the number one boy’s name for the sixth year running.

While BabyCenter is based in the USA, there are several Irish names on the list.

There were three Irish boy’s names in the top five. The most popular were Liam, Aiden and Caden, which were second, fourth and fifth on the boys’ list.

Other Irish names in the boy’s list included Logan and Ryan.

The most popular Irish girl’s names were Riley which was number seven in the list and Nora, which was the 24th most popular.

Top 25 baby names for girls in 2018

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

Top 25 baby names for boys of 2018

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 – Muhammad
15 – Jayden
16 – Michael
17 – James
18 – Sebastian
19 – Alexander
20 – Mateo
21 – Jacob
22 – Ryan
23 – Benjamin
24 – Daniel
25 – William

For more information visit the BabyCenter website.

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