Olivia Harvey
April 05, 2018 10:13 am
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Preparing for the arrival of a baby can be stressful, to say the least. Soon-to-be parents must prepare the nursery, buy loads of diapers, take birthing classes, and attend numerous doctors’ appointments. But the most stressful of all baby-prep tasks might be choosing a name. Your child will live with this name forever. It’s part of their identity — a vital thread in the fabric of their persona. No pressure, parents — but also, don’t mess this up. However, if you’re finding yourself stalling within the name game, Names.org is here to help you out. The name hub released their predictions for what will be the top 2018 baby girl names.

These 2018 predictions are based on the top baby names from previous years. According to Names.org’s press release, since 1937, “every top 10 name in a given year was in the top 25 the year before.” With this information in mind, the site was able to place their bet on what the top baby names, for both boys and girls, will be this year.

Social Security will not release the top baby names of 2017 until the summer. So Names.org is basing their predictions (on Social Security data) on actual births in recent years combined with user activity on their site.

If you’re expecting a little girl this year, these are the Top 10 predicted contenders for 2018 baby girl names.

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
  4. Charlotte
  5. Mia
  6. Sophia
  7. Isabella
  8. Harper
  9. Amelia
  10. Evelyn

According to Names.org, Sophia is the trendiest baby girl name of the 2010s with Isabella being the #2 top trendiest. But because these Top 10 names have been highly ranked in years past, choosing any of the above will guarantee your baby girl’s name is #onfleek.

Then again, if trendy is not your thing, you can research pretty much any name out there on Names.org. Search by pop culture- or celebrity-inspired names, names by region, or even give your baby a throwback vintage name — all available to search via Names.org’s database.

Yeah, we know — it’s a big decision when it comes to what to name your child. And honestly, we’re just glad we don’t have to decide for you.

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